As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Summerour relies on her leadership, management, and organizational
skills to guide the internal business operations. She works closely with the core leadership team establishing policies that promote the organization's culture and vision.
As a facilitator, presenter and empowerment coach Dr. Summerour helps leaders establish a consensus across multiple organizational levels; for the purposes of improving employee relationships and fostering an environment that encourages discretionary effort, through effective and sustainable employee engagement strategies.
Dr. Summerour has worked as an adjunct professor teaching online courses in career development and exploration, and business ethics and sustainability, where she was known for creating successful online teaching environments that resulted in student engagement beyond the course structure. She also worked as an experiential learning specialist in career services where she developed and facilitated live, interactive webinars designed to educate students and alumni on career opportunities and interview preparation.
With over 30-years of experience in sales and customer service, Dr. Summerour has a strong focus on what she describes as internal and external client satisfaction. She has presented as a facilitator and motivational speaker, for sales teams of as few as 10 to national conventions hosting nearly 4,000 attendees. Dr. Summerour is a professionally trained life coach with specific training for facilitating groups in both telephone and online individual and group environments. She has completed the Train the Trainer certification, is a certified WholeBrain Practitioner, and certified to conduct Equitable Leadership Assessments (ELA).
Dr. Summerour co-authored “The 4-Tions: Your Guide to Developing Successful Job Search Strategies,” which has been distributed to more than 20 countries. Most recently, Dr. Summerour published her, "What Went Well?Journal" The What Went Well? There is a journal for adults and one specifically designed for children. Both journals encourage individuals to be intentional about focusing on the good things that happen to them, around them, and because of them - daily.
Dr. Summerour earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Trenton State University, a Master’s degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a second Master’s degree in Christian Studies with a focus on Christian Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She holds a doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University. Dr. Summerour is on the Board of Trustees at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY.