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2021 Annual KACE Conference Keynote

The Diversity-Intelligent Servant Serving Leaders: The Impact Value for KACE

Dr. Crystal J. Davis, Author and CEO, CJD Consulting Solutions, LLC

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

“We help individuals, organizations, and teams by inviting transformative change in mindset and consciousness because leading always begins within.”

CJD Consulting Solutions, LLC was founded by Crystal J. Davis in 2004 to fulfill this promise. Her approach to consulting, coaching, training, speaking, and writing are designed to help teams and individuals to accomplish transformative change, working solely from the perspective of servant leadership. CJD Consulting Solutions, LLC is an organizational development and leadership consulting firm that uses the servant leadership approach to link and align organizational performance and for sustainable success. We believe that empowering and inspiring individuals, teams, and organizations creates high performance and transforms and builds transformative organizations. We engage in deep listening, we ask powerful questions, and we assess an organization’s culture. At CJD Consulting, we collaborate with leaders and teams to define the vision and blueprint your future success. We work to create meaningful contribution for every person. It is servant leadership. Every day. In every way.


As an expert servant leadership consultant, author, and independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team, Dr. Davis brings an "others-centered" approach to helping great leaders build great organizations. Dr. Davis helps organizations and leaders improve business results by empowering authentic conversations encouraging members at all levels of the organization to build trust, awareness, and meaningful contribution. From working with leaders to working with individuals and teams, Dr. Davis helps people envision their organization's future, coaches them to harness the skills needed to think future-forward and assesses the organizational culture to develop frameworks that will create high-performing teams. Dr. Davis considers the comprehensive scope of an organization and its people.

Dr. Davis is the author of three books, Leading from Within: The Spirituality of Servant Leadership (2014), Leadership and Followership: Examining the Impact on Workplace Behavior (2017), and her third book, Bloom where you are planted: Reflections on Servant Leadership. Her research interests are in the areas of servant leadership, organizational development and culture, change management, and diversity in management.

Dr. Davis holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University, an MHR in Human Relations (summa cum laude) from the University of Oklahoma, and a Doctorate in Management specializing in Organizational Leadership (magna cum laude) from the University

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