Updated: Feb 4
MA, LPC, CNP, QMHP
A few fun facts about me...
I own my company (to include trademarks, copyrights, and #exclusive partnerships that allow me to advocate for military, millennials and minorities around D&I shortcomings)
I’m #married w/ 1 kid (waiting to divorce patiently)
I’m a little more than the girl next door... I love performing arts and British literature... Obsessed with Greek and Roman #mythology ... studying business psychology... I think being a mom is the coolest thing in history.
Published author, counselor, advocate, entrepreneur and military veteran, Ariel possesses the ability to show up with authenticity, vulnerability, and courage. Her unrelenting passion and commitment to empower others to drive important social initiatives forward with agility and focus makes her a sought after leader in many arenas.
High Impact Presenter and Business Development Expert – Ariel is a returning media guest to conversation topics stemming from Women and Veterans, Diversity and Inclusion, Personal Development and Entrepreneurship. Ariel was recognized as Woman Veteran of the Year (2019) and her accolades include Miss Veteran America, Semi-Finalist (2017) and Miss Black Utah (2010).
As Founder and CEO of Tactful Disruption, LLC™️, Ariel is a scholarly practitioner who is on a mission to “boldly edit workplace italics”. Ariel’s innovative approach to elevate and advocate for military, millennials, and minorities is the vision for Tactful Disruption – a strategic resource at the intersection of mental health and career development related to diversity and inclusion shortcomings.
Ariel holds a Masters in Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health), and is successfully pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Business Psychology; Consulting. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
She is certified in Workforce Trends and Equity, and Nonprofit Leadership, Non-profit Leadership Alliance™, GrowthWheel Advisor, GrowthWheel Inc©, High Impact Presenter, Dale Carnegie®, Veteran Peer Specialist, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance™, Mental Health and First Aid, Mental Health FirstAid England™
Ariel is also a proud parent of a creative and independent-minded young daughter, and is a contributing member of civil rights and social action organizations in her native Chicagoland communities.