Marsha Boyd – Sherpa Certified Facilitator

Marsha has spent 25 years in the academic world. She was the first African American woman to earn tenure at the graduate school where she taught; first to serve as an academic dean in a theological school; and the second hired as a theological school president. She spent years as an institutional accreditor and director of leadership education, working with faculties and executive leadership.

Marsha is a dynamic speaker, keynoting and lecturing over the past 30 years in North America and abroad for more than 300 events, including conferences, commencements, community organizations, and faith communities. Some of the topics include:

  • Surviving a Stressful Workplace;
  • Tapping the Power Within;
  • Moving from Surviving to Thriving;
  • Midlife Madness: Moving from Job Security to Career Creation and Development;
  • Can I Have It All?: Women’s Wonderings;
  • Cascading Violence: A Challenge of Our Time;
  • Leadership Development in Times of Rapid Change; and
  • Forming Effective Teams.

After years in the field of graduate education, Marsha established her own business, Catalyst Connections Global LLC (CCG), a consulting and coaching firm, specializing in higher education, leadership development, training, and coaching services. She is passionate about leading diverse communities to shared purpose and commitment; and about helping communities with shared purpose understand and mine the complexity and diversity they contain. In addition, she provides personal coaching for executives and leadership teams.

Through CCG, Marsha now brings this deep knowledge and experience to the dynamic field of professional facilitation. She has trained extensively with Art of Hosting, Appreciative Inquiry, Integral Theory, Family Systems Theory and Mycelium and she is now a certified Forum 2.0® Facilitator with ForumSherpa. Marsha is gifted at small group facilitation and loves bringing groups to new levels of awareness, connection and potential.