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Dr. Shelta J. Richardson

Owner & Senior Consultant 

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Over the last fifteen years, Dr. Richardson has served as a consultant and administrator primarily in the field of education.  As her success grew in developing successful business plans for early learning centers, she began to expand her work beyond the field of early education by assisting countless others in the pursute of their “Big Idea”.  From the moment you meet Dr. Richardson, she possesses a passion for helping businesses succeed.  Whether it was working for a faith-based school or within a corporate setting, she has spent a significant part of her career taking organizations that were struggling for one reason or another, and turning them into high quality programs, with strong teams, that were fiscally responsible. Shelta has implemented policies and procedures that have a proven track-record for success.  She has partnered with individuals as they start new companies…walking them through the groundbreaking process to grand opening. 

Dr. Richardson holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership and two Master’s Degrees: one in Business Administration and the other in Education.  Servant leadership is her passion.  It is her belief that every person has a God-given dream that should be pursued.  In fact, it is her hope and desire that her work will successfully transition a dream into a reality.    Dr. Richardson uses her consulting work to also work with women who want to start their schools or businesses. She teaches and mentors them on all aspects of owning a business from HR, Financials, operations, labor management, crisis management, servant leadership, etc.  

In addition to her consulting, Dr. Richardson is the principal founder and CEO of The Academy of Early Learning.  The Academy of Early Learning is a not-for-profit ministry that has partnered in ministry with the local Church, providing a Christian educational (learning through play) environment and quality care program. The Academy is committed to offering parents an early learning experience for their children that is second to none in centers that offer environments where learning naturally flourishes. Each child is guided to develop their potential in every aspect of life within the shelter and nurturing relationship of Christian love. Their programs create experiences for children that develop a love of learning that will last them a lifetime.


Awards & Recognition

  • 20 Most Inspiring Women Leaders 2022-Women's Leaders Magazine

  • Outstanding Leader in Education 2022-Education 2.0 National Conference

  • Best Education Company: I-Cube Consulting 2022-Education 2.0 National Conference

  • 2021 Top 100 Visionaries in Education-Global Forum in Education Leadership

  • 2021 Top 50 Organizations in Education awarded to Early Learning Consultation Services-Global Forum in Education Leadership

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