Doreen Stern describes herself as a
recovering procrastinator. You wouldn’t
know it from her bio: She holds a
doctorate and two master’s degrees. Her
successful career spans business, higher
education, and social services. She’s
won awards at every stage of her career.
intervened in 2000, when Doreen was
diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.
After her successful treatment, an insistent voice
kept whispering in her ear, “Do you want
to die knowing you were afraid to live
What were her dreams,
anyway? Stern decided to find out. She
realized she dreamed of being a
best-seller author and a motivational
speaker. Also loving a man with her
whole heart. She decided to pursue her
dreams with her entire being.
Dr. Stern began studying
how athletes, entertainers, and business
people successfully changed, as well as
reviewing research studies. Also
interviewing “regular” people who had
overcome insurmountable obstacles.
Two years ago Dr. Stern
became “The Life Docktor.” Since then,
she’s delivered speeches across the
United States, helping people change
their lives. She’s received rave
reviews, which has led to her appearing
on TV and being profiled in newspapers.
Her book, “Start Living: Change Your
Life in 17 Minutes,” will be available