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Episode 205: Turning Tragedy into Opportunity

Danielle Howard of Wealth by Design, LLC

“So that kind of led me to going, ‘wow, I'm in this business, but there's got to be something more to it. There's got to be, you know, a deeper aspect to it than just knowing the techniques and all of the tools and the products that were out there.’ So, after going through a process of forgiving others, forgiving myself, and deciding how to work through it. I decided that I wanted to come into the business with a little bit of a different perspective.” – Danielle Howard

As founder of Wealth by Design, LLC, Danielle Howard prides herself in walking alongside her clients to help create financial wealth by prioritizing process and planning above and beyond the traditional product-focused industry. You don’t want to miss this inspirational episode of Cambridge Stronger as Danielle walks through the different seasons of her life, and shares how she turned tragedy into opportunity. Danielle also highlights what drove her passion for independence and the importance of building connections personally and professionally. With the many hats she already wears as a business owner, financial professional, and mom, Danielle discusses what inspired her to explore ways she could make a difference in our industry and spread financial awareness, including publishing her own book.

In Episode 205: Turning Tragedy into Opportunity, Danielle Howard joins Cambridge CEO Amy Webber to discuss:

  • How the tragedy she experienced changed her perspective professionally and personally
  • How she learned to navigate the independent space leveraging different resources
  • The first steps she takes when creating a safe place for conversations with her clients 

About Danielle Howard

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER author, speaker and founder of Wealth By Design, LLC, Danielle Howard, CFP® is a catalyst for change around the financial tools, techniques and temperaments that construct a person's financial life. She is a blogger, podcaster, and outspoken advocate for people heading into their fall season of life.

Bridging the gap between Wall Street and Main Street, she brings complex financial topics and concepts down to earth. She opens the door to new conversations around money. Her engaging workshop - "Financial Fingerprints to Footprints™" provides an opportunity for people to look at their mindsets around money and learn how to build on the wins or rewrite the scripts. With on-line tutorial opportunities and in-person educational events, she brings a fresh perspective to the pecuniary world.


Registered Representative, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., A Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and Wealth By Design, LLC. are not affiliated.

About Cambridge Stronger

Integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness are at the core of Cambridge’s values and drive the Spirit of Cambridge. Join our host, Cambridge CEO Amy Webber, for each Cambridge Stronger episode as she invites independent financial professionals to offer insight on how they integrate values and purpose in their care for their investing clients; and hear their stories on how they got their start as well as why they are in the advice profession. 

The opinions expressed are those of the interviewees and do not represent the opinions or views of the interviewer and/or Cambridge.

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