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Phoenix Rising: Dawn Chamberlain’s Transformation from Prison to the Podium

Phoenix Rising: Dawn Chamberlain's Transformation from Prison to the Podium
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Dawn Michelle Chamberlain’s journey is a testament to the boundless resilience of the human spirit. A tale of metamorphosis that spans two years, two months, two weeks, and two days – the length of her incarceration in a federal prison, resulting from her involvement in a lucrative yet illicit criminal enterprise. 

 In 2004, Dawn was the epitome of success. A talented number-cruncher and CEO of a burgeoning tax preparation agency, she was known for empowering her community through strategic financial planning. However, her noble pursuit to maximize her clients’ tax refunds took a detrimental turn when she delved into unethical and illegal activities. 

2008 saw the beginning of a five-year tax fraud investigation that tarnished Dawn’s reputation. In 2013, she was indicted and, a year later, imprisoned. Her life, once filled with success, was reduced to shambles as she lost her family, her business, and her identity. The farewell gathering before her imprisonment echoed more like a funeral repast than a see-you-later. 

Yet, in the face of adversity, Dawn remained unfazed. She emerged from prison in 2016, not defeated, but fiercer than before. She channeled her inner strength into a renewed ambition, transforming into a bold leader committed to making a difference. Now, she is an acclaimed international keynote speaker, master trainer, coach, and author. Through her teachings, she instills confidence in new and aspiring entrepreneurs, helping them navigate challenges and build prosperous businesses. 

Leading Dawn Michelle Enterprises Inc. and the Felon Friendly Foundation as the CEO and Chief Visionary Officer respectively, Dawn equips clients with the tools and strategies to successfully reach their business goals. She also founded No Hustle University, an innovative coaching program providing entrepreneurial education and training. 

Not only is Dawn a successful businesswoman, but she is also a passionate advocate for The Second Chance Act, supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for those impacted by the justice system. As the Chairperson of the Hooper Councill Positive Potential Project, she is devoted to reintegrating high-risk individuals into society and enhancing community safety.  

Expanding her influence, Dawn will soon host an Onstage Plus Network TV series and author her book “Stop Playing! Get Your Shiii Together: From Fed Life to Legit Business Life.” This transformative guide will inspire readers to establish successful businesses regardless of their past or current adversities. 

Dawn Chamberlain’s journey from a prison cell to a business leader is an inspiring testament to human resilience and an undying will to succeed. If you’re ready to embrace your inner fierceness and rise above your challenges, Dawn’s story serves as the perfect motivation. 

Are you ready to find your fierceness? Are you ready to Stop PLAYING and Get Your Shiiiii Together? Book Coach Dawn Michelle Today! 

You can connect with Dawn at, or Facebook: DawnChamberlain / Instagram: @coachdawnmichelle / Linked In: @coachdawnmichelle / Tik Tok: @coachdawnmichelle or @Iamfelonfriendly on all social media platforms. 


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