Having pastors for parents, Danielle F. Harris-Branch grew up going to Church. But it was her adult life that challenged her and strengthened her faith in God.
Dani B, as she is lovingly referred to by friends and family, is a faith-based Bible teacher, speaker, image consultant, and entrepreneur who has lived through tragedies that would physically and spiritually break others. But her strength and faith have given her a new life dedicated to reaching those who are lost, hurting, and looking for purpose.
At the young age of thirteen, Dani B started her career in entrepreneurship. She became a licensed cosmetologist. She owned and operated a salon for over fifteen years. Her bustling, ever-evolving establishment was proof of her sharp business acumen and hard work. Dani B is also adept at marketing and is the founder of Image Promoters. There, she flexes her expertise in photography and promotional product specialization to help people promote their personal brand, business, or organization.
In her community, Danielle is best known for her church work. Under her parents and pastors, Bishop James F. and Lady Sylvia H. Harris of the Redeemed Assembly of Jesus Christ in Virginia, she serves in several facets of ministry. Having been in ministry since childhood, she has gained an extraordinary knowledge in relationships, organizational structures, policies and procedures, administration, event planning, and marketing for churches.
However, her life has not been so idyllic. She was, unfortunately, diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer at the same time. But by God’s miracle, she was miraculously healed without any pills, chemotherapy, or radiation. She has also battled Steven Johnson’s Syndrome, a rare disease that only 2 in every 1 million experience. Dani’s extraordinary life has been touched by God multiple times, intensifying her desire to proclaim his truth and love.
Tragedy struck yet again for her with the sudden death of her partner. Delmar M. Branch, her husband of almost 23 years and a friend for over 35, suddenly passed. He was a fixture in their community, and his loss was felt deeply by everyone, especially his wife. He had fought many illnesses since he was 18. These included stroke, high blood pressure, leaking heart, countless abdominal surgeries, pancreatitis, peritonitis, collapsed lung, gout, twisted bowel, brain surgery, paralysis, coma, countless blood transfusions, and mental illness. Through it all, he held on to his faith and never stopped believing for his healing. Delmar endured gracefully and made suffering appear easy.
This grief led her to write the book From the Other Side of the Bed: Allow Faith to Transform Your Perspective Through Life’s Hardest Blows, scheduled to be released in November 2020.
Looking back on her experiences so far, Dani realized how truly blessed she was by God. She has made it her mission to reach those who are lost, hurting, and looking for a purpose to proclaim to them God’s truth, provision, and love. By nature, she is an expert at creatively communicating God’s grace to her audiences through her gifts of insight, energy, and innovation. She finds great joy in seeing her clients/audience tap into their inner power and purpose and watching them transform before her eyes.
She founded her platform for women, Global Girls Connect, to help them discover, articulate, and live their passion. She serves her community as the executive director of R.E.A.C.H. Community Services Inc., an organization that helps poor families. The institution provides them tools to overcome poverty, setbacks, and social barriers and live productive, profitable lives.
Danielle helps people grow spiritually, heal from pain, find hope, and live with confidence and boldness through her one-on-one consultations, group therapy sessions, spiritual blogs, retreats, and speaking engagements. Whenever she’s not working, she enjoys research, fashion, photography, graphics, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.