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Dorene Lehavi, Ph.D., author, coach and mentor to entrepreneurs whose mission is to help you succeed in your mission, your dream, and live the most fulfilling expanded life you can, using the talents and skills that you love.

Noting that it can be lonely at the top for business owners, Dorene’s focus is to be the confidante, sounding board and mentor to solo and partner entrepreneurs inspiring and guiding you to make the changes needed to have the business and life you desire. Discover that you are much more than you think you are and see that possibilities are unlimited.

There is no getting around the fact that even though the technology of business is the focus of business schools, business is about people. Dorene understood that watching and listening from a very young age.

Working with Dorene’s straightforward style requires you to be open and willing to hear what she has to say and at the same time she expects you to say what you are thinking and feeling. With everything on the table, together you can envision, plan, strategize and achieve your highest goals.

In addition or instead of working directly with Dorene you can use the tools she created to do-it-yourself.   See what they are and how you might use some of them on the Resources page.


Dr. Dorene Lehavi transitioned her psychotherapy practice almost 20 years ago to exclusively coach. She is an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Social Work, where she periodically supervises social work interns. Dorene strongly believes in giving back and does so as member of the Board of Directors of LampCommunity.org servicing the homeless mentally ill in Los Angeles.

She has served as a judge with ProjectECHO.org which mentors at-risk teens to learn to become entrepreneurs, coaches members of the recovery community and supports various other local and global causes.

Dr. Lehavi acquired her MSW at Hunter College, NYC and PhD at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she resides. She works with clients all over the world, using the technology that is available.

Dorene is a collage artist, loves ballroom dancing and enjoys time with friends and family members.

Dorene Lehavi, Ph.D. is the recognized expert on business partnership relationships and wrote the book: Business Partnership Essentials: A Step-by-Step Action Plan For Succeeding In Business With a Partner: https://www.amazon.com/author/dorenelehavi

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Dear Dr. Lehavi:

I just completed your book on “Business Partnership Essentials: A Step-by-Step Action Plan for Succeeding in Business With a Partner”. Your book is a must read for anyone thinking about going into a business partnership, and it’s a must read for existing partners who want to maintain good partnership relations. The book is also a good manual for lawyers who want a roadmap and checklist for advising partnership clients on how to keep a good partnership going and how to look for signs that indicate that something may be wrong.

Thank you for sharing. I have already recommended your book to two people. More recommendations are forthcoming.


Demetri Chambers, Esq.

Dr. Lehavi's book Joy Breaks