About CLEAR Strategies
Founder of CLEAR STRATEGIES, Dr. Coleen Morehead has always believed that each of us has a potential and a capacity to do amazing things. With CLEAR Strategies she embarked on this journey with the purpose to inspire new approaches that would bring people together to enlighten and change perspectives, reframe our dialogue based upon the limitless possibilities of true collaboration. That these efforts, in partnership with other passionate people would result in truly impactful actions that are people centered, earth shaking, life-changing events; a reimaged hope or dream, a smile and a hug, a soul reborn, and a life forever changed for the better. Her passion for people is inspired by her life experiences, work-ethic, ever-changing trajectory, appreciation for the untested, and a willingness to jump. Her pragmatic approach is meant to be very intentional, logical and deliberate. These two qualities meld together to inspire her to see, listen, relate and empathize. To always ask the fundamental questions: What do you hope to accomplish, why, for who?
Her trajectory has not been typical. While in high school learning the tricks of the trade, carpentry that is, she gained the confidence and skills to work in a traditionally male dominated environment. Entering the workforce at 18 years old working mostly on remodeling and home building, she learned all aspects of the industry from estimating, supervising to running crews. After 10 years, the demands of the job were too much for her body. With her career derailed she had to create another path. After finishing business school, she found that the skills she learned through the trades complemented other aspects of business that were an asset that helped her excel in her education as well as professionally. She found that her ability to manage projects and coordinate activities and teams gave her an advantage. And today through her appreciation for the trades she advocates for career technical education, apprenticeship programs and greater investments in workforce development that will lead to a career.
Meet Our Team
Coleen Morehead, EdD, Founder
Coleen’s professional career spans over 25 years working in education advocacy, association and project management. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, nonprofit management, public policy and advocacy, and public and government relations. Areas of interest that impact economic prosperity include; infrastructure, construction and natural resources; information communication technology and digital literacy and inclusion; and, work-based learning and career exploration.
Coleen holds a Doctor of Education from Drexel University where she majored in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Education and Public Policy. Coleen also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has served on several boards including Yuba Sutter Economic Development Strategic Plan Commission, Franklin School District Board of Trustees, Yuba Sutter United Way, Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce, and Yuba Sutter Builders and Developers.
Current Committees and Affiliations
- Information Communications Technology HUB/Council
- Yolo Career Alliance
- Sacramento Region Water Works
CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING
Technology of Participation (TOPs) Facilitation Methods
- Focused Conversation, Consensus Building, and Action Planning
Capitol Seminars: Lobbying 101 and 201
- The Legislative Process & Legislative Advocacy and Lobbying Budget Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration, Regulatory Agency, and Media Strategies
Essentials of Fundraising Training: Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Board Development, Annual Giving, Grant Writing, Major Gifts, Communications, & Capital Campaigns
IAP2 Public Participation Certification: International Association of Public Participation
- Effective Public Participation, Communication Methods & Techniques
Assessing the Value of Rural California High School Career Technical Education (2015). ERIC ID:ED566595 http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED566595