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September 7, 2017
Discover Dawn Harkins Life Coaching
Dawn Harkins lives her faith, and she says she was called to help others through their faith journey. She can fondly recall the security and protection she felt in the hands of God as a young girl. “I felt like the girl in King Kong’s hand,” she says, “Except it was the hand of God.”
Dawn is now an AACC Certified Christian Life Coach, and she is serving clients in her newly-opened office on S. Church St. Through her Christ-centered perspective, she helps clients identify and tackle life’s stressors by encouraging hope, fostering personal growth, and sharing coping skills rooted in a biblical framework.
“I approach my clients from a foundation of love—to listen and really know them,” Dawn explains. “Only then will I ask them where God is calling them to change, to find through His grace what they should do to get over their obstacles. Then we will work up an effective plan that they’re accountable to.”
The office is calm, cozy, and comfortable. Dawn radiates a warmth and openness that makes her easy to talk to. She listens actively, with a resolve to help her clients heal through love, grace & truth. “We find together where someone is and what they’re trying to solve,” Dawn says. Then they create a strategy that leads to true hope and peace that can only come from living in line with God’s plans and principles.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, Dawn facilitates a group called Moms in Prayer International, for mothers of Henderson High School and of college-aged students. They meet every Tuesday from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at her office. “It’s such a privilege, and so encouraging to have the blessing of community for moms to take one hour a week, come together, and intercede on behalf of our children and schools through prayer.”
“I help people find their identity in Christ, to find their purpose every day,” Dawn says. “There’s no one else like you who can glorify God the way you do.”