Ease your student supervision speed bumps.

I empower executives, organizations, educators, and students to become effective and authentic Digital Leaders.

You can be one of them.

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Hi, I'm Josie

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by social media or intimidated by technology, you’re not alone. I’ve helped hundreds of organizations and dozens of executives feel more confident in their social media strategy and more capable of refining and amplifying their leadership online.

I offer guidance, support, and research-based expertise through everything from one-time workshops to year-long consulting engagements to help my clients engage their online communities with authenticity, purpose, and heart.

It is possible for you to build and implement a digital engagement strategy that fits your life and your legacy.

Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching Services

Higher Education

I help Higher Education Professionals – and the students they serve – press the ‘refresh’ button on their social media strategy and digital leadership practices.

Companies & Organizations

I offer training and consulting to a variety of companies and organizations that activates and elevates their brand and mission online.

Build campus community and lead with actionable, authentic, and data-informed social media strategies and skills

For higher ed social media managers

Empowering Students to Tell Your University's Story

Equip your student social media managers with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage social media channels for your college or institution.

What’s it like to work together?

Bringing Josie to speak to our staff... was transformative.

And I will tell you that that was probably the best retreat we've ever had. She was phenomenal!
Dr. Damien Pena
Previous Vice President for Student Affairs, Ventura College
Her ability to break social media down from beginner to advanced created opportunities for our campus executive team as well as our more seasoned social media aficionados. The work that Dr. Ahlquist put in on our campus will pay dividends for years to come.
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Eric Grospitch
Vice President for Student Life, Washburn University
Josie Ahlquist is the go-to expert on social media in higher education. I have seen her present on numerous occasions and have always been blown away by how she captivates a crowd. Higher education has benefited tremendously from her work.
The late Adam Peck
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Illinois State University

A guide to developing, training and retaining students

The companion to the Student Academy, the Supervisor Toolkit can ensure your students are learning the latest strategies and help you gain the skills to effectively lead them.

If you lead right where you are, with organic and purpose-driven digital strategy, I guarantee the likes, followers, and subscribers will come, because your light and authenticity will be magnetizing.

Rebekah Tilley

Assistant Vice President, University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Rebekah Tilley is the assistant vice president of communication and marketing for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA). In that role she supports fundraising and alumni engagement efforts for the university, including its CASE Gold winning Iowa Magazine, and serves UICA in a variety of strategic communication efforts.

Previously she was the director of strategic communication for the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and the director of communication for the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a Kentucky native and a proud alum of the University of Kentucky.

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