Dawn brings 20+ years of entrepreneurial leadership and consulting experience to her role as an advisor and business coach. She understands the challenges that entrepreneurs face when building and scaling their companies. With expert coaching and tools, Dawn helps leadership teams reach their 10x Goals, improve profit, and create a fun and accountable culture for the entire team. Summit Coaching creates a place where other entrepreneurs can get away from their businesses and do high-level big picture thinking that allows them to reach their own summits, both personally and professionally.
Small Business Financial Planning
As a financial planner exclusively for small businesses, Coach Clarke works with her former coaching clients to implement holistic business planning strategies. She most often serves as the planning "quarterback", working with client's other advisors to create a comprehensive plan that includes: wealth planning (for the business, business owners and employees of the company), asset protection, tax planning, estate planning, cash flow planning, family business succession, and charitable planning. She has a team which supports her in this, so she can just focus on three things: 1. the relationship with the client. 2. integrating the client's team for optimal cohesive results, and 3. expert advice.
Faith Based and Purpose Driven Companies
Working with faith-based companies has become Coach Clarke's niche, now making up about 50% of her business. Many of these companies have faith-based or purpose driven goals, in addition to revenue and profit goals. When working with these companies, they often do two things differently. First, they incorporate big goals of being and sharing God's love at work. Second, they utilize Mike Michalowicz approach of Profit First, so they can give back big to their favorite charities or missions. Clarke calls this faith-based financial approach: Profit First to GiveBack!
Dawn received her MBA from Texas Christian University and BBA from Texas A&M University. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, yoga and hanging out with Scott and their family.
Her favorite summit is La Plata Peak in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. Her favorite things about this summit are: little foot traffic, lots of wildlife, gorgeous views, and that your dog can join you on the hike.