Danielle LaPorte

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Danielle LaPorte (born May 25, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario)[1] is a bestselling Canadian author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger.

She is the author of four non-fiction books dealing with topics from style to entrepreneurship, incorporating aspects of personal development.

LaPorte’s website, DanielleLaPorte.com (formerly WhiteHotTruth.com), discusses entrepreneurship, spirituality, and personal growth. As of June 2014, her online reach is reported to be approximately 200,000, plus a social media audience of approximately 120,000 people, about 70% of whom are women.[2] Forbes named her blog one of the top 100 websites for women in 2012, calling LaPorte “a contrarian self-help guru."[3]


Without a college degree, LaPorte began working at The Body Shop in one of their retail stores.[4] After requesting and receiving several promotions, Laporte became director of Social Inventions at The Body Shop’s Canadian headquarters,[5]

I just kept doing big things, then asking for promotions once I did them. Doing, asking, doing, asking.

—Danielle LaPorte, [4]

Prior to founding DanielleLaPorte.com, LaPorte was Executive Director of The Arlington Institute think tank in Washington, DC,[5] a partner at Carrie & Danielle, Inc.,[6][7] and was a communications strategist[8] at The Next Level communications agency.[9] She was also a regular contributor on business and career topics on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News Network show, Connect with Mark Kelley.[10]

She has written for Mothering.com[11] and her blog is syndicated at The Huffington Post.



  • Style Statement, Little, Brown and Company, 2008, ISBN 0-3160671-6-4 (co-authored with Carrie McCarthy)
  • Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, White Hot Press (Danielle LaPorte Inc.), 2011, (co-authored with Linda Sivertsen.)
  • The Desire Map, White Hot Press (Danielle LaPorte Inc.), December 2012



Television and Film Appearances[edit]

  • I’m Fine, Thanks[12]
  • Connect with Mark Kelley (“Real Life with Danielle LaPorte”)[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mathison, Susan (April 12, 2012). "Ignite the Conversation". Positively Beautiful. 
  2. ^ Gold, Kerry (March 12, 2013). "The new generation of self-help gurus: The new guard of motivation mavericks ply their trade online". MSN Money Canada. 
  3. ^ Howard, Caroline (June 20, 2012). "Top 100 Websites For Women 2012". Forbes. 
  4. ^ a b Ellsberg, Michael (20 April 2012). "The Education of an Entrepreneur, Episode 2: The Story of Danielle LaPorte". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ a b O'Connell, Sandra (April 7, 2012). "Interview from a bar stool with Danielle LaPorte". The Province. 
  6. ^ Kling, Cynthia (May 2007). "Phone Date with Style Destiny" (PDF). Domino Magazine. 
  7. ^ "TechVibes". Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Krug, Carly Baillie (November 2006). "Fashion Equation" (PDF). Flare (magazine). 
  9. ^ "Carrie and Danielle". The Startup Princess. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Real Life with Danielle LaPorte". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Articles by Danielle LaPorte". Mothering.com. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "I'm Fine, Thanks|". Retrieved April 17, 2013.