About Dawn

Dawn Dugle, Author and Keynote Speaker

Dawn Dugle is an energetic, optimistic truth-teller who is also incredibly stubborn when it comes to looking on the bright side. She has been focused on positive storytelling ever since she could write.

She has a lot in common with soap opera goddess Susan Lucci - both were nominated for multiple Emmys. Unlike Lucci, Dawn hasn’t won her Emmy - yet. She has brought home 67 awards for storytelling, including an Edward R. Murrow award for digital news excellence.

Dawn never met a stranger, and has no trouble talking to large groups of people. She's been the keynote speaker to more than 15,000 people - talking about how to use storytelling to build your business.

She is the author of four books and two screenplays and is always looking to tell a great story. 

In her spare time, she is the personal minion for her cat Gabriel, who secretly thinks he’s a dog.




Don't let the cute face fool you. Gabe is secretly plotting to take over the world. Trouble is, he's only eight pounds, cuddly and doesn't like to go outside. Makes it hard to get that "world-domination plot" going.

Dawn has been featured in...

Huffington Post/Thrive Global


Authority Magazine

Startup Savant

USA Today

Austin-American Statesman

Jackson Free Press

TLC (The Learning Channel)

Fox13 - Tampa

CBS42 -Austin

WTMJ-4 - Milwaukee

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

SuperTalk Mississippi