Fearless when approaching the deepGrounded in the nature of life. Fearless when approaching the deep. Clarity in seeing possibility. Willingness to stay the course. Heart-to-heart connection which helps calm, sooth, normalize existence. And damn good at using prose and poetry to illustrate just about anything. Of course, I have the privilege of knowing you.
- Beverly ,
Valuable Insight. Action items. More ConfidenceThe best thing about working with Dawn is that I feel comfortable and almost encouraged to talk about my whole self. She knows that separating our entrepreneur selves from our personal lives is not easily done which allows me to talk about anything that may be impacting my progress, even if it not directly business related. We usually don't have an agenda when we meet, but each time I come away with valuable insight, action items, and feeling more confident. That happens each time we speak.
- D.W.C., USA
It feels good and naturalIt feels good and natural to work with Dawn. She is very approachable and non judgmental so it makes it easy to open up with her. I can't count how many times I've shared things with Dawn that I haven't shared with any one else. And more importantly these things (feelings, opinions, emotions, beliefs) have usually opened me up to trying something different, something that seemed meant-to-be. It feels really good to have the opportunity to work with someone that is so trustworthy and easy to connect with.
- Dawn W., USA
I feel better packed for the 'journey' aheadDawn provided a simple, creative, supported means of accessing authentic self. It has allowed me to grow up from the child so I can enjoy the adult elements of my life without losing the values and dreams from my childhood. The constant acceptance and lack of pressure to perform allowed the smaller voices to be heard. Honesty could come through. I was also able to see all my resources that I could use for my own resilience. In short, I feel better prepared and packed for the journey ahead.
- DR, Great Britian
Asks Intuitive QuestionsIf I were to ask her for help, I would ask her to help me ....
to figure out a difficult situation. I know she would listen as I worked through the various options available to me. She would asked intuitive questions and give me the time and space to come up with the ideas. She would support me on the journey that I was taking.
- GL, USA
Engaging and Playful"Working with Dawn is nothing like sitting down with a therapist, working though a system.
It is more like a visit to Wonderland--stopping to explore out one curiosity or another, taking a moment to ask a question and call for thoughtful response.
Dawn gets right to the burning heart of the matter, but does so by engaging you with her playful manner.
I can't thank Dawn enough for helping me see who I am and what my life is truly all about.
I would recommend Dawn to anyone."
- J T, Canadian Master Craftsman/Artisan
How are you NOT a soul coach?I'm more aligned with my whole self because of your willingness to support me... and my work in this world.
You always coach me with: Wise, Humorous, Loving escort back to my own soul!
- J.A. L , USA
What's just beyond my self imposed bordersYou have a gentle way of pointing out what's just beyond my self imposed blinders.
Your light hearted approach makes the next step less intimidating, more inviting, and even fun!
Your way of making imperfections a beautiful part of the journey instead of something to despised or avoided provides such a welcome space to experiment and move into the unknown.
You help me see more in me than I see in myself.
- MP, USA
I thought I'd tried everythingI spoke to dawn For the first time when I felt beyond desperate and hopeless with my life. And the effort I made to contact her was so spontaneous... I never imagined it to turn out to be so magical.
I was so grateful for her ability to listen and connect, on such a level I can't explain... Super deep! I felt safe and understood. I didn't even need to give her much information for her to grasp the place I was in my life with myself at the moment. With this she was also able to address the immediate needs I had, by giving me tools, a practice, a method, a way, a guide, direction... Immediately! Everything she said was immediately registered and receptive... And I can't tell u the progress I have felt since that day.
It's as if she cleared the blur, the smoke, the dark... I had relief, saw light, felt love.
And perhaps I needed a sprinkle of it, to be reminded of neutrality, of peace, of life... Then a few tools to be able to gather myself to get out of the muddy waters I had been drowning in for so long.
And, the funny thing is... I thought I had tried everything!!!!
I am so thankful to her.
Her kindness, her patience, her understanding, her love, her past her present her future. She is one real woman.
