Hey there!
I’m Dannie

You need an experienced speaker for your next event - someone flexible, educational, but most of all, entertaining. I’m excited to be someone you’re considering! This page lays out all the information you might need from me as you're working through selecting speakers.


who am i? 

I'm a marketing and business strategist for creative entrepreneurs. I work in sales and marketing for Google. When I'm not at work, I’m collaborating with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic plans and processes to better their business and increase their sales. I'm also a multipassionate human (who isn't?). Beyond working in marketing and strategy, I'm also an author, educator, digital nomad, and whip-smart whiskey drinker. I wrote The Side Hustle GalThe Bucketlist Babe, and One Honest Woman (and also co-wrote Big Plan for the Creative Mind).

I know you need to know my credentials too. I'm a regular guest contributor and speaker on business strategy worldwide. I’ve been quoted in places like Business Insider, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Girlboss, PRNews, and more.

Does education matter to you?  If it does, here's mine. I have a Bachelor's in Media & Marketing Management from Albion College, a Master's in Human Resource Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and am currently working on a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University. 

what can you expect?

As an event organizer, you're being pulled in a hundred different directions. Finding your speakers shouldn't be the biggest headache on that list. It's my goal to to provide an enjoyable experience for your audience but also for you! Here is what you can expect:

  • A Great Presentation Experience: My first priority is delivering content that is easy to understand and entertaining, but most of all - actionable. I assign homework at the end of every presentation I give and offer audience members the opportunity to email me 1:1 to get feedback on the work they produce.

  • A Great Pre & Post Experience Too: Planning an event can be stressful and involves a lot of moving parts. It's my goal to make coordinating presentations and selling tickets as simple as possible pre-event. I'm also always happy to follow up with you post-event to aid where possible in post-conference promotion.


Below are my current talks. I have a list of past talks on PR, passive income, and pitching that you can also explore should these topics not fit your needs. Just reach out and I’ll send it over! From time to time, I also custom create talks for audiences - for example, in November 2018 I’m presenting a custom half day workshop created for the American Disc Jockey Association.

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10 steps to a consistent annual marketing strategy (my #1 requested talk)

Are you tired of the "feast and famine" roller coaster most entrepreneurs experience? Planning your marketing strategy *en masse* is the key to a consistent brand presence and a consistent sales cycle. This session will walk you through the ten core steps to an annual marketing strategy, setting you up to head into the next quarter or year with a clear plan for consistency with your cash and clients that connects all the pieces of your brand. (This talk can be given workshop or lecture style.)

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how we rise

(a motivational moment)

I am a thought leader on the workplace experience, a veteran side hustler, and all too familiar with the struggle of being too busy for my own good. How We Rise breaks down the concept of a 20% project and how it can impact your professional and personal life. 20% projects make us better team members and better humans. They also help us become better at opening/closing productivity loops, thus making the time that we spend working more powerful. Let’s understand the various facets of what makes you unapologetically YOU and leverage them the best we can.

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pivoting with purpose
(pairs well with my books)

As the "original" Side Hustle Gal and author of the Side Hustle Gal book series, I've seen and done it all - part time, full time, triple time entrepreneurship. Today I work at Google while also running a business and speaking at conferences all over the globe. There is no one right entrepreneurship path, understand how to craft the path that's right for you. We'll explore my journey from side hustler to full time back to side hustler and talk about how to plan for pivots in business - even the unexpected ones.

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the ins and outs of seo, online ads, and marketing (new in 2019)

After running a business for 10 years and working at Google for over a year, I've learned a lot about what entrepreneurs think is the right way to market and what actually works in terms of SEO, paid ads, online marketing, and more. In this session, I'll break down the harsh realities, outline the most common gaps found in even the most advanced and established online marketing strategies, and provide solutions for an improved experience moving forward. Attendees will learn how to audit their work, determine what strategies work for them, break down KPIs, and get things done.

past presentations have taken place at


  • "Everyone has RAVED about your workshop! Thank you for giving so much of you!”

  • "I put your presentation as the most helpful one at the summit and you as my favorite speaker in the survey."

  • "I so enjoyed your presentation, it was One of the best of the conference!

  • I wasn’t even mad that the room was so packed I had to sit on the floor to enjoy it!"

  • I learned everything I needed to learn at this summit from your workshop.”

  • "Dannie Lynn Fountain provided the motivational anchor my conference needed."

  • "Her no fluff, actionable approach was everything."

  • "Dannie is the perfect blend of engaging, articulate, and vulnerable."

  • "Having Dannie [as] a part of my event was one of the best choices I made."

  • “Slay girl, slay! The content was so relevant and powerful. Easily the best presentation of the entire conference!”

Read all speaking testimonials.


100-Word Bio: Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing strategist and whip-smart whiskey drinker currently working at Google. She has ten years of experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Today, she works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic marketing processes to better their business and increase their sales, with a focus on passionate storytelling. Beyond strategy, Dannie is the author of four books on entrepreneurship and a regular speaker on marketing and entrepreneurship worldwide. Work she's been involved with has been recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, Forbes, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, and more.


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