Guiding you to live your life on purpose, claim your joy, be in your power and fully embrace the gifts this season of motherhood brings.

a brief introduction

DANIELLE BROOKER

Joy Activation Coach, Mama, Writer, Podcaster

Hi, I’m Danielle.

Joy Activation Coach, Mama, coffee snob, and sacred space holder.

I guide ambitious, busy and always-on Mamas (and those in ‘mothering roles’) to ditch their overwhelm and step into their joy.

I believe that joy is not just a nice to have, it’s a necessity – one that requires daily practice. And, unlocking ourselves from busy is the fastest and most sustainable way to experience a life that completely lights us up regardless of all the demands on your time and energy.

My pregnancy, birthing and mamahood journey catalysed a deepening of the work I do and I’m on a mission for Mamas to reclaim this powerful season of life and live in their fullness.

I’m the first to tell you that feeling bad is just as good for you as feeling good. It’s just that we’ve lost touch with feeling good. We spend too much time focused on our stress, our busyness and our overwhelm. Joy gets limited airtime in our lives – so when we come to wanting it, we don’t know how to experience it.

I offer one-to-one coaching programmes, group experiences, digital courses and very special in person events. I’m here to help your big-hearted, ambitious self, to unapologetically redefine mothering on your own terms and live your most joyful life.

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  • I’m a Mama to a toddler and gave birth at home, after a mega global move about 10 weeks earlier.
  • I got started in coaching after a decade in government policy, economics and health charity roles. I was the one always putting my hand up for more trainings, workshops and mentoring. Those roles taught me how to think big, connect the dots, write effectively and take into account other people’s views.
  • I LOVE being in the kitchen, but I need plenty of spaciousness and have been learning new ways to cook a feast one-handed with baby on hip in this season of life!
  • One of my first jobs was at Maccas (that’s what Aussies love to call McDonalds) and I loved it. I still mop with the same technique I was taught at that job, precision and support for your back! I also haven’t been into a Maccas for about 20 years.
  • I’ve been reading personal growth books since I could read. I also used to love the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. I think it was the adventure, problem-solving, and team spirit of them that appealed so much.
  • I was born in South Africa, moved to Australia when I was nine, lived in London for almost a decade and now reside in Sydney, Australia.
  • Living in London was a ‘pipedream’. Something I always imagined but it felt too distant for it to be real. I finally got sick of watching everyone else ‘do it’ so packed my bags with very little savings and jumped on a plane. I now consider myself to have two homes – London and Australia.
  • I’ve watched reruns of all ten Friends seasons at least ten times. I’m a combo Phoebe-Monica-Chandler.
  • I cry in most movies, the original Lion King included.
  • I can speak Japanese and lived there for a year teaching English. I started learning the language when I was ten and kept it up all through my university years despite it being an elective only.
  • I bake the best choc chip cookies with the simplest recipe ever. Or, so I’ve been told.
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WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Danielle is an empowering genuine and brilliant life coach. She has helped me reconnect with me, helped me tap into an inner power within me that I did not know I had. My coaching experience with her has been invaluable investment of resources, efforts and time.

In just a few sessions with Danielle I regained the confidence, motivation and self-understanding that has made a hugely positive and sustainable impact to my happiness and wellbeing.

Danielle step-changed the way I perceive and process my thoughts and the way I react inwardly and outwardly to testing situations. Her arsenal of easy-to-use tools and her accommodating, warm, considered and constructive coaching has made me a far calmer person and helped me practise greater tolerance and empathy in my everyday life.
 

It has given me a feeling of strength to face my fears, but also, grounded me in a way that I can learn to accept and cherish who I am.

I was looking for space to reconnect with myself and find some inner strength where I could rebuild and move forward with confidence again. As a result I felt permission to feel and accept whatever it was that I was feeling. I feel ‘me’ again.

I feel like a different person. I would definitely recommend investing with The Daisy Patch. It has changed my life. I found it hard to show up in my  personal life and work. Now, I am able to confidently  show up and truly believe in my abilities. I also understand my strengths and understand how to use it to empower me in other aspects of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I appreciate that Danielle is able to get me back to what we are supposed to work on. I like where she takes me. How she insists on places where I don’t even see that I am resisting. I have learned a lot, mainly to pay attention (to my emotions and my body) and to trust, that whatever comes was supposed to come. Danielle is a good companion to help you make progress.
 

