"The goal of coaching is the goal of good management:  to make the most of an organization's valuable resources."   Harvard Business Review

"Personal performance coaches...can identify missing skills or style difficulties and offer pragmatic tips..."   The Wall Street Journal

"It’s all about the results —and that is exactly why seasoned professional business & executive coaches have full rosters because they help clients produce favorable results. Expensive? Not when compared to the ROI, the bottom line results achieved that can be measured."  The Wall Street Journal

"Get a Coach, Get a Life...it sounds simple enough.  You talk regularly with someone and together work out ways to do things.  But unlike chatting with a friend, when you hire a personal coach you commit..."  Diablo Magazine

"Corporate America had better heed the phenomenon...people won't run on autopilot or by remote e-mail.  No matter how much the world has changed, people on the job still need some mentoring, some monitoring, some meaningful interaction...personal coaching has earned it's merits."  Fortune Magazine

"A Coach may be the guardian angel you need to rev up your career."   Money Magazine

"The benefits of coaching appear to win over even the most cynical clients within just a few weeks."  Industry Week

"Executive coaches are not for the meek. They’re for people who value unambiguous feedback. All coaches have one thing in common, it’s that they are ruthlessly results-oriented." FAST COMPANY

Smart companies…offer coaching as a prerequisite to proven managers, in the understanding that everyone can benefit from a detached observer." NEW YORK TIMES

"Across corporate America, coaching sessions at many companies have become as routine for executives as budget forecasts and quota meetings."

"They’re part therapist, part consultant—and they sure know how to succeed in business."

"Coaching is having a dedicated mentor, it’s getting knowledgeable support and encouragement and a new way of looking at things when you need it"



"Executive Coaching - Worth the Money?"  Wall Street Journal  4/10/08

"Dollars for Change"  Contra Costa Times  1/16/05

"Changes" - Dory Willer  KQED 88.5 Radio 1/3/03

"Shape up with Life Coaches"  - Dory Willer Contra Costa Times  7/24/02

"Let an Executive Coach Fine-Tune Your Abilities"  The Wall Street Journal 2003

"Follow up Training With Coaching"  The Wall Street Journal 2003

Executive Coaching--With Returns a CFO Could Love" Fortune Magazine 2/19/01

Entrepreneur Profile - Dory Willer  East Bay Business Times 11/16/01

"Shaping Up Your LIfe" bi-weekly column Clayton Pioneer 2001-2002

"Goal Getters..Personal Coaches Catch on as a Way to Change Your Life's Game Plan" - Dory Willer  San Francisco Chronicle, 8/12/01

"Cheerleader, Therapist, Consultant, Taskmaster - Business Coaches Fill A Variety of Roles For Clients Who Need a Little Extra Push" - New York Times 3/25/01

"So You're a Player. Do You Need a Coach?"  Fortune, 2/21/00

"Get a Coach, Get a Life"   Diablo Magazine, 10/1999

"Coaching Collection"  Harvard Bus.Rev., Reprint #49546

"Selecting a Coach" American Society Training & Development, December 1998, Issue #9812    

"Four Essential Ways that Coaching Can Help Executives"  Witherspoon & White, 1997, Center for Creative Leadership

"Getting Change to Stick"  Consulting Today, Bregman 1999




The value of Coaching with Dory:  

Truly Dory is a Cheerleader for the Soul!  Her coaching has inspired me to new levels of leadership and a new, more balanced perspective that has gained me greater satisfaction in my work and personal life.  James L., Exec. VP Fortune 100

Thank you for helping me peel away the layers to find my next steps.  I will always be grateful for you and for this new exciting chapter of my life!   Kristin S.,  Human Resources Dir.

Your insight has provided me with pragmatic skills to create value alignment and high performance in both my professional and personal settings.  I am a better manager, a more powerful leader, and a more understanding person as a result of your coaching expertise!   Keith K., VicePresident-Operations

At the age of 69, I feel like I've finally discovered who I am.  I'm finally fully in touch with life again and ready to take on a new chapter!   Jackie E.,  ( new published author)

Because of the workshop (Navigating Your Life) I'm restructuring and organizing by wants, needs and goals - and I understand better how to control what I'm going to get out of my life and career.    Nicole W.,  18 yr old college freshman

The best thing I learned was the opportunity to stop my world and take a fresh look at myself and where I should be going, as a professional, spouse, and parent.  Lynette M., Systems Administrator

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