Dora Summers-Ewing is a business psychologist and executive coach who specializes in partnering with individuals and teams to effect critical changes in support of their future growth and sustainability. She is currently the Managing Partner of EXIDEO Consulting, a firm dedicated to ensuring their clients have the optimal human capital needed to turn their strategic objectives into desired results.
With over 20 years of experience, Dora’s industry expertise is broad and diverse and has spanned four continents. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients in High Tech, Professional Services, Retail, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare enterprises. She has also consulted with start-ups, family businesses, and nonprofit organizations to build their leadership capacity to overcome key challenges and create sustainable futures. A well-known authority on leadership, she is a frequent speaker/writer on Executive and High Potential Talent Development, Organizational Learning, and Transformational Change.
Prior to joining EXIDEO, Dora was a corporate learning officer for a publically traded company, where she designed and implemented enterprise-wide programs to address Succession Planning, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and the overall Talent Management needs of her organization. In addition, Dora spent 13+ years with two major consulting firms providing subject matter expertise in human behavior to global clients in pursuit of breakthrough results. This included architecting and implementing aggressive turnaround strategies as well as providing merger and acquisition support.
Earlier in her career, she was the Director of two academic departments (University Career Center and Women’s Leadership Program) and an editorial board member for the Journal of Career Development. Today, she continues her interest in higher education as an adjunct professor teaching in both the Business and Psychology departments of a community college.
Locally, she has served as a community leader on the Boards of multiple nonprofit organizations: Executive Service Corps, the Alzheimer’s Association of Western WA, Leadership Kitsap, Hospice of Kitsap and two regional Humane Societies. Time permitting, she is also a pro bono consultant for 501 Commons, which provides affordable management consulting services to nonprofit organizations in Washington State.
Dr. Summers-Ewing is a licensed psychologist and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She also has Masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Psychology. She has also achieved certification as a Senior Professional Human Resources leader through the Human Capital Institute and recognition by the Society of Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional.