Dawn Ellison MD, CPC draws from her 25 years of Emergency Medicine practice leading teams in critical situations and finessing outstanding care for patients in a complex medical climate to help healthcare providers and executives lead thoughtfully, transparently and deliberately.

As a former medical director herself, she is familiar with the tensions held as a nimble leader. Dawn served as a Crucial Conversations instructor with Mayo Health Systems, holds a CPC certificate from the College of Executive Coaching and is a Certified Resilience Trainer. She spent her 2006-2007 Bush Medical Fellowship learning to build collaborative medical cultures.

From 2016-2020 she led physician and APP engagement and well-being for a large healthcare organization. She worked with individuals and teams to build the agency necessary to improve the work environment. She and a team of caring individuals responded to the needs of healthcare workers during the pandemic with skill and patience designing resources for teams that were stretched thin and too proud to ask for help.

Her consulting business, Influencing Healthcare, LLC has coached emerging leaders, physicians and APPs that are struggling with work-life balance, a quickly changing healthcare climate, communication, and teamwork in the workplace since 2008.

  • Dawn is dedicated to improving communications and leadership with the goal of building healthy collaborations.

  • She helps providers connect with their patients and partner with them for improved health.

  • She builds teams of healthcare workers that can make decisions to which they are committed and for which they are accountable.

  • Dawn helps providers build capacity in others, enhance collaborative skills and become the leaders that will influence the future.

Dawn connects community members, health and wellness professionals improving the resilience, health and well-being of communities.

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