Danielle Batchelor is a mind, brain, and education (MBE) researcher, educator, and coach, and the creator of neuroflourish, a platform that offers evidence-based resources and services designed to support human growth and flourishing. Having identified a gap between what is known in academia about human learning and behavior change, and what is being operationalized in families, schools, and communities, she imagined neuroflourish as a way to begin to address this problem. 
      Danielle serves on the teaching team for The Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health and Education, a course led by Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa at the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education. The course explores the learning sciences and the intricate relationships between mind, brain, and body, and also genes, environments, and choices. Members of the amazing Teaching Team for that course are also partners in neuroflourish's Outreach & Education efforts through a partnership with Conexiones: The Learning Sciences Platform

      Danielle earned a master's degree from Harvard (field of psychology) where she was a recipient of the Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award. She conducted her master's thesis study under Dr. Stephanie M. Jones at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her research looked at high school teacher mindsets and their attitudes on social emotional learning (SEL) in secondary schools. Her work was nominated for The Dean’s Prize for Outstanding ALM Thesis. Danielle is also a Certified Health and Well-being Coach with a certificate in Lifestyle Medicine. She is very interested in the (inextricable) relationship between cognition and emotion in learning and behavior change. 

      A testament to neuroplasticity and one’s ability to learn throughout the lifespan (think: Old dog, new tricks!), Danielle started her academic journey as an undergraduate studying music theater at Northwestern University. She worked at CBS International in New York City immediately after college before becoming a project & client services manager at Shockwave.com in San Francisco (later MTVNetworks). Upon moving to Houston, Texas, she founded a small business (Coulson’s Crib, LLC.) and earned two U.S. Patents for products she created. Danielle returned to school in her 40s because she wanted to shift to a helping field. At Harvard she studied psychology, including that of human behavior change and coaching, positive psychology, resilience and coping, diversity, clinical, pediatric anxiety and OCD, and a range of topics on how humans learn, at the intersection of the fields of mind (psychology), brain (neuroscience), health, and education. She has completed training in the principles of group therapy and is a member of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and the American Group Psychotherapy Association, as well as the Institute of Coaching at Harvard/McLean.

      Danielle lives in Houston, Texas. She is a Co-Director of the Alumni Admission Council for Northwestern University (Houston area) and serves on both the Executive Board of Carnegie Vanguard High School as the VP of Development and Fundraising, and a committee of The Jung Center of Houston. She is also certified to register voters in Texas. She is a mom, wife, friend, painter, lifelong learner, music lover and “theater-geek”! 

      Through neuroflourish, Danielle hopes to provide trusted, evidence-based information and therapeutic services, that help clients cultivate health-promoting and life-giving habits, navigate change, build resilience – and live well. Broadly speaking, she wants to play a role in helping more people—and more kinds of people—gain access to a good education and get the information they need in order to improve mental health and well-being. She has a particular interest in working with women as they juggle life's many demands, parents and educators as they tackle the awe-inspiring (and sometimes maddening) experiences of raising and growing children, and adolescents as they navigate the social and emotional adjustment to adulthood.

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