Through SMA’s consulting services in the field of personal and organization development, ’The Achievement Arc’ is a business model used to help business units and teams identify the natural spaces they go through when working on goals, or wanting to produce a result at work, or in other areas of life.  Knowing and understanding these spaces allows people to maintain momentum in the face of the challenges that inevitably arise when working in an organization, and ultimately reach their goals.

As part of SMA’s business consultations, the ’Your Power Moves’ leadership model helps train your teams to identify the 4 types of power they can tap into to increase their success rate, which, when mastered, gives them access to creating their own unique ‘super powers’.  Having the ability to know, understand, and source these 4 types of power when needed results in exponential personal growth and success.

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Want to be a better leader?

want to be an inclusive & anti-racist leader in your organization?

in the midst of a transition as a leader?


SMA’s approach to coaching is about building a partnership based on a fundamental understanding of what drives behavior and performance of individuals, teams and organizations to improve Emotional Intelligence, navigate and work within systems, develop the ability to actively listen, and practice mindful reflection. The coaching process will unlock you, or your team’s potential beyond perceived limits to maximize your performance at work and in life, however that is defined.

The foundation of us working with you is a confidential relationship between you and your coach, where trust, respect, and a mutual understanding is built. You and your coach are in a dance with the learnings and insights that emerge from this relationship to fulfil on your goals, intentions and aspirations.

All coaching engagements are tailored to specific needs, learning, and planning style preferences with a wide range of readings, reflections, experiential exercises, and in-between session assignments.

We work with a cross section of Senior and emerging Leaders, as well as specializing in supporting Women, and Women of Color Leaders.




Ray Fisher, MSW, LCSW, PCC is an educator, executive coach and facilitator who has worked with clients across various industries, including global client services firms, government (Federal, State, County, and City), higher education and not-for-profits. For the last 15+ years, Ray has helped senior leaders and management teams expand cooperation, improve performance, and transform their organizations through increased efficiencies. He is recognized for his extensive knowledge in the area of emotional growth, relationship development, and human capital maturity, with a specialty in anti-racism education and coaching. Ray has taught a number of courses on race at the graduate University level. He has extensive experience and knowledge working with individuals, groups, and organizations assisting in moving towards becoming Anti-racist organizations.

Ray holds a Master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work. He is also an adjunct professor at Smith, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and certified in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) through the Hay Group.

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