Dr. Dorothee Alley

Consultant, Trainer
Coverdale Deutschland

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. (Newton's third law)
I am fascinated by the relationship between rational actions and emotional reactions and how they impact the potential of corporate teams."


Consulting and training focuses

  • Executive coaching
  • Team supervision
  • Change management consulting
  • Workshop moderation
  • Trainings: Team Development - Project Management - Conflict Management
  • Outdoor trainings


German, English

Education and training

  • Diploma of Education at the University of Applied Science, Cologne, Germany
  • Completion of PhD studies at the University of Bielefeld in the field of business education, Bielefeld, Germany - Thesis title: “Advantages and benefits of outdoor training - A triangulation method for verifying the transfer of soft skills into the workplace“
  • Social therapist at the Institute for Vocational Education (ISBB), Wuppertal, Germany
  • Practical training course in outdoor training and process facilitation at the Outdoor Centre, Nadrin, Belgium
  • Diploma in systemic coaching at the Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften (ADG), Germany

Professional experience

  • Lecturer at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and the University of Bielefeld on experiential learning and the transfer of learning
  • Since 1995 freelance facilitator, outdoor trainer and systemic coach
  • Coordinator of the educational program for a social-cultural center
  • Development work for a special needs education center in Lima/Peru under contract to the development organisation EIRENE, Germany