use what you’ve already got to get what you actually want

the code conversationalist


To better understand the pressures, problems and perspectives of her clients, Danielle has conducted a grounded theory research project over the past 2 years interviewing over 50 women in leadership roles across a diverse range of industries. People she spoke with included CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, GMs, senior VPs, partners, directors, senior executives and business leaders who were also parents. The majority of the women work for large well known Australian corporates  and international companies.

Distilling the information, insights and themes based on confidential conversations and further research Danielle has literally written the book about the hidden code that governs our lives – the Gender Code – and has discovered how to unpack it and provide solutions to help people leverage the strengths and skills they already have to define and achieve their own version of success.

As a result of the research Danielle has also developed the QUARC framework and CIRCLE methodology. This is unique to Code Conversations ™.

Danielle talks about book

“Danielle has literally written the book about the hidden code that governs our lives – the Gender Code - and has discovered how to unpack it and provide solutions to help people leverage the strengths and skills they already have to define and achieve their own version of success”

People who are talking about us!


Danielle is warm, friendly and non-judgmental. She has a certain calmness and positivity about her. She actually makes you feel like you can achieve anything. Danielle helped me uncover what was there all along. Any feelings of insecurity and self-doubt were soon replaced with feelings of energy and positivity. My sessions with Danielle have enabled and encouraged me to make changes at work, set goals and be excited about achieving them.

Raelene, Business Systems Analyst

I would highly recommend Danielle as a Coach. Her questioning skills are first rate and she really places emphases on challenging the client comfortably to think outside the norm. Danielle also helped me focus on the ‘Why’ rather than just the ‘how’. Danielle is very intelligent and personable and this combination is what makes Danielle a sought after coach.

Helen, Career Coach

Danielle’s warmth, humour and empathy immediately made me feel relaxed and together we worked out what I wanted to achieve and what has been stopping me in the past. There was never any judgment and she never told me what I should do. Danielle asked questions until I came up with the answers. The change came from within me so it felt safe and achievable.

I feel I am at the start of an exciting journey and I can’t wait to see where I go next!

Belinda, Senior Coordinator Marketing, Media and Communications

Danielle is an exceptional coach. She holds space masterfully and brings curiosity, positivity and warmth to the discussion, allowing me to find my own answers and feel joyful about my decisions. I’d highly recommend working with Danielle if you want to grow toward a happier, more productive and more powerful life.

Melanie, Founder

Your passion, knowledge and delivery were exceptional. It is always fabulous to listen to a meaningful keynote, but truly memorable to witness the audience relate and engage.

Sarah Lisle, Manager Special Projects (Wellbeing), JCI Australia National President

Once in a while you cross paths with someone who introduces you to a whole realm of new possibilities. For me Danielle is one of those people. As a GP I had to learn how to care after myself the same way I cared for my patients. Now I see that my wellbeing isn’t just an outcome but the starting point.

Mark, General Practitioner

Danielle’s knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm and clear commitment to her clients and business partners is exemplary. Her support on a pro bono basis has helped us to develop a unique, Australian-first program focused on supporting mothers to raise respectful sons. Simply, Danielle empowers women to understand, support and drive themselves, by identifying and using each person’s individual strengths and dreams.

Sally, General Manager local Women’s Health Centre

To better understand the pressures, problems and perspectives of her coaching clients, Danielle has conducted a grounded theory research project over the past 2 years interviewing over 52 leaders across a diverse range of industries holding honest, open conversations and building trust and connection. Distilling the information, insights and themes based on confidential conversations and further research Danielle has literally written the book about the hidden codes that govern our lives and has discovered solutions to help people make life work well.

As a result of the research Danielle has also developed the QUARC framework and CIRCLE methodology.

This is unique to Code Conversations™. Danielle’s experiences as a mother flying solo, family leader, business founder, community member and volunteer drives her to build capacity to cut through the noise, waffle and excess. She can focus on what is relevant and needed while being human and understanding what is at the heart of the issue.

She now gives presentations, workshops and 1:1 sessions to those who want to feel like who they are is enough and realise their full potential.

why have the
code conversation.


Code Conversations™ focus on women as they have a crucial role to play in all levels of leadership right now and into the future. Women in organisations who are also parents and/or carers typically bring highly sought after skills such as empathy, perspective, critical thinking, adaptability, prioritization and creativity. These women and their strengths are a huge asset to organisations and they may not be supported, nurtured and utilised right now.

If you are invested in diversity and inclusion and would like to increase the contribution of women in your organisation or you see the need to unlock the discretionary effort of your people then together we can deliver workshops and programs which will give them a constructive voice and positively impact all levels of your organisation.

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the purpose ofdeciphering the code


Do you feel you are constantly making compromises and feel conflicted about work and other important areas of your life? Perhaps you have an either/or approach where you think you can have a career or family, career or love. Maybe you think you have to blend your worlds together which is hard to do.

There is a 3rd alternative which you may not even know exists.

To access this, you can navigate through the difficulties, judgment and guilt with simple yet powerful strategies:

  • Question and understand where you are at right now and what your unique context is
  • Understand how your context is influencing you and what message you are buying into
  • Ask if it makes sense anymore

  • Choose where you want to go
  • Build on what you already have
  • Create a new world that works for you, rather than against you

about danielle.


As former Certified Practicing Accountant with extensive corporate experience, who worked for 14 years in 4 countries and covered everything from private practice to multinationals, Danielle knows what stress levels and overwhelm feels like. Leaders (particularly, but not just women) are under increasing pressure to perform at a high level at work; doing more with less while also wanting to fulfill family and community commitments.

This was also prevalent when Danielle worked for a not-for-profit and she identified the pressing need to support and improve the wellbeing of everyone around her. Danielle has been serving clients in the wellbeing space for the past 7 years and has transitioned from being a Certified Personal Trainer to Wellness Coach and is now an Executive Coach and Mentor.

Danielle’s experiences as a mother flying solo, family leader, business founder, community member and volunteer drives her to build capacity to cut through the noise, waffle and excess. She can focus on what is relevant and needed while being human and understanding what is at the heart of the issue.

About Danielle

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