GATHER with Dori Howard

Cultivating More Openness, Curiosity and Compassion Through Relational Learning

GATHER is a community of diverse changemakers coming together on a consistent basis to learn, unlearn, heal, and grow, and a digital storytelling platform that tracks these raw, real, and authentic conversations and tells the story of the wisdom gathered for a purpose throughout this individual and collective journey of expansion. 


Who is Dori Howard?

Dori has over 30 years of healthcare experience grounded in pediatric oncology nursing and has held numerous leadership roles. She has seen the value of coaching and tapping into emotional agility to create new insights that lead to behavior change in individuals as they strive for personal and professional growth and more ease, joy and peace in their inner lives. She has worked with many clients in both private and public sectors to foster their transition to a more authentic self that demonstrates openness, curiosity and compassion within the context of the relationship, striving for healthy conversations even in the midst of conflict.
Dori has a collaborative approach to leadership and learning. Her clients include physicians, female first responders, leaders, caregivers, citizens and teams to co-create meaningful relationships, retreats and programs. Her mantra is ‘it’s all about the learning” and builds experiential learning modalities into all her programs and coaching. She resides on tranquil Salt Spring Island, BC where she enjoys hiking with her dogs, playing in the water and never tiring of the spectacular sunsets from her deck. She hosts intimate retreats that foster the deep dive and ‘a path inward to a truer you’. Her property on Salt Spring Island has become known for its magical, healing and peaceful space to nourish, recharge and renew.
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 She is a certified practitioner for EQ in Action Profile and The LeadershipCircle 360 Assessment tool. She is a Certified Trauma Informed Coach. She is a Kundalini yoga teacher and guides people each morning on zoom for a morning meditation practice.


Why is this conversation important?

In organizations, we are often given messages, overt and covert, to 'be professional', and not be emotional...especially women in leadership. When we share, learn, be vulnerable, be real, we are most effective as leaders and as compassionate, caring human beings. When women share their stories as a relational learning experience, the healing begins.


What now?

What do you do daily to cultivate and practice joy?

Who's in on the journey with you?

Connect with Dori on LinkedIn and explore what Enso Learning, Experiences, and Retreats is all about on their website.

Gather with us on October 26th at 8 am PT for a co-created  conversation and relational leader community experience. LIVE on LinkedIn.


Register for the private and interactive wisdom circle below for the following week where we hold space for sharing, unpacking, and integrating the wisdom we heard from the guest and the co-hosts.

Meet your GATHER for HER Co-hosts here:

Moderator Christina Benty

Host Charlene SanJenko

Story tracker Tina Overbury

Graphic recorder Sharon Marshall


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