As an experienced line executive, executive coach and dynamic leader, Dawn has over 20 years of talent management and organizational development experience in start-up, emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies. Dawn specializes in working with leaders from the director to senior executive levels to optimize their leadership practices and performance. She is known for her ability to quickly identify core issues and support her clients in environments of rapid change, ambiguity and high levels of stress. She uses her expertise to accelerate self-knowledge and help others adapt and hone their individual styles and vision for improved performance results for themselves and their teams.
Dawn is a proven business leader with P&L responsibility and is knowledgeable about business strategy and the implications for executive leadership and talent needs. She has owned her own business, ran the retail food division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and has been an organizational development and talent management executive at Charles Schwab & Co., Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and J. Walter Thompson.
With a dual major in Counseling Psychology and Organizational Development, she is certified in the use and interpretation of a variety of assessment tools. She is also certified in The Grove Consultants International Team Performance Model, PROSCI and the Gallup Strengths Finder. And, received her Executive Coaching Certification from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.