Turn Insight Into Actionable Strategy

Empower your audience with data-driven insights presented in a smart and engaging presentation. I specialize in simplifying strategy and providing steps that are immediately actionable. Your participants will leave feeling inspired, informed, and ready to take the next step to start meaningful change.

“Summer presented during our Chicago Women in Business Summit. Summer was by far received as one of the best speakers during our day which contained a number of high-profile presenters. Summer’s presentation was not only fun, engaging and inspirational but it was practical! Many of our attendees stopped me on the way out the door to compliment us on having Summer. In fact, in our survey sent out, Summer scored the highest as having the most engaging presentation. It is clear her style of presenting resonated strongly with the audience. In addition to her “on the day” performance, her overall composure during the contracting and development of the Summit was very pleasant and professional. Summer is a pleasure to partner with and I would highly recommend her to any organization looking to inspire their staff.”

Shandra Richardson

Director – Women in Business Summit

Keynotes, Workshops, & Presentations

Being on Brand

Mastering Your Personal Brand for Career Growth

Being On Brand: Mastering Personal Brand for Career Growth is an interactive workshop ideal for organizations focused on career growth and personal brand development for leaders, individual contributors, and growing small businesses with customer-facing employees. Workshop attendees will receive a personal brand guide and action plan.

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Big Picture Leadership

Learn the Art of Strategic Thinking

Big Picture Leadership: Learn the Art of Strategic Thinking is a transformative workshop designed for leaders who aspire to transcend the confines of daily operational tasks and embrace a more strategic approach to leadership. This workshop is tailored to guide you through the nuances of strategic thinking, enabling you to foresee long-term opportunities and challenges, and craft visionary solutions for your organization.

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kankakee Community College held an expo where Summer was our morning keynote presenter and what can I say other than she was spectacular!!! Held the audience for the entire time was provided a wealth of knowledge. From the reviews, she definitely exceeded their expectations! Would love to have her present on other topics!

Ken Crite

Executive Director, Kankakee College

Leadership Red Flags

Strategies for Revitalizing Your Leadership Approach

In this session we’ll address the critical issue of bad leadership and its impact on organizational health. This presentation will equip leaders and teams with the tools to identify and address the warning signs of ineffective leadership. Participants will learn about common red flags in leadership, such as lack of vision, poor communication, micromanagement, and toxic behavior, and how these traits can undermine team morale and productivity. Leaders will learn practical strategies for fostering self-awareness, creating feedback mechanisms, and how to develop the characteristics of an effective leader.

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Leading Across Cultures

The Leader’s Guide to Cultural Competence

Leading Across Cultures: The Leader’s Guide to Cultural Competence is an essential workshop for leaders seeking to thrive in today’s globally interconnected workplace. Summer is a certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Administrator who will guide leaders in your organization through the complexities of cultural understanding and competence.

As a pivotal part of this workshop, each participant will complete the IDI assessment, a powerful tool recognized worldwide for its effectiveness in measuring intercultural competence. The IDI offers a comprehensive analysis of your current cultural competence level and provides a framework for understanding how to interact more effectively across diverse cultural contexts.

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Summer Alexander

Summer Alexander

Speaker, Strategist & Leadership Coach

Summer is a leadership development coach and consultant with educational and professional expertise in organizational leadership, human-centered design, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She has facilitated learning for thousands of leaders and directly coached hundreds of leaders across the globe. Summer is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling author and has been featured as a guest expert on platforms such as WGN TV, WCIU TV in Chicago, Black Enterprise, and several other print and radio media outlets. Known for her engaging, practical, and insightful presentations, Summer has addressed global audiences both virtually and in person, including at one of the largest conferences in the U.S., SXSW.

Summer studied Strategic Management (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MA) at DePaul University and holds certificates from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Intercultural Development Inventory. With a passion for empowering leaders to maximize their potential, Summer is dedicated to helping leaders achieve their goals and create a positive, lasting impact.

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