A community for modern women who want to learn how to create and maintain better female friendships.

Friend Forward is your ultimate resource for learning how to

strengthen your platonic relationships with other women.

We support you in four ways:

  1. private coaching to help you navigate complex friendship issues

  2. original resources: The Friend Forward podcast and research-based articles housed on our website

  3. an exclusive membership for those looking for an enhanced experience 

  4. educational workshops and speaking series for women's organizations across the country


Certified Friendship Coach, Author, Speaker

The woman behind the movement


Certified Friendship Coach, Author, Speaker

There's nothing like the beauty of female friendship.

As a former high school teacher turned publicist, Danielle recognized that female friendship is an issue with everyone from her former teenage students to her C-suite PR clients. Both sought her advice for their struggles in this area, and that's how Friend Forward was born.

Danielle's is a certified women's coach specializing in female friendship, and she's known for pairing research with real-life to help you experience more joy in your platonic relationships with other women. 

Danielle's thrilled to see what began as a personal obsession become a media-worthy business... and with a goal of helping women across the world deepen their friendships, she's only getting started.

The woman behind the movement

How to Make Friends: A Guide for Modern Women-- The ebook is now LIVE! Buy now.

Yep, it's a thing.

And if you're looking for support with any personal friendship issue, we can help.

Friend Forward (formerly "Give it a Rest Movement") equips women with the skills, resources, and support they need to create and maintain meaningful female friendships.