My mission is to move ideas into embodied action.
At nine years old, I discovered a movement meditation method called 5Rhythms®. This practice taught me to treat life as a dance.
As I got older, I collected stories about who I should be and how I should act. I felt trapped in who I was supposed to be versus who I actually was. To escape this contradiction, I studied the psychology, play-based learning and intermodal coaching and consulting in undergrad and graduate school.
At 24, I started sharing the transformational tools I discovered as a professional coach and facilitator -- climbing my way into a top innovation consulting firm where I worked alongside senior leaders at Fortune 100 companies.
Although I loved the work, I felt like I was living in a ninety year old body with arthritis. It was agonizing to lift my arms or squat down.
I was working on a rapid solutions event with an oil and gas company, and I got a call from my doctor: "You have an auto-immune disease. If you don't change your lifestyle, you won't be able to move and you'll die an early age." I was devastated.
I realized that I wasn’t listening to my body or myself, so I returned to 5Rhythms®, the place where I learned to move through anything. I became a certified 5Rhythms® teacher and turned my pain into my passion and my professional purpose.
Over six years, I healed my body and am grateful to wake up pain free and do work I love. Now I integrate embodiment and movement to support individuals and teams to unlock creativity and collaboration. Teams at Facebook, Boeing, The United Nations, The City of Miami and over 35 international brands have used my embodied methods to access critical information and tackle business challenges.
I stand for the next paradigm of business: one where we bring our whole selves (our bodies and minds) to work.
May we all move forward together.
With love and respect,
Photo credit ^ Jackie Malloy & The New York Times
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There’s a reason why The United Nations, Facebook, The Omega Institute, and Fortune 500 companies around the world trust Daniela to activate their leaders and teams. A leadership coach, organizational strategist, experience designer and embodiment facilitator, Daniela helps people cultivate body intelligence to enhance decision-making and creativity. Daniela is the founder of The Future of Feminine, an international program designed for people to explore notions that limit their expression and embody their innate leadership strength. Daniela holds a master’s degree in intermodal arts consulting and coaching from the European Graduate School in Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bard College of New York. She is a certified Integrative Health Coach and certified teacher of the movement meditation practice 5Rhythms®. Through her unique integration of cognitive psychology, movement art, integrative health and mindfulness, Daniela’s in-person facilitation work has mobilized over ten thousand people across five continents.