Presenting: Feature Presentation: The Human Advantage; Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Dawn Connelly is a lawyer, executive business coach, speaker, and author and business owner. Dawn and her husband Brian own All Points Mobile Shredding & All Points Medical Waste. They have 4 children and live in South Florida.
Dawn leads and facilitates weekly Mastermind calls and annual retreats with executives and leaders in our industry to strategize, problem solve, overcome obstacles and experience the power of collective thinking.
Dawn is the author of Formula for a Rich Life: 5 Steps to Working Less, Earning More & Building a Quality of Life.
Dawn attributes her success to 3 factors:
(1) Corporate Background – Dawn practiced commercial litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Chicago. She argued before the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, drafted a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court, and represented Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. She has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. Dawn demonstrated a strong personal commitment to pro bono work, for which she was one of two out of 1,000 associates firm-wide to receive an award for “Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono Service in the Community.” Her most fulfilling pro bono accomplishment was winning asylum for an Albanian woman who was sex-trafficked from Albania to Italy where she was raped, beaten, and starved before escaping to Chicago. She argued before the US Immigration Court in this highly publicized case that took place over a two year period and was written up twice in the Chicago Sun Times.
(2) Academic Background – Dawn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida. As a scholarship student, she earned her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.
(3) Coaching Credentials – Dawn is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team. She leads Mastermind calls, retreats and seminars for those wanting results. She is also frequently a keynote speaker.