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“Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” ― Daniel H. Pink.

Launching is the art of intentionally raising children so they can fly from the next home and be responsible, independent, and active citizens in their community. We are committed to guiding parents and students to find passion and purpose and to use the college search process as an opportunity to develop an identity and a character.  We want our clients to “get into” college while thriving in life. 



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Laura Barr, founder of Emerging Educational Consulting, has designed a one-of-a-kind expeditionary learning curriculum to mentor students through the college search process, through 1:1 coaching, cohorts, and parent learning communities. Our team of highly skilled individuals manage the execution from start to finish of each student’s customized plan throughout the duration of the student’s engagement, empowering them and their families along the way.


We use a highly organized project management system to implement the Emerging Field Guide. The curriculum spirals through topics on personal awareness, academic planning, career, and college planning. Students meet with a mentor on a regular cadence, moving through each stage of the college planning process until application completion.


Laura Barr is an experienced college consultant who has propelled the educational journey of thousands of students from cradle to college. She works with students and their families to set goals and outcomes, empowering individuals to take ownership of their college search process and life choices. The benefits of this process extend far beyond school selection, as they help students develop confidence, perseverance, and a sense of accountability while bolstering communication and understanding between parents and children.


Feel like we might be a great fit? Please take a moment to tell us about your student. We want to know all of the details. Tell us about their interests, passions, struggles, and the outcome you are hoping for in working with an educational consultant.