Speaking Engagement Testimonials - Dorie Clark


We here at Wharton San Francisco had Dorie out for a visit in August to talk about Personal Branding as it applies to Career Reinvention. Dorie was outstanding! She was well received by our West Coast Executive MBA students. Her subject matter was relevant, insightful, and original. Her delivery was high energy and engaging. Our students gained a lot from their hour with her, and were able to apply her suggested strategies immediately. We look forward to having Dorie back.

Steve Hernandez

Associate Director of Career Management Services, The Wharton School, San Francisco campus

Dorie's presentation of her book 'Reinventing You' to a standing room only crowd of my colleagues was such a success that we requested Dorie to host another session, which ended up being standing room only, as well. Dorie's effective delivery style and solid command of her book's message on creating and marketing one's personal brand was highly engaging. We look forward to hosting Dorie for another presentation for the colleagues who wanted to be part of the powerful conversation on how they, too, can enhance their personal brand.

Patience Marime-Ball

Head, Banking on Women, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Amazing! Who couldn’t get behind Dorie Clark’s messages on continuously reinventing yourself and using your personal brand to define your future. Dorie is engaging, perceptive, inquisitive and humorous. Her stories truly resonated with students. Dorie is proof that it’s one thing to read the theory but quite another to live it.

Larry Westfall

Director of MBA Career Services , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dorie is a great speaker and was a huge hit at two events where she spoke for our firm this summer, including a dinner for key clients. 'Reinventing You' is a timely and relevant book, and her topic and compelling presentation really resonated. I appreciate the great value her talks brought to my partners, associates and clients.

Alina Gorokhovsky

Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Dorie was our opening keynote at NEHRA's Annual Fall Conference in October of 2013. As the largest HR Association in the Northeast, we work with dozens of speakers throughout our programming season. Dorie was by far one of the most personable and authentic we've encountered. Not only was she absolutely wonderful to work with behind the scenes, she delivered a stellar opening performance, with a perfect blend of thought provoking intellect and humor. Dorie's personal branding message offers concrete ideas that our audience found to be inspirational, relevant and very practical.

Tracy Burns

CEO, Northeast Human Resources Association

I was so pleased to host Dorie Clark for a great discussion about personal branding and professional reinvention. She's an engaging presenter and gives expert advice on reinventing yourself with purpose and credibility. That's particularly valuable in today's world, where your reputation really is everything and reinvention is the key to weathering a dynamic landscape, whether you're just starting out, an established professional or a major brand.

Michael Fertik

Founder and CEO, Reputation.com

Dorie spoke recently at the World Bank’s global communications staff conference on best practices on blogging. It ended up being one of the best sessions we’ve had at the Bank on blogging. She was exceptionally engaging and informative with some great insights on blogging for large global organizations like ourselves. She had also clearly thought about her audience and had shaped her content appropriately. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

Jude Hanan

Social Media and Emerging Tools Strategist, The World Bank

During her presentation, Dorie Clark took us beyond the lessons in her book 'Reinventing You' and discussed the unique personal branding challenges we as women face. Dorie generously shared strategies and practical advice we could implement immediately to cultivate a powerful professional reputation. Her wit and humor kept us interested and engaged. You could hear a pin drop in the room!

Jackie Davis

Past Vice President Marketing, Harvard Business School Women’s Association of New England

What a delight to get such fantastic information delivered in such a clear and humorous manner. All who attended the hour long session left with a clear course of action on what could be done to improve his or her personal brand. I’m still receiving notes from my busy employees thanking me for bringing Dorie to speak to the organization.

Allyssa Bates

Constant Contact

Dorie is a gift to audiences and conference organizers. Her book talk on "Reinventing You" kept our sold-out Princeton-Harvard evening rapt and focused on a key issue: reinventing yourself for a changing workplace that demands new competencies. She offers a must-have toolkit.

Lee Dudka

Past President, Princeton Club of Washington, DC

"I'm so grateful we had Dorie speak to our group of Wharton alumni about her book, Stand Out. Her dynamic presentation style, balance of actionable advice and illustrative stories, and personable, smile-filled demeanor should put her at the top of any potential speakers list for your next leadership meeting, offsite, or conference. I continue to receive notes from attendees expressing how much Dorie opened their minds and inspired them to dream, create, and achieve. Book her today!"

Andrew Stern

Director of Special Programs, Wharton Alumni Club of New York

You launched the "Talking Careers" initiative to a flying start. Here are some of the words people used to describe the event: "enlightening, inspiring, a kick in the pants, amazing, a new beginning." This is terrific, a true win-win, for us as a new Unit, and them as individual staff members.

