Dawn Richerson

Hi! I'm Dawn! Through the years, my specialty has been one-hour Soul + Strategy or Strategic Visioning Sessions. I've been doing them since the late 1990s. If you are thinking I'm old enough to be your mother, perhaps. But I am an old soul with a youthful heart, so read on for...

A Look at Your Essential Day with Dawn: Where It Was Born, How It Works, Why It Might Be a Good Next Step for You 

Soul Simple Solutions - Soul & Strategy with Dawn

A few years back it became apparent that when I spent a sustained period of time with someone, usually 3+ hours, I was able to tap my intuitive, creative and strategic gifts at a deep level and meet the person where they were in the moment. I could provide a much deeper level of support + innovative approaches and Momentum Action Pathways that were like a MAP to bring their original ideas for life to life. I noticed how others relaxed and we moved into a deeper flow in the second and third sessions.

The results were powerful. Maybe it was a business or a brand or a book. Maybe it was their life's work. Sometimes it was getting through a tough decision or really seeing how one might be running in circles again. Sometimes, I offered a healing process, a creative tool, a suggestion for soul-inspired living. Other times it was more about holding the space and being fully present to the transformation already at work. Actually, it is always about that ;)

Essentially, Your Essential Day is about a return to center, for Soul Simple Solutions for soul-inspired living every day.


and Your Particular Play of Light

|and Your Essential Story of Life

and Your Grace-filled Revolution of Love 

      The more we allowed a space for simply sharing through questions and open, authentic conversation and then moving into the particular kind of strategic visioning or practical momentum that is most helpful, the greater meaning, movement, and forward momentum the client experienced. It truly is such a joy and privilege to witness the lights coming on and people envisioning the possibilities. 

      Soul Simple Solutions - Soul & Strategy with Dawn

      There was a flow to these sessions

      They built on one another. Sometimes they were deeply personal and focused on finding creative ways around persistent blocks or just being with whatever seems to be stopping you from success. Other times they were highly productive, mapping out the structure for a book that wants to be born through you or creating clear next steps to bring your business to life. In some day retreats there were deep conversations. In others we barely spoke. But always something amazing was at work and the energy opened up.

      We'll create your day in a way that works for you! We connect in advance to discuss your intention or map out our goals

      In my work with a few clients, we've actually mapped out a three-year plan that included a new business, several book projects and wild personal expansion. Another client got to the root of a longstanding pattern in her life and subsequently changed career paths. Sometimes a creative exercise or a walk in the woods together leads to profound insights. Other times our combined creativity blazes a trail to a Eureka! moment when just the right name for a new product or book comes to light. Something amazing always happens!

      What I witnessed was how each Your Essential Day was unique. The common thread was a mix of activation and momentum, sometimes connected to a specific focus and sometimes more generally in one's life.

      I reserve 1-2 days monthly for day retreats

      We connect in advance to explore where you would like to focus our day. Then, for Your Essential Day, we'll meet by videoconference or in my home beside the still waters or at an inspiring location of your choice. When my schedule allows, I will consider travel to other locations for our day together. Let's discuss if that is of interest.

      The purpose of a Your Essential Day Retreat is radiant and joyful expansion in life and life's work

      Your day includes 3, 2-hour Soul + Strategy sessions over the course of a single day and a casual lunch (if in person and desired—we can eat together or individually). I bring all of me—my intuition and my unique ability of providing support that is both soulful and strategic, my love of creativity and nature and daring adventures with the new. We'll co-create something wonderful for you together! Our overall intention is EXPANSION. Expansion into what and for what is sometimes known and sometimes not. I invite you to set a specific intention if you'd like to but open to the wonder and mystery of what shows up.

      What people experience from Dawn's soulful, strategic support

      🪶 YOUR ESSENTIAL DAY / COACHING. Dawn Held Space for My Authentic Self and TransformationWhen I originally reached out to Dawn for her help in creating a website that reflected my truth, my essence, and how I show up in the world, I had done a lot of inner work. I felt fairly confident about myself and how I wanted to be in service to the world as a person and in my roles of coach and consultant. What I did not know at the time was that I was connecting with someone so connected with her own truth and creativity that she would inspire my own continuing transformation.

      So began my journey with Dawn on a six-month mentorship and path of discovery of myself. She walked with me, supporting me all the way. She held space for my curiosity as I excitedly took off and explored the many, many interesting side-paths along the way. She delighted in my excitement and encouraged me to explore fully whatever fascinated me in the moment. My imagination ran wild with the unlimited possibilities that lay before me. The more excited I became, the more possibilities emerged until I was reeling.

      The journey was not all filled with delight, however,  as along the way I took some turns and encountered parts of me that were scary and made me run to the safety of my little girl self that cowered in fear of the unknown, only peering out a small window to see glimpses of a larger world outside. Rather than shelter me from those scary places and unknown parts of myself, Dawn patiently held space for me to explore those and become more aware and appreciative of the whole of who I AM. My journey with Dawn led me to the center of myself where I could see more clearly my own truth. The journey has now brought me back home to my self.

      Rather than going off into new territory to start new and exciting business products and services, I’m back where my heart has been all along—with the coaching and consulting work I was already doing! Now I am engaged in those services with renewed passion and inspiration. New and exciting possibilities for my work unfold each day. I’ve returned home to myself with deepened awareness and gratitude for who I AM. I am now stepping out into the world as my true and authentic self. Thank you, Dawn, for the journey, your loving support along the way.  E.W. 

      🪶 YOUR ESSENTIAL DAY / COACHING. My Essential Day—One of the Most Wonderful Gifts I Have Ever Received. Dawn, this is one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever received my entire 60 years of life on earth. What a blessing you have been for me and everything you have coached me on has been such a gift to my soul. I love the letter and all the attachments I received after my Essential Day, too! Thank you. ☼ A.V.

      Soul Simple Solutions - Soul & Strategy with Dawn

      We'll focus where you would like

      • brainstorming your business, brand, or book
      • designing a whole new way forward in your life and life's work
      • inviting life to lead us as we create a sacred container to look at what's been getting in the way
      • mapping out a vision for the coming year or five years
      • getting clear on what your soul is asking you to bring forward

      If you aren't sure where to start or don't have a particular project focus, we'll explore Your Play of Light, Your Story of Life, and Your Revolution of Love—all the ways you want to come fully to LIFE + Live In Full Expression. 

      We will connect to the momentum action pathways that are your map to life and life more abundant. I will have clarifying questions and may share life tools or creative practices. Often, I provide additional resources and insights or recommendations following our day together, too. Sometimes the letters I send once we've both had an opportunity to integrate what unfolded on your day have had a profound impact.

      Scheduling Details

      • We will schedule at least 30 days out, based on my schedule and your preference and availability
      • Your day must be scheduled within six months of purchase
      • Payment plans may be discussed in advance
      • Full payment must be received two weeks prior to your scheduled day
      • Reschedules are only offered in the case of true emergencies
      • Purchase includes day as described above or agreed to by e-mail and signed contract
      • You will also receive a follow-up email from me with additional insights
      • I may share additional resources as I feel guided

      Let's connect to talk about your day!

      Let's connect for a complimentary conversation to discuss Your Essential Day. Please note that I only schedule one or at most two Your Essential Day meetings a month, typically 2-3 months in advance. 

      Soul Simple Solutions - Soul & Strategy with Dawn

      I look forward to our connection!