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Dorrie Young Aldrich, Executive Coach

Dorrie Y. Aldrich is a certified executive coach and senior consultant with Nelson Hart LLC.  Dorrie serves in the areas of executive leadership, management consultation, and organizational development/ transformation.  She is a certified executive coach and organization development consultant with experience at several Federal agencies.  She has private sector and consulting experience in the areas of executive leadership training and facilitation, career development and training, organization development, interaction management and strategic planning and visioning.

Dorrie and her husband, Emmett, have raised two children and have recently been blessed with a new daughter. They enjoy taking advantage of what living in the Washington DC area has to offer including theater, museums and fine dining. She loves all types of music, from rap to classical. When she is not working she enjoys crossword puzzles and cruising the world.  Dorrie is committed to giving back and making a difference in the lives of others and is able to do this through her involvement  in her church and various ministries in the area.

Leadership Experience: Dorrie served the transportation industry as the Associate Administrator for Administration of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U. S. Department of Transportation at the senior executive service level where she provided nationwide administrative services to include human resource management, information technology (served as the Chief Information Officer), procurement and third-party contracting (served as the head Contracting Authority), facilities and management planning and the execution of the administrative budget for this 500 person agency.  She also served as her agency’s representative to the Transportation Executive Leadership Institute Advisory Board.  Dorrie joined the FTA as its Training Officer and also served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.

Dorrie culminated her Federal career as the Associate Director in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Human Resources, DOT.  She led the Department’s Strategic Human Capital Initiatives related to workforce planning, competency assessments, workforce development, diversity, knowledge management and succession planning for this 56,000 employee agency.  Dorrie has worked in human resource management, executive resources, and career development and training with the Internal Revenue Service, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Coaching Experience:  As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Dorrie offers her clients full participation in their coaching experience.  She coaches the whole person.  Her success as a coach is based on her own professional experience and her experience as a certified coach, facilitator, certified mediator, human resources practitioner, administrator, and consultant.  Her strengths are that she is a visionary, strategic thinker who is politically savvy and is a skilled communicator.

Teaching Experience:  Dorrie is an adjunct faculty member with the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia; the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership; the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy; and, The Graduate School.

Service:  Dorrie received numerous awards and recognition including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service and the 2004 Educator of the Year by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

Education:  Dorrie holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Marketing from The American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from Howard University in Washington, DC.

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