PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG


 

Female friendships are meaningful, yet we still tend to put them on the back burner. That is why I invited guest Danielle Jackson back to the show. Previously, we talked about how to make friends, and in this episode, we talk about how to make deeper connections with women in friendship. Danielle Bayard Jackson is a certified friendship coach and national speaker dedicated to teaching women how to create and maintain meaningful female friendships. We can never have enough episodes about female friendships; I really hope you enjoy this episode!

You’ll hear:

  • The three “affinities” that bring women together (and tear them apart) (6:39)
  • What’s the deal around gossip? Is it good or not? (8:24)
  • The nine most challenging “friend types” (11:25)
  • How to have hard conversations with a friend (13:46)
  • The way female friendships are depicted in today’s media, specifically on reality tv (18:53)
  • How to know if a friendship is worth saving (27:55)

Resources: 
Write Your Way Through It Registration is Open!
Subscribe for free to my Therapy Journey podcast series
Danielle’s website, Better Female Friendships
Maintaining Meaningful Friendships with Danielle Bayard Jackson

Book recommendations: You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading! 
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Danielle Bayard Jackson is a certified friendship coach and national speaker dedicated to teaching women how to create and maintain meaningful female friendships. She has been featured in NBC News for her expertise, and her advice has been quoted in several other media outlets including Psychology Today, Well + Good, The Tampa Bay Times, and Insider.

A former high school teacher, Danielle founded Friend Forward– a platform dedicated to teaching women how to create and sustain meaningful friendships. She uses her teaching skills as an educator to coach women through ways to navigate common friendship conflicts, outlining her framework for creating platonic intimacy through difficult conversations, and it has been shared in several women’s media outlets. Danielle shares her insight weekly on The Friend Forward Podcast, answering women’s most pressing questions about navigating conflict in female friendships. Her advice of connection, loneliness and socializing has gone viral on TikTok as her following of 176,000+ continues to grow.

Danielle is a member of the American Sociological Association, and she studies the latest research in the areas of social science to create practical ways for women to better understand each other when operating in positions of leadership, friendship, and mentorship. You can learn more about Danielle and her work by visiting www.betterfemalefriendships.com.