About Me



Dr. Dorothy Guy Bonvillain

Entrepreneur, Wife, Mother

For over 40 years now, I have been a highly sought-after mentor and leadership expert. A motivator for young and old, I have a passion for helping others to live fuller lives through motivational workshops, personal writings, my blog, and e-mail subscription.

At a young age, I discovered my calling to teach. Initially, I began by sharing warmth and wisdom as an elementary school teacher. I loved instilling the younger generation with character development, leadership potential, and the importance of goal setting.

Then I spent almost a decade mastering my skills as a dynamic speaker and teacher. Later I was even asked to become the principal of a public high school in crisis. In this job, I worked closely with non-traditional students; many experienced difficulty performing in standard school systems. Some attended due to court-orders, jail sentences, or had previously dropped-out.

It was during this time that I learned the most about how to invest heavily in students, teachers, and parents – ultimately my goal was to inspire lasting change and motivate many teachers and parents to become role models in my students’ lives. Over the next five years our team led the students and staff to become a nationally-awarded program.

As a coach and mentor, I love to speak to large audiences as a keynote speaker and develop custom-designed programs to improve organizational culture and individual growth. I also continue to work closely as a mentor to military spouses using everything I have learned with my husband’s long-term government career.

In the last ten years, I focused on collaborating with local military installations to improve their leadership and mentoring capabilities for active duty personnel, spouses, and families.



Creating Success

Dr. Dorothy Guy Bonvillain is a CEO, Author, Coach, and an International Speaker. A 47-year military spouse, Dorothy is the Creator of Warrior Wives Academy, an online training program designed to teach and inspire military wives how to become CEOs of their own lives and businesses. Her ultimate goal is to help women build lives of significance and create a lasting legacy.

“Our current outcomes are the result of our best thinking so far; let’s raise the bar … “


  • Founder/CEO: Dr. Dorothy Guy Bonvillain LLC
  • Television Producer/Presenter: Access Tucson T V: “Military Wives: Serving Those Who Serve” (2015) and “Learning to Live on Purpose” (2013-2014).
  • Huffington Post Guest Blogger
  • Chief of Partnership – TRADOC Culture Center / ISC Consulting Group
  • Trainer and Curriculum Developer in Cultural Competency for General Dynamics
  • High School Principal – Nationally-recognized USFS Award for Project-Based Learning
  • Presenter: American University, Intercultural Management Institute, Washington, DC; Women in Business, Cochise College; Sisters and Brothers in Arms, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
  • Special Consultant to Minister of Education in the Sultanate of Oman: Leader & sole American on international research team.
  • Program Manager: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia & National Council on US-Arab Relations, Washington, DC.
  • Keynote Lecturer: Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, for Government Personnel transitioning to live & work in the Middle East

Published Works

  • Loving Your Life: 7 Steps for Military Wives – a practical handbook for military spouses/families
  • Wally Goes to School – a digital children’s leadership book for personal growth, ages 7-11
  • Traditional Handicrafts of Oman (English and Arabic);
  • Doctoral Dissertation “Cultural Pluralism and the Americanization of Immigrants: The Role of Public Schools and Ethnic Communities, Baltimore 1880-1920”
  • Several published articles in professional journals.