About Us

We are committed to providing boutique consulting services to our clients. Since 2013, we have been dedicated to building diverse, equitable, and expansively inclusive solutions through proven business practices. Our consulting and training teams offer high quality expertise and support to leaders and organizations from a variety of industries. Our willingness to listen and our ability to become trusted advisors focusing on our customers produces successful endeavors and impactful results.

Our core values:

  • Focus on Our Clients: Our clients are our focus, and we are committed to meeting their objectives.
  • Build Trust: Trust is key, so our goal is to become trusted advisors for our clients and to maintain relationships built on trust.
  • Respect Confidentiality: We respect the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. Our services are provided with utmost discretion.
  • Commit to Service Excellence: We strive to deliver excellence in our service 100% of the time.

Our Team

Simon Cleveland,

Dr. Simon Cleveland has over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate and government leadership, higher education administration, project management, information systems, and technology management, having worked in various leadership roles for organizations such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, Accenture, America Online, Georgetown University, and City University of Seattle. Dr. Cleveland holds a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, an MS in Project Management from The George Washington University, an MA in Leadership from City University of Seattle, and a BS in Management and Marketing from George Mason University. He is certified as a project management professional (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) expert, and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Dr. Cleveland is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, lectures at the Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University and is a Tropaia Award recipient for Outstanding Faculty at Georgetown University, and recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins University.

Marisa Cleveland, EdD

With more than two decades in the education and publishing industries, Dr. Marisa Cleveland is adamant about supporting efforts toward the betterment of the human condition. Cleveland is the executive director for The Seymour Agency, a Hodges University Board of Trustees member, and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. In 2021, Cleveland was honored with a Distinguished Online Teaching nomination for Southern New Hampshire University, where she is an adjunct professor. Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos magazines honored Cleveland with the Arts and Culture 2015 FACE Award, and in 2014, Gulfshore Business selected her as a “40 Under 40” honoree. Cleveland holds an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, and an MA in Educational Administration and a BS in Speech Communication from George Mason University. Her academic publications focus on leadership development and community leadership. She tweets here: MarisaCleveland and also posts on Instagram here: thereisnobox.