Dany Atkinson – May Women With Heart
Dany Atkinson was born in Bournemouth, England to parents Lyn and Richard Atkinson.
While still an infant and together with sisters Jayne and Nadine, Dany’s parents moved their young family to the United States, and raised their daughters in a very British household.
As far back as she can remember, Dany recalls her parents instilling in her, by example, the importance of philanthropy and community involvement. Having grown up without a father, Richard Atkinson prized the significance of positive role models in a child’s life and contributed much of his time and financial support over the years to Boys and Girls Clubs.
Dany continued the tradition of “paying it forward” while still in high school and later as a member of Junior League. She volunteered to make thousands of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 3 days a week for children in a low income after-school program and she manned a battered women’s hotline providing information and resources for victims.
The impact of her early volunteerism resonated with her and led her to the University of North Florida where she was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a political science minor in 2006.
Dany’s interest in connecting and mentoring led her to seek a Life Coaching Certification at the American School of Professional Life Coaching in 2011. Since then, she has worked to connect her clients to the very best parts of themselves. She believes that everyone has dreams and talents that are awaiting acknowledgement, release and action.
In addition to her coaching practice, Dany has been actively involved in raising awareness and financial support numerous non-profit organizations in Northeast Florida including Volunteers in Medicine, the Angelwood Foundation, Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, Ayla’s Acres, the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach and Take Stock in Children. She currently serves on the BRASS board of directors. She currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband and two sons.
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