Helping people uncover what would bring them the greatest happiness and sense of peace and contentment in their lives is what inspires and motivates me. A professional coach is having someone in your corner – cheering for you. It means someone that asks powerful questions and helps you uncover what is keeping you stuck and how to move past that. It means being an accountability partner with you asking if you did what you intended to do.
I can’t even begin to explain the power of this type of coaching in someone’s life. As a client said to me recently, “I am a different person. My perspective has changed and I walk into each day with a different attitude and expectation.”
What would it mean to know that you are living your best life? That you are creating that life by your thoughts, feelings, and actions? That you have the power to make positive changes?
My clients all feel stuck in some way (in a job, in a relationship or a transition). They are strong, perceptive and insightful people who are willing to look at why they feel stuck and what they want to do about it. It is through clarity, awareness, direction, and action that they become unstuck. I love the connection and trust that I have with my clients. When they get unstuck, I am behind the finish line cheering them on!
"I have a voice inside me that says "I am not good enough." I believe we all do. Sometimes it screams at us and sometimes it is a whisper. Awareness of that voice is the key to acknowledging it and then deciding if you are going to let it get in the way of what you want. "
WHAT IS MY SIGNATURE SYSTEM FOR COACHING?
I love the concept of creating the life that you desire, as opposed to the life that those around you want for you. From that idea, I’ve created my signature coaching process, Living from the Inside Out. This method allows you to get clear on what’s important to you, and how you can make those things happen. I work with executives that want to be productive with ease and find success, balance, and peace.
The four foundation principles of Living from the Inside Out are:
PURPOSE: What do you want; what is your vision; what brought you to coaching?
PLAN: What needs to be done to reach the desired outcome; What are those strategies that you need to do to get closer to your ideal life? Together we’ll write the plan, define goals, and develop timelines and processes.
PRODUCE: This is where the work begins. What are those action steps that you need to take, to produce the results that you want?
PEACE: The acceptance and serenity that comes from making progress and seeing what has manifested in your life as a result of getting clear about what you wanted.
WHAT IS COACHING?
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
I work with people who:
Crave balance and clarity in their lives - they want to feel productive and happy and have some ‘room to float’
Are facing a transition in a relationship or a job and want support as they walk through it or just want to speak up in their lives and don’t know how to start
Feel stuck and are not sure where but want to get clear on what they really want in their lives and want a plan to get there
Are business owners or executives who want to create and sustain the highest performing team
HOW WILL WE WORK TOGETHER?
One on one over the phone or skype – there are several packages that will be customized to your needs. There is nothing as powerful as focusing on yourself in a one on one coaching relationship. These calls last about an hour and we will talk over several months clarifying what your goals are and setting action steps along the way to reach them. Having an accountability partner allows you to stay focused.
In a group over the phone – I love the community that is created in a group coaching experience. I offer a few group coaching opportunities a year.
In a group workshop – we will spend a weekend together with a few other participants digging deep about what is important to you and how to bring that into your life. These weekends are powerful and life-changing.
Intensive one day face to face meeting – this option allows you to have an amazing experience bringing clarity and focus to your life. You will leave an intensive with a plan to move forward in your life.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
It is easy. We schedule a curious conversation call. There is no fee for this. We will get to know each other. I will share how coaching works. You will share what you think you would like to work on with me. And, we see if we are a good fit and then decide the best way to move forward.
Working with Darienne has changed my life. I am not being dramatic here. I truly mean that. I had so much going on in my life. I thought I was handling it all well. What I didn’t realize is that I was trying to handle it all by myself. I was not reaching out for the help that I needed and she helped me to see that it was okay to ask for what I need and to further receive it. And receive it well. There is a difference. She asked me so many wonderful questions, but there was one that was a game changer for me.
She helped me to gain so much clarity and direction. I thought I could figure it all out on my own, but when she came alongside of me, I figured it out much much quicker as well as had insights that probably wouldn’t have come to the surface without Darienne’s amazing ability to ask the best probing questions. And as a mom of 4, that is GOLD!
I am forever grateful. And the bonus of it all? You get a woman who’s calm and loving nature gets you to a place of peace as soon as she says “hello”.
Destiny Schaefer, Dallas, TX
The coaching process with Darienne has been a tremendous assistance to me for planning not only on a professional level but on a personal one as well. I think that we've been taught to separate personal and professional lives from day one, but that's not realistic. To be your best professionally, other aspects of your life need to have balance and sing in harmony with your life and career goals. The program encourages perspective and with this comes the clarity to see each thread in the tapestry and how they weave together to create the big picture.
I've experienced Darienne and her coaching in a different way than I'm sure was intended. She' s been invaluable to me. 🙂
Darienne was introduced to me right before a big transition in my life. I was about to be an empty nester; a new system was being implemented at work and I was just accepted into a state leadership class. I was a bit overwhelmed at this point.
Darienne has been a huge asset to me personally and professionally. She has a wonderful ability to communicate in a way to help me reach my potential through understanding my strengths and weaknesses. She presented me with different tactics and tools to maximize my strengths, help me navigate through tough decisions and conversations while keeping me accountable. During the past year she has consistently evoked change in how I relate my challenges, ambitions and more.
I'm so excited to have this opportunity to have a life coach!! Darienne has showed me different ways to approach different situations, personally and professionally. I'm so grateful!!