E80 Dancing with Fire with Danielle Torley
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Danielle Torley shares her life adventures and journey in the project management world. Danielle and PMO Joe discuss the need to speak the same language across business functions, the importance of seeing opportunities when they exist, her experience as a TED Speaker and how to find strength within your challenges.
Danielle is a Business Development professional and never a formal PM, but is PMP certified and been a PMI Chapter President. She stressed the importance of organizational teams understanding each other’s roles by how they impact themselves and project outcomes. Danielle also shares her global travels and adventures learning to scuba dive, meeting her husband and learning to fire dance.
Danielle stepped out of grief due to the traumatic fire that happened in her childhood, inspiring her to pursue her passion for fire dance and performance. She shares, “When I learned to dance with fire, I learned to reconcile the traumatic part of my life with totality of my life as it was still unfolding.” Find out more from her TED Talk.
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Danielle Torley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 14 years’ experience in business development and proposals management. In her professional roles, Danielle works closely with the team to plan, develop, and produce proposals for single award and IDIQ opportunities ranging from $100k to $500M.
She enjoys connecting with people in her work, as a fire performer, and in the communities she serves. Her experience traveling and living in the United States and worldwide has offered her the opportunity to collaborate with individuals from varied backgrounds and inspired her to further develop her personal and professional hobbies.
Danielle is certified at the Foundation Level of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and has volunteered on the board of the Florida APMP Chapter since 2015. She also served as Chapter President of the PMI Emerald Coast Chapter from 2019 through 2020, working closely with the board to plan and coordinate several events and initiatives for members and prospective members.
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