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Dr. Veronica Hardy is an educator, author, and public speaker who is passionate about assisting people in navigating the challenges of life. Her mission is to uplift and encourage people from all walks of life to live their best lives. 

With over 25 years of experience in the field, Dr. Hardy has made numerous guest appearances on webinars, television, and podcasts. She has also authored several books and is the founder of an informational group for social workers dedicated to helping people navigate the world of self-care and professional development.

Whether it’s through her books, website, or public speaking, Dr. Hardy is committed to providing people with the tools and resources they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Current Career Snapshot 

Veronica L. Hardy, PhD, LCSW, NCC is a faculty member within the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Social Work at Saint Joseph’s University and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Department of Social Work. She serves on the policy board and board of copy editors for the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, published by The International Federation of Social Workers. She volunteers as a professional consultant for the North Carolina-based nonprofit, Doing It for the Kingdom, which works to prevent human trafficking. Further, she is the inaugural editor of the Social Work Wealth Magazine.

To promote fair access to education, she created The Dr. Veronica L. Hardy Legacy Scholarship, the first scholarship established for the Raleigh/Durham Chapter of the National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow program. She is also a writer for The New Social Worker Magazine, consults for social work programs on accreditation issues, is a guest speaker for the Center for Financial Social Work, and is the author of numerous publications. 


With a focus on multicultural issues and grief and loss, Dr. Hardy has dedicated her professional life to writing, teaching, advocacy, and collaboration to promote social change. Her unique ability to work with teams and lead them from task inception to completion has been a key factor in achieving successful goals.  If you’re looking to bring her expertise and insights to your project, check out her website to learn more.

Most Recent Publication

Introducing The Counselor's Toolkit: Your To-Do-List for Launching a Private Practice. This list-based tool is designed to support you as you establish your own private practice. The insight in this book may serve as a road map to help you plan and manage your business as well as navigate challenges as an entrepreneur. Are you ready to identify your niche? Do you recognize the importance of mentorship? In what ways will you integrate self-care as a counselor-preneur? Each chapter of The Counselor's Toolkit has a list of 50 practical suggestions that you can immediately place into practice. This book offers direction, motivation, and key steps to transition your entrepreneurial vision into reality.

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