I’m Dr. Marquisha Frost–-servant, black woman, mama of 3, creator, student affairs & higher education professional, professor and certified life coach, counselor, and consultant. I am an avid supporter of hope, healing, happiness, and holistic wellness! I spend my days serving others and working tirelessly to make the world a more equitable place and my nights and weekends navigating personal and professional challenges with my clients! In between time, I own, manage, and operate a non-profit organization, Queens Do Things Inc., a community organization focused on highlighting the voices, experiences, and needs of women and girls of color.


I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a light and a healer. I use my own life's experiences and skills I learned the hard way, as leverage to aid others in building the capacity they need, to achieve the lives they wish to lead, as the best possible versions of themselves. I truly believe that God has purposed me to serve other people and to be a gentle guide toward self actualization, healing, and success. I love spending time with my family, traveling, reading, a good book, and being a mama to Ma'Kye, Myles, and Delaney.

I have learned that people often associate where a person is from with where they are going. I don’t. I am of the belief that as long as someone wants to change, they can. I have navigated a number of changes and transitions over the years and each season has required me to be a different version of the person I was prior. I am sometimes required to be stronger, sometimes softer, sometimes quieter. My own journey has led me to a place where I desire to pour into other people and help them build a life, capacity, and a tool kit to successfully change, navigate, and conquer their own challenges. I feel so fortunate to pour from a place I feel purposed by God. This work is the greatest professional fit I’ve ever experienced.

What I do

I help other people heal, build, and succeed. We all know people who help others achieve their goals, who inspire friends and family to persevere in the face of adversity, and refuse to allow them to wallow in the seeming security of a mediocre job or life. They inspire others to greatness by gentle persuasion, constant encouragement, or a kind of in-your-face inducement. In a nutshell, that is who I am. I believe that it’s a myth that the reason so many people never accomplish their goals is because they don’t really want them, or don’t want them badly enough. People use my coaching, counseling and consulting services for the same reason that they use sports coaches or personal trainers: they want someone to work with them, to encourage them, to push them. It’s easy to find excuses for not exercising when you don’t have someone to push you; not as easy when your personal trainer shows up at your door three times a week wearing a jogging suit. Think of me as you personal trainer for personal, professional, or academic strength conditioning.

At 18 years old, I became pregnant with my first child. I was senior class president at a small public high school. The expectation of many was that I would find a job and mother–throwing away any expectation of collegiate matriculation, a career or advancement of my many high school accolades. Well, they were wrong. I went on to mother and matriculate simultaneously and completed a BA, MS, M.Ed. and Ph.D. My journey has been anything but linear and far from perfect, but it is one that has provided me with the tools necessary to dream BIG, navigate uncharted territory, overcome, persevere, and connect with so many amazing individuals. It is this experience, coupled with my professional background, God-given gifts, and natural knack for serving others that have positioned me to lend help via Marquisha&Co. services.

Spoiler Alert: This is NOT Therapy

My coaching, counseling, and consulting services ARE NOT THERAPY. While the services mirror services you might access via a therapist, the focus and foundational approach differ. Counseling services mirror therapeutic exercises and practices but I am not a licensed therapist and I do not pretend to function as one.

The primary difference is that therapy works towards understanding why a person is behaving in particular ways in order to come to a place of mental wellness; coaching is more geared towards how a person can make behavioral changes to reach a particular goal. Secondly, therapy digs into the past, in order to establish the roots of current issues. Life coaching and counseling services offered via M&Co. occasionally explore a client’s past, but does so in order to recall successes and sources of inspiration, not instances of past trauma or abuse that may have triggered current behaviors. I start with the client’s present and work with them toward a better future.

I have a background in mental health services, crisis management, and counseling support. I am a certified counselor and a certified life coach. I specialize in personal (i.e. relationships, transitions, depression, anxiety, overcoming challenges related to personal growth and development, etc.), academic (i.e. high school, college preparation, college admittance, financial aid/scholarships, personal statements, written assignments, etc.), and career (resume + cover letter critique, interview preparation, negotiation) related support. While I serve a diverse group of clients with varying needs, those with severe mental health challenges should seek therapy versus counseling, coaching, and consulting services. Services offered via M & Co. can work in tandem with those already in therapy and/or those formerly enrolled.

What People Say

“I’ve been working with Dr. Frost since I was a sophomore in high school. I don’t want to know where I would be without her. She is a woman of her word and a force to be reckoned with.”

Anna L.

“I feel so fortunate to have someone sensible, empathetic, and super knowledgable helping me improve myself. I’ve been to therapy, I tried a life coach, none of them could help me in every area I needed it. Her skill set is superior and the service provided is worth every penny.”

Danielle K.

“I have grown tremendously through the services Marquisha offers. Everything can be falling a part, but the moment I connect with her, it’s well again! “

Sydney J.