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Meet Dr. Claire Brady

As the President of Glass Half Full Consulting LLC, Claire specializes in delivering expert consulting services and executive coaching to K-20 institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporate entities. Claire is regularly called on to help leaders improve their outcomes, lead organizational transformations, achieve strategic goals, foster healthy workplace cultures, and drive employee engagement. Claire also has a deep interest in the use of AI and is dedicated to equipping executive professionals with the necessary tools and knowledge to harness the extraordinary potential of AI in their personal and professional lives.


Claire served in executive roles at Ana G. Mendez University (AGMU) and Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC). She held administrative and teaching roles at LSSC, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Michigan State University, and Alma College. 

Claire's commitment to community and civic engagement is evident through her active participation on various organizational boards, making a significant impact at both local and national levels. A Canadian by birth and a proud U.S. citizen since 2014, Claire's heart is firmly planted in central Florida.Claire, Ben, & Fox (12) enjoy beautiful weather, their local food, arts, and music community, and great family and friends. 

Meet Sandra Martinez

Sandra's consulting practice focuses on student success, operational excellence, academic and student affairs partnerships, strategic enrollment management, and community engagement. Sandra is a sought-after speaker, executive coach, and trainer.With a rich professional background spanning over 28 years in education, Sandra's journey is marked by significant achievements and deep leadership impact. Her career began in the heart of the classroom, teaching with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where she first laid the foundation for her passion for educational excellence and student success. In her executive roles, Sandra has distinguished herself as a focused thought-leader, pioneering initiatives and developing pathways that ensure access and completion for historically underserved populations.

Meet Melissa Villafañe

Melissa's consulting practice focuses on student success, retention and completion initiatives, dual enrollment, online students, non-traditional students, and strategic enrollment management. Melissa is a skilled trainer and coach. At the heart of Melissa's professional philosophy is a holistic approach to education. She is dedicated to understanding and addressing the unique needs of a diverse student body, including high school students navigating their future paths, dual enrollment students juggling multiple academic responsibilities, and both traditional and non-traditional students seeking to reshape their lives through education. Her experience, cutting across both public and private non-profit sectors, underscores a deep-rooted commitment to student success. 

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