“Through working with Dara, I identified my fears and was able to bring new focus and clarity to my work.  Her attention, focus and powerful questions allowed me the space to find my true direction and create a plan to accomplish my goals.” – Current Client, Executive Director of a National Non-profit

Coaching offers a special focus on the individual that is often missing in social justice work. It is a method that will help people embrace their own power and vision, overcome fears and challenges, and increase self-awareness and embodiment.  Coaching allows clients to explore these issues in a safe, confidential space and create new practices that shape a life that is aligned with your values. Coaching helps establish reflective leadership practices to build self-awareness, authenticity, alignment and efficacy.

  • Coaching is a collaborative relationship that supports you to create, execute, and achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Coaching is a method for identifying and clarifying your values and to operate from a values framework to accomplish your goals.
  • Coaching is an ongoing partnership, designed to not only introduce you to new strategies and skills but to support you to implement them in your personal and professional life.

I offer:

One-on-one coaching: I specialize in coaching community and non-profit organizers, leaders and members, coaching for succession planning and executive transitions, coaching emerging leaders, and coaching women, leaders of color, LGBTQ leaders, and other grassroots leaders. 

Combined organization development and coaching: Almost all the clients I work with on strategic planning, professional development, evaluation, and other organizational issues also benefit from incorporate coaching to help clarify and strengthen their focus and resolve.  

Combining fundraising and coaching: Grassroots and individual fundraising naturally raises issues of class, privilege and power.

Since 2008, I have been coaching individuals and organizations. In 2013, I completed the Coaching for Transformation program to become a Certified Professional Coach through Leadership that Works!  I am also a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute. I appreciate everything I have learned from my teachers- Sharon Brown, Steven Filante, Staci Haines, Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Susie Nichols.



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