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Dawn Sizer

Chief Executive Officer3rd Element Consulting Inc

Harrisburg, PA

Member Since December 2023

Skills

Start-ups
New Business Development
Cloud Computing

About

Dawn R. Sizer is the co-founder and CEO of 3rd Element Consulting, Inc. For more than two decades, Dawn has worked with clients across a wide array of industries and developed a wealth of knowledge in such areas as Application Training, Web Technology, and Network Security. Her professional skills, further augmented by an uncanny ability to relate with people through her training efforts, has allowed Dawn to bring a level of “polish” to projects that is so often lacking in the field. Dawn has been a featured speaker at a number of professional organization conventions on both technology and security topics and has guest taught at numerous local universities. Beyond handling her clients daily network administration duties, Dawn helps her clients with more challenging issues such as Government regulatory compliance checks, policy writing, and security assessments. She was instrumental in implementing standardized testing methodologies, allowing 3rd Element Consulting to bring a successful and credible data security offering to the market

Published content

Learning to lead effectively in the workplace: 16 tips to success

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Business experts share what it takes to manage a company and its people. Leading an organization to success can be a tremendous amount of pressure, but managing teams and being a positive influence on how they see the institution can be an even trickier balance to strike—whether you are new or seasoned when it comes to guiding direct reports in the workplace. Here, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members each talk about the most important thing they have learned in their current role about how to lead others in an organization or department.

Do your employees seem less enthusiastic about their workload?

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13 ways to boost team morale and motivation to get the job done. When employees begin to feel burnout at work, it's not always immediately evident to others. However, employers and their leadership teams must learn how to recognize and address these symptoms sooner rather than later to prevent losing high-potential staff members.  But even if the signs were written on the wall for quite some time, it's never too late to work on increasing your employees' morale and get them enthusiastic about the company's mission and their real purpose for offering their time and service each day. Here, Fast Company Executive Board members each share one idea to motivate the cross-generational teams your company depends on every single day.

9 reasons biz conferences are still relevant—online and in person

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In 2024, it's about finding an event that provides value and is worth your time.  When the COVID-19 pandemic forced major shutdowns across the globe in 2020, it prompted conference coordinators and their biggest sponsors to quickly rethink how to transition into offering a broader range of virtual events to professionals who wanted to participate despite having to shelter in place. Their ability to revamp the annual or bi-annual conference experience as we used to know it gave businesses and nonprofits an even wider scope to spread their messages while also educating professionals on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities to find better solutions for their current and future clientele.  In this discussion, members of Fast Company Executive Board explain how they currently view the latest networking platforms and their ability to elevate their business profile or brand awareness in today's marketplace. They also share nine reasons why it's still a must to attend hot ticket industry affairs—whether you're traveling to an exciting destination with all the perks of in-person business connections and going out with colleagues, or you've decided to cut back on your travel itinerary and prefer to watch the entire event from your living room couch. 

19 ways to enhance your personal and professional brand

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When it comes to brand marketing, elevating your authentic story as an individual is just as important as company branding. For the past decade or longer, the term "brand marketing" has taken on a life of its own. People now realize that it's not just about a material product or service; "brand marketing" is also tied directly to the individual who is trying to launch or further themselves in the marketplace overall, and not just with any particular company affiliation. In an unstable economy with massive layoffs, it's all about the person and the next steps they want to take in life—especially as it relates to their personal passion, mission, and goals. Here, 19 Fast Company Executive Board members each share their advice with individuals who aspire to elevate their personal and professional branding to become a powerful thought leader who creates and delivers highly impactful, memorable presentations through the stories they share with others—during the workday or after hours.

17 business lessons from self-help and personal growth development 

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This is why working on yourself outside of the workplace can improve your ability to be a better manager who is more excited about the job. What does it take to become a better leader in the work world? You could ask 20 different people, but you'd quickly realize that the answer may vary depending on who you are talking to, and what circumstances in their life have shaped who they are today—personally and professionally. Here, 17 members of Fast Company Executive Board discuss what they learned when they blocked some time to focus on self-help improvement and personal growth development opportunities. They also weigh in on what their experience was like and how they applied it at the office. By pushing themselves beyond what's typically expected, these leaders have increased their ability to operate a more efficient and successful company as they continue to inspire their direct reports to do the same.

15 business tactics to build connections and grow your brand 

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There's a better way to reach direct consumers in the digital marketplace. In a fickle economy that is difficult to gauge from one moment to the next, the worst thing that brand leaders can do is to take their consumers for granted. Having an open-door policy on social media or even meeting face-to-face with current clients and customers is always a good way to gain a better understanding of what the consumer is looking for and going through. Engaging in those types of conversations upfront will only help a growing business thrive further in the future. It also helps leaders and teams strengthen client relationships and build better trust. Here, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share one tip to help brand managers and their teams stay accountable and better connected to their customers in the digital marketplace.

Company details

3rd Element Consulting Inc

Company bio

3rd Element is committed to working in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations to deliver not only high quality technology and security solutions, but an excellent value proposition as well. Our focus is to identify our clients’ goals first, then leverage our experienced team of IT consultants to partner in their success.

Industry

Technology

Area of focus

Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Cloud Computing

Company size

11 - 50