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Meet Danielle Joseph

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Joseph.

Hi Danielle, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
As a child, I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I spent the remainder of my adolescent years and adulthood in Florida. From childhood, I saw amazing depictions of servanthood and caring for others, as most of my family were either in ministry and/or held leadership roles in church. This ignited a passion in me to serve others and ultimately gain a profession where I am able to do so. I attended the University of South Florida, where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minor in Public Health. After obtaining my degree, I had to move back home due to some financial challenges and started my career in Human Resources within a Fortune 500 company.

My experience in the field spans 13+ years and roles as a generalist, supervisor, manager and now a Director of Training. I have obtained my Masters Degree in Human Resources Management (MSHRM) via Nova Southeastern University and certification through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP). I am working on some other certification to better equip me to serve in the near future. My passion lies in assisting others reach their fullest potential. I achieve this in my 9-5 by providing instructor-led courses and facilitating sessions for supervisors, managers and directors. Through my side business, I provide mentorship, coaching, workshops and seminars geared to assist women formulate strategies and solutions for their current season.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There have definitely been struggles along the journey. I recall coming to my final year in college, and my father lost his job. My parents were supporting me through school and it was a difficult time for all of us. I had to come to grips with potentially putting school on hold in order to lessen the burden. I had to take out student loans to complete my degree and had to move back home after graduation to help ease the financial strain. My father took his passion of servanthood and launched his business (Assisted Living Facility) and which helped me my final semester in college. There were struggles when trying to advance my career and navigate climbing the corporate ladder as an African-American female. Mentorship and networking helped me gain the skills and knowledge coupled with my experience and degree to get through those tough seasons. I experienced many challenges of a poor work environment, unsupportive managers and hitting the glass ceiling in corporate America. Although I lost passion in the area where I hit a glass ceiling, I persevered and was able to land my dream job, which I am in today.

Finally, struggling with infertility for the past 3-4 years has also been a major challenge. Doing my best to manage work, my mental health, failed pregnancies and recurrent miscarriages has been an emotional roller coaster. Through therapy, praying and my amazing support system, I have been able to manage this difficult trail. I have turned my pain into purpose and have podcast (The [In] Fertility Podcast) where I assist couples going through this very season. I also mentor women who are in this season and help strategize ways to shift their perspective during this tough time. All of this has been captured in a book a wrote to provide strategies to cope. The amazing thing about difficult seasons is that you can find purpose in the pain, and utilize it to make an amazing impact not only on others but yourself.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
A couple years ago, through a coaching session, I outlined two of the areas that are my main focus: mentorship & ministry. This then turned into “Master Mentor & Minister.” Due to a near-death experience in my adolescent years, I live by the mantra “Life is Beautiful” or in French, “La Belle Vie.” This is what I lead with when assisting others. It is the reminder that although we face challenges, we are able to find some beauty in each circumstance. I enjoy coupling the skills and education I have obtained in my professional life to help women as a coach and mentor. I provide 1-on-1 coaching, group coaching, I speak at events and workshops. I host a signature event, the “EmpowHERment Brunch,” which usually has 60+ women in attendance and we cover several areas to ensure the women are set up for success (i.e. education, finance, health, spiritual).

The most fulfilling part of what I do is the impact that I leave on individuals, and because of this impact, I know they will go on impact others. I specialize in strategic planning, facilitation of sessions for assessments (i.e. DISC, StregthsFinder, etc) managing execution and so much more. As a minister, I have lead youth groups for a number of years and ministered in many churches. It has been an amazing experience to be a conduit of His work in many aspects. Leading youth is not as easy task and I have learned so much about others and myself. It has been a pleasure to serve my local church as a minister for over seven years. I have been in ministry since high school, teaching Sunday School to my peers and growing along the way. I believe my authenticity and transparency draw others to me and what I provide. At the end of the day, I am doing my best to let me light shine so that it can illuminate others.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
Life is all about risks and when faced with risks, you can view it as an obstacle or an opportunity. In my life, I have taken each risk as an opportunity. A risk that I faced in particular was starting my side business and having elements of ministry and professional career intertwined. Many did not understand how this would work or that it would fail, however, I had the faith that I would prevail. I obtained a faith-based business coach and took some courses that helped me navigate some of the opportunities that were ahead. When faced with infertility, I was taking a risk of launching my podcast in the midst of being in the season. I believe that the listeners appreciate my candidness and transparency and the podcast has completed three seasons with over 13K downloads. The continuation of this aspect of my business has been therapeutic not only for the listeners but also for my husband and I.

Pricing:

  • FREE – Discovery Call (30 minutes)
  • $30 – Infertility Workbook
  • $20-28 – Jesus is the Plug Merchandise
  • Starting at $300 – 1-on-1 Coaching Session

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Image Credits
Woody Joseph – The WJ Image

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