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I am a life coach for older teens & young adults (and their parents) and a multidisciplinary musician. On this website, you will find free resources to interact with my music and life coach tools from over the years. It is my greatest hope this is a place where you can be inspired to keep creating a life you are proud of, in your own unique way.

Dare Greatly Coaching


was founded to help better teen's and young adult's lives (as well as their parents!!) through research-based positive psychology techniques so you can have more confidence in your artistic ambitions, creativity, and building a life you are proud of.

How it Works

I mentor older teens, young adults, and/or their parents, through private, one-on-one online coaching in my three month program - and teach them how to build confidence so they can be proud of themselves in their high school years, college programs, and relationships.

Fit your Needs

I work with parents once a month, and their older teen or young adult - through private weekly coaching. I teach parents in my group program, The Dare Greatly Society, the same skills I'm teaching their child. It is a powerful way to learn the skill-set of confidence (yes, it is a skill-set that is learned!)

The Rewards

The best part is feeling like you can trust yourself to be who you want to be, even when you feel anxious or lack confidence. You'll have tools and skills to self-heal and a solid mental-health foundation, healthy relationships, enjoy your unique strengths, and look back and say you're proud of the life you've built.

Free Guide


Are you ready for the unexpected challenges your Teen will face in today's world? Download this free guide to learn the 5 vital skills that will help your Teen be prepared to face ANY challenge. You'll be so glad you have this resource in your parenting toolkit.



When I was accepted into Berklee School of Music in Boston, I was both scared and thrilled at the same time. My journey as a violinist has been a roller-coaster ride of loving music, and NOT loving it. The thing is, looking back, I'm so lucky to have a mom who is both a professional musician AND a life coach!

As a musician, we all have to navigate the competition vibe and grapple with self-confidence - I've seen that here at Berklee. I wish everyone had a mom like mine they could call anytime and get coached on all the self-doubts. It has been a huge gift for me while pursuing my degree here at Berklee.

Kate Vaughn - Music Production and Engineer Major / Session Violinist, Berklee School of Music, Boston MA


What client's have to say. . .

Michelle G.

"Working with you has saved my relationship with my daughter. She is thriving again in college and I owe it to the tools you've taught me and how I've been able to show up for her in a more loving way, versus always worrying. Seriously, thank you Danielle! This has been a gamechanger!"


Kate S.

"Danielle helped me better understand what anxiety is.  She taught me how to address what was causing it and validate my own feelings.  This was invaluable and I have used it countless times since with my own college students.  Over multiple sessions, she helped me learn how to gain back my love of composing again. It had been years."

Kristin W.

"I'm so glad my mom told me about you. I was drowning in school. I thought I was ready for college, but I had no idea. Through learning how to use the model and learning how to manage my thoughts, my anxiety is more manageable and I'm doing so much better in school. I love what you've taught me!"

Join Me!


You'll never truly know what you are capable of unless you get in the arena and stop watching from the sidelines. The world needs what only you have to give. It's possible to enjoy your life again and build a future you can look back on and be proud of, I promise.

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We have a pretty unique and special community here. Do you want to join us and stay 'in the know'? The enthusiasm of the students and families I've worked with has turned Dare Greatly Coaching into a community that lifts and inspires.

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Recently, we've been discussing great parenting strategies in the Dare Greatly Society. Check out what I've been teaching there. Not in the Dare Greatly Society? Join us today!


Tools To Help You Parent Confidently

In this free mini course, I'll take you through the Emotion Coaching framework I've taught hundreds of moms and dads for cultivating more peace. Plus you'll discover how to shift the 'frustration habit' and parent from a place of trusting yourself more.