speaker & storyteller for hire

Dawne is a highly effective speaker & trainer; if you have never attended one of her presentations, you should.
— Suzanne Berardi-Gould - Sr. Marketing Director

WHAT I TALK ABOUT


You can’t help but get excited listening to Dawne talk about the empowerment of women. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to motivate or energize their teams.
— Jessica Yesilcimen - Team Leader

WHERE I'VE BEEN


where i've been recently....

2016 Girls Inc. Power of the Purse Event, an annual event used to raise money for Girls Inc. PNW - honored to be chosen as their 2016 Purse-O-Nality of the the Year.

2016 Girls Inc. Power of the Purse Event, an annual event used to raise money for Girls Inc. PNW - honored to be chosen as their 2016 Purse-O-Nality of the the Year.

The Retail Optical Circle, put on by Zyloware and Vision Ease as a way to engage their best customers towards growth of the overall market  

The Retail Optical Circle, put on by Zyloware and Vision Ease as a way to engage their best customers towards growth of the overall market

 

October 9th I will be back home at the Oregon Zoo and teaming up with Girls Inc. PNW to celebrate the Power of Her in honor The Day of The Girl. 

October 9th I will be back home at the Oregon Zoo and teaming up with Girls Inc. PNW to celebrate the Power of Her in honor The Day of The Girl. 


THE LOWDOWN

Dawne is an amazing speaker! Funny, informative, and knowledgeable. I am a better salesperson because of her training presentation. I would recommend Dawne to anyone that wants their salespeople motivated and energized. She is amazing!
— Kevin Smith - Lead Optician

I am proof that anyone can speak in front of a crowd. Years ago I had a paralyzing fear of being in front of an audience. I would memorize every single word of my "speech", every gesture and every slide in the hopes of being prepared and ready to go. Yet each time I got in front of an audience I spoke at lightening fast speeds, my knees would buckle and somehow it became a huge mess. Then one day, I just knew how to capture an audience.  It wasn't planned. It was more like one of those Oprah Winfrey AH-HA moments she is always talking about.  All of the sudden I realized that it wasn't about sounding perfect and giving a speech. It didn't have to be a speech at all. People hate speeches. It was about teaching, coaching and conveying ideas through story telling. Who doesn't love stories? It was in that moment I found my voice. 

It didn't take long for me to not only tell stories but fall in love with the stories and the people I was telling them to. I am able to bring people's experiences to life and use that to help promote ideas, people and brands. I speak on a variety of topics from business to motivational and in each I strive to relate to people in authentic ways using stories. So while technically, I am a speaker for hire. The truth is I am a storyteller ready to help you and/or your brand find and tell the story you are looking for.


Dawne has done a number of truly insightful presentations to our organization. The presentations have had positive results in staff performance.
— Russ Tolar - Operations Manager