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Good Work Institute

Good Work Institute


Founded in mid-2015, The Good Work Institute runs educational programs and enterprise support services that assist local community members and their organizations as they turn their aspirations for a better tomorrow into specific actions taken on behalf of the people and places of the Hudson Valley. Dawn Breeze was honored to participate as a fellow in Fellowship Two. In Fellowship Four, she was invited to lead facilitate and coach the Hudson, New York cohort.

“Dawn is thoughtful and thorough – a truly dedicated and talented facilitator. Anyone given the chance to work with her will find it a life deepening and enhancing experience. She is a true social artist, one-of-a-kind, generous human being who elevates everything she touches.” –Erica Dorn, Managing Director of the Good Work Institute

“Dawn’s activities always created tender moments for me to feel the power of community and count my blessings. The integrity cards activity made me honor my heroes and allowed me to count myself among them. What an incredible experience in valuing your self-worth…Dawn’s activities were like magic tricks.learn more about Good Work institute programs at

You would start by doing something really approachable and simple and then be led through an experience that revealed the deep unconscious motives of your heart. In the end I was always blown away by how transformative the activity had been. It was a wonderful lesson in trusting the process that kept me believing through the whole fellowship.” —Maria Vigna Manager Earth Designs Cooperative


Using principles from the Creativity + Courage™ curriculum, Breeze developed and facilitated custom workshops for Etsy’s senior management teams. These experiential workshops aimed to help teams develop:

  • Communication Skills, learn more about learning communication skills by clicking here.
  • Team Building
  • Courage + Kindness
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Enlarged Perspectives

“What’s so incredible is that despite having experienced her workshops so many times, I’m still learning and finding value. I’ve witnessed remarkable results and breakthroughs in people who are going through Dawn’s course together: deep connection with one another, a shift from overthinking to more intuitive decision making, an ability to think in deeply creative ways and see new solutions. I cannot overstate how valuable her work is, and how much Dawn has impacted the work that my team is doing at Etsy.” —Heather Jassy, SVP Etsy

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Good Directions

Get Lost.

This is the first direction from the book of Good Directions I recently created. It is a hybrid book, which explores the importance of being lost in order to find authenticity. It is translated from my curriculum, Creativity + Courage™.  A curriculum taught in rehabs, corporations, elementary schools, and other institutions.

The work I create is interdisciplinary, often public, and generally understood as experiential learning. It is driven by love. I believe it is the beauty we love that we must do.  My public practice is seeded in my personal practice of poetry and solitude with nature. I sit in a nest with John Dewey, Joseph Beuys and Yoko Ono. read more about John Dewery at

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My work integrates individual and group contributions as creative research, to widen perspectives on societal concepts such as: self-worth or belonging. My work creates opportunity for liberation of self and the public.

When I say art, I mean creativity. When I say artist, I mean human. When I say work, I mean the things we do and make. When I say I create opportunity for liberation, what I mean is my work is about exploring potential by engaging with creativity, and courage.