Danielle Harlan’s book, The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership, has been taking the business book shelves by storm. I photographed a workshop that she did at Stanford shortly after her book launch where she knocked it out of the park. A radiant and powerful communicator, she clearly inspired her audience as she walked them through concrete ways to transform their personal leadership style based on their past successes and core values.
Ms. Harlan shared key components to success in today’s business world by embracing “The New Alpha” form of leadership. It is an elegant blend of self-awareness, accountability and commitment to ongoing improvement. She writes “By working to become the best version of ourselves, we develop the foundation competencies that are necessary to effectively lead others.”
It was an honor to photograph Ms. Harlan in action. I’m eagerly working my way through her book over break and can’t recommend it highly enough. As Mahatma Gandhi said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Danielle gets us that much closer to making it a reality.
About Danielle Harlan
Danielle Harlan is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential. She earned her doctorate in political science and M.A. in education from Stanford University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits National Fellow and received a Centennial Teaching Award for excellence in instruction. Prior to launching the Center, she was the Chief of Operations for the Carnegie Foundation, where she worked to harness the power of networks and quality improvement strategies in order to solve important educational problems.
Named one of Silicon Valley’s “40 Under 40,” Danielle has also been a speaker for TEDx and worked as an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and U.C. Berkeley Extension’s Corporate and Professional Development Program. In addition, she has given guest lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”) and is regularly featured in publications, such as Fast Company, Forbes, and Women’s Health.
About Kate Haley Photography
I specialize in storytelling via fine art photography. Looking for the unique voice in startups’ story, professional portraits, author events, celebrations of all kinds, and ever-present childhood wonder, I book photo sessions in Bay Area offices, Half Moon Bay beaches, forests or in other locations that are rich in natural light. The focus is always on delivering a hand-tailored, comprehensive service that is suited to a client’s unique goals and timeline. Learn more at www.katehaleyphotography.com