- Nar G., USA
The absolute perfect fit"I partnered with Dawn to coach participants in one of my popular online programs, called Indispensable. She was the absolute perfect fit for creatively spirited people who did not want a hard-charging, "just do it" coach. Everyone who worked with Dawn gushed about her gentle communication style, wise insight and fun and creative process. I highly recommend working with Dawn, and will hire her in the future for new programs!"
-Pamela Slim author and business coach, pamelaslim.com
- Pamela Slim, author and business coach, USA
Brilliant, intuitive geniusDawn is a brilliant, intuitive genius. Our collaborative relationship is one of the highlights of my work - she is easy to work with, she comes up with the most fun and original solutions I've ever heard of, and her intuitive abilities make my jar drop. I highly recommend her to you if you're looking for a coach or consultant
- Jill Badonsky, Founder and Director of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training,
Recover Freedom"Dawn Kotzer is the kind of coach who can see beauty and wisdom in circumstances that seem ugly and chaotic. She's kind, genuine and honest, willing and able to see where her clients get stuck and gently help them recover their freedom. Better than a coach who gives you the answers, Dawn will help you find the answers to your life's dilemmas that are already within you. "
- Martha Beck, PhD, Author, Columnist for O:The Oprah Magazine ;Life Coach to Oprah Winfrey, USA
Focused, Effective Mentoring"In my business and personal life Dawn has helped me realize the best person I can be.
With the assistance of her practical, focused and effective mentoring, I see my hard work paying off by doing things in a way that makes sense and feels right for me."
- Theresa, Canadian Entrepreneur
Ingenius Insight"In this business called life, Dawn helps you see where and why you are stuck.
She enables you to transform your troubles into opportunities. No more scary situations just beautiful possibilities. Through her compassion, humor and ingenious insight she will take you on a journey where you get to meet the real you and live your true life."
- Anna , Amsterdam
Masterful Coaching"Working with Dawn is like being masterfully escorted out of a house of mirrors, you know, the kind that distort the way you see yourself. Her coaching helped me see beyond the odd reflections and through to my more vital and authentic self."
- David S., Brooklyn, NY USA
Grown by leaps and bounds in Clarity and Confidence Thank you so much Dawn! I've grown by leaps and bounds in clarity and confidence through this series of 3 sessions.
You challenged me to step into my growing edges of audacity while also providing a soft place to land when I felt shaky, particularly about my book signing event. Your support between sessions was tremendous. Your resource referrals were a bonus.
I felt seen and attended to through the whole process. It felt like a supported growth journey designed just for me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to working with you again.
- Kim E.,
I felt heardI felt heard.
I love her authenticity in facilitating a conversation based on her self and the person she is with, not should in any rule book. I really felt as if I was with a regular human being experiencing all emotions and yet with someone quite extraordinary in use of intuition, openness, going with whatever appeared in the space and honestly after each ‘conversation’ experience I was transported to a different place, that could continue with further explorations.
I really appreciated the sharing of examples and her own journey, challenges in ways that made me feel not as isolated in my explorations.
I just felt that Dawn really understood me, more than I knew myself and she has a capacity to inspire you to believe in yourself even when you doubt yourself.
I am amazed and inspired by the breadth of her experience both in business and coaching.
- Liz G.,
More gracious observations and unedited, candid testimonials offering a glimpse of the results and benefits experienced while working with me.
I am deeply grateful for the chance to work with such stellar individuals as their Coach, Mentor and Inner Wilderness Guide.
Did I mention you're fun and wise and funny and kind?You're more than a life coach...or a creativity coach... or a business coach. You are a super hero soul coach who takes a holistic mind-body-spirit-emotion-environment approach in the quest of helping others to find their own balance in business and in life.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with you, Dawn!
You continue to help me with real and perceived limitations in my life and my business. I always break through to more creativity, meaning and joy after a coaching call with you.
