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I am a life coach for 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, in your own way.

30 Word-of-the-Year Ideas


Have you ever picked a word theme for the year? True confession: I'm new to picking a "word of the year" since the last couple of years. And I tend to go back and forth between a few words before finally settling on just the right word. However, I enjoyed my word so much (my word last year was "vibrant") - I decided to offer these definitions from different dictionaries for you to choose from.

I send fun resources like these to my email subscribers regularly.

Also, if you like this poem, I'm giving it to my Dare Greatly Newsletter subscribers. Feel free to download, use, and make it your own. All I ask is that you don't resell it. Thanks! - DMV

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Dare Greatly Coaching


was founded to help better teen's and young adult's lives through research-based positive psychology techniques so you can have peace, hope and joy in your creative pursuits.

How it Works

I mentor teens and young adults through online coaching to overcome anxiety, perfectionism, and body image issues,  so they can show up confidently in their high school years, college programs, and stage performances with more confidence.

Fit your Needs

I work with parents once a month, and their teen or young adult - through private weekly coaching. I teach parents in my group program, The Dare Greatly Society, so they have 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!)

Know What to Do

The best part is feeling like you belong  with your unique gifts. Anxiety doesn't have to run the show.  I teach you how to train your confidence mindset the same way you train your voice and your instrument. You'll also learn how to create your own opportunities to share your art and creativity.

"When I was accepted into Berklee School of Music, I was both thrilled and scared at the same time. My journey as a violinist has been a roller-coaster of loving it and not loving it. The thing is, looking back, I see that I'm so lucky! I have a mom who is both a musician and a life coach! As musicians, 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 who they can call anytime and get coached on all the self-doubts. It has been a huge gift for me while pursuing my Music Production and Engineering Degree here in Boston. "

Kate Vaughn, session violinist, MP&E Major at Berklee School of Music


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!


to see what you are capable of. The world needs what only you have to give. It's possible to enjoy your creative gifts, I promise.

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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.