Dr. Dorothy Riddle

Dorothy RiddleDorothy I. Riddle, Ph.D., certified management consultant, is an award-winning author, a psychologist, and a social change specialist. For more background information, see Wikipedia. A prolific writer, her recent award-winning Enough for Us All series reflects the breadth of her awareness and her ability to integrate disparate fields into a meaningful whole with practical strategies for shifting from scarcity to abundance, from fear to joy.

Acknowledged as an economic development expert due in part to her ground-breaking 1986 book Service-Led Growth: The Role of the Service Sector in World Development (Praeger), Dr. Dorothy Riddle has consulted in over 85 countries (including 74 developing economies) and authored 15 books. Dr. Riddle was the first Canadian appointed by the Prime Minister to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), which she co-chaired in 1996; and she has served on advisory committees to trade and economic development ministers around the world. In addition, she has taught services marketing and exporting, services trade policy and economic development, cross-cultural communication, psychology, and women’s studies in graduate programs in Canada, China, Europe, and the United States.

Dr. Riddle has also worked extensively on employment equity policies and the design of employment services. She is the co-developer of the Employment Readiness Scale™ and serves as its Operations Manager.

Currently Dr. Riddle is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the School for Esoteric Studies and is the Director of the Service Growth Project, which is responsible for two portals that track the activities of over 1,000 organizations engaged in social change: Supporting Spiritual Development and Supporting Values-Conscious Business. She has also been a Research Associate with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies.

Dr. Riddle grew up in China and India, providing her with a unique perspective on poverty and social issues, and has a B.A., summa cum laude (University of Colorado), a M.B.A. (University of Arizona), and a Ph.D. in psychology, with a minor in statistics and research methodology (Duke University). She is widely published in trade and scholarly journals (see a partial list of publications at ResearchGate), and is listed in the Who’s Who of American Women, the World Who’s Who of Women, and the International Who’s Who of Professionals.

In 2007, Dr. Riddle was presented with a Distinguished Alumna award by Woodstock School in northern India (where she completed her primary and secondary school education) for her work in economic development, women’s issues, homophobia, cross-cultural adaptation, and spiritual development. Read her acceptance speech.