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Certified women's coach

Author, "Fighting for Our Friendships"

[Hachette Go, 2024]

 Member of the

American Sociological Association

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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 that their friendships weren't as satisfying as they wanted them to be. 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 studying the complexities of female friendship alongside world-renowned therapists, researchers, psychologists, and started the Friend Forward podcast to answer the questions she receives from women in her DMs. Danielle has also created a coaching program to help adults master platonic relationships - teaching tangible research-based strategies to help women learn how to make friends, rekindle old friendships, and create connections that have depth and closeness.

Now Danielle's become a go-to media source on the subject, and her advice has been featured in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NBC News, Insider, and more. She also speaks across the country about the power of female friendship and was recently hired by Bumble to be the official spokesperson for Bumble BFF.


Danielle recently signed a six-figure book deal with Hachette to write a book about the function of conflict in female friendship (2024). While she's celebrating the growth of the Friend Forward brand, her favorite part of 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.

Danielle Jackson Tampa speaker

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 coach and educator.

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

  • guest lecturer for colleges and universities

  • keynote for international sorority events

  • speaker for organizations like the NFL, NBA, and TikTok (!!!)

  • workshop facilitator for school assemblies

  • guest for some of Apple Podcasts top-ranking shows

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

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