About Danielle

About
the Founder

Danielle has worked with young people across London through charities, education provisions and housing associations since 2008. She has remained in the same industry taking on a variety of roles from a support worker and coach, to teaching personal and social development classes and taking on leadership roles.

Danielle has worked extensively with families and a variety of professionals (teachers, social workers, mental health nurses, therapists, Youth Offending Teams) specialising in vulnerable youth (those with the highest risk factors).

She has been a forerunner for developing best practice and strategies to aid organisational goals in each place of work, from improving organisation structures to helping charities prepare for Commissioner reviews and service contracts.

Through her hard work and tenacity, the businesses were able to remain open. Danielle continued to manage the social enterprises for 3 years, developing Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities for companies and boosting the confidence, skills and employability of the women it supported. The catering service was also featured in The Telegraph as part of the collaborative work with Fareshare (January 2018).

Danielle now focuses on her passion for young people by creating unique content and thought-provoking sessions and is also part of a global women’s network, Hubdot, which aims to create authentic connections.

She still enjoys business and currently consults in the area of education technology. Working with dynamic teams, she uses her innovative skills, experiences and knowledge to create digital solutions for social good.

Standout Achievements

Danielle has assisted a multitude of young people in turning their lives around; from young offenders and those at risk of gang involvement to supporting disengaged students to get back into mainstream school.

Danielle’s work within the community and her coaching abilities earned recognition and invitation to become a member of the Royal Society of Arts, from an honouree fellow in 2017.

Danielle later developed an interest for supporting community needs through the vehicle of business and was given an opportunity to improve a struggling social enterprise. Based at one of the largest women’s hostels in the UK, Danielle revamped the social enterprises’ offerings; ensuring quality service room hire and catering, to empowering the charity service users with training and employability skills.

Through her hard work and tenacity, the businesses were able to remain open. Danielle continued to manage the social enterprises for 3 years, developing Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities for companies and boosting the confidence, skills and employability of the women it supported. Our catering service was also featured in The Telegraph as part of our collaborative work with Fareshare (January 2018).

Danielle now focuses on her passion for young people by creating unique content and thought-provoking sessions and is also part of a global women’s network, Hubdot, which aims to create authentic connections.

She still enjoys business and is currently a co-founder of a new education technology company, FullSpektrum. Working with a dynamic team, she uses her innovative skills, experiences and knowledge to create digital solutions for SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities), to further improve the lives of neurodiverse young people and provide a specialist platform for the professionals that support them.

Reviews

Mentoring

” Just like every young person I was going through difficult times and it was very reassuring to know that Danielle wasalways there for me to talk to, understood what I was going through and more importantly was able to guide me through it by sharing her own life experiences, which really helped a lot. She never told me what to do; she always presented me with responsible options on how to deal with whatever situation I was going through.

Something which was very important to me, was that Danielle kept things confidential. This meant a lot to me as I didn’t open up about my life to my friends. It’s fair to say without Danielle I would not be the man I am today, as when I first met Danielle I was a young boy doing what typically young boys would do. [She] told me about responsibilities, structure in my lifestyle, planning and organisation…everything that they don’t teach in school”.

Former Mentee, Male, 25

School Workshops -Recommendation rate: 100%

74% of students have rated their sessions 5/5, with the remaining 24% rating 4/5. Mentoring services have also received a 100% recommendation rate from mentees and parents.

Girls School sessions feedback:

Year 9, female student (Social Media & Self-Esteem Session)

“I liked where [Danielle’s] stories were told to make it more interesting to hear… everything was fun 🙂 and there was no least favourite part”.

Year 9, female student

“My favourite part of the session was reading Danielle’s diary and how she felt as a teen. I think that especially at a girl’s school this is an amazing lesson and should be done more”.

Year 9, female student

“I really enjoyed this session. I found it very interesting and would like to do it more. It was something new that we haven’t done before. I would love to do it again. Thank you!”

Resources

From engaging lessons on subjects such as peer relationships, social media and diversity, to the Life Series programme for Girls’ Schools, Danielle has a number of resources available.

The Life Series programme is developed to equip students for life beyond school and lay healthy foundations for adulthood, from topics such as body confidence and managing emotions, to financial literacy and mental health. Please get in touch for more information.