"My life changed when I embraced the concept of
responsibility, choice and change".

Dorothy Larios

Meet Dorothy

Dorothy Larios

Dorothy Larios

Personal and Executive Coach


I  am originally from Scotland,  having spent 22 years in Greece I returned in 2000 to live in South East England.  I have worked in the NHS, as an Assistant to the Director of Training in a Retail Company, created a Greek charity for families and their children with special needs and now work as a trained  Executive and Personal Coach. I am passionate about being with people and walking alongside them as they change and move forward.

In 2016 I had a yearning to return to E. Lothian my birthplace and relocated to set up my business in Haddington.

2017 has begun with new interests, new colleagues and new opportunities.

How I work

My Contributions

  • MOE Ministry of Entrepreneurship – Professional Coach Pathway Lead
  • Volunteer at the Association for Coaching ~ Coach Assessor, Supervisor and Speaker
  • Pro-bono Coaching and Supervision for Save the Children UK
  • Mindfulness for Carers
  • Coaching through life transitions


  • Coaching Supervisor and Mentor 2011
  • Accredited Professional Executive Coach -Association for Coaching 2012
  • International Coach Federation. Member since 2000
  • Certified Retreat Coach –Retreat Coaches Network
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence  Coach.
  • Experienced as a Action Learning Trainer and Facilitator.
  • Trained in Coaching Supervision
  • Trained Teacher of Mindfulness. March 2013 Teaching MBSR and MBCT Courses
  • Seasons of Change ” Certified Coach March 2012
  •  “Present Pause” Mindfulness for Coaches–  Courses and Retreats
  • Mindfulness for Parents and Carers 2014 ongoing
  • Mindfulness in Schools 2016


Dorothy is caring and understanding with an instinctive manner that can also direct your mind. Exploration of a different perception is a wonderful thing which Dorothy helps you with.

I learned that all the ill that goes on is not necessarily my fault. Ruminating about things isn’t beneficial but I learned how to try and manage that.

Daniel Satdev

I would like to give a Testimonial for Dorothy Larios who supplied me with Coaching Sessions over 6 sessions.
I cannot begin to describe how I felt when I first met up with Dorothy, I am a professional and lead a team of over 150 people and yet due to a break in a relationship felt broken, lost and unable to cope.

I have many friends who were a shoulder to cry on and yet I still could not move forward until I started my coaching with Dorothy.
I was never told what I should do, the sessions were about exploring my feelings and how I reacted, some reflective work was given to me and through this and the sessions I finally stopped being a victim of the situation and looked at how I can take control of my feelings and responses, my basic nature has obviously not changed but I am now aware that I need to sometimes just stop and take a breath.

Coaching is a great way to work and I am working on changing the culture in the workplace so that instead of telling people what to do I am now more likely to say “what are the options to resolve this” . I am so grateful.

Ruth LloydGeneral Manager

Dorothy is a great advocate of the MBSR course. Her passion for it is inspirational. Of course I wanted the answers, the book, private sessions immediately but Dorothy patiently and persistently cut through my impatience, resistance and obstacles to get me to attend the whole course and despite being exhausted in the evenings and being phobic about driving in the dark, I dutifully attended each session. I was so glad that I did as the interaction with group members and appreciating their own struggles became integral to the course.

Jane BMy Recent Experience of MBSR Course