Many call her Dawn, one calls her “Babe” and two call her “Mom”. Those she’s worked with over the years have called her a “Ninja”, “Swiss Army Knife”, “Master Communicator”, “Chaos Tamer” and “Mind Reader”, just to name a few.
All the names aside, with over 20 years of experience she's the one founders and CEOs call when they're drowning in overwhelm trying to launch and/or scale their business. She's worked with start-ups, established, and even Fortune 500 companies. Her experience spans HR, Operations, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Coaching, Human Performance, and just about anything that comes her way.
Dawn has a passion for personal and professional development. She's a big fan of Audible and she says you'll find her listening to at least 4 books simultaneously (all non-fiction). She earned her Certification as a Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner and
In her free time, she enjoys working out, sipping a great glass of wine with her husband of 21 years (not at the same time of course), or spending time at the pool or basketball court watching her kids compete in sports they love.
On this episode:
Stacey is joined by NLP Practitioner Dawn Raagas for a conversation on early corporate career plans, motherhood, and what trait seems to be consistent amongst those that succeed.
-Failure really happens when you quit.
-Manage yourself. We cannot manage time.
-If you're unsure about you, everyone else will be too.
"I was on the path to VP in my corporate career, and I did what a lot of people would call crazy... I left my secure corporate job, had a baby, and started a business. All at once." -Dawn Raagas
"Time management is a unicorn. You can plan, but you really can't manage time. It's going to move without us." -Stacey O'Byrne
"The people who've I seen succeed, they believe in themselves. They believe the have what it takes even during the setbacks." -Dawn Raagas
"You decide what's worth your time. If you don't schedule it, ask yourself if it's really important to you." -Stacey O'Byrne