“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.”

Dr. Dorothee Alley

Consultant, trainer


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
  • Training as a consultant and trainer at Coverdale Germany


Professional experience

  • Lecturer at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and the University of Bielefeld on experiential learning and the transfer of learning
  • Coordinator of the educational program for a social-cultural cente
  • Development work for a special needs education center in Lima/Peru under contract to the development organization EIRENE, Germany
  • Since 1995 freelance facilitator, outdoor trainer and systemic coach
  • With Coverdale since 2006