We’re All In
All In Sport Consulting is the complete package – authentic personal experience, diverse corporate and nonprofit leadership to guide your organization to measurable mission-based results.
All In Sport Consulting understands that the success of the Movement’s foundation is building alliances, opportunities for collaboration and bringing people together working toward a common goal of building and strengthening the Adaptive Sport Movement. Our success is built on the key premise that business = relationships.
All In Sport Consulting is known for its success in advancing organizational credibility and visibility. The organization excels in providing client-focused support that encompasses both strategic vision and business operations. We identify opportunities that lead to positive outcomes for our clients.
About Dawna, CEO/Founder, All In Sport Consulting
After incomplete paralysis at the age of three from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that causes inflammation of the spinal cord, Dawna Callahan was the first student with a physical disability to be mainstreamed into public school at the age of five in her hometown school district. Dawna has always been active participating in regular PE and non-adaptive community sport programs due to the support and tireless advocacy of her parents. Her father, a high school coach and athletic director made sure she always had the opportunity to participate in sport despite numerous obstacles and naysayers. The trajectory of Dawna’s career flipped 180 degrees after her experiences with the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School, now Achieve Tahoe. Her choice to leave a lucrative career as an HR professional in Silicon Valley has led to incredible and amazing experiences introducing sport to people with physical disabilities across the country. Dawna is a true believer in the power of sport as her own life has been a testament of how sport can positively impact one’s life.
Dawna Callahan has been involved with adaptive sport professionally for 20+ years. Most recently she founded, All In Sport Consulting, a national adaptive sport consulting group. Prior to starting her own business, Dawna was the Director of Programs with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). Globally, CAF provides access to sport opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Within the United States Olympic Committee, Paralympic Division, Dawna held positions as the Manager of Sport Outreach and Development and Manager, Paralympic Military Program. With both roles she played a vital role in growing and developing the Paralympic Movement across the United States. Callahan has also worked with national sport organizations, Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA.
A competitive wheelchair racer, she placed fifth in the Boston Marathon in 2010. She’s held volunteer leadership positions with the Metro Denver Sports Commission Associate Board, Vail Veterans Program and the Colorado Colfax Marathon. Callahan’s ability to successfully balance sport, career and community leadership was recognized when she was selected for the Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program in 2015. The WABN is a partnership between Ernst & Young and the International Women’s Forum, an organization of preeminent women leaders from 33 nations on six continents. She was one of 25 elite female athletes chosen to participate in the WABN inaugural class from a pool of more than 100 applicants from 17 countries. She’s been recognized by the Denver Metro business community as a 40 Under 40 leader and a finalist for 9News (NBC affiliate) Leader of the Year. She completed her master’s degree in Recreation Management at San Jose State while also completing graduate studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at San Francisco State. In 2015, she completed an Executive Certificate in Sport Philanthropy at George Washington University. Dawna enjoys skiing at Vail where her husband Dave is an adaptive ski instructor. She is determined to qualify and finish at least one more Boston Marathon.
Dawna has worked with these four national multi-sport, multi-disability organizations: