"Dawn has demonstrated the ability to meet our company’s expectations over and over again. Her attention to detail and her meticulous research has resulted in extremely low turnover and has allowed for positive growth within our company. Much credit is due to Dawn’s work ethic and constant follow up. Never I have I personally experienced such professionalism and constant desired feedback for continued improvement. Her work ethic is a valuable asset to any company or organization and I strongly stand behind my recommendation."
- James Soper, National Warranty Manager, Trinity
"Dawn was very attentive in addressing my questions and concerns promptly, as well as following up on a consistent basis to ensure quality of service. It was a great relief to have such a reliable and concerned party to draw on whenever needed. She is pleasant and hard-working and catered to our account as if it was the only account that existed for her, even though it was just one among many."
- Tina Estep, Controller, William Dickson
"Dawn is very skilled and always makes sure our needs are met. She does this time and time again, no matter what the situation or timeframe. She handles all issues and concerns with ease and confidence. It is such a pleasure to place a call to Dawn and have such a pleasant responder at the other end of the phone. She makes me feel like I am her most valued company."
- Rebecca Zimmerman, HR Director, United Way of Pierce County
Facilitation and Training
"Dawn’s level of enthusiasm coupled with her ability to engage her audience is truly impressive. Her passion is contagious regardless of the size and demographics of her audience. Each time she has been invited to Marymount, she has exceeded my expectations. She has truly provided a valuable learning forum for our students. I will continue to invite Dawn to speak and engage with our students, as long as she willing to come to share with our students!"
- Aly Eisenhardt, Director of the Healthcare Management Program, Marymount University
"Thank you for hosting this meetup!! It was really fantastic and I appreciated all the insight and commentary. Very professional group of people with a great variety of experience. It was amazing for me. Looking forward to the next one.”
- 7 Habits Meetup Participant
"I really enjoyed the discussions and left feeling inspired and focused. I'm really looking forward to the next session."
- 7 Habits Meetup Participant
"I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Dawn McAvoy who is a professional coaching and training consultant. I met Dawn at a presentation she conducted for the Tacoma WorkSource Job Club on resumes and job searching. It was a great presentation!! All participants remained impressed by her professionalism and the solutions she provided to their job search challenges.
Dawn's indescribable job skills coaching and training are matched by a wonderful sense of humor, and her vigorous drive is inspirational. Dawn has an excellent personality for training. She is able to create a comfortable environment while maintaining full participation at all times. She has great knowledge of resume, interview, and job search strategies and is capable of determining the individual abilities of her clients. Her pleasant and positive attitude is a great asset to her willingness to work with her clients at their own levels. Her attitude is inspiring and her knowledge exceptional!!"
- Peter Mihaluta, Job Search Case Manager, WA State Employment Security Department
"Dawn is an engaging, resourceful, and competent consultant who developed and implemented an excellent online program meeting evaluation for the ASTD and CBODN Coaching SIG (Special Interest Group). After learning about our needs she presented a draft design that was clear, creative, and comprehensive in meeting our requirements. She is well organized, thoughtful and committed to providing a quality product. Her attention to detail and responsiveness was excellent in adapting all our suggested changes and still meeting the completion date.
Dawn also provided online training for the set-up and administration of the evaluation process. As a trainer, she is extremely prepared, calm, and able to convey material in a clear, step-by-step format. Her warmth and eagerness to share her skills is a great asset."
- Judy Rodgers, Co-Facilitator, ASTD & CBODN Coaching SIG
"Dawn was the leader of a team of volunteer HR professionals assigned to a project at my office. She listened and delivered exactly what I wanted, on time and was great at coordinating with my board, staff and the team. Dawn is hard-working and detail-oriented."
- Barbra Kavanaugh, Executive Director, Employment Justice Center
"I recommend Dawn highly for work related to human capital management. She worked with our team on a contract to conduct a workforce analysis for a unique public agency, and demonstrated great knowledge and ability in this area. At one point, I suggested that she would have a hard time collecting human capital data directly from agencies with which we had no relationship, and to make a long story short, she proved me wrong. She is the kind of professional who cuts through the noise and gets things done! That is what impressed me most."
- Lloyd Blanchard, Director, Public Performance Management, IEM, Inc.
"Dawn came into the project as Task Lead after the previous Task Lead left her company. Dawn’s job was to pick up the project midstream and manage completion of the tasks in accordance with our contract. Our company was a subcontractor to her company, and I got to know Dawn through our work completing the contract.
We successfully delivered the results to the client, and for that I give a lot of credit to Dawn for quickly understanding the customer’s needs and for gently but firmly pushing us as project staff to get our tasks completed. Her ability to organize, to motivate, and to maintain focus on getting the project to completion was a major factor in our delivering a successful and well-received final report.
All of our project team members were impressed with Dawn’s professionalism, her creativity in addressing project challenges, and her willingness to step into a new situation and maintain a positive attitude under difficult circumstances. If we had an opening in our company requiring the organizational development and human resources expertise she has, I would not hesitate to recommend her for the position."
- Mark Scott, Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection at IEM, Inc.
"Dawn has been a wonderful addition to our coaching team at AU, both from a big picture perspective as well as down to every detail. Her thoughtful process improvements have made tracking multiple clients across multiple years so much easier, and she's such a positive, can-do colleague at every turn. It's so rare to find someone so organized who is also so tuned in to what coaching and leadership development actually is. It's delightful to work with her!"
- Linda Bidlack, Executive Coach
"Dawn is a wonderful human being, a pleasure to work with, and a consummate professional. Not only is she a joy to know, but she is also a joy to work with as she is ALWAYS on top of her job. When she says it'll be done, you can rest assured it'll be done and it will be of high quality and will be done in a timely manner--and with a warm and genuine smile from Dawn. I have yet to see her stress out over anything. She brings calm and warmth to whatever she does. Furthermore, Dawn is super responsive, highly organized, and very detail oriented. She excels at creating and putting systems in place that lead to extraordinary productivity and performance. In addition, she is thoughtful and someone I turn to for guidance and support when I need it. I am clearly a big fan of Dawn."
- Vinay Kumar, Executive Coach
"Dawn McAvoy is the consummate professional who has brought the highest caliber skills to her role as Coaching Administrator at American University's School of Public Affairs. In this role, Dawn has been responsible for meeting the needs of many diverse stakeholders through process and client service excellence and she has surpassed all expectations in these areas. The word "no" is not part of Dawn's vocabulary. "How can I help you" and "How can we improve this process." are. Dawn's magic touch has turned the system into a smooth running machine. For that, I am grateful."
- Mimi Darmstadter, Executive Coach
"Dawn McAvoy is phenomenal at organizing people and businesses. We relied on her during a one-month transition of our lead office manager/executive assistant. She fit in seamlessly with our team and worked well with our CEO. (My CEO noted, "I feel calm with Dawn here.") Dawn helped us identify several areas where we could improve the workflow of our small team, including making substantial improvements to how we keep financial records, work with vendors, and organize our office. I felt like I could trust her even though we only worked together a short time. I would highly recommend her work and hope our paths cross again!"
- Grace Whiting, COO, National Alliance for Caregiving
"I’ve worked with Dawn McAvoy for the past year on a number of projects where she has performed in an extra-ordinary manner. She has organized and led events with the SHRM Training & Development Special Interest Group, presented workshops at Career and Job Fairs, and recruited speakers for events. Her follow-up with surveys helped guide our efforts for participants to improve their career and professional development. It would be a pleasure to collaborate with Dawn on similar projects in the future."
- Peter Wynn, Regional Outreach Manager, University of Virginia, SCPS