#Thrive Thursday: Meet Dawn Bates, Author Coach & Business Strategist

thrive thursday Jul 08, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

My passion came to life 34 years ago. Once married, and mother to two wonderful boys (and two fur babies), I was running successful networking and software companies in England. After facing my own mortality for a second time, we packed up home and moved to Egypt, where we were gifted the misadventure of the Egyptian Uprising 6 months later. 

That didn’t that stop me from teaching, coaching, and writing my first book Friday Bridge.

I soon came to realize I was missing something, some would say my true calling, living my life on my own terms. I knew that I needed to be near or on the ocean; so I took the leap of faith and created a location free lifestyle. The ocean sings to me and delivers great emotion with each wave, whale spout, dolphin spin, or penguin waddle.

In short, I’m an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, author coach, and mermaid empowering women to live their dreams.


What message do you promote?

I don't believe smart people follow stupid rules. They challenge them. I run my author coaching business online from multiple locations around the world, and on the ocean.

Coaching leading women into exponential expansion by stepping into legacy, impact, and freedom.


In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

My community is endless, and I practice what I preach.  My love for the truth and being the very best version of self, combined with all things books and writing, allow me to share writing tools and powerful personal stories, providing a platform to help people see their true potential and build their confidence, to find their purpose and live it. 


In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to

Owning that #MamaFire taking control of my own life and fighting for what I believe in while being a single parent. Finding the strength, courage, and resilience during difficult times in life, yet continuing to be a rock for my sons, leading by example.


What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?

Seeing that light bulb moment on my client's faces when they rediscover their inner-strength, true abilities and worth, that’s pure joy right there! Providing a sacred space to allow others to build the confidence to own and speak their truth is a wonderful gift to be given.


How do you SHOW UP?

Showing up for me is being me, no pretense, no filters, and walking the walk.  Investing in other people, giving them the time to realize what an amazing individual they are, whilst also investing in myself, keeping the cycle going. Lift up, inspire, and empower … what a way to live life!


If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?

My mother would say “Always do your best, because so long as you do your best, no one can ask anymore of you, including yourself!”

Still unsure, have a cuppa tea with me!


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