New Direction Coaching & Consulting

About New Direction


New Direction was started in 2019 after the vision came to Dr. Zaria Davis as a result of enduring professional and personal setbacks. Dr. Davis wants to provide support to nonprofit leaders through coaching and facilitation. Her work expands from individual coaching to consulting nonprofit organizations. In addition to leadership development and advocacy facilitation, Dr. Davis would like to address deeper needs related to oppressive systems that impact professionals directly and indirectly in the nonprofit sector. A call to ministry prompted Dr. Davis to focus her education on spiritual care through chaplaincy. Within this work, she is able to support nonprofits, organizations as well as individuals in restorative and healing work within the workplace. Dr. Davis is passionate about restoration and healing for individuals within the workplace.

In 2022, New Direction expanded its consulting arm to include executive searches for nonprofit leadership. Dr. Davis has been able to support leaders obtain executive positions through a collaboration with a diversity search firm. New Direction can provide continued support to clients post-placement. New Direction will expand to provide spiritual care services to people in a holistic care approach that embraces the mind, body, and spirit. The goal is always to support people’s health and wellbeing as a coach, consultant, presenter, facilitator, and public speaker. 

About Dr. Zaria

Dr. Zaria Davis is a mentor, educator, and advocate. As Senior Consultant with New Direction Coaching & Consulting, LLC, focusing on nonprofit consultation, leadership development through an equity lens. She’s works in restorative Justice and healing through spiritual care . Dr. Davis is trained in healing circles focusing on racial healing and serves as an Equity Champion.

Dr. Davis is a member of various local and national organizations. Dr. Davis graduated from JLUSA’s Leading with Conviction 2019, Community Leaders Institute 2019, Leadership Cincinnati, and Willie’s Warriors cohort in IL. She holds membership with NASW, NABSW, NACSW, NABCJ, CMCA, NACRJ, NAREB of Greater Chattanooga, ICF, ACN, and RJI
She serves as a board member for ReNforce, the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Art Center (ROMAC) and The Education Trust’s Justice Fellows Advisory Board. Dr. Davis is a Subject Matter Expert with Jamii Sisterhood and TeamBurdeen. Dr. Davis is the recipient of the Restored Citizen Award and the Mary Ivers Success Award.

• DSW Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Social Work
• MSW University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Social Work

• BA Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH

• MDIV Eden Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO
• Certified Life Coach Institute, Huntington, CA
• Certified Life Coach
• Leadership Challenge Coach
• Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, OH
• Racial Healing Circle Facilitation Training
• Healing Circles Global, Healing Circle Facilitator