Here I am

I’m all for the Light the illumination that leads to liberation. My definition of holistic includes green juice and very loud rock n’ roll; pop culture and eastern mysticism; justified anger and deeply sweet empathy. I love the game of business and multimedia. I’m saddened by greed. I believe that generous people have more to give.

I’m a stand for making money in meaningful, eco-honouring ways. I’m an introvert who rarely inserts herself into conversations, but if you ask my opinion, and especially if I have a microphone in my hand (which makes me happy), I will speak very, very clearly about matters of the heart. I think everything is a matter of the heart.

My Core Desire Feelings are Radiance and Devotion, and two other words that I keep to myself.

Music has saved me more than once. I want to do more yoga than I already do, I want to paint more than I have. Being my son’s mother is my greatest honour and biggest laugh mostly, it’s him laughing at me, not with me. Not long ago he said, “So are you a philosopher?” I answered, “Ya. Well, more like, I’m very philosophical.” He thought that was hilarious.

I think the best self-help is self-compassion.

I hear a variation of this all the time — when I get off stage, from readers, through friends of friends: “It was 11:30pm the other night and I needed something [soul salve, a kick in the ass, wisdom for a friend, a confidence boost for work…] so I went to your site and got what I needed. Really, I just wanted some encouragement.”

Give me the hook that’s going to pull me up and out of the pain. Give me the comforting one-liner to clear my confusion. Caffeinate my stuckness. Give me permission to want what I want. Give me a diamond of insight that I can carry all week. Inspire me to go for it. Tell me everything is going to be okay. Please, be encouraging.

The essence of all of my work can be distilled into that. Encouraging someone to be…courageous. Which usually just means being themselves, which ironically is the hardest thing ever.

The Fire Starter Sessions got Creatives and entrepreneurs overhauling their definitions of success.

The Desire Map has become a global movement for women and men to connect with their core desired feelings and create goals with soul.

Really, I just want to keep offering “spiritual” backup. (I put spiritual in quotes because that’s a relative term if there ever was one.) I’m committed to being straight up, as kind as possible, and useful — right now. Now, when you’re in pain. Now, when your life is good but you know it could be so much better. Now, when you’re longing to take that hot heart of yours and really do something with it this lifetime.

I love the phrase Godspeed. It reminds us that the light is right here, in a flash, and that the universe is rooting for us.


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Brave Love

This symbol began as a rubber stamp carving that I did late one night about ten years ago. The heart-key, and an arrow, at first as individuals. And then I thought, “You need both to make it happen in life.” (The answer to so much in life is “both”.) Love opens the door – always. But to walk through the door – to make the most of the opportunity – you need focused intention. Still + Action. Feminine + Masculine. Receiving + Giving. So open your heart. And use your intelligence to direct your Love.


Total whim, these were. I wanted a place to express my, ahem, vast and profound wisecracks. I wanted to be encouraging in just one sentence if possible. I rolled out a few one-liners to my friend Steph and she said, “Well THAT’S a Truthbomb!” And here we are, #Truthbombs have turned out to be one of my most popular makings.

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The Desire Map

Desire Map is my love child. It really poured out from my heart in response to seeing so many people running themselves into the ground for ambition (I was one of them.) Soulless goals make for a lot of…meaningless fatigue. The magical question is this: How do you want to feel? Nobody ever asked me that in school. Or my jobs. Or most of my relationships.

If I can inspire one more person to ask themselves that question, then it’s a very good day. And if The Desire Map can help someone hone in on their Core Desired Feelings – brilliant. And if their Core Desired Feelings become the driver of their life strategies – fucking awesome.

The Desire Map book has sold over 120,000 copies and at last count, is being translated into seven languages. We have 900+ Desire Map Workshop Facilitators and every week somewhere in the world, a Desire Map workshop happens.

This all came from a sticky note I put in my day planner a decade ago that started with: I want to feel….

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The Fire Starter Sessions

This book is an homage to my favourite failures and feats, and my willingness to willfully will things into being. People ask me for business advice a lot. Especially the start up, creative, blood n’ sweat kind of advice. Read The Fire Starter Sessions.

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Creative highlights and lowlights

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Danielle LaPorte left quite an impression with our attendees at The Art of Leadership for Women. Her time on stage was incredibly engaging and packed with content. Our audience has been raving about Danielle long after the conference ended and she was definitely one of our top rated speakers. It was an honour having Danielle on our stage.

The Art of Productions, Inc.

Danielle is our OM girl! Her highly entertaining and engaging talk was a huge hit with our Yoga Journal audience. Danielle and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with from their pre-event support all the way through to the end of the night. Our team was highly impressed with Danielle’s personal attention to the attendees during the book signing that followed her event. Everyone left the event on cloud nine!

Yoga Journal Renee LaRose, Yoga Journal LIVE!

Danielle LaPorte is a poet powerhouse of transformation.

Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine Maranda Pleasant, Founder/editor ORIGIN Magazine

Speaking + Events

My presentations are best described as interactive sermons. I do some spoken word, I get very passionate — and real — about a lot of hot topics, and over the course of 60 to 90 minutes, the audience is invited to shout out concepts and questions at me — on which I riff philosophically. Breaking through fear. Loss. Money. Writer’s block. Sex. Life balance. Burn out. Meditation. Faking it. Making it. There are always big a-ha’s; always laughter; sometimes, tears.

