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10 Questions with Danielle Alex

Born and raised a Coloradan, Danielle Alex currently lives in the great state of Texas.She attended Colorado State University where she achieved a double bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Food Science, and Psychology.  She was fortunate to have various opportunities working with individuals that sought help with nutrition, eating habits, and weight loss.  Her true passion comes from seeing individuals achieve success through growth and behavior change with their diets.  She is currently working on her Personal Training Certification to encourage movement and educate on the benefits.  Her day revolves around optimism, encouragement, and an ambitious drive to serve others.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED AND WHY?
You have the choice every day to smile.  It's just beautiful and true!  I could let the chaos of life dictate my day, or I could choose to smile and see the daily gifts.

WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU AND WHY?
I have always been inspired by mom.  She is incredibly kind, giving, and a selfless woman who would give anything to see others around her have a good life.

WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU COULD SHARE WITH OUR READERS TO UPLIFT THEM IN LIFE AND CAREER?
When in doubt, just put on a good song and dance it out!  Sometimes some of the most simplistic things in life can change your day, your outlook, and even your perspective! 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND HOW DID IT INSPIRE YOU?
The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Joyce B. Lohse because of her dedication to continue to get up and fight for what she believed in and also her drive to help others.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Running.  There is nothing like a 6-mile run at the wee hours of the morning on a country road while the world is still and calm, and the stars shining bright.  I feel true peace and serenity.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU OR YOUR INDUSTRY FACES, AND HOW DO YOU OVERCOME THOSE?
Misconceptions.  It is hard to compete with media and the misleading information that is conveyed at times.  The best way to address it is to continue to define the misconceptions, frequently discuss, and bring awareness to it.

WHAT IS ONE TREND IN YOUR INDUSTRY THAT EXCITES YOU?
Eating is so much more than what we put on our plates!  As time progresses, we are learning that more personal and daily variables play a part in our eating habits and behaviors.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU DO EVERY DAY THAT ADDS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Carving out time to move.  Movement is key in setting the tone for my day.  It allows me time to center myself, reflect on where I am, and allows me to hit a level of creativity I didn't know existed.

WHAT TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
My coffee pot!  I adore coffee!  Coffee just gets me!

PLEASE, FINISH THIS STATEMENT: LEADERSHIP IS...
leading from the front.

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