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Doe Hentschel shares her insights on living well and giving back to a variety of audiences – both in person and online. Interested in having Doe speak to your group? Contact us at drdoeh@comcast.net

Upcoming Events
2024

8-10

MAR

Doe will be a featured presenter at the Alumnae Banquet during the 115th anniversary celebration of the founding of Mu chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Missouri where she was initiated in 1961. She will speak about what  motivated her to complete the manuscript ten years after she began to write it and 35 years after the accident  and will read excepts. Doe will sign books and donate all proceeds from sales to the DG chapter at Mizzou.  Interested in having Doe speak in person or on zoom to raise money for your Delta Gamma alumnae chapter? Click here to let her know!

Past Events
2023

29

JUN

Achim Nowak interviewed Doe on his podcast, My Fourth Act. Nowak’s guests on this series include people who are taking on new challenges and impacting the world during their “fourth act.”  Tune in to hear him talk with Doe about her first career as a child actress, her second career as an adult educator, and her encore career with Leadership Greater Hartford, the Third Age Initiative™, “Finding Purpose with Parkinson’s” and…oh yes! She almost forgot about her newest career as an author!

Click here to listen.

2023

26

JUL

Richard Kaufman and Doe have a far reaching and insightful conversation about resiliency on his podcast called “Upward Momentum.” Click here to listen.

2023

19

JUL

Doe conducted a three-hour workshop for twenty eighth grade scholars at a summer leadership camp in Hartford.  They gasped as she told the story of the accident.  She asked them to fold their hands across their chests and think about what they could do with no hands.   After reading a section from “Write it on the  Wall,” she asked  what lessons they could draw from that chapter.  They recalled  incidents  in their lives that had great impact, shared their stories, made posters listing the lessons they learned, and presented their lessons to the class.  They received their own  signed copies of Look, Ma! No Hands! and discussed topics as far ranging as “what is a memoir?” “Self-awareness that comes from reflection on our lives,” to “What does an editor do?” and “Can you get rich if you write a book?”

2023

19

MAY

Doe was the featured speaker at a luncheon hosted by Laura Fish-Kelly, Private Wealth Advisor and Sebastian Olczyk, Associate Financial Advisor, for their clients at Heirloom Private Wealth.  Doe shared the story “behind the book,” read excepts and signed the copies that Laura gave her guests.

2023

12

MAY

More than 500 guests at Hartford HealthCare’s Fourth Annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s event at the Connecticut Convention Center enjoyed watching celebrity dancers, all of whom are executives and professionals at Hartford HealthCare, displaying new talents on the dance floor.  Proceeds from the fun evening will support the wellness programs at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. Click here to see  the video produced by Hartford HealthCare that  featured Doe and two participants in the pilot program “Finding Purpose with Parkinson’s,” Doe and Leadership Greater Hartford developed this program for Parkinson’s patients and their significant others.  Doe spoke about the plan to offer multiple sections of the program statewide and collect data to determine the impact on emotional and cognitive health. 

2023

1

MAY

Ann Nyberg, longtime anchor on ABC affiliate WTNH-TV (News 8), interviewed Doe. Ann and Doe discussed Doe's career as an adult educator, her recent book, the lessons she has learned, and how she helps others learn and grow. Watch the interview here.

2023

24

APR

Read reporter Susan Dunne’s interview with Doe Hentschel in the Hartford Courant here

2023

18

APR

Doe read excerpts from Look, Ma! No Hands! and autographed books at the Watkinson School in Hartford where she is a trustee. 

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2023

15

APR

Doe and her granddaughter Courtney Davis read excerpts from Look, Ma! No Hands! and signed books at the Windham Textile and History Museum—The Mill Museum, 441 Main Street, Willimantic.

2023

12

APR

Doe joined Kira Holmes, the Executive Director of the Mill Museum in Willimantic, and John Murphy on WILI 1400 AM to discuss the upcoming reading and signing of Look, Ma! No Hands!

2023

6

MAR

Seabury Retirement Community invited residents, members of Seabury at Home and prospective residents to hear Doe speak about the lessons she has learned in her life that inspired her to write Look, Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

Seabuy.HEIC
2023

7

APR

5:00-6:00 p.m.  Doe and her granddaughter, Courtney, were the guests of Susan Johnson and Dennis O’Brien on their weekly radio show, “Let’s Talk About It” on WILI 1400 AM.  Doe moved to Willimantic one year after she smashed her elbows and lived in the Victorian house she renovated for 23 years.  O’Brien and Johnson, who represents Windham and serves as the Deputy Majority Leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives, talked with Doe about her book and her life in Willimantic and with Courtney, a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University about her illustrations and her life in Willimantic today.

Listen to Doe’s interview on WILI 1400 AM here.

2023

16

FEB

As guest facilitator at the Enfield Parent Leadership Academy, Doe presented a workshop on Personality Styles and shared stories  from Look, Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way as examples of different world views.  Attendees purchased the book and got Doe’s autograph!

2023

26

FEB

Following the Sunday service, members of South Congregational Church gathered to hear Doe speak about “Positivity and Resilience in Healthy Aging.”  Doe shared stories from her own lived experiences and read excerpts from Look, Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

2022

27

OCT

As the kick-off speaker in a series of lunchtime webinars presented by Goodwin University on “Aging with Purpose,” Doe was interviewed about “The Power of Resilience in Healthy Aging” and read excerpts from Look, Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way. Watch here.

Book Signings

“I had the privilege and honor of being at her book signing and listening to her speak. It was one of the best Sunday afternoons I have experienced, and I couldn't wait to read the book which I did cover to cover. Loved. Loved. Loved it. As stated in the foreword,  Dr. Doe Hentschel is in fact “a beacon of light, love, and hope.”  I can't wait to read her next book. THANK YOU,  DR. DOE!!! YOU HAVE IN FACT INSPIRED ME.”


-Marcy Blondin

Hartford Connecticut

November 15, 2022 Leadership Greater Hartford​

November 20 and December 21, 2022 The Woodland

Auction Donations


Enjoy a lunch with Dr. Doe at a place of your choice, gather some “pearls of wisdom,” and take home an autographed copy of Look, Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

  • October 25, 2022:  Leadership Greater Hartford Polaris Awards

  • February 25, 2023:  The Watkinson School:  A Watkinson Affair

  • March 24, 2023:  The University of Bridgeport UB RISE 

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