Dawn Cook has over 25 years of demonstrated excellence in leadership development of executives and teams via facilitating business and personal skills development workshops, performing executive coaching and consulting with clients on their developmental needs. Her vast experience includes working with such companies as Cox Communications, Fox Sports, Towers Watson, Girl Scouts and HD Supply.
She has held key director level positions in small to medium sized companies prior to graduating into her roles as consultant and coach. Her unique perspective comes from working within corporate headquarters with worldwide responsibilities, in franchise offices with district and regional responsibilities, and externally to small and medium sized companies.
Educated in Adult Learning Theory and Neuroscience, Dawn applies this knowledge to developing and coaching others for success in various business arenas, including emotional intelligence, communication, leadership, customer service, public speaking and sales. By using an analytical, science-based and research supported approach to understanding and changing human behavior, she is able to connect with even the most black and white thinkers.
Certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) by 6 Seconds, the Institute for Health and Human Potential, and TalentSmart, Dawn incorporates EQ into much of her coaching and training. She completed Coachville’s Certified Coach training in 2002, being personally trained by the ‘father of coaching’ Thomas Leonard. Dawn has spent over 1,500 hours coaching executives and teams to a higher standard of performance. Her training and successful track record have positioned her as an expert in the field of emotional intelligence and leadership development.
She is a founding member of the International Association of Coaches and served as a volunteer coach for Cool Girls, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young girls make the best choices for a happy, healthy life. Dawn also offers her coaching to single adults who seek better relationship management skills.
Dawn Cook is also an accomplished presenter, speaking for audiences of fifty to five hundred. Her favorite topic to present is the neuroscience of emotions – understanding how the brain handles emotions during interactions – how emotions are tied to top performance and how to apply this information in leadership.