Heather Daly | David Couper Consulting

Heather Daly

career background

In 2003, Dr. Daly founded The Center for Health and Well-being in upstate NY. In this work, she developed programming, forged community partnerships, and taught over a thousand Wellness classes to students of all ages. She moved to Los Angeles in 2008, where she facilitated personal leadership workshops for thousands of students and educators at 15 school sites. In 2013, Dr. Daly co-founded Courageous Hearts, a service-based organization with a mission to educate and empower people for a life of success and fulfillment. In 2018, she moved to Rochester, NY, where she began to expand Courageous Hearts’ work by training staff from multiple school districts to develop a Social and Emotional Learning culture. In response to the 2020 global pandemic, Dr. Daly designed a “Building Resiliency during COVID” virtual program which has been used to support multiple organizations in both Rochester and Los Angeles in navigating the greatest crisis of our time. Today, she continues her work by nurturing the leadership potential of her staff and also consulting organizations on both coasts.


Dr. Daly is a Visionary Leader, Facilitator, and Coach. The hallmark of Dr. Daly’s work is empowering people to create a life of purpose and optimal wellness. She has trained thousands of students, educators, and professionals with topics on: Resiliency, Social and Emotional Learning, Facilitator Best Practices, Drug Prevention, and Leadership Development.

industry background & education

Dr. Daly holds a B.A. in Biomathematics from Rutgers University, a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Rochester, and 2 Master’s degrees, in each Spiritual Psychology and Theology. She holds two professional certificates: Professional Life Coach and Health Coach.

noted accomplishments

  • Co-founder and CEO of Courageous Hearts
  • Founder of The Center for Health and Well-Being
  • Participated on the steering committee of 5 large public health grants reaching over 63 high schools and 20,000 students each year
  • Howard Hodge Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis