Danielle McAlpine Johnson's Answers to Thriving Interview

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Interview with Danielle McAlpine Johnson
Answers to Thriving with Danielle McAlpine Johnson, Creator of Behind The Sash

Internationally published Writer, Director and Producer, mother-of-three, and Creator of Behind The Sash TV Documentary Series - Shining a light on Australia’s most influential women, women who are fighting for issues of injustice to create a better future. This series celebrates their strength and courage and reveals a new realm of women to idolise, women doing good.


The ‘Answers to Thriving' is an interview series that takes a look at the women who have created a life of self-success. We uncover key moments, lessons and habits that have influenced the life they lead today.


You can’t start the day without:

Coffee and Jesus! (Plus - Mini feet wrapped around my face and ribs, a big kiss from my hubby and a wet sniff and lick from our furry friend!)

A favourite quote is:

“We reap what we sow, more than we sow, later than we sow!" Charles F. Stanley

One wellness ritual you do regularly:

Gym, Worship, Massage, Prayer! Repeat :)


The last inspiring podcast you listened to and what makes it worth a listen:

Joyce Meyer - Relieving Stress. It is so important as a busy mum, wife, daughter and career woman to recognise we have choices. We can choose what we focus on, what and who we put time into, what we allow into our life, what we say yes to and what we say no to. We don't need to worry about tomorrow, it will take care of itself. Just focusing on the here and now and choosing what we put our attention into and making wise decisions on who we let into our world is vital to our mental, spiritual and physical health. Once we focus only on the things we are called to focus on for that very moment, that very day, we become a greater version of ourselves and a vessel to be used for goodness. This podcast has strategies to help us relieve stress and live the life we are destined for.

A recommended read for personal growth:

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren - there is a reason it's a number 1 best selling book! Every human being on the planet has an incredible purpose for their life. They are destined for greatness. It's not until we all recognise who we are intended to be and walk out our purpose together at one time that we will see a significant shift across humanity for the greater good.

I have a fire in my belly to see the atmosphere shift across the planet and see our next generation rise up in their calling and I believe this book is a great turning point for many people when they read it.

How do you go about self-development?

I have tremendous mentors in my life, all much older and wiser. They are people who hold me accountable, who care about not only me, but my family and our mission and purpose. They challenge us to be the very best version of ourselves. I think when we have people we trust to speak into our life, check us when we get out of line and help us to continue walking the narrow path and pioneering in our destiny, then we become who we are created to be and can thrive in the midst of adversity.