About Dr D
“I don’t know if you are aware of the hope and inspiration you offer and the difference you make to so many lives.
Dori, thank you for the great contribution you make to building our nation.”
- President Nelson Mandela
Dorianne Cara Weil is a clinical and organizational psychologist with over 25 years experience in hospital, private and corporate practice.
“DrD” is renowned as South Africa’s leading media psychologist who’s live radio and TV talk shows address the spectrum of life challenging, relationship and self-development topics. She is regularly appointed for comment on current issues and was the expert psychologist on the Oscar Pistorius trial. Although often a lone voice, Dori was acclaimed for her balanced views and in-depth psychological understanding. She accurately predicted the verdict as well as the sentence.
Her work in industry includes mediation, executive coaching and workshop facilitation.
Known as a dynamic, knowledgeable and life changing speaker, she has addressed audiences and facilitated groups in 54 countries, including India, Russia, most European countries and the USA. Dori’s clients include many listed and non-listed companies including Anglo American, South African Breweries, BMW, Sasol, Vodacom, Standard Bank, Eskom, Investec, and a host of others.
Dori has received recognition for outstanding contribution to the betterment of the lives of people and South African society. She was awarded SA’s Most Influential Women Lifetime Achiever, in Business and Government (CEO Magazine) and the winner of the ABSA Jewish Achiever Cyril Harris Humanitarian award. She is the recipient of several other awards including the International Rotary Paul Harris award and was a finalist in The Business Women’s Association award. She is a Trustee for the Tomorrow Trust, educating and sustaining aids orphans. Other contributions include the development of emotional intelligence programmes utilised in South African schools and Majors for Minors CDs focusing on brain food for kids.
Dori is an Africa regional board member of the Young Presidents Organisation and World Presidents and as education chair her programmes won the Best of the Best Education Award. In December 2013, Dori was appointed to host the International Forum Facilitators Conference in South Africa. She is the Africa regional chair of the Business Professional Spouse Partner Network.
She is an animatrix, a story teller, a passionate and compassionate life participant who enjoys interior design, exciting cooking, music and art. She considers her greatest achievement to be the mother of 19 year old twins – Dean Harrison and Jemma-Claire.