Nancy Dorrier is a writer and mentor. Her company, Dorrier Underwood in Charlotte, N.C., is a consulting company focused on organizational and leadership transformation. Nancy works with leaders to lead from their whole selves, encouraging writing and gratitude practices along with strong results-focused communication skills.
Nancy has written two books, the first of which grew out of a journey of self-discovery as her family embraced life with a child who never walked or talked but filled their hearts with his crooked smile and radiant laugh: Stan Went Fishing, Stories and Images of Waking Up. Her second book is a culmination of lessons she and her grandchildren created at her annual Camp Nana adventure trips: Manners and Me: An Easy-Peasy Guide for Kids and the Grown Ups Who Love Them.
Nancy has a B.A. in psychology from Queens University of Charlotte and a master’s in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before establishing her organizational consulting firm, she was a family therapist.
Over the years, she has received public awards for being a successful business owner and a community and world leader. She received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Queens University in recognition for her work with water development projects and women’s income generating projects in Kenya and Tanzania.
Nancy has been the Chair of the Greater Carolinas Region Tiffany Circle since 2020 and has been a Tiffany Circle member since 2016. She grew up helping her mother at blood drives and teaching swimming and lifesaving at Girl Scout Camp Woodhaven in Middle Tennessee, both of which she learned from the Red Cross.