Dynamic, Powerful, Authentic and Inspiring are a few words her audience and colleagues have chosen to describe her. Her compelling message of hope has inspired thousands of people around the world. Her audience leaves feeling informed, encouraged, but most of all empowered to action. On countless occasions, Dori has been credited for helping people to have their “Light Bulb Moment!” She sees beauty and potential in everyone and is not afraid to tell them.
Dori is a native Philadelphian. She received the best that the Philadelphia Public Schools had to offer. She is a 1982 graduate of the Philadelphia High School For Girls. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from Howard University in 1986. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity.
Dori began her corporate career in 1989 with INROADS/Philadelphia, Inc., an organization dedicated to the advancement of talented minority youth. After 5 years of service to INROADS, she spent the next 12 years selling Pharmaceuticals for various Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical companies. While enjoying a “successful” and lucrative career, Dori encountered depression; a disease that would haunt her for a decade and ultimately be the launching pad of her life’s mission and ministry, BrandNewEveryMorning. Through her popular blog brandneweverymorning.blogspot.com, Dori shared her journey to wellness with her audience as a way to encourage people to seek treatment, battle and conquer depression! Her blog touched every continent and was enjoyed by over 16,000 viewers in less than a year!
In 2012, Dori founded Dorimray.com. As a blogger, teacher, motivational speaker and coach, she delivers a message of hope that equips her clients with the tools necessary to stay connected to their purpose by working hard, staying focused and overcoming obstacles….the story of her life. She uses her unique brand of humor, humility and raw honesty to help people understand that broken things can be mended and with every day comes new mercy! Many credit her success to her unique gift to “Reach In and Pull Out”. Her audience finds her training to be exciting, relevant, and just downright REAL! From the youngest child to highest level professional….she has the gift to connect!
Dori is currently living in Philadelphia with her two adult children, Cori & Aaliyah. She works for the Mayor’s Office of Re-Integration Services where she serves as the Job Readiness Facilitator. In her position she teaches Returning Citizens the skills necessary to re-enter the workforce, community and personal responsibility, and many other necessary traits to recreate their brand and live as honest, productive citizens. She is very passionate about serving under-served populations. She believes that she, along with everyone else, was sent here to Make A Difference!