“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.  To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

~ Marie Curie, physicist and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize

PHILOSOPHY: It’s All About A Higher Level of Leadership


Dori Klass & Associates, Inc. is driven by our purpose, which is to transform lives, families and work teams through consciousness, love, and meaningful action. We are a professional coaching and leadership development consultancy devoted to helping people to lead at a higher level, wherever they are. By creating conscious individuals who see themselves as leaders, we fill the world with people who appreciate and care about their impact and who have the skills to constructively move through life, situations and relationships with elegance, competence and compassion. These people, in turn, create conscious families, organizations and businesses.

We have observed that, “From the boardroom to the bedroom, the corporation to the kitchen, it’s all the same. Wherever you go, there you are.”

At a fundamental level, beyond the uniforms we wear or the behaviors we assign to certain roles, we are who we are and we bring that core self and all its glory, quirks, beliefs and mystery to every engagement. Most of us are much more competent, compassionate and capable than the person who shows up every day. Things that used to be learned in the home or school or in one’s faith-based community are not regularly or consistently taught anymore, anywhere. And the world has changed. What we teach is, in many cases, common sense. That being said, it is not common practice.

If you want to become high functioning and if you want to have a high functioning family or work team, it helps to know who you are, what you stand for, how you lean, naturally, how you learn, naturally, what you value, and what matters most to you. The more you see yourself as a leader in your own life and aspire to be a lifelong learner and masterful leader, the more likely you will be to replace outdated belief systems and subconscious programs with current and useful programs and thought processes that serve.

Learning these things about ourselves is what we call, “The Work Before The Work,” the core work-out and fundamental learning that helps each individual member of a team or a family to know themselves well enough to appreciate who they are and what they bring to the table and to encourage this same process of personal discovery in others. This is the work that helps us move through life more consciously, make better choices, stay the course when the going gets tough, self-manage and behave in ways that honor life, respect our commitments and encourage one another. This is the work that makes the behavioral training programs and diets stick, that makes valued employees stay, and that keeps families together and in love.

At Dori Klass & Associates, Inc. we believe:

  • That each of us is a leader,
  • Leadership can be learned,
  • Leadership is about love (and visioning and strategic planning, impeccable communication, and effective execution), and
  • Leadership development begins in the home – which makes parents especially important people.

Company and organization leaders, are you listening? Programs that support your parents to become exceptional parent leaders will not only translate immediately into their work places but will also help them to raise the next generation of leaders, your future work force, your future neighbors, countrymen and women.

Make Personal & Professional Leadership Development a Priority and You Will Create the Conditions Necessary to Thrive…

To take the first step towards a new level of personal and professional development, personal and/or team fulfillment, satisfaction, effectiveness, and leadership, contact us today to discuss your specific needs and objectives.