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Dori Howard

Leadership and Trauma-informed Coach, Healer, Holder of Brave Space, Retreat Specialist

PowHERhouse Amplify Resilience Coach - Health Care System & Frontline Workers

Dori brings over 30 years of healthcare leadership to her role as an Executive Coach. As a pediatric oncology nurse, she began everyday with one question: “How can I make their bad day better?”.  Today this question has shifted, but the root of the message remains the same. How can I help you discover more resilience? More peace? And more joy?

Dori has a BScN from U of Alberta, an MA in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a licensed facilitator for Coaching Out of the Box  and a member of the International Coach Federation, Institute of Coaching (Harvard Medical School) and the NeuroLeadership Institute.  She is a certified practitioner for EQ in Action Profile and The LeadershipCircle 360 Assessment tool and is certified as a Trauma Informed Coach working with first responders and couples to overcome the impact of PTSD.  Dori is also a Kundalini yoga teacher and integrates the ‘yoga of awareness’ into all realms of life. 

Dori’s helps clients learn to live more authentically with openness, curiosity and compassion, always striving for healthy conversations even in conflict.  Her mantra is ‘it’s all about the learning”  and builds experiential learning modalities into all her programs, coaching and retreats. She cares deeply, works collaboratively and challenges courageously. 


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Dori's Ancestral Story

Dori is of Welsh, British and French Canadian ancestry, who self-identifies as a settler and an ally. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies of Treaty 6 Territory, within the Metis homelands of Alberta Region 4, land that is the traditional territories of many First Nations such as the Nehiyaw (Cree), Denesuliné (Dene), Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot). Her mother and father were also born and raised on the Canadian prairies. Dori currently resides on the  unceded ancestral territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking Coast Salish peoples also known as Salt Spring Island, BC. There she hosts intimate retreats, hikes with her compassion dogs, plays in the Coast Salish Sea and enjoys sunsets from her deck. 

“Instead of toughen-up, we need to soften-up.  When we lead from our heart centre, we lead with compassion, curiosity, courage and care.  We have a precious and purposeful time here to make a difference one connection, one conversation at a time.  Resilient leadership begins with the inward journey to a truer you-- valuing self, caring for self, leading self so that we balance caring for, being with and leading others.”

Dori's Leadership Pillars