Danielle Harlan is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential and author of the leadership book, « The New Alpha. » She earned her doctorate in political science and M.A. in education from Stanford University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits National Fellow and received a Centennial Teaching Award for excellence in instruction. Prior to launching the Center, she was the Chief of Operations for the Carnegie Foundation, where she worked to harness the power of networks and quality improvement strategies in order to solve important educational problems.
Named one of Silicon Valley’s « 40 Under 40, » Danielle has also been a speaker for TEDx and worked as an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and U.C. Berkeley Extension’s Corporate and Professional Development Program. In addition, she has given guest lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the « d.school ») and the Career Development Center at Stanford, and has been featured in leading publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Women’s Health.
Danielle started her career as a Teach For America corps member and later served as a mentor and advisor for Global Leadership Adventures, an international leadership development and service program. In addition to teaching in the U.S., she has taught in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, and South Africa. She is a member of the International Leadership Association and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.