You're a fabulous human being. You hear on deep levels
and have become a sacred nurturer of my business which, in turn, has helped me to allow more growth in other areas of my diverse life.
One specific thing you did for me was to gently guide me back to myself.
You are a wise, talented and light-hearted guide for me during this transformative time in my life right now.
Thank you for keeping me pointed to where and how I want to grow and glow in this new year.
Did I mention you're fun
and wise and funny and kind? Bonus!
You are truly inspiring!
- Julie ,
Extraordinarily Gifted Listener"Dawn is an extraordinarily gifted listener, able to hear between the lines. Candid, in a way that helps me go deep inside, she's able to guide me to a clean place, free of judgment, where I can be more truthful, honest and less afraid.
Dawn is able to ask the hard questions that make me think. I get beyond the surface thoughts that keep me stuck as she creates a safe place to land.
Since working with Dawn, I feel my life is moving forward.
This is one of the best investments I've ever made."
- Kim, Canada
Soar to the greatest heights of my VisionDawn Kotzer is a terrific coach. I didn't know it going in, but something told me that it was the right choice for me to work with her when I was starting my book coaching business. I had never had a business before, never mind stepped forward as a coach and creative person myself. I found out quickly enough. I could have had a coach who talked to me about dollars and breaking even points and marketing copy (all of which Dawn did, in heady, creative ways), but there is no way that the traditional ways would have worked for me the way working with Dawn has.
I quit my academic job and stepped into my creativity and my coaching practice because I wanted to live fully in my own self. Turns out one reason I hadn't done that before was that I wasn't quite sure how.
Dawn took me by the metaphorical hand and led me gently yet powerfully into this magic place: to be living my business--not just having a business. I dreamed of having the sort of work that didn't feel like work, that felt like freedom and love and open, stupendously helpful power.
I honestly believe that Dawn is uniquely the coach to help me both soar to the greatest heights of my vision and to swoop through the down to earth details that underpin a thriving business, all the while aiming for my true home, where I authentically live.
- Ginger Moran, Writer/Book, Life & Creativity Coach,
Truly ListensDawn is a kind, positive, and intuitive coach who truly listens to what a client is saying and phrases her coaching feedback in language that makes will make sense to the client.
She is wonderful at reducing pressure and getting a client more in touch with themselves and next steps;
to help them find their inner stillness and what their higher self and inner voice is trying to tell them.
A safe place to visit and Explore SelfDawn is the Giving Tree. She stands quietly in the winds of wisdom, reaching out with intuition, grounded in the roots of awareness, providing a safe place to visit and explore self in a wonderfully supportive way. Her coaching style is very natural, Nature based and heartfelt, which allowed me to show up and be ME. With gratitude ... Thank you Dawn! My discoveries will never be forgotten.
- Susan S., Canada
Changed my Life"Dawn coached me to start looking at my life, laying it all out to view from a broader perspective. It changed my life.
I now make decisions based on my true self rather than the expectations of others."
- Amber, Canadian Student and World Traveler
Widened the Landscape of my Life"Dawn,
You have an uncanny awareness of thoughts and moods. Like you are sitting here and we are chatting. The visual journeys, 'picture yourself' were fabulous…like I was really there, present, but at the same time in a distant place.
Sessions were never an effort; not that they weren't hard work' but the rewards of insight were more than worth it.
You showed me a much wider landscape for my life, a landscape so encompassing that by comparison, my previous perception was like living in a box."
- Jeff, Canada
Laser Focus"This is what comes to mind when working with Dawn.
•Laser focus in cutting through the mental clutter and story
•Brilliant coaching moments"
- Kari D., Calgary, AB Canada
Dawn is gentle, direct and relentlessly compassionate in helping you clear the lifecrud out of the way so you can be real. She is an excellent coach.
Thank you, Dawn, for your time and your huge, awesome, loving nature.
- Marsha S., MI, USA
Breath of Fresh Air"Dawn is a breath of fresh air. Her honest and eclectic method of coaching inspired me to change my life for the better."
- Matthew, England