What People Are Saying...

“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!)

“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, founder, Virginia Leadership Institute and president, National Women’s Political Caucus – Virginia

“The Flourish Leadership Program is a terrific resource. The recommendations and action plan helped me maximize existing contacts to strategically focus as a newly elected official. Dawn’s leadership development strategies are recommended to any public servant or community leader taking his or her leadership role to the next level.” – Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez, Arlington Public Schools

What Readers Are Saying...

“There’s always qualities that separate good from great. Leadership Building Blocks: An Insider’s Guide to Success is a guide for those who want to rise to the challenge of leadership with flying colors. Encouraging readers to embrace their intuition, face a bad situation down without faltering or giving up one’s own beliefs, and use the right shortcuts to get the most out of your followers. “Leadership Building Blocks” is a choice pick for those who want to become the ideal leader for their company.” – Midwest Book Review, Oregon, WI


Leadership Building Blocks – the simple answer to the complex world of being a leader. Highly recommended!” – Dr. Anita Heiss, academic and author, Australia


“Amazing insights that will help leaders really connect the dots!” – George C. Fraser, bestselling author of Click: 10 Truths For Building Extraordinary Relationships


“Refreshingly straightforward and direct, but still able to touch the heart, Dawn has written what I consider to be a leaders handbook that should be required reading.” – Debrena Jackson Gandy, best-selling author, Sacred Pampering Principles and All the Joy You Can Stand


“Dawn has captured her own wide range of leadership experiences into a concise, well-organized book that transfers her experiences into valuable lessons for others in leadership roles.  As she did during her Leadership California involvement, she has shared her natural leadership skills in this book.” – Pamela Hemann, CAE, Leadership California


“Dawn McCoy’s book is a timely guide for emerging leaders and a valuable reminder for the seasoned leaders among us. It addresses overlooked leadership attributes, including the practice of personal and personal etiquette.” – Martha Farmer, founding director, Leadership America

What Audiences Are Saying...

“I found the writing workshop for Children’s Books, Poetry, and Memoirs to be very informative for new writers.  Each speaker gave us information on what steps to take during the writing process to make the process smoother. For example, Ms. Dawn McCoy advised us to brain dump…then she advised us to then go back and think about the story you’re trying to write, the message you’re trying to get out there your theme and sequence.” – L.S.

“I can’t seem to organize my message in such a way that others understand how communities can spend less money and provide better services. Now, thanks to the workshop, I have lots of ideas on how to improve my presentation and message.” – Farm Team Community engagement boot camp workshop participant

“Ms. McCoy made the four hours fly by as (she) engaged and challenged the participants. I felt involved in the entire process, and tips and tricks were helpful and will be useful for what I currently do.”
– Tiffany G.

“The Lynchburg Boot Camp was a great success! More than 20 women turned out to learn how to breathe deeply and do raspberries in preparation for giving a speech. Thanks to Dawn McCoy who gave us great tips for running a campaign and finding overlapping circles in our lives that will help us support a campaign effort.” – Shannon B.


About Dawn McCoy –  Speaker | Author | Strategist |Consultant

White JacketDawn McCoy is a speaker, author, leadership strategist, and founder of Flourish Leadership Group, a leadership development, and communications firm. She provides strategic services and professional development for individuals along with public sector and commercial clients.

Dawn is an award-winning community advocate appointed to several boards. As a guest columnist, she has been featured on several platforms over the last twenty years. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Howard University, a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from Georgetown University, and leadership certification from the Connective Leadership Institute, Dawn is a champion for better leadership through personal and professional enrichment.  Read Dawn’s Complete Bio |

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