Welcome to the OFFICIAL 'About The Author' page of:
Dawn Ann Campbell
Author and Editor of Dial A Guru series of personal and business self-help books.
Following a fast track 20 year corporate career in Management Consultancy, Dawn has been a solo entrepreneur for over a decade.
As well as writing her own e-books and health programmes, she has contributed to four published co-authored books about personal and business health and wellbeing.
Now she is producing a series called Dial A Guru so finds herself writing as well as editing first time authors and established authors who are equally passionate about personal and business development. Together they are creating an inspirational series of books that entertains, encourages, educates and empowers their readers to reach their full potential. As an added bonus, Dawn says “All books come with an accompanying free PDF workbook that helps readers get the most out of the various insightful exercises detailed in our books”.
Dawn is a Master Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Holistic Practitioner and Nordic Walking Instructor offering Walk As You Talk trail experiences that build self-esteem by supporting clients to get fit and healthy by walking.
Authors-in-waiting who wish to become a published author to help raise their profile will find out more at http://dialaguru.eu/2015/04/06/calling-all-authors-in-waiting/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dawn Ann Campbell
Following a fast track 20 year corporate career in management consultancy, Dawn has vast practical and qualified expertise in establishing and developing small businesses. A combination of business and human resource skills enables Dawn to coach, mentor and train others to take responsibility for their own lives. Which is why she has two niche areas: personal health and business health, not least because what’s going on in one, is often a reflection of what’s going on with the other.
Dawn has been a solo entrepreneur for over a decade. She’s a sought after Master Coach who mentors and assesses student coaches for Noble Manhattan, Europe’s leading coach training provider. She is now Head of Assessment for the International Institute of Coaches & Mentors.
Dawn’s also a Heal Your Life teacher (based on the Louise Hay philosophy); a Callahan trained Thought Field Therapist, a Holistic Practitioner and a Nordic Walking & Fitness Instructor.
An almost lifelong vegetarian, Dawn’s also a high raw vegan food chef who follows a natural hygiene lifestyle. At 50 + years young, she’s fitter, healthier and happier both physically and mentally than ever before. She’s currently studying Naturopathy and Buddhist philosophy as well as writing a recipe book and training for her next marathon.
“You know how people always want more health, happiness and success in their lives, well that’s exactly what Dawn helps her clients achieve” so Dawn’s mission is to inspire others to reclaim responsibility for their personal and professional life.
Consequently, she offers tailored mind, body spirit detox retreats at her idyllic home in North West France. She also takes public and business groups on walking and coaching trails to help them re-gain their fitness, health and happiness. See http://walkasyoutalk.com/ for more details.
BBC radio interviews, writing for national and local press, presentations, in-house company training and workshops with 1 -1 follow up sessions mean that hundreds of clients have benefited from Dawns result orientated supportive style“. Erica Connelly, Business Link, UK
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Having coached thousands of clients, and mentored many hundreds of coaches over the past decade, I’ve come to realise that it doesn’t much matter what the topic of conversation is. The root-cause of the majority of issues we suffer with actually boils down to one main cause: self-esteem, or rather, our lack of it.
Whether we are experiencing issues, concerns, difficulties, or challenges (call them what you will), we all want the same things in life. We want friendlier, happier, more loving, sexier, romantic relationships. We also wish to communicate with more ease; that means listening, as well as influencing, so both parties are understood. We certainly aspire to attaining financial freedom, and we’d like to choose work, careers, or a business that fulfils our sense of purpose. Plus we definitely want to enjoy vital health, a zest for life and increase our chances of longevity.
So what stops us from achieving our hearts desires? Often it’s because we’ve convinced ourselves people won’t accept, like, or love us. Maybe it’s because when we were younger, we didn’t receive the unconditional love, or acceptance we all need to build a healthy self-esteem? Consequently, we carry around feelings of low self-worth through to our adult relationships. Possibly it’s because no matter how loud we tried to be heard, we were ignored, marginalised, or worse, physically trampled on.
All these reasons and more create profoundly negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours which we continue to act out, until such times as we change our perception of our self-worth. In the meantime, we don’t believe we are worthy of being in loving relationships. We don’t value ourselves enough to aspire to being satisfied in our dream job. Our low self-worth doesn’t merit fame and fortune. We don’t even feel we have the right to a fit and healthy body.
So we abuse and neglect our body, we sabotage our prospects and we engage in toxic relationships. We habitually replay all the negative comments we’ve ever heard growing up about never amounting to much, or we tell ourselves I mustn’t get above myself.
So when someone surprises themselves by surpassing their expectations, they suffer a huge amount of stress because they feel like a fraud and are anxious about being found out. Same thing with lottery winners; they often go completely off the rails doing anything and everything they can to get back to where they were before simply because they feel undeserving and uncomfortable. They don’t know how, or what to think because the paradigm of themselves and their situation has been so altered they literally can’t cope.
The good news is that whatever the reason for experiencing low self-esteem in the past, it does not need to continue, or define the future, unless you let it.
Everything we think, do and believe are simply learnt behaviours, we copied them from someone else. Meaning, with motivation, commitment and a little help, we can learn new empowering, more positive and healthier ways to think and behave instead.
All we need to do to get started is to find the courage to say “enough”! Then recognise what it is that we want to be different in our future. Next, we need to make a concerted effort to finally become authentic; live the life we want to live rather than the life someone else thought we should live.
We achieve this by finding fresh evidence to support we are worthy of a better future. That often means making new friends who are happy to encourage us to achieve our goals, rather than hanging around with family and friends who hold us back because they don’t want us to change. Gradually, our beliefs, values, attitude, behaviours and habits become more nurturing, and our self-esteem flourishes.
Books like ours become an enormously supportive tool in helping you make those changes. Consequently, we kick off with Cathy’s chapters on creating complete confidence that will help you improve your communication skills at home and work alike. Next Kizzy shares her inspirational story of how she succeeded in setting up her dream rural business and how you too can create your version of the good life.
Tina steps things up a pace by explaining the benefits of being able to speak and present in pubic and shows us exactly how to go about acquiring these invaluable skills. She is followed by Susan who introduces us to her strategy for becoming healthy, fit and in flow so we learn to eat to thrive rather than to survive.
Then Tomasz bravely takes us on a revealing journey of what it’s like to grow up with toxic parents, then repeat the patterns in romantic relationships, until he learns to breaks the cycle and creates a worthier self-esteem. Reading his chapters will help you break free of toxic relationships too. He is followed by the healing hands of Danni, the reflexologist who has experienced amazing results with her client’s physical and mental issues. She encourages us to explore reflexology as a means of improving our own well-being.
Of course we know a change imposed is a change opposed so change has to come from within. Jennifer explains this in more detail by helping us break down our barriers to change so we can overcome this resistance, because even when we say we want to change, we still sabotage our best efforts. Finally, I wrap things up by introducing you to the 7 keys to vitality and how and why practicing them will not only add years to your life, but will add life to your years. I also explain why it’s not selfish to practice self-care because how you look after yourself, determines how you perform in every area of your life.
So, there you have it: eight authors, writing eight insightful, potentially life-changing chapters. However, we know reading isn’t enough to make a change stick. Change has to be accompanied by doing; putting things into practice, one thing at a time. So please combine reading this book with the exercises in the accompanying workbook to achieve maximum benefit, so you too can start living the life you dream of.
Wishing you the best of everything you wish for yourself.
Editor and co-author