With vast life experiences, from sharing the Word in high-security prisons to requests upon requests to write books, articles, and speeches for a range of people, coupled with her deep sense of empathy, Dori Gomes has humbly tapped into her passions, talents, and skills to create this special space, the space you’re browsing at this very moment.
As the author of the deeply personal blog, “Embrace It,” as well as imparting her editorial and creative skills among clients, Dori has put a stamp on the fact that she is not only a dream chaser but a dreamcatcher and cheerleader to herself and all.
“Over the past decade, I have come into contact with so many people who are bound by fear, by their past, or by their current situations that keep them from pursuing their dreams,” Dori shares, “and I put myself in that category at one point. Therefore, I can relate.”
And relate she does, indeed.
Standing on the firm belief that everyone is born with a purpose and a promise, despite feeling stuck in the muck of life, unable to realize their gifts, talents, potential, and passions, Dori is indescribably passionate about setting those people ablaze to chase their dreams. Through editorial and creative services such as ghostwriting books, speech writing, blogging assistance, and consulting, to name a few, Dori guides clients down their path of purpose, giving them the steps they need to achieve success.
“I’m the best cheerleader you will have in your life,” Dori smiles. “I live to cheer others on. I love seeing others succeed, and I want people to believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.”
Dori is more than a writer, editor, consultant, and creative, though. She is an out-of-the-box thinker that inventively uncovers the spins and angles many do not consider. Therefore, her outcomes are unconventional yet powerful and effective, truly in a class of their own.
“I can break down big ideas into small steps and help people to see and believe they can do things bigger than themselves,” Dori shares, “and I look forward to all the ways I will help others.”
More About Dori
Dori Gomes was raised in Waterloo, Illinois, in a small farming community about 20 miles south of St. Louis Missouri. Currently, Dori lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband of 11+ years, Josh. Together, they have three wonderful children who are homeschooled by Dori. Dori is also the birthmother to her eldest who is in college. Blessed with incredible adoptive parents, Dori remains a very active part of her son's life. Notably, she is also the co-creator of Carter’s Caring Crusade, a non-profit that offers financial aid (utility payments, car repairs, rent/mortgage payments, and other expenses) to families with children being treated for cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
From her childhood days of reading “National Geographic” and encyclopedias to discovering her love for writing at the age of ten and writing for her hometown newspaper at 17, one could say Dori has been passionately curious since birth. Her writing experiences quickly fostered a love and passion for journalism. Upon entering college, Dori declared a major in broadcast news, to pursue a career as a sportscaster. She began working for a local TV station and did some freelancing with ESPN while also writing for her college newspaper and the local newspaper of her college town. These creative endeavors led Dori to realize that she loves the art of telling stories, but not reporting in front of a camera.
As she headed to graduate school, she was unsure about what she wanted to do, but three things were certain: Dori wanted to be a momma, she wanted to see and change the world, and she wanted to write.
Currently, Dori is three for three.
Heavily involved in different ministries, mother of four, homeschooling parent of three, and former expat (living abroad while her husband played professional basketball), Dori utilized her Master of Arts in communication and TESOL/TEFL/TESL certifications to work in classrooms, newsrooms, boardrooms, and prisons, giving a voice to marginalized people and shining light in the darkest places.
Dori’s calling is to love, lift, and lead people to Jesus with words, shattering societal norms to make a way for all voices to be heard and supported, regardless of what anyone has done, where they’ve been, or they mess they’re in.