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Danielle Batchelor is a coach, educator, researcher, 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, and co-facilitates Holding Motherhood: A Container to Explore the Flipside of Being a Mom. 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 to flourish. She has a particular interest in working with women as they juggle life's many demands and work toward balance, 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 also works with professionals who want to develop their emotional intelligence in order to lead with integrity at work and at home.

      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 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 a Certified Health and Well-being Coach with a certificate in Lifestyle Medicine Coaching (Wellcoaches, American College of Lifestyle Medicine), and is currently working toward her ICF PCC credential. She has completed additional training in group and relational therapies and is also pursuing professional development and additional certifications in professional coaching and Relational Life Therapy.

      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 musical theater at Northwestern University. She worked at CBS International in New York City before becoming a project & client services manager at 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, the psychology of diversity, pediatric anxiety and OCD, and concepts of how humans learn. She 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, Wellcoaches School of Coaching, and the Relational Life Institute.

      Danielle is a Co-Director of the Alumni Admission Council for Northwestern University (Houston area) and serves both Carnegie Vanguard High School as Chair of the CVHS PTO's College Readiness Programming and The Jung Center of Houston as a committee member. 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”! 

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