What we Stand For

We believe that no two individuals are alike and we embrace the uniqueness of each person and organization we work with.

We believe that human beings have great wells of power locked inside of them. No matter a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or spiritual development we can help you unlock that power and show you how to use it to change your world and the world of those around you. 

Why We Exist

Dolan Research International exists to provide innovative, personal and diverse training to organizations and individuals around the world. Our highly trained coaches work to inspire and support people so that they can move, and help others move, from barely surviving into the thriving life they dream of.

Johanna's Story

Johanna Dolan has a clear vision and a deep passion to support individuals to reach their goals. This vision and passion was born out of her own personal struggles and triumphs over the years. She has experienced the lowest places one can get and has managed to climb back up (albeit with a stumble or two along the way).

Johanna realized in order to support others, she first needed to support herself. She had it ALL (or rather, what “general society” deemed “all” was in order to be happy). Somehow “all” was still very EMPTY. Johanna’s journey to self-love, self-respect, love for others and a myriad of other really cool things, has brought her to a place to share with others that they can indeed have all they desire AND find true and abiding happiness with self and others.

Johanna teaches individuals how to change their lives through financial literacy, business ownership, and principle-centered living through inspirational workshops, group and individual coaching that are designed to help them take flight to the successful life they have always dreamed of.

Meet our Team

Cynthia Terl


Cynthia is the President and Founder of Shoshana Place, Inc., an organization fully committed to helping women in recovery “live their best lives”.  Cynthia received the 2018 “Woman of Excellence” award from the Frederick County Commission for Women for her dedication to finding solutions for the substance use epidemic affecting our communities.  Her passion for the work that she does and the people that she serves is grounded in 24 years of personal recovery from substance use. Cynthia is an active member of the recovery community, locally and nationally.

She is the President of the Frederick County Substance Abuse Council, the Finance Committee Chair of the Phoenix Foundation and Treasurer of Classmates4Life. Cynthia is committed to providing substance use disorder awareness and prevention through community town halls, student forums, and other events.

Cynthia lives in Frederick with her husband Stuart and a menagerie consisting of two dogs, Ben and Bella, and two cats, Olivia and Wilson. She and Stuart have two amazing children, their spouses and three beautiful grandchildren who bring joy and gratitude to their lives daily.

Kris McGinnis

Executive Assistant

For the past eleven years Kristin McGinnis has been a stay-at-home mom to three boys – Charles, Michael, and John Robert. A native Texan, Kris moved to Frederick in 2006. She and her husband, Andrew McGinnis, married in October 2008.

In addition to raising her boys and hiking with her dogs, Kris has volunteered in many different capacities with multiple organizations in Frederick County. She created a “Mommy and Me” club in 2010, organized a weekly play group, monthly arts and crafts groups, and field trips. She joined a local mom’s group in 2014 where she currently serves as Co-Coordinator. Her volunteer experience has allowed her to utilize her communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

"Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life."

Tony Robbins

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