Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Rocco.
Danielle, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m an entrepreneur, mother, and wife with an unshakable drive and passion to help you become the person you most want to be. I was born in the small town of Exeter, New Hampshire in 1977. I spent the majority of my childhood traveling the country with my mother. She had an interest for new places and we lived adventurously by moving each year discovering what this amazing country has to offer. As a young girl, all I wanted was to be a ballerina. At the age of 5, I auditioned and was accepted into my first Ballet Company. Even with all my travels, I was able to dance and join Ballet Company’s where ever we lived.
Then teenager life hit……I left my love for dance at the door. This is when my life changed. This is when I started to develop and realize who I was and what I was made of. Two weeks after my 16th birthday I found out that I would be a mom. I remember being so overwhelmed and scared that I stopped “really” feeling. On January 21st, 1994 my son was born. He changed my life, but I would not change this part of my story for anything. The funny thing is, looking back I spent so many years being ashamed that I was a teenage mother. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I realized what I had overcome and achieved. We can beat ourselves up for years and not even know it. We hold on to events from our past and let them mold us. Then something happens and BOOM you decide to let it go and be the person you were always meant to be.
Between 1994 and now……..A lot of life has happened. I got married in my early 20’s and had two more wonderful children. I was anxious to move on with my life a bit to soon. I still had more growing up to do. My self-worth was lacking and therefore my choices lead me into another failed marriage. The lesson that stuck with me from growing up so young is you have two choices: 1. You can accept the choices you’ve made and the consequences of those choices and stay where you are or 2. You can say “This is NOT how my story ends.” I have always chosen number 2. My desire to get more out of life for myself and my children came from somewhere deep inside me and no matter how much I beat myself up about the choices I made, that desire was stronger than any negative thought or feeling I had about who I was.
……. Fast forward….. I now have an amazing husband that I love very much. He supports me through all of my adventures. We have made an incredible life together. I own a gymnastics school with my brother and father, I work out daily, I even started dancing again through choreographing gymnastics routines. My oldest son is a Marine. I couldn’t be more proud! My younger children are thriving in high school with many personal achievements of their own. I worked so hard and it was finally paying off. In January of 2015 I was in a horrific car accident. The rescue team on site said they couldn’t believe that I survived. My life stopped. For a year I struggled to regain who I was. Bedridden and living in chronic pain, trying just to make it through the day. As the world moved on I was stuck just watching. I fought to stay positive and motivated. To be honest I almost didn’t make it. I gave up on me in the summer of 2016. I didn’t want to live this life anymore. I was angry. I had worked so hard to achieve everything I had. It was stripped in one day. Everything that made me, was now unobtainable.
Just as having my son at 16 dramatically changed my life, my car accident did the same. I remember crying to my husband that summer….I didn’t want to live. That’s when that deep, deep desire came back and said “This is NOT how my story will end”.
One year after my accident I started an additional business TeamRoc. It just kinda unexpectedly developed. Just when I thought I was ready to throw in the towel this business revived me. It involved lots of work on myself, lots of work on my physical body and lots of giving back to others. In developing TeamRoc I now am helping others get out of their own way, to become what is naturally in them to become. Supporting their journey on living mentally and physically healthy is my mission. My vision is to cause a ripple effect of empowering individuals to achieve the life that they dream of through health and wealth. What I have found is that my clients passion for life comes out when their minds and bodies are working together. An additional fun piece of TeamRoc is share with the world my clients entrepreneurial success.
“This is NOT how my story will end” and I cannot wait to write what comes next!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been a smooth road for the most part. Adjusting work and personal life balance has been a constant adjustment. I found that starting a new business caused fear of the unknown for family members and friends also. That was a bit unexpected. Change is hard for everyone in life, not just the one going through the change.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about TeamRoc – what should we know?
I support people in getting back on track with their health, losing weight, maximizing their workouts and bringing what is naturally inside them out so the world can see. My specialty is in working with people that have a very active lifestyle. What that looks like is, they travel for business or pleasure more than the average person, they entertain often, they are on the go most of their life. This leaves very little time for them to be able to focus on giving their body what it needs.
A super fun part of TeamRoc that developed was that I found “my specialty clients” also are amazing entrepreneurs themselves. I started doing live interviews with them on social media. This is creating a ripple effect of healthy mind + healthy body = success. Success looks like whatever the viewer sees it as. What I love most is that by me connecting and supporting my clients they are more productive and happy in their life………ripple effect.
Why me and not someone else. I see each person as an individual. I understand that not 2 people are alike and what drives each person will be different. To support my clients I need to know what are the options out there, listen to what they are really saying and guide them on the best recipe that will work for them. Most importantly giving them the knowledge and tools. Life will change and if they are not armed on how to handle and adjust I have not served them fully.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My husband is a huge supporter on helping me stay balanced. Everyone needs someone that brings them back to reality but at the same time pushing them to fly.
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- Website: www.danirocco.com
- Phone: 603-234-7435
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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