Dawn Baggett is a lifetime researcher, learner, teacher.
Dawn grew up a farm girl and has long been interested in the benefits of more natural and holistic ways of wholesome living, buuuut....that was put on pause for a while....until she became a mom, that is.
The desire for helping people brought Dawn to law school. Though she loved it, being wife and mom were higher priorities than being a lawyer and Dawn opted out to become a full-time mom after her first child was born. Later on, homeschooling a full household, caregiving and learning about chronic illness, disability and special needs became her full time job and then some.
Serious and crisis-level health needs of one of her children spurred Dawn to put her research skills to use to find the needed help when experts threw up their hands in defeat. Dawn embraced the opportunity to learn from highly skilled experts for the sake of her children and inadvertently found ways to help herself as well.
When the opportunity to help others make the switch to a low-tox lifestyle with natural, plant-based products emerged, it was a no-brainer.
As life moved on in her complex adoptive family there were other serious challenges. Dawn's strong faith in God as a follower of Jesus Christ continued to keep her going through it all, even when it seemed she couldn't go on.
From there Dawn eventually learned that many of the (seemingly unusual) challenging experiences as an adoptive mom were similar to many others. Dawn felt the need to fill the gap for meaningful support for other adoptive moms, moms whose children had a background of early childhood traumas and who may also be dealing with their own past or current trauma.
“Supporting someone who has experienced trauma requires that we accept that a person may be both living in a secure and predictable present, while also experiencing an overwhelming, ever-present, past” [from the Institute of Child Psychology]
Coaching became the clear answer!
But as the area of coaching has exploded in the past few years and is largely unregulated, there are a lot of variations, and variations in training - many out of alignment with Dawn's Christian faith, Biblical beliefs and personal values. Dawn's hesitation gave way as God showed her that coaching was indeed her answer and what she was made for! The International Christian Coaching Institute is Dawn's choice for her own training and education as a Christian Life Coach. Dawn learned about the ICCI and it was a perfect fit!