“I think something amazing happens when you put an intention out there that you want to change, that you want to do something a little bit different, it’s amazing how the universe conspires to support you doing that.” – Danielle Canty
Hi, love. I’m so grateful you’re here today.
We’re going to be talking about something powerful in this episode — mentorship, values, and success.
All of us want to be successful. We all have dreams, hopes, and aspirations that we want to accomplish in our lives. But success is not about how much money we make or the number of awards we win. Success is about who you are as a person, what your values are, and how hard you work for them.
When defining success for yourself, think about what makes you happy or fulfilled. It could be traveling the world, spending time with family, or staying healthy — achieving whatever makes you feel good is your definition of success.
Today, we’re going to talk about success, and I am so excited to have Danielle Canty as our guest. She’s an amazing entrepreneur and the most humble and fun-loving “Girl-Next-Door” person. We met at a friend’s party, and now she’s on the show to share with us her inspiring story of success.
In this interview, we explored how Danielle co-built BossBabe into a multi-million dollar business, her transformation from a chiropractic practitioner into a successful entrepreneur, and her values on wellness. I enjoyed our conversation so much, and I know you’re going to love it as you read along.
Who Is Danielle Canty?
Danielle started her career as a chiropractor, graduating from the University of South Wales, before becoming a highly successful entrepreneur. She is instrumental in the success of one of the fastest-growing healthcare companies in the UK. Danielle is also a CEO and co-founder of BossBabe, an online community centered around women and growing their businesses. Danielle has been featured in several major publications, such as Entrepreneur and Forbes, for her remarkable achievements and efforts, and she has been invited to speak on various stages across the globe.
As a social media expert, Danielle has grown the Instagram account of BossBabe to over three million followers within just three years. She had a big role in scaling the company from a startup into a multi-million dollar company within just two years, making BossBabe a household name. Danielle is an expert in operations, memberships, and growth strategy, and she is recognized as a thought leader in monetizing and scaling brands. It was an absolute pleasure to have her on the show.
How It All Started for Danielle Canty
Sometimes, life will throw you an unexpected curveball, and your life can change dramatically in an instant. Whether it is a car accident, losing your job, or a diagnosis of cancer, these incidents are often life-changing moments that can alter the course of your future. For Danielle, her curveball was when her dad had a skiing accident that left him fractured and bedridden for about three months.
“When my dad had a nasty skiing accident, … I was also told that he had to stay laying down for three months. … And at that moment, … I realized that I had a financial freedom. [Although,] I wasn’t super-wealthy, but I had enough to do what I wanted to do, and that was great. But I [also] realized [that] I didn’t actually have freedom because I was tied to a set place and a set time, every single day. My life was governed by 50-minute appointments as a chiropractor. And while I loved what I did, I was like, ‘What’s going to happen if I want [to have] a child at some point, or my parents get sick again?’ … It got me questioning what my values were and what I really wanted out of my life” – Danielle Canty
We all have those moments when we’re just not happy with what we have, even if we already have everything you need. But still, we want more out of life. It could be a relationship, a career, or simply traveling. Whatever it is, it feels like something is missing, and there are so many options out there for what could be next! That can make deciding our options more difficult because everything seems so appealing. But which one will get you closer to where you want to go?
“Something amazing happens when you put an intention out there, and you want to change — you want to do something a little bit different. It’s amazing how the universe conspires to support you doing that, and Niyc Pidgeon basically got shown to me on Facebook ads, which is just absolutely hilarious. … She was somebody who helped people start and grow online businesses. … And so that’s how she became my coach because she believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and [she] affirmed that life is what you want it to be.” – Danielle Canty
Do you feel like life is too hard and that there’s no hope? Do you wish for someone to help guide you to where you want to be and make your dreams come true? A life coach can take you on a journey towards your goals, teach you how to love yourself again, show you how to be happy at the moment, and provide support during difficult times.
When we find someone who supports us through all of the ups and downs in life, it becomes much easier than doing it alone, and that’s what Niyc Pidgeon did for Danielle Canty.
How Coaching Helped Danielle’s Career to Skyrocket to Success
We all know how hard it can be to navigate through the workplace and achieve success in our careers. There are so many things we have to think about. On top of that, we’re expected to perform at our best every single day. It’s no wonder why people often end up feeling like they’re drowning or burned out. That is where coaching makes a big difference.
From small business owners looking for help with their marketing strategy to teachers who need guidance navigating through a complex classroom environment, coaching has helped thousands of professionals find success and fulfillment in their career paths. If you feel like your job is getting too stressful and you don’t know what to do next, you could benefit from a life coach like Danielle.
“I think coaching has come into my life in so many different forms, whether it’s a direct one-to-one, … [or] working with a team, … what’s really important is that there are so many people around us that can help support us in the journey if we ask the right questions and that we listen. … What was funny was Niyc was really instrumental in my journey. … So, [when] I started working with her … that was a huge leap of faith. I literally was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this, but I’m going to do it anyway.’ … The thought of not doing it was worse than the thought of doing it.” – Danielle Canty
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. It can be scary, but it is also so worth it. You are capable of anything you set your mind to. If you don’t try, then you’ll never succeed, so just go for it. Life is too short to sit around and wait for things to happen — make them happen instead.
