Finding Joy

IN PLACES YOU’D THINK IT’S UNFINDABLE

Well, hello there! I’m Dawn and I am so excited that you dropped in. You got your glass of wine, I see? Great, me too. Okay, get comfy. I think you being here means we’re both into joy — having it, finding it, spreading it. I actually consider myself pretty highly experienced in this realm, which is why I’m a self-appointed Joyologist.

This doesn’t mean joy comes effortlessly to me; it means that I want joy and value joy enough to work for it. And that’s what this site — and each one of my personal and professional endeavors — is about: Helping others to find joy through hardships, easyships, pain, good health, career, family, and even the monotony of everyday living.

We all need more joy. I have found joy in places you’d think it was unfindable — despite the pain of losing a child, divorce, rape, stage 3 cancer and more. I want to share my stories with you because I have discovered how joy is a choice that makes life worth living.

I’m ridiculously passionate about working with women. I have the privilege of coaching them to levels of success in their personal and professional lives that transcends their wildest dreams. Before I decided to dive into this joy thing full time, I was a top ten sales director for one of the world’s biggest direct sales brands (my last team hit a million in sales for the year — yay us!). Now my opportunities to empower women take many different forms.

I’m an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur and a mentor. I work in person and online, with individuals, small groups, and auditorium-sized crowds. I’m proud to use the experiences of my personal journey to help others find happiness and success even in the darkest of days. I wholeheartedly believe that the obstacles in our lives should not beat us down, but give us reasons to more fully embrace joy wherever we can find it.

Best of all, I’m arm candy to Craig (it might be kind of like a big bag of cotton candy but close enough); I’m a mom to two awesomely cool females (who are 17 years apart!) and a grandmother to three. We are living happily ever after in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with two dogs and one cat.

DAWN'S BIO

Last summer, Dawn Barton was a top ten sales director for one of the world’s biggest direct sales brands. Her picture was on a billboard in Times Square and her team was closing in what would prove to be over a million in sales for the year – placing them among only a handful of women in company history to achieve that milestone. All this, despite a steady beat of personal challenges through recent years, including unimaginable heartache and stage 3 breast cancer.

Today, Dawn is an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur and a mentor, empowering women in their professional and personal lives. Her extraordinary journey has also made her a self-proclaimed Joyologist. Having achieved happiness and success in even her darkest days, Dawn believes in the power of finding joy through difficulty; each obstacle should not be cause to quit, but rather another reason to be successful.