Dawn Quesnel (aka Coach DQ) is founder and President of Career Life Balance. As a trusted coach and consultant, she works with professionals to help advance and manage their careers, their challenges, and the successes of every day’s life balancing act.

Dawn’s dynamic keynotes and workshops are interactive and timely. Geared towards small business owners, associations, universities, human resource executives, and professionals, her audience members always leave with clearer focus of how deliberate choices can and will impact change in their lives and business.

Dawn launched her professional coaching practice, Career Life Balance, in 2002.  Prior to that, Dawn was an Executive Recruiter at two of Boston's premier agencies - breaking records and consistently awarded 'Top Biller'. Selected to participate in corporate training programs at both Disney and the Hilton Corporation, she acquired strong skills and expertise in professional presence and client relationship management.  These experiences helped shape her career and contributed to the creation of her BRIDGE Method, featured on ABC, CBS, Fox-Channel 5, and WBZ and published in the book “101 Ways To Enhance Your Career” by SelfGrowth Publishing. Since then, she has developed “BRIDGE To Advancing Your Career”, “BRIDGE To Starting Your Own Business”, “BRIDGE To Career  Transition”, and “BRIDGE Method for Finding Your Life Purpose”.  In addition to speaking about her BRIDGE Method, DQ offers additional speaking topic below.


(All topics can be customized as a lunch & learn, 1hr, 2hr, 1/2 day or full day or series of work-shops.)

Working Smarter, Not Harder to Drive Profit  
Learn how to gain more control of your life by streamlining your valuable time and fill your pipeline 50% faster.  Leave with captivating conversation starters for networking and  prospecting, and a game plan tied to your  revenue goals.

Taming Your Whirlwind Life  
Learn a formula for effective time management with an emphasis on what matters most in your lives. Understand what your values are so your management choices are aligned. Receive a free trial of Life Balance Software
The Art of Effective Delegation
Learn how to delegate and become more effective, lighten your workload, and have more time to focus on what’s really important—on the job!  

Ready! Set! Action! Goal Setting to Drive Long- and Short-Term Production
Learn the 5 phases of goal setting and how to identify the importance of, and map out specific action steps for your short- and long-term goals.

Time Mastery: A Traditional Approach  
Learn how to maximize and implement the resources that will allow you to more  effectively manage your time. You will leave with a better understanding of your work style, planning, goal setting, scheduling, and managing interruptions.

The Challenge: Don’t Let Others Throw You Off-Balance  
Learn how to proactively incorporate more balance into your career and life by setting clear boundaries, managing your top priorities, and increase your focus to eliminate distractions.                     


“Dawn has been a wonderful addition to the affiliated team of career and life coaches working with VocationVacations. Our clients who are looking to take the next step toward finding their dream job or are making a voluntary or involuntary career transition find Dawn’s can-do attitude and REAL tips, facts and how-to’s incredibly valuable. 

— Brian Kurth Founder/President, VocationVacations

“Dawn Quesnel has her act together! She is an excellent instructor whose flow, instructional materials and techniques make it possible to use the new skills immediately.”

— Michael McNamara, Brandeis University

“Dawn was an integral part of the success of my business. My two partners and I brought Dawn in to help us with the transition of going from employees to business owners. We purchased the company we had been working for and we needed some assistance in making that leap to the next level. Dawn provided great advice and guidance during a very stressful and hectic time.”

— Joe Emerson, Triad Advertising

“As a business coach, Dawn’s strategies around goal setting, setting priorities, and tackling the areas of “tolerations” has pushed me and my business to grow to where I first envisioned it could be. Result: +37% sales growth.”  

— Scott Martin, President, Fitness Together, Franklin, MA