From sole proprietor start-ups and “mom & pop” shop owners to multi-million-dollar-funded gazelles, Dodie has consulted with hundreds of companies from various industries creating marketing and growth strategies with entrepreneurial ventures. A three-time entrepreneur who also co-founded three not-for- profit organizations, Dodie was instrumental in developing business plans for several entrepreneurship support programs funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Currently, Dodie consults with small businesses in the for- and not-for-profit sectors, teaches courses for small business owners at Missouri Bank, and hosts Circles of Trust (peer advisory think tanks). Dodie is a frequently quoted media source, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, and Good Morning America. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University. Dodie lives in Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri, with dog Pippa, and can be found quilting, dancing the Samba (really!), or riding horse Sami on the trails at the Saddle & Sirloin Club.