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Dr. Shakima M. Clency

Client Experience Lead & Coach

Dr. Shakima has over 17 years of experience leading initiatives, teaching, and advocating for programs, resources and policies to support students and professionals marginalized in higher education. She is passionate about helping others overcome psychological aspects of the dissertation process including time and task management, feelings of self doubt, and strategies to manage the guilt associated with time away from family and friends.  Dr. Shakima holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 You can contact Dr. Shakima at or schedule a session with her at

Fun fact: Dr. Shakima is a twin. 

Dr. Shakima M. Clency
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