Strategic Partners

In order to ensure our ability to provide the most comprehensive services to our clients, we have forged strategic partnerships with innovative individuals and agencies whose specialties complement those of TBA.  By integrating our expertise with theirs, we are able to offer a wide range of high quality services to our clients.

Dr. Maria G. Hernadez

Dr. Maria Hernandez has worked with over 150 organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors providing customized training on a wide range of topics, change management, executive development and strategic planning.  is a dynamic and engaging speaker who taps into her 20 years experience as a consultant to inform and inspire her audiences.   She has consulted to Fortune 100 companies, public entities, foundations and non profits. A talented facilitator and strategist, Maria supports executive project teams to insure goals are aligned with strategy and managed effectively. She partners with senior leaders responsible for large scale change initiatives, professional development or diversity awareness programs to provide strategic and content expertise.


Innovative Educators

Innovative Educators (IE) is an educator owned and managed company and has emerged as the nation’s leading providers of online training for educators.  IE’s primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level.  IE offer webinars on a wide range of topics focused on critical issues facing today's colleges, universities, educators and students.  IE is dedicated to providing superior training, and they can also support institutions and organizations to develop their own webinars and manage all phases in a way that simplifies what can be a complex process.   


Appreciative Advising

Institutions are searching for positive ways to increase student retention and success rates. Appreciative Advising harnesses the power of the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive psychology literature to provide a framework for increasing adviser and student success. 

Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials. It is perhaps the best example of a fully student-centered approach to student development. The great news is that it works! 


Studio North Marketing

Studio North Marketing develops strategic branding, distinctive collateral and innovative websites for educational organizations. What sets us apart from other firms is our focus on education.  Since 1985, we have been image builders, web designers, and advertising gurus. Our services include complete turnkey from creative to the final product. Our proven track record of providing superior marketing solutions has kept us in the forefront, serving clients around the globe for over twenty-five years.

  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Positioning
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Communications Programs
  • Publications


Solomon EOS: Lean Six Sigma Training for Higher Education

Solomon Eos provides Lean Six Sigma training for Higher Education in yellow belt, green belt or black belt (Y/G/B) certificates or certifications to corporations as a professional development opportunity through your continuing education division or through regular academic offerings to your students. We use an Electronic Blended Learning System (EBLS) for Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to provide an efficient, effective, and affordable process for LSS training and certification. Your graduates will receive a certification that is recognized as a  valuable credential by industry thereby setting them apart from their competition. The LSS program is a turn-key operation that requires no capital investment on the part of the institution.