Tamara Lee Dorris

(916) 212-7687 • Dorris351@gmail.com

 Communication Consultant, Trainer, Coach


  • College & University Professor of communications-based courses for 10 years
  •  Corporate & Government agency trainer through Sacramento State University
  • Author of 16 books endorsed by thought leaders and NYT best selling authors
  • Specializes in conflict management, interpersonal communications, public speaking
  • Interview radio host of top selling personal development authors and coaches


Consultation, Training, Presentation

  • Developed and delivered conflict management training for the management team of large California State Hospital (approx. 200)
  • Collaborated and developed a series of train-the-trainer and interpersonal communications classes for Sacramento State University’s CCE Dept.
  • Designed positive-focused supervisory course of Sacramento State’s Administrative staff
  • Presented social media communication skills for executive management of First American Title Company (Los Angeles)
  • Presented social media communications skill for the Florida Assn. Realtors (Orlando—received excellence in leadership award)
  • Keynote speaking at a variety of venues on topics related to books


  • Has been developing and delivering college-level course curriculum for nearly 11 years
  • Certified in several on-line teaching platforms
  • Courses range from all forms of communication, including conflict management, interpersonal, mass, writing, speaking, sales, critical thinking/argument, and ethics


  • Served as Marketing Communications Manager for one of the nation’s largest state trade associations
  • Served as Communication Liaison for retail chain with 25 outlets


  • Consultant  10 years, Sacramento State University and Privately

o   Since 2004

  • Adjunct Professor 11 years

o   American River College 2003-Current

o   Ashford University 2006-Current

o   Previous: University of Phoenix, National University, MTI College

  • Marketing Communications Manager  7 years, California Association of Realtors (REBS)
  • Communications Liaison 7 years, Guild House Shoes, Inc. Corporate offices


  • MA Language & Communications With honors, Regis University, Colorado, 2004
  • BS Psychology With emphasis on personal performance & hypnosis, Chapman University, Sacramento, 2002
  • Continuing Educations in ethics as required by the BRE
  • Certified Hypnotherapist Casandra School, Santa Barbara, 2002
  • Certified EFT With Gary Craig, 2005
  • On-going research In neuroscience, brain biology, behavioral and performance psychology, communications theory, quantum physics, and TED TALK presentations


  • Workshop Leader In yoga studios on personal performance and meditation
  • Non-Profit and Association Key Note/Guest Speaker  For a variety of groups, including Rotary Clubs, Women’s Council of Realtors, Guests lectures, teacher’s trainings, and off-site trainings
  • Fund-Raising for children’s causes, includes emceeing, speaking at events, chairing events, and participation in events (has received recognition awards on two occasions for outstanding service with Klass Kids Fountain, Inc.)


  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Department of Human Resources (on-going)
  • City of Roseville
  • Neillo Automobile Dealership’s management team (repeated)
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Atascadero State Hospital’s management team
  • First American Title, management team
  • Sell State Realty


“Having been in the real estate industry for close to 20 years I can tell you one of the best speakers and trainers around is Tamara Dorris. Her natural ability to connect with people gives her the extraordinary talent to help others figure out their own version of success! She is inspirational and really knows her *&^%$ (stuff)! I encourage you to jump at the opportunity to her speak at your next event!”  ~Marguerite Crespillo, Broker/Owner Sellstate Realty, Rocklin, CA

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