Our leadership team is accountable for outcomes
rather than the to-do’s to get there, for
example, being measured on seeing contingencies
that are not predictable. The shift from people
giving suggestions to owning their answers is
~ Mike Braine
The Leadership coaching team at Dorrier
Underwood is incredible at unlocking our inner
ability to solve our own challenges both
personally and professionally. They have an
uncanny ability to inspire leaders to trust
their instincts and accomplish things that may
~ Brad King
Our focus on technology and self, created resistance and
barriers to delivering value
to the company. What made our project a complete
success was that we did things together; we
planned and executed well, and collaborated. We
did it as a high
~ Jason Botts
Martin Marietta Materials
After working with Dorrier Underwood, I can see
my direct reports empowering their front-line
doctors, who in turn have been meeting their
goals at much higher levels than before. My work
with Dorrier Underwood far exceeds anything I
anticipated personally or professionally. Not
only are we on track with our projects, our
people are aligned with our vision. With Dorrier
Underwood’s coaching, I am proud to say that all
my direct reports are learning to be a resource
for each other and thought leaders for the
organization. This is one of my greatest
"We hired Dorrier Underwood when Dansko was at a crossroads. We didn’t want to lose our
unique culture in the transition from a personal, “Mom & Pop” style to a more corporate
structure. Dorrier Underwood’s consultants gave us the right questions to ask, and then
got us to really grapple with them. We told each other truth about what the company needed
to go to the next level.
"My goal for the retreat – which we accomplished – was to prepare for operationalizing
our future, and we actually articulated some steps for how we’re going to get there.
Plus you gave us a new tool, the Breakdown Technology, to deal with obstacles and we’re
already using it. Here’s the thing: we’re not arguing anymore about the vision.
The “victimhood” of the past is officially over. The future is more organic because
it’s being built by the team."
~ Jesse Milan, Jr.
"The Mastery Program guides seasoned leaders through the process of self-exploration in
order to make positive and decisive differences in their personal leadership. It’s one of the
best leadership development programs I have experienced in my 38 years as a professional."
~ Dr. Tom Jones
Armstrong Atlantic State University
"I have found the work of Dorrier Underwood to be the most effective of its kind in
25 years of professional life."
~ Tom Allen
Former President & General Manager
CBS Television Station
"I use Dorrier Underwood's consulting approach in order to have partners for
creative thinking and innovation. It provides me with an opportunity to be in
a conversation that has no other agenda other than to promote my growth as a
CEO along with the growth of my company's most important asset: its people"
~ Don Holzworth
Executive in Residence
UNC Chapel Hill
"My commitment was to sell a specific service to our biggest client, and frankly,
I had just about given up. I was re-energized by my work with Dorrier Underwood
and developed some very specific strategies and tactics. Three months later we
completed the sale of $500,000. Within two weeks we were close to an adjacent sale
of $200,000 and a month later we had completed a $1.1 million sale of this same
service to another entirely new client, reviving a deal that we thought was dead."
~ Andrew Friede, MD, MPH