Dr. Linda Burrs
Dr. Linda Burrs is the President and Principal Consultant of the Step Up to Success home of Second Generation diversity training. Her consulting firm focuses on leadership and organizational strategies for leaders, teams and individuals. For more than 30 years, Dr. Burrs has brought her rich dynamic approach to the corporate and professional training arena. The breadth of her experience and the depth of her expertise crosses all walks of social and organizational life including law firms, health care, and financial organizations including educators, business professionals, leadership groups and non-profit groups.
Dr. Burrs served as a member of the Public Safety Diversity Task Force for the city of Dayton assisting in the development of recruiting strategies for police and fire. She is a founding vision team member of the Dayton Diversity and Inclusion Partnership (DDIP) group. In the past, Linda has served as a consultant to the Dayton police and fire task force and was a guest faculty for the NOBLE Police Leadership conference.
Linda designs and delivers targeted and successful curriculum for coaching interventions and development programs designed to measurably improve personal, leadership and organizational performance. Her experience, enthusiasm, and high energy provide the foundation for your memorable, life-changing, inspirational experience. When you attend a Step Up To Success! program, you walk away with improved communication skills, better self-management skills, enhanced interpersonal skills and a clearer understanding of your individual strengths and how they contribute to your success both organizationally, professionally, and personally.
Linda is a Past Chair of the Great Lakes Region of the Association for Psychological Type and has been a certified MBTI Practitioner through Consulting Psychologists Press. She has been qualified to administer the MBTI since 1995.
Areas of expertise include:
- Linda’s doctorate is in Leadership and her Master’s degree is in Organizational Management.
- Diversity and Inclusion (strategic design and program development).
- MBTI® Master Practitioner Certification.
- Creator of The Success Series© (for Executive Leadership, Frontline Managers, Teams and Individuals).
- Building Inclusive Teams.
- Effective Communications.
- Conflict and Relationship Management.
- Personal Development and Leadership Coaching.
Dr. Burrs’ Published:
Research study: The relationship between mid-level leaders’ emotional competence and follower commitment©.
Book: The Fruits of Inclusion™: A Smart Business Guide to Creating a Sustainable Program of Diversity and Inclusion© (2008)
Leaders Behaving Badly©
Learning to Groove with the Gremlins©
Using Personal Power to Influence and Persuade©
Relationships and Personality Types©
Transformers . . . More than Meets the Eye©
Inclusion Gone Viral©
The Inclusion Assessment
Navigating the Leadership Corridor© (in progress)
Parity’s Black Leadership Development faculty (2012 – 2014)
NOBLE Law Enforcement Leadership Development Faculty
SOCHE Catalyst for DaytonCREATE Volunteer (Young Creatives Summit team)
Executive Advisor to the African American Network (LexisNexis)
City of Dayton Neighborhood Leadership Institute Faculty
Civic Engagement – Building Community Capacity (Dayton, OH)
Dayton Urban League Youth Development Program
Montgomery County Lupus Support Group
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Call today to see how we may partner to help you reach your goals (937) 866-7511 or email Linda directly at: [email protected]
Honors and Distinctions:
New Faculty Award (University of Phoenix, Cincinnati & Dayton campuses)
DIEEOC Award (Dayton Intergovernmental Equal Employment Opportunity Council) support award
Numerous awards and accolades for teaching and program curriculum design
Guest speaker for National MBA Diversity Conference
Previous Listing in Who’s Who of Professional Managers?
Founding member of DaytonCoaches.org
Guest Personality Panelist on #1 Talk-radio show, Dallas, TX (Personality Diversity)
Guest Personality, radio show: RISE (Business Coaching)
Presenter, University of Dayton Annual Women’s Conference (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Presenter, IPMA-HR (2007) 45th Annual Federal Employee of the Year Awards program
Keynote speaker Montgomery County Job and Family Services Awards Ceremony
Keynote speaker Greater Dayton RTA awards ceremony
Keynote speaker University of Phoenix (Cincinnati/Dayton campus) graduation ceremony (2007, 2008, 2014)
Keynote speaker, Bowles Education Conference, Diversity in Education (2011)
Keynote speaker Wright Patterson Air Force Base Government Awards ceremony
Keynote speaker and presenter Alabama College System Annual Diversity Conference (2004, 2006)
Keynote speaker: Women’s Leadership Conference: UCC Regional Conference (2008, 2010)
Guest panelist Women in Diversity – Ohio Diversity Conference (2013 – 2015)
Keynote presenter: Neighborhood Treasures – The Community Shape Shifter
Keynote presenter: Ohio State University Women in Engineering Leadership Development Session
Presenter: Corporate Governance: Boardsmanship
Keynote speaker: SHRM, Jacksonville, FL (2016)
Presenter Society for Diversity Conference: The role of unconscious bias in the workplace (2017)