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... because we lead with our life, not with our lips.
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Founder/President CIPS, Inc.

MA Christian Leadership

Dallas Theological Seminary

MA Urban Affairs,  University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

BA Journalism, UTA

Outstanding African American Alum, UTA

Leadership Texas

Leadership Southwest

Charter Graduate
Dallas Blueprint for Leadership

Former four-term City Councilwoman,
City of Duncanville, Texas

Former Chairwoman, Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors

Former Board Member,

National League of Cities

Women in Municipal Government

Why We Fall: The Power of Self-Awareness


About Dorothy

Dorothy Burton is an author, empowerment teacher, lay Christian counselor, speaker; and, subject matter expert in authentic faith in public servant leadership, ethics, and truth in public space. At the core of her calling and purpose is the belief that truth, character, and integrity in leadership still matter - because the good of the people still matters.

Dorothy believes that Christianity and representative democracy can and must co-exist in America but American government is representative of all people - people of faith and no faith. To live together as Americans, government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people. To lead well, leaders must respect and honor the dignity of every human.

Dorothy writes, teaches and speaks to empower and inspire leaders, emerging leaders and others serving in public space to help them achieve optimum self-development, optimized individual, organizational, and team effectiveness.

She helps governments, organizations, teams, and individuals.

Keen insight, experience, and wisdom gained from decades in public servant leadership have equipped and positioned Dorothy to advise and counsel leaders in crisis and help resolve complicated relational and organizational issues.

Teaching proven principles and practical applications to better equip, motivate, and inspire leaders and emerging leaders, Dorothy speaks and keynotes for leadership and faith-based conferences, develops and presents proprietary leadership training and development seminars and workshops; and, facilitates local government and faith-based workshops, day and weekend retreats.


We Lead With Our Life

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