Visit GLBT Coach, Dotti Berry.
Born to coach, Dotti Berry is a Coach, Consultant, Trainer, & Writer. Through her company, IMPACT Communications, she has authored various articles, and since 1985, has worked with both youth and adults one-on-one, as well facilitated seminars and workshops for organizations, universities, corporations, religious institutions and Leadership classes. Sodexho, Info Quest Clinical, the Girl Scouts, NCCJ (National Conference of Community and Justice), the University of Kentucky, Women Out Front, and Soulforce are some of the diverse groups who have secured her services in the areas of executive coaching, personal transformation, GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) issues, diversity, teambuilding, and non-violent process.
Dotti is finishing her doctorate work in Human Sexuality at Widener University. She studied with Brian McNaught, called the "Godfather of Gay Sensitivity Training" by the New York Times, at the Thornfield Annual Conference on Sexuality, where she completed a special track on corporate diversity and gay issues in the workplace. She works passionately for the acceptance and inclusion of the transgender community, saying, “Not only should they not be left behind, we must invite them to lead the way,” as she coaches them one-one-one, keynotes, facilitates workshops, and offers groups for SO's (significant others) and transgender couples at various conferences, such as Esprit, Fantasia Fair, Southern Comfort, and IFGE (International Foundation for Gender Education).
More about Dotti: She began her coaching career while she was still in high school, coaching the 10 & under girls’ basketball team in Atlanta, Georgia, to the championship. She continued coaching at the high school level in Georgia, before coaching Women’s Basketball at the University of Kentucky. She left coaching to go into business for herself, owning several businesses throughout a twenty year period: an interior design business, (Designs by Dotti), retail kiosks (Sweats Fifth Avenue) throughout the southeastern United States, Vision Management Group (representing musicians and professional women athletes), as well as a marketing business which offered website design, promotional products, and embroidered and screen printed apparel.
Today, in addition to her company, IMPACT Communications, she also owns Phoenix Communications, a promotional products and marketing company. That company, previously named BSA Enterprises, was the 1991 Lexington, KY, Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. BSA Enterprises was also the ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Small Business of the Year in the United States in 1995.