Although born in the United States, Dawn spent almost all of her adult life living and working in Europe, Asia, and the Horn of Africa. As an intercultural consultant and facilitator she enjoys enabling people to lead skillfully and thrive personally in culturally diverse settings. She loves helping people not only to understand and appreciate one another but also to harness their diversity for greater creativity and productivity.
Dawn specializes in building trust and understanding in diverse teams, identifying solutions to intercultural challenges, assessing cultural dynamics in organizations, bridging cultural divides that affect business, and supporting global transitions. Her past clients include the European Union, the Canadian Embassy, the International Community School of Addis Ababa, and World Relief.
Prior to facilitating and consulting, Dawn worked in international schools as an educator, a Director of Human Resources, and in school leadership. Her career highlights also include producing a children’s television show for Ethiopian Television and founding a group for expat women called Broads Abroad Addis Ababa. In addition to a BA in Education, Dawn holds accreditations in facilitation, a certificate in Global Leadership and Organizational Coaching, and an MA in Global Affairs and World Culture.
Dawn is now based out of Chicago and in addition to her professional work she also volunteers in a number of capacities including serving as a mentor to women new to international leadership, and as a board governor of an international school in Ethiopia. Whether in a professional or volunteer capacity, Dawn loves helping people successfully manage transitions, navigate cultural complexity, thrive in international settings and work in diverse teams.
Dawn has served on the FIGT Board since October 2018. Contact her at email@example.com.