Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R
Hi, I’m Dawn!
This all started with a burnt grilled cheese sandwich.
On a bright and shiny afternoon several years ago I was having a catch-up lunch with a social worker friend of mine. Actually, she's one of my social worker sheroes. We've known each other for decades and she's done some amazing social justice work for women and families throughout the country.
As I'm bumming out about my burnt grilled cheese sandwich, she tells me she's so burned out and fatigued that she was considering a career change.
I threw down the hockey puck sandwich and clutched my pearls. You see, I immediately knew she had to be burned worse than that sandwich, as this woman is the consummate social worker. It's in her DNA.
This conversation inspired me to take the risk to finally establish my own full-time training and consulting firm for social workers and human services professionals. I had the idea for at least 10 years, but after realizing that my friend was not the only one of my colleagues who was burning out, I knew it was time to create a space not only for professional development, but for validation, creativity and FUN in the social work profession.