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Dr. Dawn Emerick is an Executive leader and who exemplifies this perilous combination of personal trauma and working for conqueror style leaders.


This child of poverty and rejection had climbed the ladder, broke through that ceiling, and planted a FU flag on top of that mountain.


Michelle’s professional success masked her childhood scars. She suppressed her pain and replaced it with an obsessive quest to find self-worth and value through her career. Until July of 2020,  Michelle could have conducted business as usual all day long but like many of us, her “mess-train” got exposed. 

Dr. Emerick has had 3 people with significant influence and power in her life shape how she treats people and leads her staff-- a mother who abandoned her, a grandfather who disowned her and a boss who cancelled her.