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Dorie Blesoff

Dorie Blesoff

  • Instructor, SESP Practicum and MS Learning & Organizational Change
  • Consultant/Coach/Facilitator
  • Former Chief People Officer


Dorie’s independent consulting practice draws from her multi-faceted career journey and her academic expertise to support change-makers committed to creating equitable, inclusive, and generative workplace communities.  She has served as an Instructor for MSLOC since its inception in 2002, and she has taught in the SESP Learning and Organizational Change undergraduate major since it was created in 1997. 

Dorie most recently served as Chief People Officer for Relativity, a global legal technology company based in Chicago, during a decade of rapid growth from start-up to mid-size. As part of the  executive team she led the work to integrate the Core Values into every talent process, build toward a culture of inclusion, diversity, and belonging through engagement and development, and emphasize the “human” in Human Resources. Before she began that lap in her career track, Dorie ran her first independent consulting practice for 11 years that focused on developing leaders and designing and implementing sustainable strategic and culture change. In that capacity, she worked primarily with mission-driven non-profits, healthcare organizations, and family-owned businesses. Prior to that her work as an internal HR/OD professional in healthcare, manufacturing and professional services enabled her to hone in on her areas of most passion: learning and change!

Dorie works at the individual level with HR leaders, DEI practitioners, and change-oriented leaders, and at the organizational level with leadership teams of private, public, and non-profit organizations. Dorie utilizes engaging and human-centered approaches to help people imagine and create desired change in their lives and their organizations, with an emphasis on examining traditional management approaches that have reinforced dominant cultural norms at the expense of equity, empowerment, and individual well-being. She co-creates and facilitates a variety of team-building, strategic planning, and culture change efforts that embody her watchword phrase, “People are more committed to what they help to create.” Examples of her favorite approaches include: appreciative inquiry, managing transitions (per William Bridges), scenario planning, world café dialogues, and design thinking (which she has learned from her MSLOC colleagues).

Dorie’s academic background includes a Masters in Organization Development from Loyola University, Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Religion from American University.