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.

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! 
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Peer Coach - Kylie Dykgraaf

Kylie Dykgraaf is a junior at Middle Tennessee State University from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. She is double majoring in exercise science and psychology and has an Honors minor. She is an Honors Transfer Fellow, president of MTSU’s Club Volleyball team, a member of Psi Chi psychology club, a member of Phi Kappa Phi honors society, and the treasurer of Rotaract. She has completed the coaching sessions through our program and is now working for the center.

Kylie works as a peer coach here at the Center for Student Coaching and Success. She assists students in the coaching process along with scheduling meetings. She eagerly supports students through every step of the program.