Dawn Cone PhD
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 have spanned across 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 in order 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.
Dawn is a licensed psychologist and earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Upon completion of her degrees, she received her program’s Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy award and the RHR International Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dawn has served as Adjunct Professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Effective Communication for Managers and Research Design/Analysis. She is a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology, the Institute of Management Consultants, and is certified in The Hogan Development Suite. Dawn is based in the Metro Detroit area.
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