WHAT WE DO
ALL IN SPORT CONSULTING partners with organizations to create life-changing opportunities through sport for people with disabilities. We believe sport can change all aspects of a person’s life from physical and emotional health to educational and employment trajectories. Leading through lived experience complemented by corporate, nonprofit, and adapted sport expertise, we work to challenge the status quo and advance the adapted sport movement, elevate the disability narrative, and expand access to sport through:
- Adapted sport program development and implementation
- Strategic planning, advising, and speaking engagements
- Training, education, and curriculum development
- Industry research and economic impact studies
- Policy creation and advancement
- From panels to keynotes we deliver informed and relevant presentations.
4-time Boston Marathon Finisher, Dawna Callahan CEO/Founder, All In Sport Consulting
WHO WE ARE
About Dawna Callahan, CEO/Founder
Throughout her life and professional career, Dawna Callahan has consistently been a trailblazer for people and athletes with disabilities. After incomplete paralysis at the age of three from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that causes inflammation of the spinal cord, Dawna was the first student with a physical disability in her hometown to be mainstreamed into public school at the age of five. Growing up, she was always active in regular PE and community sport programs due to the relentless support of her parents.
Dawna has dedicated much of her professional career to advancing the adapted sport movement to create more access and opportunities for people with disabilities to experience sport. She is driven by the belief that sport has the power to change all aspects of a person’s life from physical and emotional health to employment opportunities and social integration. Her own life has been a testament of its positive impact.
She has been involved with adapted sport professionally for more than 20 years. In 2017, she founded ALL IN SPORT CONSULTING, a consulting firm that leads organizations in creating life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through adapted sport. She has worked with numerous nationally and internationally known clients including the U.S. Center for SafeSport, Endeavor Games Series, Warrior Games, Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, and various national governing bodies including USA Para Powerlifting and USRowing. Her career also includes positions with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), the United States Olympic Committee, Paralympic Division, Disabled Sports USA, and Adaptive Sports USA.
In 2020, Dawna conceived of and presented the inaugural Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS), a conference that connects leaders from the adapted sport industry and beyond for progressive sessions and meaningful conversations to advance the adapted sport movement and expand its impact. As a part of LABS, she led the first-ever economic impact study for the adapted sport industry.
In 2019, Dawna was among 20 sports professionals and adaptive sport experts from the U.S. selected to travel to Turkmenistan for a program called ENVEST (Empowering New Voices through Education and Sport Training). Through the program, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department, the delegation helped develop action plans and new programming ideas for recreational and competitive opportunities for athletes with disabilities.
A competitive wheelchair racer, Dawna has completed numerous road races and marathons placing fifth in the Boston Marathon in 2010. She is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist and serves on the Lakeshore Foundation Advisory Council and the Sports Events & Tourism Association DEI Task Force.
Her ability to successfully balance sport, career, and community leadership was recognized when she was selected as one of 25 elite female athletes for the Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program. 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.
Dawna obtained 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 addition, she completed an Executive Certificate in Sport Philanthropy at George Washington University.