A Chicago-based Consultant, Dawn Emerick earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida in 2008. Since then, she's been building a career focused on the best outcomes for children and their parents by integrating body, mind, and community for the best approach.
What You Need to Check out When You’re in Chicago
Chicago is an iconic city. Home of the Cloud Gate Sculpture (or the Bean), a perfect place for some aesthetic, Instagram-worthy pictures; the Millennium Mile, a seemingly endless line of stores; and Navy Pier, a mall jutting out into the lake. And in addition to these sights, the windy city has so much that needs to be on every traveler’s to-do list.
Of course, the appearance of the city is the first thing that anyone notices driving up for the first time. And Chicago has a few places that on...
Planning a Trip During the Pandemic
Almost a year into the pandemic and many families are itching to make their getaway. Still, caution is key when traveling during the pandemic. The best advice to families is to abstain from traveling and try some fun alternatives. In any scenario, it will not be safe for a family to travel during the pandemic. If a family is set on making their getaway, though, here are some tips to help keep everyone safe.
Be open to new experiences. Families should not be planning based on tradition, not in...
The Best Quarterbacks in NFL History
No player in professional sports has more impact on the success of their team as an NFL quarterback. An all-time great quarterback can take an average team and instantly turn them into Super Bowl contenders. The importance of the position is why it is so fun to compare and rank quarterbacks from different eras. These are the four best quarterbacks in NFL history.
Tom Brady has unquestionably earned his spot as the best quarterback in NFL history. His six Super Bowl titles are easily...
Tips for Capturing Photos with a Tripod
Capturing photos with a tripod may sound easy, but there are tips one needs to know to get quality images. Highlighted tips will help generate sharp prints using a tripod.
Utilize the Mirror Lock-up Quality on the Camera
A digital camera has a mirror inside that exposes the image sensor when the shutter release button is pressed. The movement of the mirror causes shakes on the camera while on a tripod affecting photo clarity. The shake is mostly visible when the shutter speed is slowed down. ...
Adapting to the Pandemic as a Consultant
It was a brutal year for the global management consulting industry. Market value took a nearly 20% hit in 2020. That translates to about $30 billion in lost revenue. It’s all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, of course, and it has sent consultants scrambling to look for innovative opportunities and device new business strategies.
Fortunately, as some industries have sharply reduced hiring consultants, other sectors have found it necessary to seek more outside help. An example of the former is ...
Iron Fists Eventually Rust
In this episode of Leadership Uncensored, I spoke with Kathryn Thomas from Yoga For Change and Dr. Jarik Conradfrom UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) about the idea of emotional intelligence and trauma-informed leadership. This episode allows Kathryn to talk about how we can address trauma with individuals and in the workplace. Simultaneously, Dr. Conrad discusses his journey through emotional intelligence and how it became his foundation for his personal and professional life.
4 Types of Consultants
In an ever-evolving world of business, consultants are finding a place in almost every type of business. Whether a company is looking to expand or needs to find ways to be more competitive, they can find a variety of consultants to help. Here are four types of consultants that businesses rely on to thrive.
If you have a knack for social media and growing customers, marketing consulting may be right for you. Companies that hire marketing consultants are typically in a tra...
California’s Remarkable Wineries
Sunny, warm, and expansive, California has many notable American wineries. Usually, the ground that produces the best wine has volcanic, granite, or schist soil. Minerals naturally arranged in bands run through the rock. Oddly enough, this hard, infertile soil is most suitable for grape-growing. Because vines cannot find nutrients and water in the topsoil, they must bury deep into the ground in their search. As a result, the vines also take in minerals and trace elements that notably contribu...
5 Tips for Planning an Awesome Road Trip
Road tripping can be one of the best ways to see the country and make priceless memories with friends. However, it takes a little work and organization to make sure the trip goes as planned. These tips will help anyone have fun on their cross-country journey.
Get the Car Inspected Beforehand
Unexpected breakdowns and flat tires will add an unnecessary amount of stress to any roadtrippers itinerary. While some accidents can’t be prevented, it’s always a good idea to have the car inspected befo...
5 Tips for Taking Better Photos with Your Smartphone
Today’s smartphones are designed with sophisticated cameras that take incredible images in a variety of situations. If you find that your smartphone photos are unimpressive, you may only need a few new techniques. Here are five tips for taking better photos with your smartphone.
Turn on Gridlines Feature
Composition is the most powerful aspect of exceptional photography, and you can learn great composition with any type of smartphone camera. The gridlines feature turns on a series of lines th...
The Most Successful Baseball Franchises of the Past Decade
As the 2010-2020 decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on which Major League Baseball team dominated the decade. On this, sportswriters were born to disagree. They rely a lot on statistics beyond merely counting up wins or the number of World Series trophies nailed down.
Whatever. Let’s power-play forward anyway to see if we can name the Top 3 MLB franchises of the past decade.
San Francisco Giants
Wait a minute. Haven’t the SF Giants been a losing team for four years running? Yes, th...
5 Tips for Capturing the Perfect Photograph
Dawn Emerick on how to capture the perfect photograph.
The 5 Best Photo Editing Software Programs for Photographers
Dawn Emerick on the 5 best photo editing software programs for photographers.
How to Create the Ultimate Travel Bucket List
Dawn Emerick on how to create the ultimate travel bucket list.
The Best Places to Visit in the US in 2021
Dawn Emerick on the best places to visit in the US in 2021.