The Designated Motivator:

Unlock YOUR Superpower to Change Your Life, The World & Everyone In It
Want a more profitable, productive accounting firm, and the time to enjoy your life while you run it?
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Are you an individual who has the passion and ability to give others the greatest gift of all: their true potential?
Want to share your Designated Motivator story? Be our guest on The Designated Motivator Disruption Podcast.

Welcome to Team Brolin!

Team Brolin is here to help accounting professionals and small businesses optimize their operations and reduce their financial fraud risks.

Led by Dawn W. Brolin, CPA, CFE, who shares her passion for helping people and businesses evolve and improve on a daily basis. She is a recognized business advisor, forensic accountant, thought leader, speaker, author, and designated motivator!

Powerful Accounting, a Connecticut-based CPA firm provides tax and accounting services in addition to operational and fraud protection training to businesses.

Fight Against Fraud, whose members are lovingly referred to as the Fraud Squad, is dedicated to helping accountants, bookkeepers, and small business owners identify, detect, and reduce financial fraud.

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Mike Up Your Business Podcast with Mike Michalowicz

The Designated Motivator Author, Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE, shares strategies for success with her DM Philosophy, Mindset and Toolkit on Mike Michalowicz's podcast. Listen to the Mike Up Your Business Podcast with Mike Michalowicz

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"When you become a DM it exponentially improves every area of your life. Your business will improve, your personal life will improve, the people in your orbit will be more engaged. You will thrive. The people who benefit from the DM will also have improvement throughout their lives.”

-Mike Michalowicz, Author, Profit First and Designated Motivator for Entrepreneurs

The Designated Motivator book

The Designated Motivator is a book for anyone who wants to change their life, the world and everyone in it. Learn more >


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Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE and Designated Motivator is an in-demand speaker, trainer and audience engager. Learn more about her and how you can book Dawn for your next event.

The Team Brolin Starting Lineup

"Dawn has helped to remind me that when I reach that summit, I will be able to share this journey with others and will hopefully be able to inspire others 'to have confidence in themselves.' Thank you, Dawn, for being my Designated Motivator!"
-Matthew Fulton, Parkway Business Solutions

Latest Blog Posts

August 19, 2021
So Much More Than My Payroll Provider! The Power of Connecting with the Awesome Team at ADP

I believe that being in the same physical space and having social contact with people is fundamental to our health, well-being, and the quality of our relationships—this goes for both personal and professional interactions in my book! Sometimes our geographic proximity makes having virtual-only interactions necessary, but when you can really connect in the flesh with the people you do business with, that’s when the ideas and power of a partnership can really flow!

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August 18, 2021
The DM Disruption Podcast is Here!

It's Dawn here to share with you my new podcast, The DM Disruption! The podcast features practical advice and insights from yours truly and a wide range of guests from across the accounting profession who are focused on sharing motivation and strategies to help us practitioners achieve greater levels of professional and personal fulfillment and reward. I decided to create The DM Disruption podcast to offer my fellow accounting professionals with a forum for sharing our successes and challenges.

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"In today’s world, people — especially accountants —need encouragement and Dawn’s brand of motivation more than ever."
-Jody Padar, The Radical CPA
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