Dr. Kesha T. Reed was reared in Birmingham, AL however, has claimed Durham, NC as her home for over two decades. She is an educator and has a true passion for guiding and shaping young minds as they reach their fullest potential and reach their goals. Her experience includes K-12 and higher education.

Kesha earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Alabama A&M University, her M.A. in School Counseling from North Carolina Central University, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. She is currently a higher education administrator and has a passion for serving as an advocate for student success and champion for all students. Kesha is also an entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO of Reach Higher Educational Consulting. Her company supports individuals and organizations as they determine the best next step to reach their strategic goals.

Kesha is active on several local boards, enjoys traveling, dining in local eateries, reading, shopping, and organizing social events for friends and family. Although Kesha is extremely active and busy with her career and community service, her first love is her husband, Yury J. Reed and her beautiful bonus daughter, Vionce. They are her greatest joy.


Join Kesha as she shares her very transparent journey: from feeling depressed after an extremely difficult divorce, dealing with suicidal thoughts during her darkest times, feeling alone, defeated and like the ultimate failure to becoming a confident woman of faith. Her desire is to share her process by incorporating 7 tips to help you identify who you are, determine what it is you desire and deserve, with hopes that you begin the journey to achieve the very best life has to offer. Join Kesha as you pursue your journey to reach higher in life and love!

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