Before Dr. Flowers
built a distinguished 40-year professional career, she was an
exceptional student at Western Reserve University. She earned her
Phi Beta Kappa key as a junior and graduated Magna Cum Laude with an
honors degree in biology in 1964. She continued at Case Western
Reserve for Medical School, where she earned her M.D and her thesis,
"Attitudes and Practices of Birth Control in Married and Unmarried
Women," won her the Faculty Award for Research in 1968.
her education soon after with a rotating internship at San Francisco
General Hospital and a residency in psychiatry at Stanford
University Medical Center.
In the four decades
to follow, she would become an accomplished psychiatrist, educator,
writer, and speaker firmly committed to improving her community.
interest in communication and organizational systems began during
her psychiatric residency training at Stanford. At that time, she
began consulting to organizations, including local elementary and
high schools. She focused on student performance issues related to
learning differences, cultural differences, and emotional responses
to current issues. She continued to develop her consulting practice
throughout her career, and today Dr. Flowers is a personal and
professional development consultant who has helped a broad range of
clients overcome persistent challenges and achieve better