“YOU are as unique as the cloud formations that constantly change with the winds. Your uniqueness is an inherent part of who you are. I encourage you to discover your uniqueness, live your dream and love your journey. Your personal empowerment will come with your belief.” ~ Dolores Seright – From her book, “Shattering Barriers – Amazing Women’s Journeys to Personal Empowerment”
When you talk with Dolores Seright you can understand right away why people are drawn to her. Dolores has a kind, relaxed, and humble sense of dignity and class about her along with an incredible amount of empathy. You immediately feel as though this woman is in your life to teach you something and when she speaks, you know that you need to sit down and pay attention.
Dolores was always driven to succeed. She began as a secretary for a major pharmaceutical company and over a 20 year period worked her way up to a Division Director in a time when it was virtually unheard of for a woman to work her way up so high on the corporate ladder. When she took over as a Division Director her division was in last place with the company and around the same time she heard some of the most frightening words anyone can hear, “You have breast cancer.” *Please Continue To Read Past The Ad Break*
Dolores was determined to begin beating her Stage III breast cancer diagnosis by not allowing it to alter her everyday activities. She spent many a day sitting with a laptop during chemotherapy treatments or jumping on a flight shortly after a treatment. Through a mastectomy and chemotherapy Dolores was able to bring her division to the number one position in her company. Once her cancer was in remission, however, she felt as though she wanted to do something more significant with her life and surprised her husband by anncouncing that she was retiring and decided after taking some much needed time to spend with herself and her family, she wanted to volunteer and give back to the community. Her goal was to help other women believe in themselves and to learn, as she did, what it means and how it feels to fight for yourself and win.
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation in Phoenix, AZ’s mission is to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education. Connecting Women – Changing Lives. This was perfect for Dolores Seright and she began to volunteer as a workshop facilitator and a coach. Over her five years volunteering at Fresh Start Dolores met many women with their own unique stories and watched their journey’s of personal empowerment. Recently Fresh Start has gone national with, WeHelpWomen.com and Dolores helped set up the first course.
One woman in particular, Holly, who’s story can be found in Dolores new “Shattering Barriers” book, helped Dolores see how much women need someone to believe in them, to let them know that they are not alone, and that it’s ok to ask for help. This realization inspired Dolores to begin interviewing women who’s stories stood out to her and were willing to share their stories for a book.
Now with her own successful company, Women Who Sell Excel where she teaches techniques in confidence and relationship building, her volunteer work by career coaching at Fresh Start, her help with launching the national Fresh Start website, and her desire to share not only her story but other women’s stories by publishing her own book, Dolores has been instrumental in helping countless women discover who they are, what their talents are, acknowledge their dreams and believe in themselves enough to have the courage to follow those dreams. Dolores’ goal is to help other women see what other women like them have been through and by reading and connecting with their stories, believe that they can overcome and achieve their goals.
If the vision is strong enough and you keep it right in front of you it will keep you going. The right people will come into your life to help you along the way and you will see your dreams come true.