Meet Doris

Doris Ferrer Roach, J.D., P.C.C., has a dynamic background as an attorney, executive coach, consultant and higher education instructor with 21 years of experience serving both the nonprofit and public sectors. Doris now practices her passion for helping individuals and organizations realize their potential for growth and transformation.

Bringing an expertise in board and leadership development, team building and strategic planning, Doris is adept at creating results-oriented processes to support effective leadership and sustainable change.

Her philosophy: Her client is the star of the story. Doris’ strong ability to facilitate the discovery of strengths and opportunities for growth take people where they want to go.  Hers is a collaborative approach,  incorporating each group’s unique history and needs. She inspires trust through asking impactful questions, truly hearing her clients and committing to open, ongoing communications. 

Doris’ transformational coaching helps leaders and managers thrive in a complex and uncertain world by understanding and growing their most important leadership asset: themselves. She balances challenge and support by listening deeply and questioning with curiosity and compassion.

She has empowered people across a wide variety of industries: community development, education, government, healthcare, housing, human services, philanthropy and social justice advocacy.

Ultimately, Doris empowers leaders and organizations to courageously embrace transformation and realize their full, previously untapped potential.

For a detailed resume, visit Doris’ LinkedIn profile.

Doris Ferrer Roach, J.D., P.C.C., has a dynamic background as an attorney, executive coach, consultant and higher education instructor with 21 years of experience serving both the nonprofit and public sectors. Doris now practices her passion for helping individuals and organizations realize their potential for growth and transformation.

Bringing an expertise in board and leadership development, team building and strategic planning, Doris is adept at creating results-oriented processes to support effective leadership and sustainable change.

Her philosophy: Her client is the star of the story. Doris’ strong ability to facilitate the discovery of strengths and opportunities for growth take people where they want to go.  Hers is a collaborative approach,  incorporating each group’s unique history and needs. She inspires trust through asking impactful questions, truly hearing her clients and committing to open, ongoing communications. 

Doris’ transformational coaching helps leaders and managers thrive in a complex and uncertain world by understanding and growing their most important leadership asset: themselves. She balances challenge and support by listening deeply and questioning with curiosity and compassion.

She has empowered people across a wide variety of industries: community development, education, government, healthcare, housing, human services, philanthropy and social justice advocacy.

Ultimately, Doris empowers leaders and organizations to courageously embrace transformation and realize their full, previously untapped potential.

For a detailed resume, visit Doris’ LinkedIn profile.

Courage Specialist

As a courage specialist™, Doris Ferrer Roach, J.D. supports leaders, teams and individuals to courageously:

Think outside of the box

Be more authentic

Take risks

Change the status quo

Successes

Doris has a wealth of experience providing valuable leadership, management and team support. Examples of her work include:

  • With multi-sector executive leaders and managers to increase capacity to meet significant organizational challenges and create sustainable change.
  • For leadership development programs preparing graduates for high-level senior leadership roles in higher education and public health.
  • With high achieving CEO’s and senior leaders for the Achieving Excellence program, a collaboration between NeighborWorks America and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
  • For Excellence in Governance, a NeighborWorks America program designed to transform responsible boards to exceptional boards.
  • Co-facilitate Thresholds: Leaving Nonprofit Life with Grace and Curiosity, a program for departing executive leaders.
  • Facilitated numerous board, executive team, and staff meetings, and retreats to support strategic thinking and planning processes.
  • Guilded boards and staff through the development of vision and mission statements that provided clarity, increased cohesion, and strengthened strategic planning processes.
  • Co-designed and led a process to assess team strengths and challenges to identify pathways to expand the impact of their work for greater dimensions of inclusion and diversity. 
  • Long-term consulting to nonprofit organizations including board development and facilitating strategic planning processes.
  • Co-design and lead board, management, and staff team-building programs with state agencies to address leadership transition, organization development, and manager/staff challenges.
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