My favorite part of having this blog is being able to introduce people who are great resources for the readers here. I want to tell you about one such resource right in St. Louis, Missouri: Dory Hollander, Ph.D.
My knowledge of Dory is first-hand: Dory is a workplace psychologist, executive and career coach, consultant and facilitator with whom I’ve worked extensively for the past six or seven years. She helped me identify the things about which I’m passionate, incorporate those into my career plan, find my voice and modes of expression, bring meaning and purpose to my work.
None of this is in her official bio, but it comes from my heart. She is a good listener and an accurate diagnostician. Her experience with individuals and organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe has given her a depth of insight and a wide range of strategies and tactics for anyone’s situation. I signed on for her guidance as a new client after one 15-minute phone conversation.
Many of us right now are looking for new options, and one of Dory’s specialties is working with people who are at what she calls “choice points” in their work-lives. If you are one of those people, I can recommend without reservation a call to Dory with a few of your bullet point issues to see what she has to say. If there is a fit, you will know it, just like I did.
Besides the personal, one-on-one coaching that she’s done with me, Dory also has an extensive resume that includes working with companies. This combination of her ability to work with individuals plus her experience and knowledge from working with many different types of organizations gives her an important differentiator over other career and executive coaches. She understands the individual’s need to find meaningful work and excel at it, and she understands the environments in which they are often challenged to do that successfully. So, if you’re fairly happy with your situation but think the company you work for (or own) could use an outside perspective and expert guidance to get to the next level, a meeting and presentation by Dory is an appropriate starting point.
Dory is a nationally recognized expert who has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, USA Today Online, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Boston Globe, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Business 2.0, Money Magazine, CNN/Money, Prevention, Conde Nast Portfolio, Men’s Health, Working Mother, and Forbes. She’s appeared on local and national radio and television programs including CCN’s American Morning, CNN/FN, Good Morning, America, 20/20 and NPR’s Market Place, plus the Today Show.
In her “spare time,” she’s also authored two books and raised two children to be successful, high-achieving, happy adults.
She’s easy to reach and very responsive, if you’re thinking about your own “choice points” (and if not now, when?)
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