Danielle Batchelor is a mind, brain, and education (MBE) researcher, educator, and coach, and the creator of neuroflourish. She serves on the teaching team for The Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health and Education at the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education. Through neuroflourish, she wants to play a role in helping more people—and more kinds of people—gain access to the support tools necessary to improve mental health and social emotional well-being and flourish. 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.
Danielle earned a master's degree from Harvard (Psychology) where she was a recipient of the Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award. She conducted her master's thesis study through the Harvard Graduate School of Education, exploring high school teacher mindsets and their attitudes on social emotional learning (SEL) in secondary schools (nominated for The Dean’s Prize). Danielle is also a Certified Health and Well-being Coach with a certificate in Lifestyle Medicine Coaching (Wellcoaches, American College of Lifestyle Medicine).
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 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. Danielle returned to school in her 40s because she wanted to shift to a helping field and is fascinated by people (how they think, behave, interact, and move through life). At Harvard she studied a range of topics including positive psychology, resilience and coping, diversity, pediatric anxiety and OCD, and concepts of how humans learn. 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 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. Danielle is married to her high school sweetheart(!) and is a mom, friend, painter, lifelong learner, music lover, and “theater-geek”!