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Friendship Educator  | Publicist | Podcast Host and Producer |  Author

Danielle is here to help women develop personal and professional connections through a variety of roles: owner of TELL Public Relations and Friend Forward; host of the Friend Forward podcast; spokesperson for Bumble For Friends; and national speaker.


Learn more below.

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Hello, Friend.

I’m Danielle.

Growing up, I was told that I had to choose one career path that would be my destiny. But the day I graduated from the University of Florida, I realized my dreams were too wild to tame with just one solitary job title.

So here’s the rundown:

I was a high school teacher for six years, eventually being promoted to department chair. Between classes, the young ladies in my class would come to me with their most pressing friendship issues, and I’d do my best to coach them through it.

Then I became a publicist, and worked with diverse groups of high-achieving women to help them get more attention for their brands. Between meetings, they, too, secretly confided in me about their friendship desires.

That's when I realized that at every stage of womanhood, we're trying to navigate our platonic relationships with other women.

So now as a member of the American Sociological Association, I use study what the research has to say about women’s cooperation, communication, and conflict.


I leverage that knowledge in my business Friend Forward to help women make informed decisions about their relational health, and our work has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and led to a book deal with Hachette to write about the function of conflict in female friendship.

When I’m not speaking on women’s friendships, I’m running TELL Public Relations, an agency to help women-led brands get more visibility for their businesses. I’ve seen firsthand how the art of public relations can bring attention to brands who are doing really meaningful work, and I’m committed to helping other women of color achieve the same things that I’ve been blessed to experience.

So yes, I believe in being a woman who does "all the things".

​Because when a woman has work to do, she doesn’t limit herself.

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Danielle is the author of Fighting for our Friendships: The Science and Art of Conflict and Connection in Women's Relationships (Hachette, 2024). This book aims to explain the mechanics of female friendship from an aerial view, as well as provide tangible strategies to equip women for the day-to-day business of being friends. As the spokesperson for Bumble For Friends and with work that has been featured in NBC News, The New York Times, and Psychology Today, Danielle's insights and frameworks have been trusted by many-- and she can't wait to get it in your hands this Spring.

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As a certified friendship coach, Danielle teaches women how to make and maintain better friendships through research-based methodology. Since studying the ins and outs of female friendships, her teachings include how to solve common female friendship conflicts, creating connections with depth and closeness, and the impact of friendship on our physical, mental, and emotional health.


Danielle founded Tell Public Relations, the visibility agency for underrepresented and underestimated brand leaders. Danielle's team helps entrepreneurs and brand leaders get more of the shine they deserve by teaching them how to pitch the media, secure speaking engagements, book podcasts appearances, create thought leadership content on social media, and get book deals. 

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With over a decade of experience as a speaker and educator, Danielle has presented for various organizations across the United States, including the NFL, NBA, Etsy and TikTok. She is also a go-to keynote for various sororities, colleges, and universities. If your organization is looking for a fun and informative experience that centers around the science of women’s friendships, contact Danielle’s team today.


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Learn how to create and maintain healthy female friendships by tuning into the Friend Forward podcast. Danielle writes, produces, and hosts this show that addresses topics related to women’s conflict and connection. Tune in every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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Danielle founded Tampa Women's Book Club as a dedicated space for elevated conversation among women who like big ideas. The book selections and meeting details are sent privately to members throughout the year, creating a safe space for them to connect more meaningfully.


Danielle has become the go-to media expert for the science of women's conflict, cooperation, and communication.


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Follow along for musings about female friendship, books, and (random!) Danielle’s latest thrift finds.

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