After 30 years in the the vibrant energy of New York City, Sylvia Roldán Dohi returned to her native Southern California beaches, where she works as an Applied Positive Psychology practitioner, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion facilitator and Professional Development coach. Blending together her long career in theater with experience from supporting her husband in his recovery from a traumatic brain injury, she strives to help folks of all ages and stages to achieve their professional goals and thrive in more inclusive workplaces.
In 2009, she was first recruited as a speech and presentation skills coach and has worked for several professional development companies on both coasts. She widened her knowledge in a variety of fields for a variety of audiences of all sizes, working in-person and virtually and has created programs on Creative Problem Solving and Influence For Empowerment.
Sylvia focused in on the field of Positive Psychology, which is perfect for these challenging and uncertain times. She is Certified in Applied Positive Psychology Practice, has an additional Specialization created by the University of Pennsylvania, and belongs to the International Positive Psychology Assoc. Additionally, she is a certified Flourishing Skills Facilitator – the program used to help those in the armed services suffering from PTSD and other challenges – and has studied Self-Compassion. She has also received training in DE&I from Purdue University and from Human Rights Leader and Smith College Professor Loretta Ross, serving as a volunteer facilitator for her Calling-In Groups.
As an artist, Sylvia has toured the US, Europe and Asia in such shows as CATS, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY, culminating with a ten-year run on Broadway in the original production of MISS SAIGON. She has appeared with rock legends Alice Cooper and Clarence Clemons (of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band). The New York Newspaper EL DIARIO honored her as an Outstanding Woman of Hispanic Heritage, and the United Way selected her to represent their Asian-American campaign. She has narrated several audiobooks, including the SAMANTHA MOON: VAMPIRE FOR HIRE series by J.R. Rain, and AURORA IN FOUR VOICES by Catherine Asaro.
Sylvia passionately believes that positive energy, communication and creativity make our work and our lives better, and that we can always enjoy learning and growing.