Yvonne Quahe

World Bank

I was delighted with Dorie Clark’s presentation “Mastering the Politics of Business” at our program Leading the Business of BioPharma. Dorie was able to draw from her own deep experience in the political arena to bring truly practical strategies for managing workplace politics to life for our audience. Dorie’s terrific energy, humor, and knowledge of the topic kept our women executives engaged and involved. Her case studies from business and politics brought to life techniques to uncover and optimize political nuances for career success. I would recommend Dorie highly. She understood the issues our participants face at work and tailored her presentation to the needs of the group. She handled questions with grace and delivered an interactive and edifying presentation. It was a pleasure to work with Dorie; she has a unique point of view and dynamic style that has real value for women and organizations.

Iris Newalu

Director, Smith College Executive Education

Dorie was a featured speaker and panel member at Catapult Growth Partner’s 2013 Gro Pro Forum. The audience included over 60 Chief Marketing Officers of the largest and most important professional services firms in North America. Dorie contributed to our panel on digital marketing and gave our keynote address. Our audience was delighted with her presentation, ‘Reinventing You.’ Many commented that they were delighted to hear new ideas for themselves and the people they mentor. Several people asked about Dorie coming to their firms to talk to their teams. A typical comment was: ‘Dorie Clark’s ‘Reinventing You’ was extremely motivating.

Steve Daitch

Senior Strategy Consultant, Catapult Growth Partners

Insightful. Engaging. Relevant. Those are the three words to describe Dorie and her presentation to a full house audience at Singapore Management University. As the program director, we had to upgrade the program from a room for 50 to a full auditorium due to the enthusiasm from aspiring women leaders. Her talk left everyone much excited about the concept of re-inventing one self. Given her understanding of Asia, she was able to connect with the audience right away. Dorie is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her as a speaker, author and above all someone who walks her talk.

Dr. Tanvi Gautam

Program Director - Executive Education, Singapore Management University

Among the keynote presentations at the Inbound Marketing Summit from a number of top voices in branding, digital marketing and social media, Dorie’s session on ‘Establishing Your Personal Brand in a Social World’ was a standout and very well-received by our attendees. Her easy style, enthusiasm and on-target advice connected with our audience and made for a great addition to our conference. We’ll definitely have Dorie back for future IMS events!

Allen Bonde

Chief Marketing Officer, The Pulse Network; Chair of the Inbound Marketing Summit

Thank you for serving as our keynote speaker during the National Leadership Plenary at our 23rd annual National Leadership Forum. You brought insightful information and a real-world perspective on branding and how it can be used to help the efforts of our attendees in their work in the drug and alcohol abuse prevention field. You certainly have some new fans here at CADCA.

Arthur T. Dean (Major General, U.S. Army, Retired)

Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Dorie Clark of Clark Strategic Communications was recently a featured speaker at Children’s Hospital Boston – Management Grand Rounds, where she both enlightened and entertained an audience of emerging leaders about the importance of personal branding. Without using the standard multimedia presentation tools, Dorie relied on her voice and presence to deliver her message to great effect. Her honest, easy-going presentation style, subtle irreverent sense of humor and command of the material combined to produce a remarkably compelling discussion on branding that gave attendees practical “take home” advice and food for thought. Children’s Hospital’s Management Grand Rounds series is delighted to count her among our list of notable featured speakers.

Jeff Cardini

Management Grand Rounds Steering Committee, Children’s Hospital Boston

Dorie was a perfect storyteller for our UnleashWD Innovation Summit. Her presentation was tailored to our objectives and the content well received by all attendees. Additionally, Dorie went over and above in supporting the summit, helping us spread the word through her social media channels and vast network.

Dirk Beveridge

Founder, UnleashWD

This year, we have had the pleasure of hosting Dorie as a speaker within our Emerging Leaders Program and as the featured guest in our webinar series. In both instances, her high-energy, down-to-earth, storyteller personality earned her rave reviews from the participants. She is able to offer examples, both from her own life and those of her clients, as to how to engage with the process that she’s established. She is absolutely fantastic to work with!

Lisa DeAngelis

Director, Center for Collaborative Leadership, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Dorie Clark’s session on ‘Media Techniques for Association Professionals’ was one of the highest rated at the New England Society of Association Executives Annual Management Conference. Attendees found Dorie’s style refreshing and liked her ability to manage the session around their questions while still conveying her key information. Dorie takes the time to get to know your group. She is very professional and easy to work with. I hope to have the pleasure of bringing her in for another client event. I highly recommend Dorie Clark.

Pam McKenna

Executive Director, New England Society of Association Executives

Dorie’s engaging style was very well-received by our conference attendees. Her dynamic presentation was informative, educational, and everything that we could have asked her.

Caryn Souza

Executive Director, Association for Commuter Transportation

We were all thrilled with the wonderful presentation you gave at the Women's Initiative breakfast event. We received so many compliments, it was overwhelming. We can't thank you enough that you were responsible for the positive response from the attendees we received. You were informative and enlightening. The best response: 'We can't wait to read Dorie's book...and the breakfast gets better each year.' Thank you for taking the time to come to Northern Kentucky and share your wisdom.

Dale Silver

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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