Vision. Courage. Meaning.
Dara is a Life Skills and Relationship Coach for young adults and teens. She helps today’s youth prepare for the responsibilities and challenges of life by helping them build character, form healthy lifestyle habits, set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, honestly self-reflect, express themselves, resolve conflicts, manage money, build healthy relationships, and so much more.
Most life coaches look to help you achieve goals before first helping you choose authentic goals to achieve. Dara with Mud Coaching provides a positive coaching style centered on enhancing self-awareness and creating a direction for your life that you personally develop based on deep self-understanding. Her life coaching approach focuses on helping you naturally get to know yourself in a deeper way. She guides you through the process of creating the goals that actually push you forward, and enable you to achieve a life that expresses your true self.
Dara is a passionate, approachable, and gentle guide whose main objective is to support you in forging a path that feels authentic to you at a pace that works for you.
One-on-one sessions are conducted remotely and on a flexible schedule that fits your needs.
Begin life coaching services with Dara to create success in your life and relationships.
Start with a free 45 minute strategy session.
"I have friends who have worked with coaches so I reached out to Dara. It was the best decision I could have made."
-Bokhara G., San Francisco
Mud Coaching Programs
The teens and early 20’s are often a time of debilitating insecurity and self-consciousness. For some youths, lack of confidence and focus is frustrating and discouraging. This painful time is a struggle for parents, too! I help young people develop self-respect and ambition through enhancing self-awareness, setting and achieving goals, practicing self-acceptance, learning conflict resolution and more. learn more
We all get a little lost sometimes. One day you wake up and realize the life you're living isn't the one you planned or hoped for. You can't see where you went wrong or how to get back on track. Life Direction Coaching will help you refocus and redirect so you can move forward with clarity and confidence toward the life you actually want to be living. learn more
With so much to manage in our lives, it's common to lose a sense of balance and even ourselves. You might already be wondering if it's possible to take care of everything and everyone without sacrificing your own needs. The good new is, with a little help you can begin to live a balanced life. Life Balance Coaching will help you manage all of your responsibilities and take care of you. learn more
Relationship challenges are experienced by everyone. Disappointment, unmet needs, ongoing conflicts, video game addiction, sex drive mismatch, substance abuse, boredom and other common causes of relational dissatisfaction affect many couples today. Finding the right partner and keeping a relationship going can also be quite a challenge. Relationship coaching will help you cultivate the skills, habits and mindset to help you transform your relationship or attract the right person and create a healthy, passionate and lasting bond. learn more
As a Positive Psychology Coach, Dara helps people learn more about themselves and make the right changes in their lives so that they can enjoy true confidence, live authentically, and master wellbeing. She loves watching people discover and use their greatest strengths to make positive changes and achieve their goals.
Having learned to turn her own struggles into opportunities for becoming a stronger, healthier, and more confident version of herself, she is passionate about helping others do the same.
She lives in Asheville, NC and enjoys spending time learning, exploring, and playing with her dogs Jaya and Lula.
What clients are saying...
"Dara helped me dig deep and find the way back to my true self. I never thought I would want or need a life coach but now I can't believe how people go through life without one! Dara helped me to discover my true values and strengths and how to use them to balance all aspects of my life, from personal and professional relationships to spirituality."
"Dara is so easy to talk to and I felt a connection right away. I definitely felt comfortable sharing with her and being vulnerable, which is something I needed. Working with her has made me more confident in myself and I stopped ignoring myself. When I take care of me, I can take care of those I love.”
"Dara found a way to take me deeper. Her insights and suggestions have helped me discover transcendent self-esteem - a fundamental belief in myself and my capabilities that will take the rest of my lifetime to unfold and enjoy."