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About Danielle

Danielle MacKinnon (Boston, MA) has been featured on TV and on radio as an intuitive, animal communicator, and coach. She’s also an esteemed faculty member at the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center as well as other globally recognized teaching and wellness institutions. Her school, the Danielle MacKinnon School , has helped to make the field of animal communication more globally visible than ever.

As a highly sought-after intuitive, she challenges people to rethink their beliefs about themselves and her unconventional skills allow her to enlighten, enliven and excite others as they use her insight to make lasting, positive change in their lives. Every year, Danielle leads thousands of people through their challenges and into a world of miraculous possibility.

Named one of the country’s “Best Psychic Mediums,” and one of the “Top 100 American Astrologers and Psychics,” Danielle is one of the country’s most popular teachers on soul contracts, animal communication and re-connecting to your best self. Purchase Danielle’s newest book, Animal Lessons, here or learn more about her books here.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt like I didn’t belong. I could walk into a room and “feel” negativity, I could sense when someone was secretly upset, and I could even tell what animals were feeling. Unfortunately, growing up in a small Midwest town with a family that was afraid to draw attention to themselves, I wasn’t in an environment that supported these differences so I tried as hard as I could to blend in.

Years later, with my MBA in hand, I was living a highly successful life in corporate America. However, no matter how much success I experienced, I never really felt happy. It took a visit to a pet psychic to make me realize there was more to life than success on paper. I needed to feel happy, satisfied, and stimulated by my life as well

To a chorus of disbelief from my family and friends, I walked away from the corporate life and opted to create my own version of “normal.” This wasn’t an easy task. At that time, the world was much less receptive to the world of intuition than it is today. I’ll never forget when my mother (who had yet to understand what I was doing) said, “Danielle you didn’t send that newsletter to anyone but me right?”

But it’s never been my nature to do things the easy way as I’m always waking up with new ideas – crazy brainstorms that allow me to blaze new paths in the world.

Developing the Danielle MacKinnon School was one of those ideas as was creating Be Open – my community where everyone who feels “different” can come together and feel safe.

Today, I love helping others discover that their differences are really opportunities – opportunities to grow and opportunities to take advantage of. I never would have thought this all those years ago when I was crying in my bedroom, wishing that the girl across the street would finally like and play with me – but now I realize that it’s the things that are not like anyone else that make me special.

Read about my journey as an animal psychic in my very personal blog!