Curating learning experiences that strengthen leaders and teams in their pursuit of educational excellence.

Curating learning experiences that strengthen leaders and teams in their pursuit of educational excellence

– Mariah Cone

Holonomy Consulting provides quality school and organization support with the aim of achieving educational excellence for staff and the children they serve.  We use strengths based coaching, facilitation, leadership development training and strategic planning to improve individual and team success.

Enhancing individual and team success towards Holonomy – bringing the parts to a whole.

What We Do

We Facilitate Collaborative Experiences

We meet organizations where they are and tailor our approach

to the problem they are trying to solve.


We work alongside individuals and teams to add expertise and support where needed.

Leadership Development

We utilize adult learning theory design and facilitate organizational learning and leadership development.

Design Sprints

We work with teams to innovate and design solutions equitably.

Facilitating Community

We design the collaborative space for networks of people to learn and grow together.

Strategic Planning

We hone organizational systems and structures to efficiently and effectively achieve their mission.

Our Approach

Our approach is process-oriented.  We start first defining a complex problem with the stakeholders who experience the problem directly (ideally, the most marginalized students, staff, and possibly parents).  Understanding the problem from their perspective enables us to generate solutions that specifically address the complexity of the problem with a team that includes key organizational stakeholders, staff, and stakeholders.  It is a “go slow to go fast” process that prevents the investment of  time and resources implementing solutions that don’t speak to the heart of the problem.  In addition to inclusively generating a powerful solution, the process also has the power to create a sense of inclusion, belonging and connection amongst all those involved in the design.  This approach was drawn from the Equity Design Center’s “Liberatory Design Process.”

People Are Talking…

“Mariah is a kind and insightful consultant whose creativity and thoughtfulness deeply resonate within diverse working environments. Her unique ability to tailor her approach to each organization’s specific needs is genuinely impressive. Collaborating with her has not just been productive but also inspiring, making her an invaluable thought partner and an incredible asset to our team.”

Carmen Vasquez, CAO, Value Schools

“Mariah is a gifted facilitator, designer, and sense-maker. I have left every interaction with her a better leader and person.”

Shyam Kumar, NorthStar Education Partners

Mariah Cone strikes the rare balance of being both brilliant at problem solving and adept with navigating workplace relationships. She is a teacher at heart and as such, is able to demystify the challenges of leadership and create actionable pathways to improving schools.

Natalie Cross, Instructional Coach, Downtown Value Schools

“Mariah is a great partner and leader – thorough, reflective, and authentic in her approach to work and relationships. She remembers the details that matter and takes the lead while being inclusive in driving project goals.”

Nakeia Drummond, NLD Strategic