Meet Danielle

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DMD & Associates

DMD & Associates, Inc. provides personalized support, field-specific resources, and a breadth of knowledge and expertise to assist professionals impacted by work force reduction or downsizing.

Offering a comprehensive range of targeted programming customized to the needs of the workplace community and tailored to the unique career goals of each employee, DMD has helped outbound employees throughout the Gulf Coast region navigate the modern job search and get back to work at nearly twice the rate of the national average while helping businesses retain brand equity.  

About Danielle

Danielle Dayries, founder of DMD & Associates, is a career coach, author, speaker, and trainer with more than twenty years of experience in the careers industry informed by two decades of brand strategy development for Fortune 100 companies, including Sara Lee, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and McDonald’s. As an industry veteran and Louisiana native, Danielle has a deep, personal understanding of the importance of professional branding and how it can be leveraged throughout the job search process. She is dedicated to fostering a healthy corporate culture and securing a reputation for social responsibility. 

Danielle’s expert scholarship has been featured in numerous industry-leading publications and covers a wide range of topics, which aim to educate and empower first-time job seekers and CEOs alike. She has taken her scholarship from the page to the podium delivering keynote speeches and administering seminars for over 100 corporations, universities, and conferences.

“I truly believe that when we focus on leading a passionate, meaningful life, we are also inadvertently creating a spectacular ripple effect of inspiration in the lives around us. When one person follows a dream, tries something new, or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels their passionate energy; and before too long, they are making their own daring leaps while simultaneously inspiring others.”

Mantra of Danielle Dayries, Founder and CEO of DMD & Associates, Inc.


  • “Run  – don’t walk to DMD & Associates, Inc. if you want your phone to start ringing after you send out your resume!”

    J. Gabriel
    Marketing Executive
  • “I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders – none have exceeded my expectations like Danielle Dayries. In less than a week, she cut to the core of my needs to execute a polished product and program that allowed me to take the next step on my professional path. Thank you!”

    T. Fryoux
    Financial Services Executive
  • “Danielle delivers the perfect blend of strategic career coaching combined with hands on practical tools. After our initial meeting, I had a clear vision of where I was heading with specific targets and an action plan. As a coach, she was able to provide the push I needed as both a critic and a supporter. With Danielle’s guidance, I quickly found more opportunities. Working with Danielle was the best decision I made during my career search and clearly the best value of all of the other resources I used. I only wish I had contacted her sooner! I highly recommend Danielle and will continue to work with Danielle as a trusted advisor.”

    A. Copeland
    Operations Executive
  • “I highly recommend Danielle to any professional looking for a job or new career. I started working with Danielle and her company Danielle M. Dayries & Associates after being laid off from a job that I had for 15 years. Needless to say, I was not familiar with the modern day job hunt and started from ground zero. After developing a great resume, Danielle coached me through the many job search’s, networking and interviewing tools that she has used and developed successfully.”

    B. Purcell
  • “Energetic and passionate…awesome personality…interactive…made the topic fun and approachable…great speaker…the listener didn’t just walk away with a ‘good feeling’ but armed with clear steps to leverage LinkedIn to draw the attention of potential clients…enjoyed the exercises…easy to follow…practical…enjoyed Danielle’s method of presenting and her demeanor… genuine and engaging.”

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