Meet the Staff

Director - Dr. Colby Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville, PhD is an accomplished author, international speaker, professor, business Dr. Colby Jubenvilleadvisor, entrepreneur and inventor. He holds an academic appointment at Middle Tennessee State University as Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Success and Strategic Partnerships in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

He’s authored two books, Me: How To Sell Who You Are, What You Do & Why You Matter to the World and Zebras & Cheetahs: Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle, and has written for numerous publications in addition to being a keynote speaker on many college campuses and for several professional sports franchises. In 2015 Jubenville accepted an invitation from the Washington Times to write about self-reliance and an entrepreneurial mindset ultimately teaching people how to “go their own way.”

Jubenville hails from Mobile, Alabama, and was a 2015 recipient of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School Distinguished Alumni Award. He has two children, Jack and Mary Burke.


Assistant Director - Matt Posey

Matt Posey began the Leisure and Sport Management master's program at MTSU Matt Poseyin January 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from MTSU in December 2017 after completing a thesis regarding high school athletic administration in order to graduate with honors distinction. He has always envisioned a career in which he can help people and is excited for the opportunity to affect the lives of classmates and fellow Blue Raiders in a positive way at the Center.

He oversees the day-to-day tasks of the Center, including scheduling meetings, website updates, seeking regional and national exposure for the Center, and coaching his peers. Matt is a native of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2014, where he was Student Body President. He also works in the Athletic Communications office on campus as a student intern, where he was the primariy contact for the men's and women's tennis teams for three years. 


Consultant - Julie ScherJulie Scher

Julie Scher is a Managing Partner of Peak Focus, LLC and Harrison Assessments International, with a focus on working with students and corporate teams to identify their strengths, challenges and opportunities for growth.

Julie has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and business experience within the assessment, technology, consulting, marketing, and manufacturing industries. Julie combines her extensive business acumen, project management skills and technical know-how to quickly grasp a client's challenges and provide solutions that harness Harrison Assessments technology.

Harrison Assessments was founded in 1990 to help companies align the passions of individuals to specific jobs and help individuals to discover careers that they would love. It is a reliable and valid tool for starting, changing, or developing a career. The ONE online assessment, measures 175 factors including task preferences, motivations, work environment preferences, interests, and interpersonal preferences. The data collected is used to generate reports that are invaluable to career planning and professional development.


Consultant - Kristin TaylorKristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology twenty years ago when she was trained as a Narrative Therapist. Her clinical work as a therapist focused on serving low income clients - in homeless shelters, hospitals and crisis counseling work.
 
Ten years later, she transitioned into higher education, working as an Academic Success Coach, Coach Manager and Trainer where her coaching primarily served students from first generation, low income backgrounds. In these roles, she was able to combine elements of Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming within a strengths based student coaching model that gained her recognition as a subject matter expert in developing non-cognitive competencies in our most vulnerable students.
 
Kristin is thrilled to join forces with Colby Jubenville, Harrison Assessments and Middle Tennessee State University in providing an engaging and compelling coaching platform that will best enable students to thrive! 
 
Please visit her website: https://www.kristintaylorconsu lting.com/