Dori has over 30 years of healthcare experience grounded in pediatric oncology nursing and has held numerous leadership roles. She has developed and facilitated many staff, leader, and team development and leadership programs integrating coaching. She has seen the value of coaching to create new insights that lead to behavior change in individuals as they strive for personal and professional growth. She has worked with many clients in both private and public sectors to foster their transition to a more authentic self that demonstrates openness, curiosity, and compassion within the context of the relationship, striving for healthy conversations even in the midst of conflict. Dori has presented at numerous conferences on coaching, leadership, and rising up from her own trauma journey.
Dori has a collaborative approach to development and works with people from all walks of life and roles- physicians, female first responders, leaders, citizens, and teams to co-create meaningful relationships, retreats, team days, and programs. Her mantra is ‘it’s all about the learning” and builds experiential learning modalities into all her programs and coaching. She resides on tranquil Salt Spring Island, BC where she enjoys hiking, playing in the water and never tiring of the spectacular sunsets from her deck. She hosts intimate retreats on Salt Spring and in Mexico. Her property on Salt Spring Island has become known for its magical, healing, and peaceful space to nourish, recharge and renew.
Dori has a BScN from U of Alberta, an MA in Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a licensed facilitator for Coaching Out of the Box and a member of the International Coach Federation & Institute of Coaching (Harvard Medical School). She is a certified practitioner for EQ in Action Profile and The LeadershipCircle 360 Assessment tool. She is a Certified Trauma Informed Coach. She is a Kundalini yoga teacher and guides people each morning for a morning meditation practice.