Personal achievement is the legacy one leaves behind for people to get inspired by. Achievements don’t necessarily entail academic or professional goals; they can be personal achievements or small objectives for oneself. Danielle Zirkelbach is a woman of many talents and the founder of The Art of Danielle Zirk LLC, who has achieved the highest honor doing what she loves the most – Creating Art and Surfing.
Nothing has ever stopped Danielle from achieving what she put her mind to. Not even being severely dyslexic hinders her success. The doctor told her father not to hope for her to be functional with the crippling disorder. Still, Danielle proved everyone wrong and excelled in academics and extracurricular activities from a young age. She was awarded the highest honor in her high school and was an expert soccer player of the time.
Earring her degree in Science and Arts from Florida Southern College, she was awarded Summa/Magna cum laude. She had a full soccer scholarship throughout college and was a remarkable student, with her achievements still on display at the college premises. In 2010 Danielle moved to Hawaii to pursue her true calling – surfing and arts. She started creating and surfing and won state championships for three years consecutively. And in 2015, she won the national title in the realm of surfing, making a name for herself and creating a path for more women to surf.
That same year, she was an inductee in the Ocean Artist Society. This society is a unique community for marine artists, sculptors, painters, etc. Her artwork started to gain popularity among artists worldwide, and her painting became the #1 Google Searched Piece of Art in the world of King Kamehameha. Danielle was honored to be in the #1 position in 2018 and 2020. In 2018 at the Wyland Gallery Solo Artist Show, Danielle was named by several critics as the best and most amazing new artist to come along in decades.
Danielle again got the honor of being an inductee into another prestigious society in 2019 – the Artworks Hall of Fame. She also was awarded the HIC sunset Pro artist of the year award in the same year. Regardless of all the achievements above, according to Danielle, her most significant achievement is being a mother. In 2020 she gave birth to a beautiful boy and named him Imua. Her social media platform shows how in love she is with her family and how proud she is of Imua.
This year, Danielle was named the New York Times “Top Female Leader of 2023” and accepted to the Milan Art Academy. She is earning her master’s degree in Art and Art Business and will soon have better expertise to run her business and expand her brand awareness.
She is a wonderful mother and a lady boss who works hard and tirelessly for what she wants. In between surfing, creating, and waitressing, Danielle finds all the time in the world to help people see themselves and their purpose. Click here to learn more about Danielle, her brand, and her business.