Dorothy Burton


Making sense in a world that makes no sense
P.O. Box 381112
Duncanville, TX 75138

©2019 by Dorothy Burton 

Meet Dorothy

Dorothy Burton is a compelling speaker, prolific author, inspirational lecturer, influencer, leadership trainer and facilitator of personal development and group empowerment.  

Founder and CEO of Christians in Public Service, Inc., Dorothy is a popular and engaging speaker for organizations, governing bodies; working with leaders throughout the nation. Her passion is women who lead.

Known for her keen insight, wisdom, and knowledge, leaders often seek her advice and counsel when in crisis; and appreciate her innate ability to identify the "real issue" as she works in partnership to offer optimal resolutions.

A trailblazer, Dorothy is a former four-term City Councilmember for the City of Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas; and, was the first African American elected to the Council.

She is a charter graduate of Dallas Blueprint for Leadership and former Chair of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors representing Dallas County.

She was twice elected Board Chairman and was the first African-American to serve as Chairman of the Board. An accomplished writer and speaker, Dorothy is the author of the book: Why We Fall: The Power of Self-Awareness.

A former member of the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Board of Directors, she was the first woman from Texas elected to serve.

Dorothy is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington; earning a BA in Communication (Journalism), an MA in Urban Affairs and recognized as an Outstanding African-American Alum.

Dorothy is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary earning a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership; and, a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership Southwest.

She is married to her college sweetheart, Dr. Michael Burton and they have one adult daughter, Jessica.​

The Book Every Leader Needs

Dorothy's book, "Why We Fall: The Power of Self-Awareness" should be part of every leader's library.

Many of us make costly mistakes that impact negatively our life and career. Not because we lack skill or talent, but self-awareness.

This book of time-tested principles will help you get out of your own way and learn how to harness the power of self-awareness which is more essential for good success than talent and skill combined.  


Includes a Study Guide to help you dig deeper, ponder points raised and is perfect for individual study, even more for your team or small group. You will be challenged, inspired, motivated and will better understand yourself, others and the world around you.



"Some problems we bring upon ourselves simply because we don't know ourselves. This book will help you avoid becoming your own worst enemy as you learn how to become more self-aware of commonly embedded but deadly flaws that when left unacknowledged and unaddressed, have caused the downfall of many." - From the Foreword by Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative and Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, Texas