Certified women's coach

Author of the book

"Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough-Love Friendship"  

 Member of the

American Sociological Association

As a high school teacher, Danielle Jackson often heard young women discuss their drama in the hallways. When she later began her own PR agency, she listened as high-achieving women confessed they didn't have many friends at all. That's when she realized that female friendship is a space where women struggle during every season of their lives.

And that's when the obsession began.

Committed to helping women learn how to create and sustain meaningful friendships, Danielle began doing the work.

She became a certified women's coach, began conducting her own research, wrote a book that New York Times bestselling author Kayleen Schaefer calls "a must-read", and started a podcast to answer the questions she receives from women in her DMs. She has also created a coaching program to help adults master platonic relationships - how to make friends, rekindle an old friend, and create a deep friendship.

Now Danielle's become a go-to media source on the subject, and speaks on national stages about the power of female friendship. But her favorite part about the gig will always be listening to the hearts of women while working one-on-one.

Read more about her online friendship coaching services here.

Check out her book - How to Make Friends as An Adult: A Quick Guide for Modern Women - available on Amazon!

Danielle Jackson has been presenting for more than a decade, determined to use humor and research to share sometimes difficult and technical truths as a friendship expert.

Since founding Friend Forward, Danielle has been sought after as a:

  • keynote friendship speaker for national conferences

  • workshop leader for women's summits

  • and guest lecturer for colleges and universities

If you'd like Danielle to speak at your event, please send an email to to schedule a call to discuss the details and check availability. 

Photo credit: The Rylands for The School of Styling