A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there!

Coaching & Speaking Engagements


Imagine understanding yourself so well that you know how to harness your unique talents to successfully take on any challenge.  Imagine being able to bring those talents to every realm of your life so you feel connected, empowered and living life with intentionality.  

Whether through individual coaching or a speaking engagement, I bring my vast skills, deep empathy and humor to challenge you to see yourself and your life in a new way. I’d love to connect with you to see if we can make some magic happen.

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Co-parenting from the High Road

Improving Co-parenting Relationships through Coaching

Do you want your co-parenting reality to be different from the toxic situations we hear about all too often?

Co-parenting coaching teaches you what it means to take the high road in co-parenting and keep your focus on creating a relationship that nurtures rather than traumatizes your children. 

Using the CliftonStrengths® assessment, we empower you to show up at your best during one of the worst times in your life while also teaching you  strategies to work cooperatively with your partner to minimize the negative effects on your children.

Life Transition Coaching

Health, Wellness, and Life Coaching

Looking for individual coaching that is not related to parenting?  

Click the link below to learn more about working one on one with Darlene to help navigate life’s challenging transitions.

DYT Consultant

Improving Organizations Through Personal Growth

Interested in working with Darlene in the DEI or strengths coaching space?

Darlene uses the Intercultural Development Inventory® and the CliftonStrengths® to bolster professional success and spark organizational growth.

More Ways to Work with Darlene…

the Services



An 8-week program dedicated to helping parents stay on the co-parenting high road. 

There are two program options: 8 sessions (1 per week) or 4 sessions (1 every other week) 


This program is a one-time session where clients take the CliftonStrengths® assessment and have a 1.5 hour session with Darlene to review results and discuss how to leverage their innate strengths to be a better parent.



Speaking at events to educate, advocate , and inspire on parenting, wellness, and leveraging your strengths to live an empowered, connected, and intentional life.

Why Should I Work with Darlene?


Clinical Expertise 

Earned a Master’s of Social Work at the University of  Cincinnati and over a decade of experience as a therapist working with individuals and groups.


Coaching Experience

Combining clinical expertise with practical skill building to help clients create meaningful change.


 Engaging Speaker 

12 years of experience as a college professor where Darlene acquired her skills as a dynamic speaker and master group facilitator.

You May Be Wondering….

An 8 week program designed to help support your co-parenting journey. You can choose the 4 session or 8 session program and along with the 1 on 1 sessions, you will have access to me for continued support through the process.

Darlene received her Master’s degree in Social work from the University of Cincinnati in 2001.  In addition, she is a Certified Professional Coach, and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

Darlene speaks at conventions, retreats, seminars, workshops events where she can educate, adovocate , and inspire on parenting, health, wellness, leveraging your strengths, and living an empowered, connected, & intentional life.

Yes, coaching sessions are offered virtually.

Therapists assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness. With this focus, the work of a therapist largely centers around identifying and reducing symptoms. 

Coaches motivate and encourage people to achieve specific goals. The work of a coach typically involves providing support, accountability and developing action plans for impactful change.  

Darlene offers a variety of ways you can work with her. You can contact Darlene with specific opportunities via her Contact page.