"My intention is to inspire confidence and authenticity through mindfulness so that you can share your unique gifts with the world." - Dawn
Dawn's passion is to guide others to personal empowerment. Having spent most of her early years as a "people-pleaser", she found herself in many codependent relationships. Dawn has always been a helper and a nurturer, and although it served her well in many aspects of her life, it also made her open to being over-empathetic and taking on the troubles and pain of others. As a result, for the past 20+ years she has been learning and implementing mindfulness techniques and tools into her daily life to improve her own self-confidence and self-connection. Professionally, after earning her Master of Music degree in vocal performance, Dawn got a job in sales at a National Print Music company while pursuing her singing career. After a few years in the corporate world, Dawn decided to teach voice lessons as it would provide her more flexibility for performing. Her studio developed over the years to become not only about singing, but providing her students with tools for self-empowerment, confidence and authenticity. Along with teaching voice and performing, she also ran a non-profit opera company called Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and went back to school and attained her teaching certification for general and choral music. Dawn taught middle school choir and general music for 3 years. In 2012, she became certified as a Life Coach. As a coach, Dawn facilitates the use of personal empowerment tools and mindfulness to assist her clients in finding peace, fulfillment, and happiness. Dawn also uses her life experiences, her 25-year marriage, and her experience as a Mom of two teenagers who deal with the stress and anxiety issues so prevalent in our current culture, to inform her coaching practice. In 2014, Dawn added reiki to her list of skills to help provide her clients with relaxation and rejuvenation so they could more easily find the answers they were looking for. She is currently working to become certified as a Yoga Teacher as she has been integrating yoga into her coaching and workshops for the past 5 years.
2022 - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Michelle Young (My Vinyasa Practice) 2014 - Master Practitioner Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing - Diane Bloom (The Free Spirit School of Integrated Energy Healing) 2012 - Certified Life Coach - Patty Jackson (Thrive! Life Services) 2009 - Teacher Certification K - 12 General and Choral Music (UW-Milwaukee) 1996 - Master of Music in Vocal Performance (The Cleveland Institute of Music)
"You taught me how to be confident and love my authentic self which is a gift too grand to measure." -Josie, voice student