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Dawn van Berkel

PCI Certified Parent Coach®
Dawn Coaches
Virginia, United States of America
Autism
Twice exceptional children
Sensory processing disorder
Dawn is a PCI Certified Parent Coach®, with a special interest in families that have a child with autism, sensory processing disorder, or are twice exceptional. Dawn loves to guide her clients to thrive, no matter the challenges they are facing with their children, to be the support that was not available to her many years ago. Dawn provides a personalized approach, so you no longer have to sift through 1000’s of parenting books and figure out how to apply them to your unique situation.
Through Dawn’s work as a parent coach, she discovered that many of the women she coached did not necessarily need a parent coach, rather they needed someone to support them to work through their struggles as women. Women need someone to reframe and refocus their strengths and accomplishments so they can see just how strong and capable they are! Because of this, she expanded her practice to include life coaching for women.
Dawn received her certification through The Parent Coach Institute and Seattle Pacific University. Additionally, Dawn earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and completed post-baccalaureate work in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Dawn earned a Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland and is currently working towards a Master of Education in Counseling from George Mason University which will be completed in 2021.
Dawn has lived in Leesburg for 14 years, with her husband, two teenagers, and their rescue pets, Ginger and Kitty! For nearly 20 years, Dawn’s passion has been to positively impact behavior in various capacities. In corporate and non-profit environments, she has centered her career around helping people. Prior to founding her coaching practice in 2018, Dawn collaborated with a non-profit and several businesses to launch a program to teach young children healthy coping skills. She helped plan and deliver a Walter Reed Foundation-funded retreat for veterans and their significant others. For the last four years, one of the highlights of Dawn’s week has been volunteering at a preschool for at-risk families, where she intuitively gravitates to the children that need a little extra help and creates an individualized plan to help them succeed.
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