Blazing the trail for a new approach to leadership and change management, Dr. Emerick calls on leaders to introspectively look at what the responsibility of leadership truly holds, take on the work of their own personal trauma and bring an individual approach to each employee, asking not “what’s wrong” but instead how can we help?
About Dr. Dawn Emerick
Dr. Dawn Emerick is a speaker, trainer and coach and now add a TEDx Jacksonville speaker to her portfolio. Over a span of 25 years, she crafted her leadership, organizational development and engagement skills at various private, government, and non-profit organizations in Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Texas. She is former non-profit CEO and county/city government executive who has successfully planned, managed and executed several enterprise-wide, complex organizational restructuring efforts using organizational design and change management theory, employee engagement, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Her leadership and change management approach have produced [sustained] increases in employee morale by up to 10% and company revenue by 17%.
Her evidence-based, Trauma-Informed Leadership & Change Management framework has attracted interest from human resource professionals, trauma-informed training organizations, change management associations, consultants, and national conferences all across the United States.
Dr. Emerick is the host of Leadership Uncensored podcast, a national speaker on organizational design and change management, and a proven transformational leader who will work in partnership with you and your team to find innovative solutions to problems, placing people at the center of the process. She lends her expertise to the Jacksonville Civic Council as their Senior Director for Public Policy Research.
Originally from the DC / Maryland metropolitan area, she graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Health Education. Dawn is a two-time alumnus of the University of North Florida where she received her Masters in Public Administration and her Doctor of Education Leadership. In 2018, she was accepted into the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Population Health Management graduate program. Dr. Emerick became a Prosci® Certified Change Management Practitioner in February of 2021.
Dawn is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, Association of Consultants for Non-Profits, International City/County Managers Association and Engaging Local Government Leaders.