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Flourish Leadership Group


Our mission is for leaders to capture the spirit of leadership and truly become the effective leaders they were meant to be. From executives to youth leaders to public administrators…to those seeking elective office and serving as political appointees. Enlightened. Enriched. Empowered. Together Dawn provides tools to ignite leaders to take charge of their destiny and be phenomenal…the top in their field!


Ordinary people transformed into extraordinary leaders.

What We Do

With a variety of high-quality products and services, Flourish Leadership Group is dedicated to supporting leaders who want to discover their true potential, focus priorities, and achieve specific goals.

About the Founder

The Honorable Dawn McCoy, MPP is a nationally-recognized speaker, leadership strategist, and published author. She is sought after to speak with corporate, government and academic audiences nationwide for speeches about effective leadership, community engagement, and personal growth.

Dawn founded Flourish Leadership Group, LLC to provide strategic services and professional development. From a Capitol Hill internship to an elected Sacramento City Unified School Board position and a 20-year career as a non-profit executive, Dawn’s tenacity has empowered and inspired many to realize their potential and creative possibilities.

Given her passion for advocacy, she is an award-winning community leader and has been appointed to several boards. She was nominated for the 2018 WEGO Health Patient Leader Hero Award and in 2015 Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Allen Award for volunteerism and community service. She was a finalist for the 2014 Children’s Hospital of Richmond, at VCU Family Engagement Award. She completed the nationally-recognized Partners in Policymaking program. Dawn finds joy serving those with disabilities and rare diseases.

Dawn participated in Leadership America and she is a certified practitioner with the Connective Leadership Institute in Pasadena, California. In October 2017, she was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program Board of Directors. Dawn was also appointed to the board of directors with the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Howard University and a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from Georgetown University where she was a Bryce Harlow Scholar. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in the San Francisco Bay area, and resides in Central Virginia with her family.

Enlightened. Enriched. Empowered.


“Dawn’s understanding of her audience and their interests was masterful. Her practical approach, solid advice, and personal stories were inspiring. With Dawn, I know I can sit back and just let her capture the audience!”
Leadership California

“Dawn McCoy has a sincere desire to help leaders become more savvy “architects of tomorrow” and take better care of themselves in the process. She has practical lessons to offer.”

Tama J. Kieves, bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All!)

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“Amazing insights that will help leaders really connect the dots!”

– George C. Fraser, bestselling author of Click: 10 Truths For Building Extraordinary Relationships

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“Dawn McCoy has participated in several events for the Virginia Leadership Institute and painted an inspirational and realistic portrait of leadership and public service. She has been an excellent resource for future candidates and campaign professionals in Virginia. Her commitment, passion, and energy are an excellent model for our future leaders.”

Krysta Jones, executive director, Virginia Leadership Institute

About Flourish Publishing Group

Flourish Publishing is a small, independent press that publishes non-fiction self-help and personal development resources including books, guides, DVDs, and workbooks. We are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time. If you are seeking support for a book project, please email


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