Dr. Bearden runs the Center for Corporate Education, within the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her role, she authors and facilitates professional development program for clients around the world in leadership, management, strategy, and entrepreneurship. In addition, she provides leadership consulting, benchmark assessments, and performance/project management within the business community. Prior to her work at VCU, she worked in non-profit for the YMCA of Greater Richmond. Michaela holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Counselor Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She resides in Richmond, VA with her husband and three children.