Ronicka Briscoe, PhD, MPA, MS

“Your Strengths Are Your Superpower”

Take a reflective journey that results in an understanding of how you can fully develop your natural talents into strengths and how to better understand your leadership through that lens. Gain valuable insights into your unique strengths, how they relate to leadership, and how to harness them effectively for personal and professional growth.

In this workshop, attendees:

  • Defined the concept of strengths.
  • Identified natural talents and reflected on personal strengths.
  • Created a personalized action plan for applying strengths to leadership roles.


Ronicka Briscoe

Ronicka Briscoe, nationally recognized educator, scholar, and leader, has always been passionate about her education and the education of others. Briscoe is a proud New Orleans native and first-generation college graduate. In 2006, she graduated cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in environmental studies with a focus on environmental justice. It was at Xavier where she grew in her knowledge and passion for social justice. She spent her spare time serving in the community, participating in social justice research, tutoring, and volunteering in public schools.

Briscoe is an interdisciplinary scholar and practitioner whose career and community work span nearly two decades. She formally studied political science, public administration (nonprofit management), business, and executive leadership with an emphasis on the lived experiences of Black women in leadership. She has spent her career in education as a teacher, administrator, professor, university department chair, consultant, executive coach, and strategist.

Briscoe has worked at every level of the education system (early childhood through 12th grade and university), in a variety of types of institutions (traditional, charter, private, etc.) and regions (urban, suburban, and rural), specializing in organizational strategy, executive leadership, community engagement, culturally responsive and equitable classrooms, EDIB (equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging), and early childhood education.

Briscoe completed requirements in fall 2021 for a  Doctor of Philosophy degree  in executive leadership at the University of Holy Cross, resulting in her making university history by becoming the first student to earn a PhD in the program.

Among many honors, Briscoe was recognized as a 2022 City Business Woman of the Year, 2023 Teach for America Community Leader of the Year, and 2022 University of Holy Cross Community Service Award Recipient. 

She has continued to consult nationally as a strategist and executive coach. She travels the country as a speaker, presenter, panelist, and coalition builder. Briscoe is a Gallup-certified strengths coach and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-certified. 

She is happily married and has two beautiful children. Briscoe and her family live in New Orleans.