Dawn Cone

Dawn Cone

Location: Pontiac, MI


Dr. Dawn Cone brings 25 years of experience specializing in individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. As an executive coach and consultant, Dawn draws from her background in human behavior, leadership development, training, and research, combining strategy and innovation for maximum impact and value. Her areas of expertise include individual and organizational assessment, team building, collaborative leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, employee engagement, generational differences, leveraging diversity, and bringing organizational vision to life.

Dawn’s clients span several industries, including government, healthcare, education, finance, retail, non-profit, utilities, and professional services. Her focus is on achieving visible and sustainable results that align with organizational goals. In coaching her clients, Dawn is intentional about building relationships based on trust, collaboration, and mutual accountability. Her approach involves formal assessment to clarify strengths and challenges, along with focused feedback aimed at translating insight into action. Dawn supports goal achievement and sustained positive change by helping clients tackle the roadblocks that stall progress and building in strategies to reinforce desired outcomes.

As a leadership trainer and facilitator, Dawn has delivered numerous presentations to a variety of audiences on topics such as effective leadership styles, managing change, assessing individuals and teams, improving individual and team resilience, effective communication, and managing difficult conversations. She has also presented her research on Perceptions of Cultural Groups at Work at both national and international professional conferences.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Thinking

Industry Experience

  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Professional Services
  • Retail


  • English


  • Alliant International University - PhD Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania - MA, Clinical Psychology


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Facilitator

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