Bio sketch: Dora Summers-Ewing, Managing Partner
Dr. Summers-Ewing is a business psychologist and executive coach who specializes in building the leadership capacity of individuals, teams and organizations. She is the Managing Partner of EXIDEO Consulting, a firm dedicated to ensuring their clients have the capacity and talent needed to keep them growing and flourishing regardless of changing market conditions. EXIDEO is based in the Seattle area but also provides services across North America, Europe and Asia through its affiliates and partners.
With over 20 years of experience, Dora’s industry expertise is broad and diverse and has spanned over four continents. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients in High Tech, Professional Services, Retail, Biotech, Financial Services, Energy, and Hospitality enterprises. She has also worked with start-up organizations, family businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit enterprises to build the needed capacity to sustain and grow their organizations. A well-known authority on leadership issues, she is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Executive and High Potential Talent Development and Strategic Change Management. Prior to joining EXIDEO, Dora was a corporate learning officer for a publicly traded company, where she designed and implemented enterprise-wide programs to support Executive and Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement and Talent Management.
In addition, Dora spent 13+ years as a business psychologist for two global management consulting firms where she partnered with clients to translate their strategic challenges into desired results, both as a consultant and coach. 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 as an adjunct professor teaching Organizational Leadership, Resource Management and Psychology at her local community college.
Locally, she has served on the Board of Directors of Executive Service Corps, the Alzheimer’s Association of Western WA and two regional Humane Societies. She is a graduate of Leadership Kitsap and currently serves on their Board. Time permitting, she still volunteers for 501 Commons, which provides management consulting services to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Summers-Ewing is a licensed psychologist and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and Career Development. She also has Masters’ degrees in Business Administration (concentration in Marketing) and Counseling Psychology.