Summer Jelinek

Chief Hospitality Officer

Summer Jelinek has been a speaker and trainer for more than 6 years. She has 20 years leadership experience working with companies such as Walt Disney World, Disney Institute and H-E-B/Central Market. Her passion is connecting with audiences around the world-particularly audiences looking for the magic in leadership. She is a no holds barred, authentic and engaging speaker who delivers rousing keynotes and workshops.

Summer resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her amazing husband, their beautiful daughter, Summer's brother, and her fur babies, Cricket and Adie. 

Summer completed her MBA with a Leadership Certification at the HR.com #1-ranked master's program from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She's also a proud graduate of the business management program of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


"Summer and her team consulted for the Life Boat Project and presented their findings to our board. Their findings were concise and they delivered the information in a way that had us sitting on the edge of our seat. We left inspired and excited to start using their suggestions."

Jill Bolander Cohen

CEO/Founder

The Lifeboat Project, Inc.