At our recent Extreme Business Makeovers event I had the privilege of co-hosting business leaders and entrepreneurs from as far away as Greece to as local as Orlando, Florida; from the elderly and wizened to the young and ambitious. In fact, one of those young and ambitious was a local girl who is destined for greatness through overcoming her own unique challenge and helping others to do the same.
15-year-old Danielle Herb – diagnosed at five years old with ADHD – showed up at the event with a warm, confident smile, along with her young and doting baby sister and her mom/business partner, Marianne St. Clair, with whom she’s already established two businesses. The first was a private alternative school, “The School Without Walls.” The second is an educational training and development company called Drop Your Reigns, a national training and teen mentoring program for kids diagnosed with ADHD or autism.
In doing this, she’s taken her love of horses (and the animals’ innate abilities to have a calming effect on those around them) and a desire to bring value to the lives of others and focused on mitigating the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, and Autism in children without a dependency on medication. This results in hope for the sufferer and an increase in their self-esteem and general well-being.
Says the teen businessperson, “By partnering with horses, we create an experiential learning environment that invites open communication, personal reflection, and increased self-awareness.”
Personally, I just thought she was terrific (and so were her Mom and sis)!
Check out Danielle Herb’s website and forward it to anyone you feel could benefit from knowing about her.