Eclectic Insights

Eclectic Insights (Part 1)

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Eclectic Insights (Part 1) – A composition of Poetry and Essays on varying Thoughts and Differing Opinions is a collection of motivational and inspiring writings spanning three decades. Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith brings a delightful and fresh view to the realm of poetry, her authentic persona of care for mankind and pure honesty shines through in careful word craft as her interpretations of life are unpeeled; layer by layer, page by page.

Her poems give a deep, introspective view of the many stages of life. For example, the poem, “Finding Your Song” ignites readers in their quest to seek balance in an unbalanced world, while stepping with purpose to the beat of their own drum. Her innate talent of translating thought into vision brings her words to life—thusly, engaging the reader in an up-close and personal way. From celebrity tributes, writings of pure bliss, to unraveling questions of human uncertainty, readers are challenged to live on purpose.

She unveils life’s moments with ease and takes readers on a personal literary journey of eclectic insights. Her heart-felt writings will touch you and evoke emotions that strike a chord with all readers from every corner and walk of life. In a confusing world, Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith’s poetry collection is inspiring and healing.

About the Author

Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith is a dynamic learning-centered educator with twenty-five years of experience in leadership, instruction, training, development and consulting. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in Retention in Higher Education, a Master’s of Science Degree in Guidance & Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University. A passionate teacher and ethical leader, Dr. Harvey-Smith views leadership as a “calling to serve.” Possessing a distinguished record of leadership, Dr. Harvey-Smith has served on many national and local boards and has been invited to present a variety of topics including, leadership, civility, team-building and strategic repositioning. Her published works include: CARE: Essential Leadership Standards; Eclectic Insights; Partnering for Success: How to Build Strong Internal Collaborations in Higher Education; The Seventh Learning College Principle: A Framework for Transformational Change; and Getting Real: Proven Strategies for Student Survival and Academic Success. She is also founder and president of A. B. Harvey-Smith Educational Consulting and Presentations.

An active mentor, Dr. Harvey-Smith loves to inspire people to reach beyond what they imagine is possible and to make excellence a habit. One of her favorite sayings is “Carpe Diem,” which means, “seize the day,” a reminder to be grateful for the small things in life and to celebrate each day. With her husband, Donald, of twenty-eight years, Dr. Harvey-Smith happily resides in Maryland.