Dorothy Guy Bonvillain

For over 40 years now, I have been a highly sought-after mentor and leadership expert. A motivator for young and old, I have a passion for helping others to live fuller lives through motivational workshops, personal writings, my blog, and e-mail subscription.


At a young age, I discovered my calling to teach. Initially, I began by sharing warmth and wisdom as an elementary school teacher. I loved instilling the younger generation with character development, leadership potential, and the importance of goal setting.

Then I spent almost a decade mastering my skills as a dynamic speaker and teacher. Later I was even asked to become the principal of a public high school in crisis. In this job, I worked closely with non-traditional students; many experienced difficulty performing in standard school systems. Some attended due to court-orders, jail sentences, or had previously dropped-out.

It was during this time that I learned the most about how to invest heavily in students, teachers, and parents – ultimately my goal was to inspire lasting change and motivate many teachers and parents to become role models in my students’ lives. Over the next five years our team led the students and staff to become a nationally-awarded program.


Me with one of my mentors, John C. Maxwell, World-Renowned Leadership Expert

As a coach and mentor, I love to speak to large audiences as a keynote speaker and develop custom-designed programs to improve organizational culture and individual growth. I also continue to work closely as a mentor to military spouses using everything I have learned with my husband’s long-term government career.

In the last ten years, I focused on collaborating with local military installations to improve their leadership and mentoring capabilities for active duty personnel, spouses, and families.


As a result of my commitment to personal excellence, both as a professional and as a military spouse, I have been so privileged to be recognized for my work in the Sultanate of Oman, the National Council on US-Arab Relations, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Foreign Service Institute, the TRADOC Culture Center; more recently, I also served locally as a leadership consultant to Fort Huachuca, Cochise College, the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, and other business leaders.

My printed works will continue to expand when I add my leadership and character development book“Wally Goes to School” to my already-published “Loving Your Life: 7 Steps for Military Wives” (available on Amazon/Kindle).

I truly love nothing more than inspiring individuals and organizations to dig deeper, reach higher, and achieve the “impossible.”

Click here to request an online customized training program or to inquire about other opportunities to schedule on my calendar.

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