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 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.
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.
Danielle has been presenting for more than a decade, determined to use humor and research to share sometimes difficult and technical truths.
Since founding Friend Forward, Danielle has been sought after as a:
keynote 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.