Hi there! I’m Dawn, a life coach and creative life designer.

Enneagram 8, type A as they come... I live for  chocolate, love the perfect manicure, and swear I liked blush pink before anyone else.


I was a fitness professional and certified health and wellness coach. Until I...wanted to be a life coach! 

I have more college degrees than any one person should be allowed to have! Psychology, sociology, exercise science, kinesiology. You name it, I've wanted to be it. I finally settled on fitness as I neared the end of my college career. Throughout that career I have worked in corporate wellness, health club management, personal training, yoga teaching, health and wellness coaching and functional nutrition coaching. But nothing compares to life coaching women through the process of reinventing themselves and designing the life they want to live! 

So young, so pink!

Then I finally found my purpose, helping women show up for their lives on purpose, with passion!

I've always had an affinity for listening to people and guiding them to their own answers. The more I talked to women, the more I realized that they were settling, selling themselves short, and living lives that were less than remarkable. 

After going through several coaching programs myself, I realized I wanted to coach women through the process of elevating their self-image. I want all women to want the best for themselves. 

I've been there. I've done it. I started over and rebuilt my life after a mid-life divorce. I decided I wanted to live a remarkable life; built around sophistication, elevated self-confidence, and grace. 

Enneagram 8, type A as they come... I live for chocolate, love the perfect manicure, and swear I liked blush pink before anyone else.

Top: Peonies, my favorite flower. Left, my fave outfit. Right: Paris, France, my favorite city.


Dawn is the founder and CEO of Sophisticated Women Academy. She's an OG style blogger and life coach. She hopes to be known for bringing a level of sparkle and sophistication to coaching and teaching women to ask for what they're worth.




I live for really great lingerie. Seriously, I own a lot. Every women should feel sexy under her clothing.


I have 5 cats and 2 dogs. I love animals. #catlady


My favorite shows are Vikings and The Last Kingdom. Something about vikings...they're just sexy! 


I still wear skinny jeans and side part my hair and use the cry-laugh emoji. Suck it, Gen Z. 

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.


Favorite indulgence

Luxury Handbags

celeb i'd love to meet

Lewis Hamilton

Guilty pleasure

Binge watching series on Netflix or Amazon

alternate universe job:

Animal rescuer 

favorite place i've been:

Paris, France. Est-ce que tu parles francais

drink of choice

A smokey pineapple margarita

can't live without

Any kind of lip product

usually craving


beach vs mountains

Beach, beach, baby

favorite show to binge

Vikings, Vikings Valhalla, The Last Kingdom

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