Dr Dawj

Dawgelene is a Life Coaching Strategist known as the “Doctor of Motivation,” who focuses on leadership, education and empowerment by helping you reconnect with YOU!  She works with clients on inner empowerment and enhanced self-worth, by helping them create strategies for leading productive lives, enhancing their businesses, and appreciating themselves and others as viable citizens in the world.


She brings 17+ years of Information Technology and Organizational Development experience from the Corporate and Government environment. Her areas of expertise include leadership development and training, change management, organizational development, assessments, training delivery and design, organizational culture and consulting, project management, corporate communications and working to enhance the leadership development of women.


As an Educator, Dawgelene taught business psychology courses in organizational culture and design, organizational consulting skills, organizational leadership and research methods online and on campus as a graduate level college professor for 6+ years. She also spent time sitting on university boards and working on initiatives for mentoring students and promoting the leadership development of students and faculty.


As a Giver and Ordained Minister, Dawgelene’s main goal has been to be a vessel and resource of knowledge with a sincere heart. She has spent 10+ years working in the community and ministry helping marriages, women and non-profit organizations excel by using her life experiences, training and business expertise. She gives back through her non-profit arm, Think Royally, by providing low to no cost coaching, mentoring, training and life empowerment classes to enhance the lives of women, college students and organizations.


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Dawgelene is a world changer and empowered forced who has traveled a long hard journey in life. She prides herself in being a mom and having raised a beautiful daughter and son who lead productive lives as military and first responders, as well as having a beautiful granddaughter, after being told she would not amount to much in life because she was a teen mom born in the inner-city Englewood community, known for its gangs, drugs, violence and poverty.  Not only did she beat those odds, she has overcome homelessness, survived domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and attempted suicide.


In June and July of 2012, Dawgelene experienced more devastating challenges when she lost her sister to cerebral palsy in June; her young son was sent to Afghanistan in mid July and her husband lost his 9-month battle with Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer on July 21, 2012. Her sister and her husband were both beautiful souls and he served as a Vietnam Veteran, Chicago Police officer, Elder and amazing photographer.


While the loss of her husband and sister were devastating blows, Dawgelene turned her pain into purpose and now spends more time bringing hope to others across the globe with a greater determination to help them tap into that inner being of amazing strength that helps them become all that they were destined to be and more.


Dawgelene is a Certified Life/Spiritual Coach, Ordained Minister, Certified in MBTI personality assessments; has completed numerous leadership classes in business and ministry; has a B.A. in Business Administration and Human Resources, an M.A. in Business Psychology and is working on her dissertation for her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.


How can Dawgelene help YOU live YOUR BEST life?


A Few Highlights:

·       Founder of Think Royally Inc (NFP)

·       Author of 4 books (1 co-written with The Six Brown Chicks)

·       Inducted Into the International Women’s Leadership Association

·       Lifetime member of Marquis Who’s Who

·       Inducted as Lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

·       2012 Auchentoshan Social Excellence Award in Chicago for Philanthropy work with Think Royally Inc

·       2012 Inspiring Chicagoan Award by Connect.Inspire.Grow. Group for empowering others to excel

·       2012 Living Legends Award for work towards positive change in the community

·       2012 featured on Iyanla Vanzant “Fix My Life” show on the OWN network with the Six Brown Chicks.

·       2013 appearance on Oprah’s Lifeclass on colorism

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