Dawn Hicks

With over 15 years of leadership experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, Dawn has coached and grown professionals, led strategy, and improved organizational culture. Prior to founding her own coaching firm, she was a school leadership coach for UChicago Impact, where she partnered with school and district leaders to drive culture and climate initiatives for students and staff. Dawn has held a diverse range of leadership roles throughout her career including Chief Program Officer at Umoja Student Development Corporation and Assistant Director of the University of Chicago Charter School’s North Kenwood Oakland campus.

Dawn holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago, a Master of Arts in Education Supervision and Administration from National Louis University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Michigan State University. Dawn is a Newfield Certified Ontological Coach and holds a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is also a 2017 Surge Fellow.