• Group Size: 6 – 18
  • Length: 6 months
  • Location: Dallas, TX, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: $12,500

Having maximum impact as a leader requires much more than just knowing things about leadership. True leaders exercise leadership effectively in any situation, no matter the circumstances, on demand. This program unleashes your ability to be that kind of leader. Instead of accumulating more knowledge about leadership, you’ll develop a natural capacity to lead, in all facets of your life and work, at any time.

This executive-level, 6-month program is academic in nature yet deeply experiential in practice. It represents the heart of the transformative work Dorrier Underwood does in the world, with cornerstones of integrity, authenticity, being 100% responsible, and being up to something bigger than yourself. When you place yourself in this work, what you can expect are breakthroughs in your leadership performance that will last a lifetime. Download the flyer below for program details.

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stan went fishing: Writing to Connect

  • Group Size: 8 – 50
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Location: Client site
  • Cost: $3,000 for a team of 8 – 12, $5000 for a team of up to 50
Stan Went Fishing: Writing to Connect produces alignment that otherwise could take days—or even longer—to achieve. Using photography, writing and listening exercises, the program offers participants immediate access to authenticity and relatedness.

In the Writing to Connect workshop, participants will:

  • gain new appreciation for their team and team members
  • experience a practice for setting aside distractions and resolving issues
  • solidify their working relationships and
  • see an opening for enhanced creativity and problem-solving

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Click here for “Stan Went Fishing,” the book that inspired this program.

For program details and registration, call Ginny Brien at 704-343-9092, ext. 204.


  • Group Size: 8 – 12 *
  • Length: 30 days total, 3 days in-person
  • Locations: Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Raleigh, NC, Washington, DC
  • Cost: $3,000

*Note: This program is open to the public.

Mastery is Dorrier Underwood’s foundational leadership development program for executives, managers and entrepreneurs who are ready for a breakthrough in their leadership. Over three days, participants from different organizations immerse themselves in a powerful inquiry about how they show up as leaders, what drives them, and what gets in their way.

Coming out of the program, participants:

  • Learn to lead from their vision for the future rather than from worries or concerns
  • See new, inspiring possibilities for their organization, career and life
  • Increase their power to have difficult or contentious conversations
  • Take away a clear action plan to accomplish short-term objectives
  • Return to work empowered to produce unprecedented results

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For program details and registration, call Ginny Brien at 704-343-9092, ext. 204.

Action and Accountability

  • Group Size: up to 50
  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: Client site (This program is most often offered in the context of an organization/intact team or department.)
  • Contact Dorrier Underwood for rates.
Action and Accountability enables participants to move strategic conversations into swift, committed action. Leaders and their teams learn to quickly pinpoint the source of breakdowns and recover momentum. They learn reliable practices for elevating productivity, job satisfaction and performance. Participants distinguish how to:

  • Save time through a more rigorous use of language
  • Make powerful requests and elicit reliable promises from clients and colleagues
  • Hold each other accountable — without damaging relationships
  • Use mistakes to enhance performance, rather than covering them up

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So Many Initiatives!

  • Group Size: up to 50
  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: Client site (This program is most often offered in the context of an organization/intact team or department.)’
  • Contact Dorrier Underwood for rates.
So Many Initiatives! eliminates excuses and removes barriers to productivity in every area of business. Participants re-examine their relationship with time, workloads, and the people in their lives. They experience a new sense of freedom in getting the important things in life done, and new power in building a culture of productivity, collaboration, and professional fulfillment. In this program, participants discover:

  • A new relationship with time
  • Practices for maximizing productivity and honoring wellbeing
  • New ways to communicate (rather than complain) about time
  • The ability to treat technology as a servant, rather than be dominated by it
  • Increased capacity to lead powerful meetings that begin and end on time

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Leadership Intensive

  • Group Size: up to 12
  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: Client site (This program is most often offered in the context of an organization/intact team or department.)
  • Contact Dorrier Underwood for rates.
Dorrier Underwood’s two-day Leadership Intensive creates a breakthrough in self-awareness, enhancing collaboration and strengthening relationships. Leaders participate in powerful inquiry and a series of dialogues and facilitated discussions. In the process, they:

  • See the difference between “doing your job” and “being a leader in your job”
  • Discover blind spots that limit productivity, accountability, and performance  
  • Design and deliver a declaration that fuels their future leadership

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the Red Truck writing Program for leaders

  • Group Size: up to 25*
  • Length: Eight two-hour meetings over 4 months, plus small writing group meetings in between
  • Cost: $2000
  • Location: videoconference

* This program is open to the public

The Red Truck Program for Leaders is a writing program for leaders who want to develop their skills of engaging others in their vision, strategy, and brand, inside and outside their company. This four-month executive development program is led by an experienced writer who provides a safe and creative environment for self-expression. Each session uses storytelling to unleash the natural ability of human beings to build trust and connection in a complex, swiftly-changing world. Through the process, participants increase their capacity to:

  • Free themselves from rancor and negative thoughts
  • Be present with others, whatever the circumstances
  • Listen in a way that brings out the brilliance of others
  • Speak from the heart
  • Nurture authenticity

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Advanced Mastery

  • Group Size: 6 – 8, by invitation only
  • Length: 4 days
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
The Advanced Mastery program takes leaders who are already at work on their own leadership to their next edge: producing results through others–powerfully, reliably, and naturally.

Over a span of four consecutive days, participants from different organizations discover how to:

  • Generate ideas and see new possibilities for creative partnerships
  • Increase the ability to produce results through others
  • Learn to leverage the connection between well-being and effectiveness
  • Develop team members to be independently responsible

Warning: Participants consistently report discovering the joy that comes with building authentic, productive relationships with colleagues, community members, family and friends. This program affects people’s whole lives.

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