The creator of the Emergenetics Profile and the Founder of Emergenetics International, Dr. Browning has been recognized throughout her career as an influential business and thought leader and in 2003 she was recognized as Colorado’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Emergenetics International was named to the Inc. Magazines 500/5000 fastest growing businesses list.
Beginning her career as a teacher, Dr. Browning was an elementary school principal at the age of 26. Her lifelong interest in how people learn ultimately led her to study brain dominance research and to develop the Emergenetics Profile, first in a series of instruments that provide useful information on both thinking and behaving attributes. Returning to her educational roots, she developed the STEP (Student/Teacher Emergenetics Profile)®, which allows parents and teachers of 9 -18 year old students to better understand their children, and to individualize their learning.
Additionally, Dr. Browning founded the Institute of Career Advancement Needs (ICAN, Inc.), which sponsors Influence and Focus, two highly acclaimed executive development programs that have graduated over 2000 participants now in senior management positions worldwide. Dr. Browning has also played a pivotal role in Leadership Development programs around the country including Leadership Denver, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Louisiana.
Dr. Browning received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska, where she was an adjunct associate professor, and has completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. She has lectured at numerous universities in the United States, Canada, Russia, Malaysia, and Singapore. She has also given keynote speeches at Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies and national and international organizations including the American Heart Association.
She extends her interest in children as a founding board member of the Kenyan Children Foundation whose mission is to provide transformational experiences for Americans through compassionate involvement with Kenya street children. Frequently, she and her husband, Armistead, organize and lead groups to Nairobi, Kenya where they work with orphaned and destitute children, many of whom are HIV positive.