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Is your group, organization, or company seeking a dynamic motivational speaker? I am always humbled when people invite me to be a speaker, host, or panelist. To submit your request and confirm my availability, complete the Speaking Inquiry Form. Don’t see a topic that fits your interest? I will gladly discuss and explore a customized presentation and I look forward to sharing my quick wit and contagious enthusiasm to inspire your group or audience! To get a copy of my Media Kit, click the link below. If you have questions, please reach out to me at

Media Kit Speaker Information Sheet

Previous Speaking Engagements

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Human Library Project (speaker/participant)
  • Petersburg Public Library Author’s Showcase (Invited speaker/participant)
  • RVA Fall Author’s Workshop (Panelist)
  • RVA Creative Wellness Center (Invited speaker)
  • Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (Emcee)
  • National Council of College Women Student Leaders (Invited speaker)
  • Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance (Invited keynote speaker)
  • City of Richmond Office of Human Resources (Invited keynote speaker)
  • Regent University Women’s Leadership Institute (Guest speaker)

Speaking Engagement Remarks

Public Testimony Remarks

15-Minute Panelist Remarks

Leadership Development & Communication Topics

Here are a few of my signature talks including:

  • The Real McCoy: Successful Leadership Principles
  • Building Ties: Effective Networking Strategies
  • How to Be Your Own Leading Lady!
  • The Evolution of A Leader
  • Youth Leaders: Cultivating Dynamic and Talented Youth
  • Making the Difference: Community Engagement Tips

Photo Gallery

Below are photos from some of my speaking engagements.

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Virginia General Assembly, Partners in Policymaking Mock Testimony, Richmond, Virginia



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Host and speaker at the Eosinophil (EOS) Connection Conference at Children’s Hospital of Richmond, VCU in Richmond, Virginia



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EWomen Network Conference Author’s Workshop Presentation, Dallas, Texas


“I found the writing workshop for Children’s Books, Poetry, and Memoirs to be very informative for new writers. Dawn McCoy advised us to “Brain Dump” and to think about the story you’re trying to write, the message you’re trying to get out.”
there, your theme and sequence.” – Fall Author’s  workshop participant, November 2018

“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, July 2009

“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.

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