Dannielle Hawk

Executive Bench® Consultant


Dannielle Hawk is an Executive Bench® services consultant based out of the Atlanta office. She enjoys working with leaders who are in the process of transforming themselves and their organizations. Dannielle has over 20 years of professional experience that includes coaching senior leaders, delivering organizational development solutions, providing diversity and inclusion consulting, and designing leadership development experiences. Dannielle started her professional career in the San Francisco Bay Area with The Gap, Inc., where she helped to launch its global leadership development program across three brands. She acquired deep skills in human capital strategy and change management during her consulting career with IBM Business Consulting Services and Booz Allen Hamilton. As an internal consultant with Marriott International, Dannielle gained significant exposure to the complex challenges facing leaders as she advised vice presidents and senior vice presidents on global organizational design and organizational effectiveness solutions.

Prior to joining RHR International, Dannielle provided independent coaching and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries and sectors. Her industry experience includes hospitality, consumer products and packaging, financial services, and the federal government. Some examples of her work include:

  • Designing and delivering customized leadership development experiences for women leaders for a Fortune 500 hotel lodging company. Dannielle’s session was included in a global program for high-potential leaders transitioning from operations roles to general manager roles.
  • Coaching a senior leader at a leading consumer packaging and goods company over several months during a period of unprecedented change. The leader was able to quickly assimilate into her new leadership role, distinguish herself among her peers on the leadership team, and refine her leadership style. 
  • Helping a financial services company elevate the leadership capacity of its data scientist leaders. She synthesized multiple sources of leadership assessment data to provide clear feedback and actionable development recommendations critical for leaders to advance the organization’s digital strategy.

Dannielle is certified in the following leadership and workstyle assessments: Leadership Circle Profile, Birkman Method, and DiSC. She received her coaching training from New Ventures West, an ICF-certified program. Trained in the integral coaching model through New Ventures West, Dannielle applies a holistic approach to coaching individuals, which focuses on shifts in the heart, mind, and body. Her clients appreciate how she is able to help them detect patterns and strengthen their self-awareness skills.

Dannielle is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, International Coach Federation, and the HR Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.


Hampton University, BA, Psychology

San Jose State University, MS, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Published Work

Hawk, D., “When Women Lead Change.” LinkedIn, October 28, 2018.

Hawk, D., When Women Lead Change Podcast. Soundcloud.