SO Program - Overview and Welcome Message (no session)

Presenter: Dotti Berry

SO Lounge, on Mon May 9 at 9:00AM

WELCOME! 2021 Esprit Theme for SO’s and Couples

Details TBA

Presenter Info

Dotti Berry, CEO of Training2Transform Global Communications, was “Born to Coach.” This is her 15th year as facilitator of the Esprit SO/Couples Program, working with both Significant Others and Couples.

She is a Consultant, Coach, Trainer/Facilitator & Speaker. She worked on her doctorate in Human Sexuality. She studied with Brian McNaught, called the "Godfather of Gay Sensitivity Training" by the New York Times, at the Thornfield Annual Conference on Sexuality, where she completed a special track on corporate diversity and gay and transgender issues in the workplace. She works passionately for the acceptance and inclusion of the community of transgender, gender diverse, and gender questioning individuals, saying, "Not only should they not be left behind, we must invite them to lead the way and take a place at the head of the table."  During the past year, she and Brian McNaught created live hangouts at

Their intention is to:

Dotti says, “If we really, truly want to hear and understand how our family, friends, or antagonists feel, there are ways to make it easier for them to talk, and for us to listen. What we do at Talk With America has application to what we do at Esprit through the SO/Couples program.”

Dotti coaches SO’s and the expansive spectrum of gender diverse persons one-on-one, and also keynotes and facilitates workshops.  Additionally, she has facilitated groups for SO's and couples at other conferences such as Fantasia Fair, Southern Comfort, and IFGE (International Foundation for Gender Education), in addition to her ongoing work with Esprit.

She developed a patent-pending communications tool called EPIC TAPP™ (Total Assessment Personality Profile) which enables a person to discover their EPIC Code™ in under 90 seconds, and to also better communicate by discovering the EPIC Code™ of others.  Click here now, discover your personal EPIC Code™ , and receive your complimentary report ($75 value).

Dotti has authored various articles, and since 1985, has worked with both youth and adults one-on-one, as well as facilitated seminars and workshops for organizations, universities, corporations, religious institutions and Leadership classes. Sodexho, Info Quest Clinical, the Girl Scouts, NCCJ (National Conference of Community and Justice), the University of Kentucky, Women Out Front, and Soulforce are some of the diverse groups who have secured her services in the areas of executive coaching, personal transformation, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) issues, diversity, team-building, and non-violent process.

Two Women & a Poodle, Dotti Berry, her spouse, Robynne Sapp, and their standard poodle, Rylee Joy, completed a year long journey,, in 2006, with the intention of engaging hearts and minds, creating authentic connections, and transcending differences that separate us. They traveled throughout the state of Washington in 2012, speaking about the importance of The Freedom to Marry for ALL.  Unfortunately, they lost Rylee Joy April 6, 2016.  Last year they welcomed a new addition to their family…a red standard poodle, Baylee Joy, who attended her first Esprit in 2017 and will return for 2018.