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... because we lead with our life, not with our lips.
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Dorothy Burton


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


I'm Dorothy. My passion is leadership. 

My purpose is to empower and inspire leaders, emerging leaders and others serving in public space to achieve optimum self-development, optimized individual, organizational, and team effectiveness.

I help governments, organizations, teams, and individuals.

Keen insight, experience, and wisdom gained from decades in public servant leadership have equipped and positioned me 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, I speak and keynote for leadership and faith-based conferences, develop and present proprietary leadership training and development seminars and workshops; and, facilitate local government and faith-based workshops, day and weekend retreats.

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We Lead With Our Life

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