Danielle LaPorte

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Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken author of the forthcoming book The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (from Random House/Crown). A business strategist and inspirational speaker, she’s the creator of The Spark Kit: A Digital Experience for Entrepreneurs and co-author of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. To date, over a million readers have visited DanielleLaPorte.com, lauded as "the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality."


Danielle has been featured in Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, USAToday and BusinessWeek.com. She was a news show commentator for CBC, and is a former director of a Washington-DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank.


A list of "Top 10 Blogs by Women That Might Change Your Life," describes Danielle LaPorte like this:


"She’s confidently contrarian, feminine, decisive, and creative. She combines spirituality with sound business principles. She has an e-program, a line of chic, minimalist notecards, and gives coaching sessions at id="mce_marker"000 a pop. She’s been listed, ranked and quoted. At the core of her success is her ability to write. She writes beautifully, lustfully, and poignantly and is quite possibly the most talented and insightful writer publishing on the web. If you haven’t experienced www.daniellelaporte.com, you are missing the best of the web."


Based in Vancouver, BC, you can find her on Facebook and on Twitter @daniellelaporte

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