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I am a Spy for Hope

My purpose is to heal human division by creating spaces of radical hospitality. I am passionate about spiritual practices that sustain activism for the flourishing of people and our planet.

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Rainbow Basking: A Soulful Practice for Wellbeing

Prisms dangle in at least eight windows of my home, welcoming rainbows as the sun makes its daily journey across the sky. One mid-morning, my five-year-old godson caught a rainbow on his forehead. His seven-year-old sister noticed, and gently held him there a moment...

Let’s work together…

Story Coaching

A narrative approach to developmental editing and vocational discernment with you in mind.

Leading Change

Designing events that build muscle for ongoing commitment to the work of equity.

Sabbatical Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring as you pause to find the delight out of which your best work will grow.

Keynotes & Collaborations

I specialize in…



Creative adaptations of ancient contemplative practices


Rituals that honor the body through nature, movement, food, and storytelling


Designing events that support: racial justice & the dismantling of whiteness; the flourishing of girls, women and LGBTQ+ people; mentoring young leaders


Other topics presented in my published works: Another Way, Girlfriend Theology, The Barefoot Way, Greenhouses of Hope, and Lives to Offer

Recent interactive workshops and keynotes include:

  • Setting the Table: Six Practices for Hosting Hospitable Space

  • Walk into a Better Future: Imagining the World We’d Like to Inhabit

  • Hearing Our New Story in the Midst of the Tragic Gap

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Initial Consultation

One-hour phone or video consultation to discuss how we might work together.

Creative Facilitation / Speaking

Do you need help designing a learning event or meaning-making ritual? I can help you create hospitable, life-giving experiences of compassion-based justice-making.

Group or Individual Story/Coaching

I use story-based methods of holy listening to help people discover their meaning and purpose. While this is sometimes a one-on-one journey, it is my joy to lead groups in communal experiences. 

Read & Engage

Another way… 

Another Way was written for, and dedicated to, “a new generation of people—the dreamers, freedom fighters, artists, and warrior-healers—who refuse to accept things as they are as all that there is.” People who desire another way to live and lead change.

Another Way, written by Stephe Lewis, Matthew Wesley Williams, and Dori Baker, is available wherever books are sold.

To learn more about my most recent collaborative project:

Matthew Wesley Williams, Dori Baker, Stephen Lewis. Photo Courtesy of. Allison Shirreffs

Evolve LYH on Instagram

Creating Ritual Around Nature, Art, & Spirituality

Let’s Connect! 

Contact Dori

I design experiences that welcome the stories, energy and wisdom in the room to come alive. Let’s connect and grow together.

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