About the Author of The Guru Next Door
Wendy Dolber has been involved in Option Method training and consultation since the early 1970s. She is the founder of Dialogues in Self Discovery Center for the Option Method (DialoguesinSelfDiscovery.com). She met Bruce Di Marsico, the creator of the Option Method, in 1971 at a private institute devoted to training group psychotherapists and lay counselors. She was associated with Bruce for over twenty-five years as his student, associate, and close friend.
Following Bruce’s death in 1995, Wendy began working to create a platform to expand the dissemination of his teachings and writings. She wrote The Guru Next Door: A Teacher’s Legacy in 2008 and is the publisher and co-editor of The Option Method: The Myth of Unhappiness, Vols. 1, 2 and 3, published in 2011. In addition, she contributed to The Option Method: Unlock Your Happiness With Five Simple Questions, by Bruce Di Marsico, a posthumous publication edited by Deborah Mendel, Bruce’s widow. She continues to blog and write articles about The Option Method and is at work on two additional books.
Option Method is the cornerstone of Wendy’s life and worldview. She has spent several decades immersed in the practice of the Method for her own personal growth and happiness. Additionally, she works with clients all over the world and is a frequent speaker and facilitator of groups and workshops.
In addition to her Option Method work, Wendy has also authored many articles on affordable housing finance in her prior career as a Managing Director for a major financial information company. Wendy has received ongoing recognition in the affordable housing industry for her work, as well as by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, for fiction writing. She makes her home in northern New Jersey.