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“I help individuals and teams by inviting transformative change in mindset and consciousness because leading always begins within."

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If you asked her clients, Dr. Crystal J. Davis is without exception one of the most intuitive,  influential, and passionate Servant Leaders in the business today. 

Dr. Davis doesn’t just tell you what you need, she goes out and builds the partnerships that will lead you to success. Under her skillful coaching, leaders learn how to face organizational difficulties and individuals resistant to change. 

Her work as an author, speaker, and consultant centers around deep experience and an  “other’s-centered” approach. That experience includes servant leadership, organizational development, culture, change management, and diversity in management. 

For nearly two decades, Dr. Davis has helped companies in the non-profit and private sectors achieve millions in grant funding. What’s more, she’s provided change management services for nationwide rollouts of directors and clinical management teams. She’s also helped to develop functional strategies to help her clients compete in digital arenas.

Servant Led Businesses Outperform Their Competition

The truth is that servant-led businesses outperform their competition. The ability to align the team and individual goals across all levels of your organization is a necessary skill in a diverse world. Dr.  Davis is a mother, CEO, former non-profit exec, and global citizen that understands the unique resources each member of a company brings. Using these assets, she coaches leaders in guiding company direction and setting strategies for their achievement. 

Servant leadership is not simply a phrase, it’s a calling, a principal, and a game plan for driving bottom-line results. And Dr. Crystal Davis believes that it is the key ingredient to building high-performing teams.

Dr. Crystal J. Davis is a research affiliate with the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Phoenix. She is the highly sought-after author of three books: Leading from Within: The Spirituality of Servant Leadership (2014), Servant Leadership and Followership: Examining the Impact on Workplace Behavior (2017), and Bloom Where You Are Planted: Reflections on Servant Leadership (2018).

Crystal is the author of three books:

Crystal’s research interests are in the areas of servant leadership, organizational development and culture, change management, and diversity in management.


Crystal is an active member of The National Society of Leadership and Success and Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society. She is a Research Affiliate at the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix. Crystal serves as a foreign reviewer for two peer-reviewed journals at universities in Pakistan, and she is a grant reviewer for several not-for-profit organizations in the state of Kansas.

Her service as a board member of ULEAD, Inc. in Goshen, IN, keeps her grounded in work with youth and youth workers. Crystal has edited and coached 27 doctoral learners in the USA and internationally to degree completion since 2014. She loves traveling the country facilitating seminars, book discussions, and conversations around what it means to show up as a Serving leader.

Servant Leadership. Every Day. In Every Way

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Crystal 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 of Phoenix.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

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