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Official Biography

I write and speak about the intelligence of Love. Some career details: I used to run a future studies think tank in Washington-DC, and my own publicity agency. I never went to university, I got rejected from art school, and I was fired from a business that I co-founded. When I was little, I wanted to be a “social worker, disco dancer, and a poet.” I think I’ve managed to pull that off.

I’m the creator of The Heart Centered Membership and The Desire Map book + planner system. There are 400+ Desire Map Facilitators in 23 countries. Desire Map as a “brand” is evolving into a Heart Centered Facilitating curriculum—our first cadre of trained facilitators will be of service in the summer of 2021.

I’m a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100. Over 5 million people a month visit, which Forbes named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women”. My podcast, With Love, Danielle ranks in iTunes’ Top 10 for wellness. I’m honoured that Marianne Williamson has referred to me, “as a bright light in the modern priestesshood.” And one of my other heroines, V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) called me “a force field of energy, wonder, humour, and love.” Thank you.

I co-create all of my meditation decks and the Heart Centered Membership with a beloved esoteric practitioner of many spiritual traditions, V. S. Offering these practices is one of the greatest blessings of my life… along with working with a wonderful team, living in Vancouver, Canada; and being the mother of my teenage son.

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The Desire Map

Desire Map is my love child. It poured out from my heart in response to seeing so many people running themselves into the ground for ambition (I was one of them.) Soulless goals make for a lot of… burn out. The question is this: How do you want to feel? Nobody ever asked me that in school. Or my jobs. Or most of my relationships.

The Desire Map book has sold over 200,000 copies in English, and is translated into ten languages. We have 500+ Desire Map Workshop Facilitators and every week somewhere in the world, a Desire Map workshop happens.

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Undated Desire Map Planner

I’ve written books, I’ve recorded books, and if I could, I’d eat books for breakfast. I’ve also tried every calendar system out there and I never found one that inspired me as much as my favourite books. So I created it. Out of all my multi-media attempts at helping people to live more soulfully, I think The Desire Map Planner System is the most effective. And beautiful. And useful. And long-lasting.

Because it meets every person where they live: in your to-do list, and in your heart. It asks questions we rarely ask ourselves asked. It encourages us to focus first on what matters most: our Core Desired Feelings. And with that kind of clarity, big goals and daily must-do’s get a major energy boost. Because… how you plan your day is how you live.

White Hot Truth

Unfiltered and hard won wisdom… at least I think it’s wisdom… from my own self-help antics and victories. I hope White Hot Truth feels like a relief to people who take it in—comfort from knowing that even when you get off track, you’re still where you need to be. Knowing that you’re not a New Age loser because you gave your power away on the “spiritual path”—but that it’s all a power initiation and how we deepen our devotion to meaningful living.

I want this book to help you create deeper compassion for yourself, so that you can care more deeply for other people. Self love and then, selfless loving for the world. Radical discernment and real open heartedness.

The Fire Starter Sessions

This book is an homage to my favourite failures and feats, and my willingness to willfully will things into being. People ask me for business advice a lot. Especially the start up, creative, blood n’ sweat kind of advice. Read The Fire Starter Sessions.

Heart Centered Membership

Heart Centered Membership program is an ongoing program to support people in their spiritual practices. Each month focuses on a theme that’s chosen about six weeks in advance so we’re on the pulse of change. Here’s a few we’ve covered: Worth. Integrity. For giving. Openness. Acceptance. Leadership. Radiance.

We offer a mix n’ match of spiritual practices for self + collective healing: meditations, a mantra, rituals and deep journaling and New + Full Moon practices; as well as 24 videos meets a year with Danielle and 24 live meditation classes. There is a pay what you choose option and everyone is welcome.

Meditation Kits

Tools for mining the light within: visualizations, guided reflections, meditations, journalling, prayers. All of our mediation kits are vivid visualizations. Working with an energy healer who draws on a variety of spiritual traditions, we layer in English mantras and ancient prayers.

All available on audio, in various lengths, and in print, with visual mood boards, these practices help bring healing to our nervous system—feeding our energy bodies nutrients for equilibrium.

Endorsements + kind words

Danielle is a rare gift to both the page and to the stage. Funny and poetic, inspirational and down-to-earth, she has the unique ability to make everyone in the room feel the same — whether they’re laughing or crying. She has crushed every Wanderlust event — not only in my opinion — but in every survey we’ve ever sent. We’re so lucky to have in our universe.

Jeff Krasno, Founder, Wanderlust

…She is a force field of energy, wonder, humour, and love.

Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues

Danielle, who credits green juice to fueling her digital empire, was a director for a think tank on future studies prior to founding her wildly popular website. She also explored the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation. “I’m as stoked about pop culture as eastern mysticism,” Danielle says. “I’ve had conversations with thousands of women about what ‘success’ really means, and I’ve concluded that the best self-help is self compassion. And, true self love includes serving the world around you.”

Danielle believes that our relationship to ambition is inside out, which is why she wrote: The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul. The book turned into an international facilitator’s program. She also wrote the book, The Fire Starter Sessions, to shake up notions of success.

