Dr. CDr. Michael Commini
is co-founder of Summit International, our parent organization, and of lifeFORCE Professional Society. He holds degrees in Theology, Computer Science, and Education. His areas of specialty include website design, internet marketing, knowledge management, training and development, and using serious games to enhance adult learning.

Degrees held:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Masters, Theology
  • Masters, Computer Science
  • Masters, Education Media Technology and Design
  • Doctorate, Divinity
  • Doctorate, Theology
  • Doctorate, Education with an emphasis on Instructional Design for Online Learning

Certifications include:

  • IACTM Accredited Training Provider
  • Business Coaching
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Certified Contextual Behavioral Counseling Specialist
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Master Knowledge Management Professional
  • Certified Knowledge Management Professional
  • Certified Knowledge Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Certified Trainer
  • Certified Public Speaker
  • Security+
  • Network+
  • C++

Research interests include enhancing adult learning by using Serious Games to engage the learner and increase knowledge transfer and retention; applying knowledge management principles and techniques to the instructional design process.

In addition to his academic articles and textbook, Dr. Commini is a respected children's author.

He is currently living in the Middle East with his dog, Diamond, where he lends his expertise to one of the world's largest oil, gas & energy companies. 



DrRobertSmithDr. Robert E. Smith is co-founder of Summit International, our parent organization, and of lifeFORCE Professional Society. He holds degrees in logistics, management, education and divinity. His areas of specialty include professional writing, online instructing, professional project management, knowledge management, strategic knowledge management, corporate training and development, and implementing and applying robotics to enable online and live learning.


Degrees held:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Masters, Religion
  • Masters, Science Management
  • Masters, Religious Education
  • Doctorate, Divinity

Certifications include:

  • Certified TEFL-C-B Educator (120-Hour)
  • Professional NLP Practitioner
  • Business Coaching
  • Executive Leadership Consultant
  • Executive Life Coaching
  • Certified Contextual Behavioral Counseling Specialist
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Transformational Leadership Consultant
  • Certified Knowledge Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Certified Public Speaker
  • Certified Switched-On Educator
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Development
  • Certified Professional Trainer
  • IACTM Accredited Training Provider
  • C++

Research interests include applying knowledge management and robotics to distance education methods/tools and non-traditional business development techniques.

In addition to his academic articles and poetry books, Dr. Smith is a respected children's author.

He is currently living in Arkansas with his dogs, Odie and Izie, where he spends his time writing and consulting with individuals and organizations.


Ms. ShowsMs. Emma Shows currently serves as acting Executive Director for Summit International. She holds degrees in Business Management and Counseling. Her areas of specialty include business administration, child play therapy, and life coaching.

Degrees held:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology with an emphasis in Christian Counseling
  • Masters of Science, Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling

In progress:

  • Masters of Science, Licensed Professional Counseling
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Child Play Therapy

Certifications include:

  • Business Coaching
  • Executive Leadership Coaching

In progress:

  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage and Relationship Coaching