Speaking.

danielle dobson

speaker. researcher. writer


Danielle is not content with scratching the surface when it comes to making sense of the world and people in it. She digs deep to understand the unique perspective of those she works and lives with. This curiosity and desire to drill down to the core of our daily challenges and make meaning out of them drove Danielle to conduct a two year research project, The Wonders of Women Leaders.

Speaking.

danielle dobson

speaker. researcher. writer


Danielle is not content with scratching the surface when it comes to making sense of the world and people in it. She digs deep to understand the unique perspective of those she works and lives with. This curiosity and desire to drill down to the core of our daily challenges and make meaning out of them drove Danielle to conduct a two year research project, The Wonders of Women Leaders.

Her grounded theory research interviewing over 50 people in senior C-Suite and Executive roles in some of the largest and most recognised organisations in Australia and people holding leadership positions in a diverse range of professions gave her unique insights into the inner workings of high performing leaders who are also highly emotionally intelligent and place a high value on investing in human flourishing.

Using a combination of her corporate expertise, experiences of working in complex environments in Australia and internationally, business acumen, her skills as an Executive Coach, her extensive research and being a parent to three young boys, Danielle developed a framework and methodology under the umbrella of Code Conversations™.

Break the Gender Code

break the gender code


Danielle’s mission is to help people flourish and live to their full potential. That is tough for women in particular when they feel as though they are constantly pushed and pulled and under a ridiculous amount of pressure to perform and take care of everyone else. During her interactive and informative presentations, Danielle helps women own their personal power. It is an inside/out approach and by deciphering the externally created codes which they may be driving internally, women are able to create new, evolving worlds and live on their own terms.

"Danielle helps women remove the barriers to reaching their full potential.It is an inside/out approach."

Breaking the gender code.

Breaking the Gender Code.

How to use what you already have to get what you actually want.


In this informative and interactive presentation Danielle exposes the myths of the millennia and guides her audience through the process of deciphering the code that has been embedded into our culture. The code adhered to in relationships, families, workplaces, community groups and marriages has become part of our DNA. It is a code that reinforces judgment and parent guilt.

Audience members will understand that creating an alternative world has nothing to do with balancing two worlds they are currently straddling and juggling – work and career. The audience will walk away knowing they can create their own code, their own unique world and live on their terms by dialing down the judgment and guilt and going beyond what they previously thought possible.

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The world needs adaptive leadership.

How being a parent broadens and builds these skills.


In this informative and interactive presentation Danielle exposes the common workplace myths which have their origins in the culture of past centuries and are now stunting the growth of organisations and their people. She challenges the belief that being a parent reduces productivity and commitment in the workplace and advocates that it can actually be a career and leadership asset.

Audience members will understand that people 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 and that these people and their strengths are a huge asset to organisations. The audience will walk away knowing there are ways to support, nurture and unlock the potential of these people right now.

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Stop the juggling act.

How drilling down to what is most important relieves the pressure to perform.


In this informative and interactive presentation Danielle puts the myth of the work/life juggling act under the microscope and exposes how the pursuit of it is causing stress, depletion and negatively impacting people’s mental health and performance.

Audience members will understand that by focusing on what is most important to them and what is at the core of who they are, the juggling act can stop. The audience will walk away knowing they can make decisions and take action using what is most important to them as a compass and improve their wellbeing, access more energy and perform at a sustainably higher level in all areas of life.

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