About

Dori KlassDori Klass & Associates, Inc. is a consultancy and coaching practice committed to providing a unique blend of professional coaching and leadership development consulting to companies, leaders, educators and parents who want to lead at a higher level, who want to build great family and work environments through coaching, and who want to enhance performance and encourage overall well being on many levels, personally and professionally. We are guided by our purpose, which is to transform lives, families and work teams through consciousness, love and meaningful action.

Meet Dori Klass

Dori Klass is a professionally trained and certified life coach, leadership consultant, author, speaker and workshop facilitator. A parent and child advocate and self-proclaimed “leadership junkie,” Dori is partial to partnering with parents who want to become more intentional about their role as leaders in their lives and work places, beginning in their homes, and who want to more fully develop their own capacity and effectiveness. They quickly learn that these leadership and parenting skills are transferable – they support any relationship in any context, in- or outside of the home.

Dori obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Germanic Languages from Duke University in 1982. She obtained her Executive MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 1997. She worked for Dow Chemical USA out of college and spent 20+ successful years with Abbott Laboratories, a Fortune 50 international, health care company.

In 2002, honoring her values and what she felt was most important in her life at the time, Dori stepped off the executive track to become the anchor parent to her four boys. This decision, and all that was required to live into it, was a defining moment in her life and work. It taught her the importance of knowing who you are, what you stand for and how to choose and act in ways that align with your values and what’s most important to you. It also made room for her second act.

In 2003, Dori joined the ranks of heart-centered entrepreneurs and launched her first company, Peak Experience Coaching & Leadership Consulting, now known as Dori Klass & Associates, Inc. In 2008, she co-launched a second company, World Class Parenting, LLC, devoted to elevating the role of parents and supporting parent leaders who want to be more prepared, proactive and purposeful in this most essential role. In 2004, she became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a worldwide leader in coach training and is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She achieved ICF’s Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) designation in 2010. She is an active member of the ICF Tucson Chapter, where she served on the board for three years.

Dori incorporates her 20+ years of corporate experience, 20+ years of experience leading a blended family, 20+ years of coaching and employee development, and a lifetime of depth work and study into her collaborations with clients, which makes their partnerships real, fun, and effective. Together, they are committed to transforming their lives, relationships, families, work teams and work places through consciousness, love and meaningful action.

Dori lives with her husband, Michael, three of their four boys, and their dog, Rosie, in Oro Valley, AZ, a northwest suburb of Tucson. Thanks to kids, football, wrestling and their work, they’ve made some wonderful friends and have put down roots, happy to call the desert southwest home.

To take the first step towards a new level of personal and professional development, personal fulfillment, satisfaction, effectiveness, and leadership, contact us today for your complimentary coaching session.