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Dawn Poteau ACC, PMP, SHRM-SCP
Executive Transition Coach
Dawn is the founder of Talent Activators, where she focuses on helping organizations, leaders, and teams manage successful transitions. She has 20+ years of experience in Talent Management and Leadership Development for global organizations such as FCA Group, Cooper Standard Automotive, Omni Hotels, RWD Technologies, Carlson Companies, and working for the owner of 5-Hour Energy. Her experience spans multiple industries including automotive, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, medical devices, and pharmaceutical.
Some of Dawn’s achievements include orchestrating a restructuring of a global cloud PACS platform company, which catapulted the company from a $12 million loss to $50,000 profit in less than a year. She rolled out a global engagement survey and action planning process to 30,000 employees in 14 languages within her first 90 days achieving an 89% response rate (an 8% increase in engagement). While leading FCA’s leadership development strategy and metrics, an 134% increase in learning completion and 101% improvement in completed training hours over 3 years was recognized. She also facilitated 200+ leadership assimilations and conducted over 100 hours of one-on-one coaching with business leaders at FCA.
She has worked with countless professionals at all organizational levels – from first-time managers to C-suite executives – to enhance their skill sets and become more effective leaders in the workplace. Dawn specializes in helping individuals and organizations activate their talent resources.
Her education includes a B.S. in Human Resources specializing in Training and Development from Oakland University and an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from New England College. Dawn’s certifications include Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation, Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP), Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and CQ® Certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center.
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