"Empowering You To Succeed "

Professional Consulting and Counseling

ZeVida A. Holman, Ed.D., LPSC, NCC

Dr. Holman is a Licensed Professional School Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of experience in counseling, consultation, and academic advising. She is the founding director of Finding The You Inside Youth Ministry (FYI), 501(c)(3), and has worked in youth ministry for over 10 years. Dr. Holman teaches, mentors, and assists underprivileged youth and young adults with making academic, career, and life choices that propel their success. 


Dr. Holman's area of expertise is first-generation students.  She has conducted extensive research on high school counselors' impact on first-generation African American college students’ post-secondary aspirations. Dr. Holman's experience and knowledge concerning the experiences of first-generation, low income, and minority students provide her with the necessary insight needed to inspire, empower and motivate this special group of students to attend college.  As an Educational Consultant, she offers comprehensive college planning to assist students with successfully transitioning, attending, and graduating college.  


Dr. Holman has expanded her services to include assisting graduate students with the challenging, but accomplishable goal of completing their Thesis/Dissertation.  She provides all clients with immeasurable support, understanding, and encouragement through-out the professional relationship.

Dr. Holman is also the owner of Empowering Books Publishing House (EBPH) and the co-author of "Motivation Mondays: Inspiration for the Young Adult," and "TESTED: 365 Days of Inspiration." Her most recent work is entitled, "So You Call Yourself a Counselor?: High School Counselors' Impact on First-Generation African American College Students' Post-Secondary Aspirations."



  • Ed.D. in Counseling, The University of Memphis

  • Ed.S. in School Counseling, The University of Memphis

  • M.A. in Liberal Studies, The University of Memphis

  • B.S. in Accounting, Christian Brothers University

  • A.A.S. in Computer Accounting, State Technical Institute at Memphis

  • A.A.S. in Business Accounting, State Technical Institute at Memphis


Professional Associations

  • American School Counselor Association

  • Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling National Honor Society)

  • National Academic Advising Association

  • Tennessee Counseling Association

  • West Tennessee Counseling Association


Social Organizations

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

While Dr. Holman serves the needs of all clients, her specializations include:

Areas of Specializations

  • First-Generation Students

  • Underprivileged Students

  • Career/College/Financial Planning

  • Self-esteem Building

  • Athlete Mentoring

  • Academic Coaching

  • Life Coaching

  • Thesis/Dissertation Coaching

  • Motivational Speaking