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


The Desire Map Workshop LEVEL 1 – JULY 30 & 31, 2016

Led By: Vanessa Crites Jul 30, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP :: North of Atlanta, Georgia What if every decision you ever have to make, for the rest of your life, was easy? What if clarity (about your job, your health, your marriage) came rushing in like flood waters? THAT is what happened to me, when I figured out my core desired feelings. I'd like to help you uncover yours. 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. The In-person workshops are the occasion for you to meet, share and experience your DESIRES unfolding with an intimate group of like-minded individuals. YOU WANT MORE? YA, YOU DO.

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Intro to The Desire Map

Led By: Josette Blackwood Jul 31, 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On July 31st, join Licensed Desire Map Facilitator, Josette Blackwood for an introduction to The Desire Map and how to discover what you desire the most. The Desire Map puts your feelings first. It’s holistic life planning. It’s goal setting for the soul. BRING YOUR YOGA MAT AND COME EARLY! Partake in an introductory flow from Yoga instructor, Jenny Loizos during our session. Jenny has been practicing Yoga for 12 years and has been teaching since she graduated Sananda Yoga teacher training in 2013. Her deep commitment to the betterment of her students combined with her passion for Yoga creates a class that will leave you dripping with sweat and craving more.

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Private, Virtual Desire Map Level 1

Led By: Deborah Linehan Jul 31, 2016

Note: Fluid start date, we discuss, you decide! I have found incredible power and value in working through the Desire Map one-on-one. There is something sacred about this work and I reverently acknowledge what can blossom when digging deeply with another on an individual level. My private 4 week Desire Map curriculum includes 4 weekly skype or telephone calls with home practice assignments between sessions. Each call lasts 1.5 hrs and can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Let's have a conversation (free) to see if working this way would be a good fit for you. Contact me!

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Cosmic Creation: From Thought to Reality

Led By: Sandi Amorim Aug 1, 2016

<div>Creating and sharing your gifts takes an inner revolution that calls for the right kind of support and a radical shift in how you think and feel. <strong>This is Cosmic Creation.<br></strong><br></div><div>You are a creator.<br>You are of this world.</div><div><strong>Now is the time.<br></strong><br></div><div>Imagine creating what you want in the world using your core desired feelings to fuel your daily actions. That's what we'll do together in this mindset-shifting, action-oriented three week online program. <br><br><strong>At the end of three weeks, creation will feel like a sacred birthing, because it is.</strong></div>

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set your life aglow: A Desire Map Individual Coaching Program

Led By: Elisha Halpin Aug 1, 2016

<div>Are you ready to dive deep? To swim in the beauty of your essence? To let your feelings lead you to your desired life?<br>Are you ready for workable, soul-full, intentional, and systematic practices to create the life you dream of? The life you were born to live?<br>Do you want to dream big and hold that vision all the while maintaining a life of flow in a stable container?<br>Do you want to experience the lightness that comes from being grounded and centered?<br>Are you ready to have life feel the way you want it to feel in every aspect or area?<br><br><strong>If so, my beautiful sister, you are ready to set your life aglow with this Desire Map 1:1 coaching program.<br><br>This 6 week program is to </strong><strong><em>Release</em></strong><strong>, </strong><strong><em>Reset</em></strong><strong>, and </strong><strong><em>Reveal</em></strong><strong>.</strong><br><strong><br>What we will do:<br>Desire Map: "look your desire in the eye"</strong><br>The DM work in this individual program is tailored to where you are in the mapping process. If you have not completed a level 1 workshop we will begin with the foundational work. If you are through levels 1 or 2 we will submerge ourselves in the juicy nuances of your CDF's and integrate the work more deeply into your life.<br><strong>Energy Work: "dance right out of your cage"</strong><br>I believe everything is energy, so we will clear the stagnant, magnify the light, and create a practice that allows you to tap into your creative energy for all projects/manifesting/creations. We also clear fears, limiting beliefs, and anxieties.<br><strong>Release: "call your power back"</strong><br>We want to release the past so you are clear to move forward without dragging that old stuff along. We will unpack, re-frame, burn, liberate, and honor the choices you have made that have brought you to this exactly perfect place for transformation.<br><strong>Reset: "let it be easy"</strong><br>Implementing strategies for efficiency, time management, positive mindset, getting back on track after a detour, and staying present allows the container of your life to work for and with you. Thus more flow.<br><strong>Mindset: "let your joy rise to the surface"</strong><br>The purposeful use of affirmations and mantras to change/expand mindset has almost magic like effects. Metamorphosis in action!<br><strong>Reveal: "it's not about ascending-it's about centering"</strong><br>This practice is a way to connect to your core, ground your energy, open you up to the beauty you are, explore the mystery, and unfold how you want to create your-Self/life. You will develop a meditation practice that works for you, in your life, and feels right. No prescriptions, only experiences.<br><br><strong>What's included:</strong></div><ul><li>One 1 1/2 hour call + five 1 hour calls</li><li>Email support</li><li>Desire Map Workbook</li><li>Desire Map Audio</li><li>Sacred treats: Oracle Card Deck, Chakra Crystals, Essential Oils: 1 full size and sample set, and From Danielle's collection: Ayurvedic blend soy candle and a Truthbomb necklace.</li></ul><div><br>Program Cost: <br>1 payment $997<br>2 payments: 513.70<br>weekly payments: $172.00<br><br>Flexible Start Date. </div>

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