Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Photo credit Shivaughn Batiste
TACT recently learned that one of its members, Seth Batiste, has a consulting company that recently released the 9th Edition of College and Career Success digital textbook. Like many higher education educators, Batiste is leading in a variety of areas to advance higher education. TACT interviewed Mr. Batiste about his consulting firm and his new achievement.
Batiste is the Chief Strategist, Strategic Initiatives for Lone Star College – North Harris. Prior to this position, he held the office of Executive Director of Accreditation and Compliance for the System Office. While leading the Office of Accreditation, all three (3) baccalaureate degree programs have now been approved by both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC), SACSCOC, and the U. S. Department of Education.
What was the catalyst for starting Batiste Consulting?
“In grad school, I hated elements of group projects when roles were being negotiated. In lieu of bartering for responsibility, I often took the portion of the project that no one else wanted. This was typically a more difficult task. Recently, I have embraced my love for creatively solving complex problems.
Further, I am great at making connections; making connections and having an architect-like personality type (Myers-Briggs) meant certain jobs were more of a fit than others, namely faculty and consultant. I have been blessed to do both. Projects and problem-solving affords me a passion that I first realized in 2003; it grew from my offering many small businesses pro-bono services aimed at solving this or that problem. In 2020, while quarantined during the COVID pandemic, I changed the name of my consulting firm from Batiste Educational Services of Texas (BEST) to Batiste Consulting, LLC. Projects for Batiste Consulting, LLC include planning and implementing major projects, writing mini-proposals, and delivering professional development to name a few. At BC, we take on projects that help clients grow, while forming the types of client relationships that foster trust and substantial growth.”
Tell us about Batiste Consulting
“Batiste Consulting, LLC (BC) is a growing consulting firm with humble beginnings. We help solve the most complex issues within organizations and develop holistic plans for development and implementation. This includes consulting, workshops, and follow-up evaluation measures that ensure success. Further, we believe in community education advocacy for struggling schools. We work with a range of entities, from K-12 school districts to international Learning Management System companies. Our most recent project is with a major publishing company to create research-based content specific to college student success. To this end, we are pleased to announce that the release of College and Career Success, 9th Edition. This is part of our post-secondary solutions.”
Take a Sneak Peak at College and Career Success
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