Danielle, who is “often mistaken as an extrovert,” lives in Vancouver with her favourite person, her 12-year-old son. Her charity of choice is Eve Ensler’s V-Day, a movement to end violence against women and girls, because she believes that empowered women heal everything around them.

Oprah’s SuperSoul 100

Danielle’s passion leaps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will ignite you into action.

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Searing grace! When Danielle LaPorte writes, there is nowhere to hide. White Hot Truth is an incendiary device for the soul. Raw, honest, funny, wise, it’s a portal to the part of you that’s always wanted to see the light of day, but never quite knew how to find its way out. Read it. Live it. Breathe it. Be it.

Jonathan Fields, author of How to Live a Good Life

The first time I did The Desire Map, I called Danielle to say, This works! Declaring my core desired feelings uplifted my relationships and the way I work in the world. And nobody puts out poetic motivation like Danielle does. The Desire Map is a hotline to your truth.

Gabrielle Bernstein, May Cause Miracles and Spirit Junkie

As you already know.. Danielle LaPorte & Marie Forleo are the Bomb~Frickin’~Diggity! So when I heard that Danielle was offering a B-School goodie bag overflowing with her most delicious soul inspiring programs (in print, audio, visual formats…you know how she do!!) I jumped at the chance to UP my entrepreneurial game by joining B-School and get my desire fire ignited all in one fell swoop! Here’s the thing, life is short and the time is now…taking this action last year has forever changed my life. Giving thanks!

Laura Aiisha Haykel

Q&A with Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte isn’t shy about calling out the distractions and even the destructiveness that can creep into our spiritual pursuits. Anticipation is high for “White Hot Truth”—LaPorte’s latest book—and 24Life asked for a glimpse into the daily life of a philosopher. Here’s what she shared with us.

Read the full article HERE.

There’s no better way to go into B-School than with FIRE and DESIRE. Danielle’s bonus materials blew me away and really cranked up the excitement and energy for me. When combined with B-School, it all cemented a major transformation in my Business AND Life.

Jaena Moynihan, B-School Alumni

I invested in B-School because I wanted to learn from someone who was already making money online and really knew what they were talking about. Thanks to Marie and B-School, I realized that with just a few tools, the crazy ideas in my head were actually easy to create. Implementing just a few key strategies helped me generate money instantly.And the community of B-Schoolers was another huge benefit. Connecting with like-minded women who were so driven and actually understood online marketing – we spoke the same language! – was so encouraging. Priceless. If you’re thinking about it, DO it. You will earn back your B-School investment ten-fold.

Susana Frioni,

Why We Are All Effed up About Self-Love

On your journey to self-discovery and self-love, you may find yourself losing your way. That is why international speaker Danielle LaPorte set out to illuminate common traps on the pathway to discovering your own inner power. In her latest bestselling book, LaPorte tells us why she wants us to question our self-help practice and understand our own motives behind it.

Read the full article HERE.

Danielle’s work is jam-packed with keen insights and a force of energy that pushes you in invaluable ways. The content is practical and ignites the mind in ways that could change your career and life.

Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen

In a world filled with books, blogs, and magazine articles wanting to give us directions with how-to this and seven steps to that, Danielle gives us a map. A map is a full, whole lay of the land. It highlights the landscape. You can see the many ways to navigate, you can always find your bearings, you can choose a different path to the same destination. You can walk across the countryside and aren’t limited to the roads. And desire, in case you didn’t know, means “from the stars”- also a great navigation tool for humans throughout history.

With the stars and a map as your companions,will help you find your way home to yourself, to re-ignite the desire spark you were born with and hear the cry of your soul.

Lianne Raymond,

As I started reading the preview copy (of The Desire Map), tears began to well up in my eyes. Danielle said:

“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life.”

Those words moved me, because I finally understood why I’d been feeling so confused. While I’d achieved the goals I’d set for the first six months of my business, I didn’t feel completely fulfilled by that success.

What if I were to use my feelings as the barometer for my success? Unfortunately, the way I’d been feeling the past few weeks definitely did not match up with what I really wanted.

I’d been bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of running a business. Like the typical busy entrepreneur, I had a never-ending to-do list. In the process, I’d been neglecting the projects I was yearning to create — ones that would energize me, challenge me, and contribute to my growth.

Now that I’m clear about where I want to go, I’m feeling both relieved and excited. I’m excited to start using my core desires as my compass to set my goals and decide what I say yes to — in both my personal and professional life.

Selena Soo, Founder, S2 Groupe | marketing and business strategist

Self-help meets marketing ninja.


Inspiration, innovation, and self-worth are just some of elements that Danielle LaPorte will fill you up with … guaranteed to wow you.

Danielle is our OM girl! Her highly entertaining and engaging talk was a huge hit with our Yoga
Journal audience. Danielle and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with from their pre-
event support all the way through to the end of the night. Our team was highly impressed with
Danielle’s personal attention to the attendees during the book signing that followed her event.
Everyone left the event on cloud nine!

Yoga Journal Renee LaRose, Yoga Journal LIVE!

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