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This doesn't mean Joy comes effortlessly to me;  it means that

Well, hello there! I’m Dawn and I am so excited that you dropped in. 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.

If you really want to get to know each other, catch my front porch ramblins on Instagram stories

and value it enough to work for it










Writing my second book—My Mid-life Battle Cry releasing April 2022! Sign up below to learn more:


Speaking, hosting retreats, and ramblin' sweet nothings from my front porch in Florida on your Instagram Stories 


Empowering women to embrace their Mid-Life years, obstacles give us reasons to embrace joy, and the little things we do to love ourselves matter.


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 four. We are living happily ever after in Cantonment, Florida, with four dogs, three cats, three horses and a partridge in a pear tree.

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.

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.


Interested in having Dawn speak at your next event, appear as a guest on your podcast, or simply want to say hello? Just send a note and we'll get back to you in a jiffy!

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