Facilitator / Consultant / Coach
Lisa is an empowerment coach whose holistic approach to personal and professional development helps align roles and responsibilities with core values. This method benefits clients by enabling individual contributors to feel courageous and confident in bringing their unique talents, skills, and intangible assets to the environment. As a diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement facilitator and an executive coach, Lisa focuses strongly on accountability. She has been instrumental in helping leaders understand their role in creating diverse teams where individuals feel included so employee engagement, and therefore, discretionary effort, can flourish.
Dr. Lisa has worked as an adjunct professor teaching online courses in career development and exploration; and business ethics and sustainability. 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. She developed and facilitated live, interactive webinars designed to educate students and alumni on career opportunities and interview preparation.
Dr. Lisa has a strong focus on what she describes as internal and external client satisfaction. Her focus on customer service stems from years in retail and direct sales, and working with corporate clients and individuals as a full-desk recruiter.
Dr. Lisa has engaged consultants and leaders in the direct sales industry on the national stage, students and young adults at high schools, universities and faith-based organizations, and leaders on an international scale at the Africa Kingdom and Business Leadership Summit. She is credited with having an uncanny ability to engage individuals with her relatable, relevant, and humorous presentation style.
Dr. Lisa co-authored “The 4-Tions: Your Guide to Developing Successful Job Search Strategies.” “Distribution of The 4-Tions” reached more than 20 countries. Most recently, Dr. Summerour published the “What Went Well? Journal” What Went Well? is a journal for adults and another 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. Lisa is a certified WholeBrain Practitioner and certified to conduct Equitable Leadership Assessments (ELA). Lisa holds a Doctorate in Education with a focus on ethical leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. She earned a master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and one in Christian studies focusing on Christian leadership from Grand Canyon University. Her bachelor’s degree in sociology is from Trenton State University. Dr. Lisa is on the Board of Trustees at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, where she also chairs the academic success committee.