“Impacting what happens within and between people in organizations is our best access point to creating a world that works for all."

“How people relate to one another, as human beings and not objects, is directly related to what they can achieve together.”

“When team members care about one another, are safe to talk straight and to disagree, and to hold each other to account, they can exceed what anyone thought was possible.”

“Leaders are the source of everything that is and isn’t happening in an organization, and everyone is a leader.”

Designing the Future

Most strategic plans are not about the future, and are created to combat current challenges, while relying on the kind of thinking and actions that are familiar to the organization.

Dorrier Underwood’s approach to strategy starts with your vision for a new future – maybe even a future that has never occurred as possible. All too often  organizations scale down their plans to match their current resources and capabilities. Only when your commitment to a new future requires you to expand beyond your current ways of operating is real creativity possible. Often this takes changing modes of working that have been in place for many years.

We work with you to create an environment where this kind of transformation can happen. And then partner with you to develop concrete plans with milestones and measures for accomplishing your critical objectives.


Nancy Dorrier | June 3rd, 2021

Where are we as a company regarding race, equity, social justice, following the golden rule, caring, caring about “the least of these,” caring about anybody, caring and reaching out?

There is the statement, “We do not discriminate on the basis of…” and “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”

But truths are not self-evident…  [continue reading

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Dorrier Underwood is a consulting firm specializing in organizational and executive transformation

Founded in 1988, we have offices in Atlanta, Raleigh, and Charlotte.  We work with companies that are committed to being extraordinary:

  • Developing leaders who are authentic and engaging
  • Uncovering blind spots that limit productivity and performance
  • Bringing new tools that enhance collaboration and communication
  • Generating openings for creativity and peace of mind in the face of challenges

Our People

A consulting team that individually and collectively embodies the Dorrier Underwood culture of Authenticity, Accountability, Compassion, and Transformation.

Track Record

At first I was skeptical when I was asked to participate in yet another “executive corporate culture” workshop and frankly approached my first session with very low expectations. After participating in the first several workshops, I was so impressed with the content and how it related to me that I expanded the participation to my key managers and leaders within my group.

One challenge, especially now, is cost justifying “touchy feely” consulting. However, I can directly tie the work Dorrier Underwood has done with my aftermarket team to a 6% increase in orders in the first 5 months alone. Looking at where we are headed, I fully expect this to be 10% at the end of the year. Dorrier Underwood has enabled us to have open, frank and ego-free conversations, to build an environment of mutual respect and trust, and to be able to work as true teams all driving to a common goal.

Andrew Parlour
Vice President of Sales, Consumer Foods Group
Buhler North America

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 huge.

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 seem impossible.

Brad King
Stitch Golf

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