Dawn Jackson Blatner’s career has been anything but ordinary. This dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics (great story there!) is also a media pro, the author of two acclaimed books, a primetime reality TV show winner, and World Series ring holder from her time working with the Chicago Cubs. Dawn’s advice to those wondering what’s next in their career, “Opportunities find you when you are enthusiastically doing the work.” You won’t want to miss this inspiring conversation about leading with your strengths and how a commitment to service can be a source of bravery. 

Hosted by Kristin Houts


Dawn Jackson Blatner is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the author of two acclaimed books: “The Flexitarian Diet” and “The Superfood Swap.” She regularly contributes to online and TV outlets, starred in (and won!) a primetime reality TV show, and hosted an Emmy-nominated TV show in Chicago. In addition to her media experience, Dawn worked as the head dietitian for the Chicago Cubs for 10 years (and yes, earned a World Series ring!) She is an expert spokesperson for some of the biggest national brands. And believes joy is a nutrient. 




In this episode, we discuss:

  • The advice that launched her dietetics career
  • How creating a “food culture” got her a World Series ring 
  • Being honest about your strengths and the value in authenticity
  • Dealing with rejection and the power of perseverance

Additional resources

Click here to visit Dawn’s website and Instagram page

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