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Meet Dr. Dolly, Mine Your Memories
Specialist Dr. Dolly Berthelot
is a veteran writer,
editor, group process designer/facilitator, business/organizational
consultant, teacher, adviser with deep expertise,
broad professional experience, and numerous publications.
Innovative creativity and effective use of true-life
stories permeate her varied, inter-related endeavors:
and news writer and chief editor, tri county Daily
Star, Hammond LA
magazine article writer publishing regionally
U.S. Bicentennial publication for E. Tennessee/W.
SQUARE, A Fantasy Fable For All Ages, diversity
grades 7-12, English, journalism, black studies,
Oak Ridge, TN
of communication, writing, magazines, Loyola University
of the South
adviser, top award winning high school weeklies,
process designer, pacesetter in teamwork, human
relations, story use
in diversity, conflict management, teams, community
speaker, national/international presenter of popular
consultant to small business, Fortune 500 firms,
coach, editor to professors, authors, business and
Post Graduate Training
Southeastern LA University, English Liberal Arts,
U. TN, Communication, Magazine Journalism, Educational
U. TN Educational Curriculum and Instruction for
Development includes endless study, courses, and
seminars--humanistic psychology, race relations, common
ground, writing, life writing, training trainers,
quality management, community design, walkable communities,
spiritual growth, and art. Beyond her own unique techniques
for story sharing and life writing, Dr. Berthelot
is certified by Soliel Lifewriting Network to teach
and distribute Turning Memories Into Memoirs
and Photo Scribe. See http://www.turningmemories.com/usseaffil.html.
She is also a graduate of Leadership
Mountain School For Congregational Leaders.
Dolly loves helping people communicate orally and in
writing, build teams, deepen community,
foster positive cultural change (often well ahead of
the crowd), find unity within diversity, and explore, share, and preserve life and
work stories--before it is too late. Now semi-retired, Dr Dolly continues to draw
on and expand her lifetime of education and experience. Her current focus is primarily
on her own writing, but she also provides select clients private coaching or professional
writing and editing and speaking services, from shorts to books. That clients list includes
other authors (currently her first poet), publishers, professors, physicians, psychologists,
and "ordinary people of every description," tho she finds everyone extraordinary,
or at least potentially fascinating.
Health permitting, she may again
consider occasional group events, particularly related to her new books, most recently PERFECTLY SQUARE, A Fantasy Fable for All Ages.
In recent years she has forfeited more corporate topics for memory mining, story sharing, lifewriting workshops and other original workshops,
such as innovative SELFSHAPES&tm;, and RELATIONSHAPES&tm; for myriad professional, organizational, and personal purposes.
a personal note, Dolly was the eldest of seven children
born to first-generation Americans with Lebanese
and German immigrant parents. She cherishes family
roots in Bogalusa, La., but relishes ever-expanding
horizons. Having traveled widely, she once lived in
Turkey and Germany as a freelance magazine writer
and photographer. Dolly enjoys exploring multiple
cultures within the U.S. (from ethnic groups to the
circus) and the world and appreciates
"the unique and the universal aspects of each
human being." She deeply values family, friendship,
vigorous and authentic communication, continuous learning,
personal/spiritual/ethical development, and visual
beauty, both natural and human made. Leisure interests
include people, the arts, antiques and collectibles,
creative home decorating, serene beaches, and gorgeous
mountains--all reflected in her own stories!
community activism has included work for public libraries,
women's careers, rational dialogue and common ground,
community and neighborhood development, and scenic
preservation, including a successful campaign to keep
cell towers off waterfronts. Her Unitarian Universalist
church, ethical and theosophical
inquiry, a small working writers group, book
club, and regular
pool exercise soothe her free spirit, inquiring mind,
and aging body.
Dr. Ron Berthelot, her husband of 45 years, was a partner
in Berthelot Consulting until his physical and cognitive
decline from probable Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, and
then a bleeding stroke. Their last years together and the
aftermath is the focus of Dr. Dolly’s memoirs in progress,
which she hopes may be useful to others.
Dolly finally relinquished her antique, bayou-view arts and crafts bungalow under giant mossy oaks
for a new life just west of downtown Pensacola. At the Riviera Condominium, she relishes inspiring
Pensacola Bay views, an invigorating bayside pool, and congenial neighbors.
services are fully guaranteed to your satisfaction.
Your Memories™ is created by Dr. Dolly Berthelot
professional writer, editor, communication consultant, author.
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