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"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.
Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect."  ~ Brene Brown


Dr. Laura Lee Summers is an award-winning professor and senior consultant of adult learning design, leadership coaching, and best practices in professional mentoring. She is also a sought-after speaker on cultivating transformative adult learning practices, well-being, and resilience in P-20 educators. She has authored over 40 publications and has spoken at over 90 events worldwide. In addition to being a skilled program leader and mentor for aspiring professionals, she also dedicates much of her time to creating a culture that propels growth and inspires hope in education.

During her eighteen-year tenure at the University of Colorado Denver, Laura served as an associate professor of professional adult learning design and coaching. She was also a senior evaluator at the Evaluation Center where she facilitated focus groups and analyzed qualitative interviews and survey data. Currently, Laura consults with P-12 schools, higher education, non-profits, and professional education organizations. 

Laura also spent several years as a P-12 district leader of professional learning and coaching, where she made a continuous effort to measure the impact of professional learning on students’ success across the district.

When not being a change agent in today’s professional learning landscape, Laura can be found traveling, writing about lived experiences, and spending quality time with her family.

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