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Danielle LaPorte

Ontario, Canada
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Best-selling author, "The Fire Starter Sessions" (2014)

Executive Director, The Arlington Institute

Host of The Fire Starter Sessions

Danielle LaPorte is a best-selling Canadian author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger. Her book, The Fire Starter Sessions (Harmony , 2014), is a best-seller, and focuses on finding your passion in life and work – inside the system and out. Danielle developed the book from her Fire Starter Sessions – an interactive experience for corporate, association, and college groups alike. It is an experience not to be missed.

Danielle started her career co-running The Body Shop Canada’s Department of Social Inventions. They refurbished Romanian orphanages, and ran recycling and rock-the-vote campaigns. She moved on, launching her own communications and business development agency, “promoting visionary people and projects,” including a Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, celebrities, and other fascinating characters.

She then became the Executive Director of The Arlington Institute, a Washington-DC think tank, managing a team of brilliant analysts to create future scenarios for the likes of the Pentagon, IBM, and the State of the World Forum.

She has been featured in BusinessWeek.com, USAToday.com, Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous talk shows. Danielle is also the author of Style Statement: Live By Your Own Design (Little, Brown and Company, 2008), which The Globe & Mail deemed, “Haute Minded”. It ranked as an Amazon best-seller and caught the attention of Oprah.

Our Comment

"Having gone from working in a retail shop to becoming Executive Director of a Washington think tank, Danielle talks about what it takes to create lives of meaning: getting clear on what you truly want, and turning your definition of success inside out - which is how you create goals with soul."


Wanderlust (2012)


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Living with Fire and Desire (2013)


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