“Before I met Dawn, I was walking a fine line between being viewed as powerful yet approachable. I was meeting the external expectations of my corporate career. However, I still wanted and needed to be taken seriously as the thought leader in my industry.
I grew up with my own beauty paradigm; my mother taught me how to dress and put makeup on, which is all I knew. I hated getting my picture taken growing up because I never liked how I looked. Once I advanced into the corporate world, I had this paradigm of what a corporate image should look like; (which was the traditional corporate suit and pearl necklace that I thought was what the world
wanted). When I looked at my LinkedIn picture, I saw a pretty woman, but that woman wasn’t me. That picture represented what I thought the expectation was, of what corporate America should look like.
From the inside out, Dawn’s gift of capturing the true essence of who I am today becoming more bold, innovative, courageous, inclusive, and vulnerable and aligning it with how I show up on the outside. My image and personal leader brand are more aligned and on point today, and I am more confident and ready to break that patriarchal paradigm. I am being considered for a director role sooner than I imagined. Dawn has helped me get to the core of who I am in a way that lets the rest of me shine. I am now free to be ME!”