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Kylie Dotson-Blake

President & CEONational Board for Certified Counselors

Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Member Since January 2022


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Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and Affiliates. With over 65,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in more than 40 countries, NBCC is the premier credentialing organization for counselors. NBCC and Affiliates is comprised of three organizational affiliates: the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and the NBCC Foundation (NBCC-F). Dr. Dotson-Blake served for six years on the NBCC Board of Directors and previously served as NBCC’s Interim Chief Operating and Policy Officer. She also served two terms as Chair of the Board of Directors for NBCC. Prior to accepting her role at NBCC, Dotson-Blake served as Professor and Counselor Education program coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and as a visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary. She received her master’s degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University and her doctorate in Counselor Education from The College of William and Mary. Over the course of her career, Dr. Dotson-Blake has focused on increasing access to mental health services in rural communities and developing countries and promoting the growth of the professional infrastructure of counseling through governmental engagement, scholarship and professional service. Through her work with NBCC and Affiliates, she has collaborated with international partners from Romania, Argentina, Bhutan, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and others to advance legislative recognition of the profession of counseling and expand access to mental health and career development services.

Published content

13 Key Ways Organizations Can Improve Their Managers’ Effectiveness

expert panel

By providing ongoing support, leadership can ensure that a manager has the tool and resources to succeed. Great managers are critical to the success of an organization. These managers sometimes step into the role already possessing innate traits and experiences that will help them succeed as leaders, but management as a skill should also be taught. If an organization builds systems to develop and shape the skills of their talent on an ongoing basis, leadership decreases the chances of creating and perpetuating bad management behaviors that negatively impact the culture and operations of the business.  To help leaders ensure managers are performing at their best, 13 Newsweek Expert Forum members share specific actions they can take to increase the effectiveness of their managers.

Company details

National Board for Certified Counselors

Company bio

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and monitor a national certification system, and to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained board certification. Our mission is to advance counseling as the premier certification body of the profession with a vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling.



Area of focus

Continuing Education

Company size

51 - 200