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I wanted to talk about the hard stuff, the stuff everyone seemed to brush over (helloooo relationship feeling like it was imploding at times and helllooooo financial pressures rising), but I didn't want to get stuck there.I wanted to feel comfortable CELEBRATING all the joyful moments. I wanted to be asked
I wanted to talk about the hard stuff, the stuff everyone seemed to brush over (helloooo relationship feeling like it was imploding at times and helllooooo financial pressures rising), but I didn't want to get stuck there.I wanted to feel comfortable CELEBRATING all the joyful moments. I wanted to be asked "what made your daughter laugh today?" not "how long did she sleep for last night?".I wanted to be in the JOY as much as possible, whilst having a place to release all the challenges too.Having built my coaching practice up around the notion that we need to fall in love with our emotions to truly step into our full power, confidence and life that fully lights us up—motherhood had me a bit stumped.I loved my emotions, but I didn't feel like there were places and spaces where I could express all of them without someone thinking I was falling apart and racing to 'fix something'.At any other massive turning point in my life I had resources to turn to—new courses, programs, coaches, books. And while there were some resources that felt soul nourishing, they didn't feel deep enough to fully satiate me.I wanted to hear from those who had already been in the thick of it. I wanted to know how they did it, do it, or teach it.And so, the Mama Joy Summit was birthed out of my deep craving for conversation.I would text my friends who'd been Mamas years ahead of me, "how do you handle the crazy end of day hour and still manage to feed your family?", "how did you stay strong on your beliefs when those around you were showing up differently?", "how did you talk through stuff with your partner when all you wanted to do was sleep, or worse, scream?".Their answers were heartwarming. Real. And vastly different at times too. These words kept circling in my body:Motherhood requires community.Motherhood feels like an act of deep courage.Motherhood is so sacred.And,I am at the centre of that.As in, I get to choose how I show up in this season of life.My ability to focus on my needs. My attention on my soul. My connection to my inner guidance system.
Truth about my motherhood? 😮 ⁣
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I was so prepared. ⁣
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For pregnancy. For birth. Even for the initial post-partum period. ⁣
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But I found myself feeling isolated, frustrated, and unanchored. ⁣
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And it wasn’t so much about my baby. I felt grounded and strong caring for them. These feelings were about my self. ⁣
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My usual inner fire, clarity and intuition dissipated. I reached for all my familiar ‘tools’ and support networks. ⁣
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Some things helped more than others but there was still this big gap. ⁣
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Where was my community? My deep sacred space to unravel whilst being held? Was I the only one wanting to talk about me and how I was doing and not just my little bundle’s development? ⁣
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Motherhood is one of the greatest opportunities for expansion. ⁣
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Yet we spend so much time focused on the daily practical needs (more often than not of our loved ones not even ourselves), that we can get further away from our core self. In the process, losing our confidence, vivaciousness and capacity to bring our visions to life. ⁣
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There is nothing more powerful than being in community with other heart-led, ambitious and courageous women. Mamas who can gift you the guideposts to unlock your greatest expression of yourself. So you can fully live this life and enjoy this season. ⁣
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That’s why I curated the Mama Joy Summit. ⁣
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It’s a free online event from 22-25 May >> Link in bio to get your ticket. ⁣
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You’ll hear global experts, sharing their heart wisdom on how you can be in this full season of life, take its gifts, navigate the highs and lows and see it as an opportunity to fully expand. Therapists, bodyworkers, life coaches, healers, and more. ⁣
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These incredible women are living and breathing the work that they teach. And they are sharing honestly, openly and lovingly with you through their Speaker interviews and immersive sessions. We’re covering topics ranging from nervous system regulation through to wealth and healing your lineage. ✨ This will be magical. Practical. And life-changing. ⁣
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Will I see you there? Drop a 🔥 below if you’ve already got your ticket!
Truth about my motherhood? 😮 ⁣ ⁣ I was so prepared. ⁣ ⁣ For pregnancy. For birth. Even for the initial post-partum period. ⁣ ⁣ But I found myself feeling isolated, frustrated, and unanchored. ⁣ ⁣ And it wasn’t so much about my baby. I felt grounded and strong caring for them. These feelings were about my self. ⁣ ⁣ My usual inner fire, clarity and intuition dissipated. I reached for all my familiar ‘tools’ and support networks. ⁣ ⁣ Some things helped more than others but there was still this big gap. ⁣ ⁣ Where was my community? My deep sacred space to unravel whilst being held? Was I the only one wanting to talk about me and how I was doing and not just my little bundle’s development? ⁣ ⁣ Motherhood is one of the greatest opportunities for expansion. ⁣ ⁣ Yet we spend so much time focused on the daily practical needs (more often than not of our loved ones not even ourselves), that we can get further away from our core self. In the process, losing our confidence, vivaciousness and capacity to bring our visions to life. ⁣ ⁣ There is nothing more powerful than being in community with other heart-led, ambitious and courageous women. Mamas who can gift you the guideposts to unlock your greatest expression of yourself. So you can fully live this life and enjoy this season. ⁣ ⁣ That’s why I curated the Mama Joy Summit. ⁣ ⁣ It’s a free online event from 22-25 May >> Link in bio to get your ticket. ⁣ ⁣ You’ll hear global experts, sharing their heart wisdom on how you can be in this full season of life, take its gifts, navigate the highs and lows and see it as an opportunity to fully expand. Therapists, bodyworkers, life coaches, healers, and more. ⁣ ⁣ These incredible women are living and breathing the work that they teach. And they are sharing honestly, openly and lovingly with you through their Speaker interviews and immersive sessions. We’re covering topics ranging from nervous system regulation through to wealth and healing your lineage. ✨ This will be magical. Practical. And life-changing. ⁣ ⁣ Will I see you there? Drop a 🔥 below if you’ve already got your ticket!