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Danielle Harlan

Danielle Harlan

Founder & CEO

The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential

San Francisco Bay Area

Danielle Harlan, PhD, is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential. Named one of Silicon Valley’s 40 Under 40, Danielle completed her doctorate at Stanford University. She is also a TEDx speaker and author of the leadership book, The New Alpha.





The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential

Founder and CEO

Facilitator, speaker, consultant, and coach for individuals and organizations seeking to be exceptional and maximize their impact

BOOK PROJECT: The New Alpha (McGraw-Hill, 2016) is the modern leader’s guide to building a unique and powerful leadership identity designed for long-term professional and personal success.

*Cultivating Personal and Organizational Ethics
*Building Positive and Productive Relationships With Others (Emotional Intelligence)
*Managing Health and Wellness
*Developing a Mindset for Success
*Identifying Your Personal Leadership Identity
*Setting and Achieving Big Goals
*Crafting a Compelling Organizational Vision
*Designing Project Management Systems
*Building a Successful Organizational Culture
*Effectively Managing Others
*Building and Leading High-Performing Teams
*Strengthening Communication and Conflict Management
*Enhancing Organizational Decision Making and Problem Solving
*Leading Effectively Across Lines of Difference
*Enhancing Creativity and Innovation
*Designing and Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Speaking, Teaching, and Coaching

Stanford University Course

The Exceptional Leader ›


Book Project

The New Alpha ›

Stanford University

Political Science (PhD), Education (MA)

Dissertation Focus: Leadership and Group Behavior on the Supreme Court of the United States

• Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
• Stanford Political Science Graduate Fellowship
• Woodhull Institute’s Young Women’s Leadership Seminar and Fellowship
• Centennial Teaching Award for Excellence in Instruction

"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future." ~David Mitchell, British author