Summit Leadership Partners advises leaders on how to implement strategy and accelerate performance by improving leadership, talent and organization effectiveness. We are experienced, business focused and deliver results through strong partnerships with our clients.

We are former business leaders with deep behavioral science expertise. Our firm has several distinct advantages to ensure successful results in every engagement.

  • Significant ‘real world’ business experience in successful, growth-oriented private, public, and private equity backed organizations
  • Extensive leadership, board level and C-suite experience
  • Global perspectives based on proven success in all regions of the world
  • Broad assessment expertise for individuals and organizations
  • Focus on improving leadership and organization effectiveness
  • Proven methods, tools and best practices in leadership and organization development
  • Outcome focused on strategy implementation, performance improvement, and growth
  • Guaranteed results on every project or engagement

We treat every project with our clients as a partnership, and trust and transparency are the foundation of that partnership.

Blending our seasoned business experience with behavioral science, we are as passionate about improving performance as our clients.

Our approach is always:

BUSINESS FIRST • start with business strategy and objectives
FLEXIBLE • customize approach based on client needs and expected outcomes
HOLISTIC • assess organization context, underlying issues and implications
PRACTICAL • keep our solutions simple, effective and sustainable
OUTCOME FOCUSED • ensure leadership and organization change has real business impact

The Summit Leadership Partners’ team includes seasoned experts in assessment, strategy, leadership development, coaching, strategic talent management and organization development.

Our consultants have held significant leadership roles in top companies from across the globe in addition to their successful consulting experiences.

Dan HawkinsDan Hawkins


After a successful corporate career, Dan founded Summit Leadership Partners to help business leaders improve personal impact and organization performance. Since forming Summit, he has advised and coached senior leaders in numerous industries. Dan brings 25+ years of proven success as Chief Human Resources Officer, Top Talent & Organization Development Executive, Global HR Vice President and other senior leadership roles with high performing global companies. He has deep expertise in leadership, strategy, executive and organization development.

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Todd FrylingTodd Fryling, PhD

Principal Consultant

Todd brings over 20 years of executive leadership and management consulting experience in the fields of strategy, organization development and talent management. Specific areas of expertise include organization assessment & alignment, leadership development & coaching, and talent strategy development.

Prior to joining Summit Leadership Partners, Todd led the global Organization Development & Talent function for Asurion, a privately held, $6 billion provider of technology services and support with 17,000 employees in 17 countries. At Asurion, Todd was responsible for leadership development, talent management, employee engagement, OD consulting, and talent acquisition.

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Corinne-Mason-PhDCorinne Mason, PhD

Principal Consultant

Corinne brings over 25 years of executive leadership and management consulting experience in the fields of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development, talent strategy, analytics and capability building.

Prior to joining Summit Leadership, Corinne led the global Capability and Talent organization for Milliken—a multi-billion dollar global diversified industrial –responsible for leadership, capability building, talent strategy, talent management, employee engagement, organization design and development, and talent acquisition.

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Emily Amdurer PHDEmily Amdurer, PhD

Sr Consultant

Emily is a leadership consultant and executive coach with over 15 years of industry experience. She has extensive experience assessing and developing senior executives in a variety of different industries and functional disciplines. Emily’s expertise is in advising executives on leading through change and transformation. She uses thought-leadership, insight, and a results-focused approach to help leaders improve their overall impact.

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Julie Crotty JD MBAJulie Crotty, JD, MBA

Sr Consultant

Julie is a leadership consultant and executive coach with 20+ years of industry experience. She has extensive experience assessing and developing senior executives in a variety of different industries and functional disciplines. Julie’s expertise is in advising executives to overcome challenges to reach their full potential. She is skilled at assisting leaders with enhancing their executive presence, communication style and managing conflict. She uses thought-leadership, insight, and a results-focused approach to help leaders improve their overall impact and satisfaction.

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Sandhya JohnsonSandhya Johnson, PhD

Sr Consultant

Sandhya is a leader in developing innovative talent strategies for a diverse group of top organizations across the globe. In additional to being a renowned expert in leadership, human capital strategy and organization culture, Sandhya has led talent and organization development functions for several major corporations. She has also been keynote speaker on many organization development and HR strategy related topics.

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Elizabeth PotterElizabeth Potter

Business Manager

Elizabeth is responsible for all Summit Leadership Partners operations including client management, scheduling, marketing, accounting, and coordination of internal projects as well as administrative support for Dan Hawkins.

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Chelsea BeveridgeChelsea Beveridge

Research Consultant

Chelsea plays an instrumental role in numerous areas related to research, analysis and project management. In addition to Summit, she works with the Volunteer Program Assessment, a group that works with nonprofits across the U.S. to improve their volunteer programs. Chelsea has worked in Human Resources, Learning and Organization Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her other previous work includes research and teaching assistant roles at UNC Charlotte and Operations Coordinator in the Elon University Writing Center.

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You may be wondering ‘What’s the story behind the company name’? The name ‘Summit’ and the logo have special meaning to our purpose and passion.

‘Summit’ is defined as peak or pinnacle. At Summit Leadership Partners, our passion is to help leaders and organizations reach their highest potential. Achieving high performance requires assessment, discovery, strategy, courage, leadership, alignment and resilience. We help our clients build these capabilities.

The logo represents three mountains of different sizes. Regardless of company size or complexity, all leaders face challenges aligning organizations with their business strategy. The mountains are comprised of three triangles which is symbolic that change is required by individuals, leadership teams, and organizations to achieve high performance.

On a personal note, Dan’s father, Dr. Roger E. Hawkins, was a very successful leadership consultant, author and executive coach for over 40 years. His consulting practice was based in Summit, NJ, and Dan fondly remembers the many summers spent in Summit learning the business. In 2014, Roger passed away and was laid to rest in Summit. He is Dan’s inspiration.

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