The thought of not doing something can be far worse than the actual act itself. Don’t let fear hold you back from achieving greatness in life. So take risks and see what happens next.
“I always felt like part of manifesting or visualization or creating things don’t go perfectly, but they’re always there to serve. … I think the key thing is, if you don’t quit, you can’t fail. … Just keep trying. … The more you try, you’ll get closer every time. … [But] if you don’t try, you’re definitely not going to get it.” – Danielle Canty
Danielle Canty took a leap of faith when she ventured into an online business, something she was totally unfamiliar with since she had been a chiropractor for most of her career. She also believed and practiced visualization and manifestation, and things started falling into place for her.
Through the mentorship of her life coach, Niyc Pidgeon, she met Natalie Ellis, and that was the start of their partnership in building BossBabe. The company has already helped more than one hundred thousand ambitious women achieve the lives they want to have through proven frameworks and high-value development programs in a close-knit community.
Danielle is passionate about her work and keeping BossBabe successful. She works so hard, but at the same time, she takes care of her health and wellness, knowing without those two things, work would be impossible.
Danielle’s Wellness Values
Values are the ideas that guide our lives. These values determine what we do, how we act, and why we make decisions. Values can include everything from good health to happiness to financial freedom. Whatever your values are, they influence every decision you make, and no matter how young or old you are, it’s never too early or too late to start living by your values.
As an individual, having core values that define who we are can be beneficial for many reasons. They give us direction when making decisions, help us find happiness through connecting with others, and make us feel more fulfilled in our lives, knowing that we’re aligning ourselves with something bigger than ourselves. Danielle finds many of her values in wellness, knowing that being healthy is a core priority in her life and she wants others to feel the same.
“I really want to empower people … to take ownership of their health and own that because … when you’re kind of getting pushed to move away, but you’ve got a choice, I think every single person has to take responsibility for their health.” – Danielle Canty
Most often, we rely too much on our physician or health coach to keep us healthy, taking every medication and action as prescribed by our doctor. While physicians can help in providing treatment for certain illnesses, it is similarly important to be well-informed on our health and take responsibility for our overall well-being.
“Being in the U.S. and hearing about certain insurances and [healthcare] plans, … there was very much this feeling of like your health is a responsibility of your doctor. … ‘I’m just going to my doctor and expect him to tell me X, Y, and Z, or put me on an X drug.’ But I disagree. I think … if you want to be in peak performance and peak health, you have a responsibility to read, and look things up, and ask questions, and make informed decisions. … And I think that’s what’s important.” – Danielle Canty
We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with information. It’s your responsibility to filter through the noise and find what is important and to be well-informed about your health. You can’t make informed decisions without the right information, and it’s hard to take care of yourself if you don’t have the necessary knowledge. You have the responsibility to read and look things up in order to arrive at well-informed decisions.
“We all have to take responsibility for our actions and show up in the best way that we can, and take responsibility to learn, and responsibility to grow, and a responsibility to do better. — That’s what I believe in.” – Danielle Canty
Everyone has choices to make every day when it comes to wellness. How are you going to take care of your body, mind, and soul today? How are you going to take responsibility for your wellness journey?
Get Loved Up with Danielle Canty
This interview with Danielle Canty was so powerful, and I was so honored to have her on the show. To get more wisdom from her, please check out Bossbabe to learn more about the online community she has built together with her partner, Natalie Ellis. Danelle is also giving away a free “Work Smarter, Not Harder” guide on the website, so, check it out here.
You can also connect with Danielle and the Team Bossbabe on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to get more business tips, career advice, and mindset coaching for women.
This interview was such a treat for me, and I appreciate everything that Danielle shared during our conversation. She is simply an amazing person, and I hope you were inspired by this interview. If so, tag Danielle, @daniellecanty, and me, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your greatest takeaways. We would love to hear what you learned.
I just want to take a moment to say thank you for being a part of the Get Loved Up community. I like to share topics and people making a positive impact in the world. I’m here for you, and together, we’re making the world a better place — one day at a time, one show at a time.
Thank you for listening. Until next time, love.
- 02:07 – Tied to a Day Job
- 07:15 – Meeting Brendon Burchard
- 11:12 – Sharing an Ambition with Natalie Ellis
- 18:19 – The Benefits of Therapy
- 24:15 – The Science of Spirituality with Jody Spencer
- 30:48 – Gravitating Towards Synergistic Energy
- 36:14 – Danielle’s Values on Wellness
- 38:45 – Taking Responsibility for Your Health
- 42:22 – BossBabe
- 44:37 – Danielle’s Favorites
- 46:25 – Connect with Danielle
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Danielle’s Website
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
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