Ultimately, I'm here to take the stress out of copywriting and marketing so you can do what you do best – empowering clients and shining a light for others!

Hey there, you amazing human!

It's Danielle, your
Chief Empowerment Officer + Creative Marketing Nerd 

It's Danielle, your Chief Empowerment Officer + Creative Marketing Nerd 

I know you have plenty of choices out there, but I genuinely care about my clients' success and well-being. Reflecting the authentic you with engaging content while practicing work-life balance expands your business faster than hustling 24/7. It increases your ability to serve others (and your profit margins) because you're energized and excited instead of drained and overwhelmed. 

I've experienced these shifts myself, and it's my goal to assist and empower you on a similar journey.

I know you have plenty of choices out there, but I genuinely care about my clients' success and well-beingReflecting the authentic you with engaging content while practicing work-life balance expands your business faster than hustling 24/7. It increases your ability to serve others (and your profit margins) because you're energized and excited instead of drained and overwhelmed. 

I've experienced these shifts myself, and it's my goal to assist and empower you on a similar journey.

Professionally, I'm a creative marketing nerd with a decade of entrepreneurial know-how (AKA learning through trial and error, let’s be real here), an intuitive gift for writing, and fifteen years of professional wellness experience. I've compassionately empowered thousands on well-being journeys as a Contributing Writer, Holistic Wellness Radio Show Host, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Dietitian, and Mental Health Advocate. 

My heart-centered leadership and marketing savvy transformed a startup massage practice from a team of three therapists to an award-winning practice of fifteen therapists serving 11,000+ clients. The pandemic (and burnout) led to my bittersweet decision to sell the company in 2020, but everything happens for us instead of to us, especially the hard things. 

I wasn't sure how to turn my passion for writing into a living, and it took me a bit to get my bearings. But once I relaxed and created from a space of joy, things fell into place. Accepting a freelance copy editing gig led to inquiries about copywriting, content development, course launches, and website design. Within a month, I was collaborating with women from different time zones, helping overwhelmed entrepreneurs like you grow their businesses (and minimize their stress) with words and marketing content they could label as their own. 

A Bit of My Story

Why Joyful Rising Writing & Marketing?

Ten years ago, I drank charcoal in the back of an ambulance after trauma convinced me I was too weak to keep going. Rape, mental health struggles, divorce, and coming out tested my spirit. Today, I'm grateful the challenges served as catalysts on my path to authenticity and work-life balance.

The truth is, life's rough periods are simply dark chapters; our stories are meant to continue. Everyone has their struggles. It's part of being human. But focusing on the good in life is a choice we make. I believe we're here to shine a light for others, and helping you reach more people is a win for the collective.

I'm fascinated with the phoenix, the idea we can rise from the ashes of pain and suffering. So much so, that I had one tattooed on my back. Eleven years ago, I drank charcoal in the back of an ambulance after trauma convinced me I was too weak to keep going. Rape, mental health struggles, divorce, and coming out tested my spirit. Today, I'm grateful the challenges served as catalysts on my path to authenticity and work-life balance. 

The truth is, life's rough periods are simply dark chapters; our stories are meant to continue. Everyone has their struggles. It's part of being human. But focusing on the good is a choice we can make. I believe we're here to shine a light for others, and helping you reach more people is a win for the collective.

I live in Gastonia, North Carolina with my soon-to-be-wife, stepson, and four furkids. We spend most weekends at our tiny mountain cottage, and I value experiences over things. 




I'm fascinated with the phoenix, the idea we can rise from the ashes of pain and suffering. So much so, that I had one tattooed on my back. 

You may have seen or heard me:

| Editor's Choice Award, ACHI Magazine
| Entrepreneur of the Year, ACHI Magazine
| Top 10 Finalist, Woman of Will Awards, LKN Woman Magazine
| Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women, Meck Times
| Lake Norman's 100 Most Powerful Women, Lake Norman Publications
| President's Award, Executive Women of Lake Norman
| Best Massage Studio, Normy Awards, Lake Norman Publications

Small Biz Street Cred

| Bachelor's of Science in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
| Dean's list & high school salutatorian
| Pledged Alpha Chi Sigma. What's nerdier than a co-ed chemistry fraternity? Okay, well maybe 6 years of band camp, but they were fun times. 
| Designing websites and automating marketing systems is exciting to me. Seriously. I've embraced the joys of my nerdiness and don't try to hide it anymore. 
| The introvert in me prefers reading and exploring nature over socializing.  

Nerd Credentials

| Quality time with family and friends
| Furkid snuggles and antics
| Butterflies, birds, flowers, sunsets, and starlight
| Expressing emotions through poetry
| Empowering the next generation of female leaders as a guest business coach with Love Progress Park #SeeHerLead

My Joy Magnets

| Gratitude
| Spending time in nature
| Meditation and breathwork
| Deep stretch yoga
| Reading, especially Kristin Hannah novels
| Trusting in the divine and focusing on the positives

Practices That Keep Me Relaxed (Mostly)

Follow along on Instagram @joyfulrising

If you think collaborating might be a good fit, let's chat. I'd love to learn more about you and your business over a complimentary, no-pressure Discovery Call. 

Sending love, light, & gratitude your way,
            Danielle

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Everyone has a story.
May yours be one of rising.

Everyone has a story. May yours be one of rising.