This statement from an attendee sums it up, “I don’t know if that was more stand up comedy or spiritual smack down. But it fucking ROCKED.”

I also do a lot of one-on-one conversational interviews from the stage.

I sign every single book, and hug every last person.

“Danielle spoke at our most recent Texas Conference for Women and received rave reviews from our audience. She is completely lovely to work with and we would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.”

Amy Cooper Program Director, Conferences for Women

“Danielle is a force of feminine wisdom. Her honesty, energy and inspiration was a delight to behold. Our audience … left with the permission to be the kind of leader the world needs now!”

Jono Fisher Founder,

Upcoming Desire Map events all over the world


Private Desire Map 1-1 Experience for the Busy Entrepreneur

Led By: Tracy Calvert May 25, 2016

You've got lots of to dos on your never ending task list. You feel overwhelmed that it never gets done. Once it is done then you get time to yourself. Your time is limited and you want more time for yourself. To be free to do whatever it is you feel like doing. Something is calling you to this Desire Mapping process, to go deeper and explore your heart's desires even more. Perhaps you are successful in business, but you feel something is missing. The personal fulfillment piece isn't quite there. You are not top priority on your to do list and you wonder, is this all there is? Isn't this why you decided to be an entrepreneur? Freedom? I get it. I was in your shoes. Desire Mapping changed my life and my business for the better. I found clarity, forward movement, and personal fulfillment. And you can too! This is your time. For reflection, to be seen, heard and acknowledged during this sacred process. There will be aha's and hallelujahs. Clarity, oh sweet clarity! The time to claim your personal power and your heart's desires is now. Because you know, deep in your heart, what you are doing is not completely working. In this Desire Mapping journey, you will receive VIP private treatment as you are led through the desire map process one on one with me, a certified life and business coach. We will meet virtually via Skype or Zoom, once a week for 60 minutes a session, over 8 weeks. This process includes level 1 and level 2 of the Desire Map. It starts when it is convenient for you, then concludes after 8 sessions. At the end of our journey, you will: *Have claimed your core desire feelings *Have more clarity *Have more time to do what is important to you *Have more insight on how to run your business from a place of authentic alignment Ready to move forward? Have questions? Let's chat! Book a 20 minute free consult session with me today to see if we are a good fit. Visit my website at and sign up for an appointment today. I look forward to speaking with you!

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Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Romea Bausch May 28, 2016 Zuerich/Zurich/Zürich, ZH, Switzerland/Schweiz

Find Your Core Desired Feelings! Wie willst Du Dich wirklich fühlen? Wie soll Dein Leben aussehen? Bist Du glücklich? Oder rennst Du immer mal wieder etwas nach und hoffst, dann danach (also mit dem Diplom oder mit 10 kg weniger oder mit einem neuen PartnerIn oder mit der neuen Handtasche/Auto/Stelle) wird alles gut und Du glücklich? Nur um zu merken, dass danach alles beim alten bleibt... Falls Du das kennst und einen neuen Ansatz suchst, könnte Desire Mapping etwas für Dich sein! In diesen Workshops passiert unglaublich viel und es ist so wundervoll zu sehen, wie sehr sich Leben durch Klarheit verändern können. Auch Deines!

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Desire Map Level 1

Led By: Gill Barralet May 28, 2016 Perth, Western Australia, Australia

What is it you desire? Have you asked yourself this question lately? We seem to go through life, going through the day to day routine, putting our real desires in the back of our mind, telling ourselves that this is what other people achieve. It’s a choice, a decision, an intention. Give yourself the chance to really tap into your desires. A day just for you, to give yourself the gift of love. How do you want to feel? In your heart, your body, your career? When you wake up in the morning, when you speak your peace, when you go after what you want? THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP – LEVEL 1 is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life, and using that powerful awareness to guide your choices from now on. You will leave this workshop knowing your “core desired feelings” – a guidance system for your decision-making. “A GPS for your soul.” We’ll look at our perceptions around “feelings” and goal setting. We’ll examine how we drive and strive, and see where in our lives we experience freedom — and where we want more of it. You will be guided through 5 life areas, to explore your most desired feelings in: •Lifestyle + Livelihoodworkshop materials •Creativity + Learning •Body + Wellness •Relationships + Society •Essence + Spirituality We will create sacred space, inner and outer – an altar, backed by a great music playlist and tied together with shared intentions. We’re going to burn limiting beliefs (figuratively, and maybe literally.) We will offer up our own wisdom, relate, and learn from each other — like women (and some very cool dudes) always do. You will make some soul-anchored declarations and attach them to some every day PLANS. “Knowing how you actually want to FEEL is the most potent form of clarity that you can have” Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map Danielle LaPorte’s work offers a breakthrough method of exploring your deepest heart’s desires and finding a way to feel good every day. I’m honoured to announce that I’ve teamed up with Danielle and her magnificent team to bring one of the first ever Desire Map Workshops to Western Australia. What happens in a Desire Map Workshop? •A program for defining what you truly want out of life •Understanding feelings and goal-setting •Uncover where in our lives we feel freedom •Be guided through 5 key life areas to explore what you want out of each •Leave the workshop knowing your CORE DESIRED FEELINGS: a guidance system for your decision-making •A beautiful, nurturing experience: a day of retreat just for you There’ll be a delicious, healthy lunch, tea & coffee, snacks, and amazing moments. It is always so wonderful what happens when a group of women come together.

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