Do you know? Although my message, and my life purpose, have been basically the same over all these years, their presentation has consistently developed and varied to fit a new audience or a new way of expressing what I do. Whether I was working with abuse survivors, couples, women in transition, people dealing with illness, emotional, spiritually, or physically or, for the last 15 years, leaders who are coming alive, my message has always been “YOU CAN!” You can live fully, passionately, and alive.

Today I say:

“I work with visionary leaders to get them performing from 

their most powerful state so that they are feeling creative 

and free instead of in struggle and resistance.”

As with a number of things over the years, I needed help putting this most recent message out there. For me, that meant calling Michael Liebowitz, a genius at helping you get to the soul of your message with clarity and depth. Learning the difference between authentic independence, and the illusion of self-sufficiency, has supported me in always being willing to seek help as needed in any area. 

Do you know your message? Do you know what people hear when you speak? Remember, what people hear may have nothing or very little to do with what you say. The more you know your message on a cellular level, the easier it is to simply and clearly present it so that the chances of being misunderstood. or misinterpreted, are marginal.

Before any of that can happen however, you need to first know exactly what it is you want to put out there. Who it is you want to be out there. How you want to be seen. When you walk in a level of certainty, of grounded knowing, there is little room for confusion. People feel it. They see it and know it. All because you first had such clarity you owned it on every level. Then you lived it.

In the Institute that I had founded, for almost 19 years I was known as the Dottie Lama. Initially embarrassed by such audacity, I came to see that my students in the first two years needed me to have that presence, to have that certainty about the pioneering work we were doing. It required me to see myself differently, to own that level of authority and quiet wisdom. I changed significantly to match what was needed. It was for each class until they no longer needed it. Then Dottie or Dr. D could show up. Yet, I claimed it again for each incoming group. 

Your message, to be its most powerful, to be its most transformative, needs you to know it and own it. To become the person capable of the message you are sharing with the world. Know that the clarity you achieve and share with your message gives you permission to live it naturally while increasing your impact, influence, and profit. Whatever all that means to you…


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.