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about us

With a shared passion to help individuals pursue their educational and career paths with self confidence, Dana and Mary partnered together in 2015 to create Aplomb Consultants. Together they bring over 35 years of experience and expertise to assist individuals and groups in navigating critical educational and career decisions.

Mary Herff | Aplomb Consultant
Mary Herff, M.B.A.

My professional experience includes over two decades in management, corporate marketing and entrepreneurship in the film, beauty and fashion industries. In 2015, I chose to take a career pivot to apply my professional roles and industry knowledge with my passion to encourage others to discover their own career satisfaction.


I find fulfillment coaching my clients through a self discovery process focused on learning their natural abilities, strengths and interests and learning how to apply this valuable  information towards successful educational and professional pathways.


Education & Certifications

Vanderbilt University - BS Human Organizational Development 

University of Texas, Austin - M.B.A.

Highlands Ability Battery Certified Consultant

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Dana Hamilton, M. Ed.

With a professional background in university academic advising, I have experience helping undergraduate and graduate students identify, plan, and change their courses of study.  Through this work, I have witnessed the importance of intentional educational planning as it relates to achieving professional goals.


I truly enjoy using the assessment of abilities, personal style, interests, and temperament to help students and adults gain personal insight to make informed decisions about college majors, careers, and professional development throughout the lifespan.


Education & Certifications

Vanderbilt University - BA Psychology

University of Texas, Austin - M. Ed.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 

Highlands Ability Battery Certified Consultant

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