Dorian Cunion Glen Allen, Virginia
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Business Coach
BA, MBA, Producing Results with Other, College of Operational Leadership, Thayer Leadership Development
I improve clients' lives by helping them build great resumes, improve communication skills, master management best practices, and become more strategic leaders.
I do this by sharing the knowledge, wisdom, and frameworks that I have used and taught for the last 20 years.
I coach clients to
1) Be aware of who you are and how to create value uniquely.
2) Build plans for acquiring new skills, networking with the right people, and communicating your potential to others.
3)Reflecting on your experiences so you can continuously improve
I leverage my experience as a business owner, executive coach, retail executive, marketer, and mentor to guide clients in developing personal improvement plans focused on growing their strengths and mitigating their weaknesses.
Unlike many other career and executive coaches, I have been a hiring manager, led large teams, and started and consulted multiple retail, restaurant, home service, and mental health businesses.
My previous clients include franchisees, small business owners, C-level executives, Vice-Presidents, and mid-level managers.
Reach out if you are interested in premium coaching services at affordable rates.
9 reviews (5.0)
Very good strongly recommendedLeonel Gallardo
I was slightly skeptical about working with a coach - I knew it would be helpful, but would it be worth the price? Well, Dorian showed me the value in our first, complimentary session. He solved 4 concrete problems for me just by asking the right questions. I signed up immediately after that session. I haven't regretted it for a minute. I'm just an ambitious individual contributor, but I have big dreams. Dorian is helping me build confidence, define and harness my strengths, and go after what I want. I'm new to the corporate world. There's a lot of cultural and political stuff I just don't know yet. Dorian knows everything, and he's an invaluable guide to navigating this world. The best part about working with Dorian is getting help processing situations that arise. He helps me not only understand the situations better but also feel better about them. Recently I had a big disappointment/"failure" at work, and after speaking with Dorian, I felt less guilty, less embarrassed, and more confident about moving forward. He's usually responsive by text and email if I need some quick input. It's just such a relief to have someone who offers a sounding board, not just a listening ear, and helps me develop a game plan. I had also thought I might just see a coach for a month or two. Nope, Dorian is worth his weight in gold. He already helped me get a raise, and I'm now in line for a promotion. The potential was already there, but Dorian helped me feel empowered to go after it and strategize for exactly how to do that. Thanks Dorian!Lauren L
Highly recommend! Dorian incorporates the five components of Emotional Intelligence in his coaching. These resonate not only for your own mental health and work life balance, but critical for anyone looking for growth to be a great leader. Dorians vast experience not only in years in the field, but also in the number of direct reports as an executive leader in multiple fields makes him a 5 star rated coach and mentor.Jacque Corcoran
He has vast business knowledge and did a comprehensive review of my industry with a detailed analysis of global challenges and the market. He took that information and developed a detailed remediation strategy to help improve my business. Dorian gave things to implement that were quick and easy to help with employee engagement and retention as well as long term solutions to improve business performance and decrease demand on myself as a business owner.Aaron Perkins
Dorian and I met in 2009 and were a part of the same organization for the past 13 years. Dorian became my supervisor in 2014 as a Director of Franchise systems. He has been my Mentor since then. When I was first introduced to Dorian, I did not understand the value of an Executive coach. Dorian gave me a different point of view. With his help and guidance, I started to recognize different areas where I could improve myself as a leader. Not only did my career path take off, I also started to find a balance between my home and work life (something i was struggling for years). Dorian was instrumental in providing me with a sounding board for strategic decision making. He helped me identify skills that I did not know I had, and helped me tap into talents to motivate and lead for results. Dorian helped me navigate challenging times in our company while understanding my role and how I can be the part of the solution. Now I feel like a part of the team that will move the company forward and in the right direction. I strongly recommend Dorian as an Executive coach. He is a careful listener, incredibly effective in helping you identify what is important. He also has an innate ability to help you stay focused on what is most important to yourself, and the company as a whole.Sam Dzubur
My coaching sessions with Dorian have been extremely helpful in helping me navigate my new leadership position. He listens, asks really good questions to help you analyze your situation and help find solutions. He had a wealth of knowledge in leadership skills and provides very honest and candid feedback. I'm very grateful for my sessions I've had with him.Meaghan Wiencek
Dorian provides some of the best leadership coaching, wisdom and frameworks I've seen in the professional realm. Working with him for years and seeing how he led his teams to excellence and also quickly climbed the ranks of a prestigious organization helped instill a level of respect and trust that's not easy to come by. Today I work with Dorian in a coaching capacity. We meet weekly to discuss my personal growth goals as a leader and develop frameworks to propel my corporate team. From Day One, Dorian has been able to share gems of information and ideas that led to immediate (literally same-day) impact. Today, we're are positioned to achieve more in the next year than ever before.Erin Ostenson
Working with Dorian has been catalytic. In a very short time, I was able to rewrite a narrative that has been a barrier to me embracing my own greatness. I highly recommend him as a coach.Forrest Moore
Dorian is a terrific coach. He helped me to feel more comfortable bringing my full self to work. Outside of my full-time job, I developed a successful Real Estate business, but I always kept that separated from my day job. Through reflective questioning Dorian helped me to see that I could find more purpose and fulfillment at work if I pursued my passion. Since I shifted my career away from operations toward real estate, I have achieved more satisfaction and success in both my full time employment and my personal business.Leon Bailey