Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside changes along with it.

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CHANGE ISN'T EASY

 It's like breaking up with a part of yourself. Letting go of unsupportive habits is like letting go of a bad relationship: challenging, often messy and full of uncertainty. With the right tools and perspective, you can build a new relationship full of self-love.

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TOO MUCH CHOICE

When we're overwhelmed by choice, feelings of anxiety and self-doubt can begin to rear their ugly heads. It can be challenging to feel confident. But, when we believe in ourselves, the more certain we become about which direction to take and what decisions to make.

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A SEARCH FOR BALANCE

Do you know what your values are? Most people have never thought about it. Identifying what we care about most helps us to manage our time effectively. We can put energy into the things that make us feel fulfilled and most importantly, making time for yourselves. 

  "Dara has been doing some life-coaching with me for the last five to six weeks, and has been absolutely amazing. I can't recommend her highly enough. What I particularly enjoyed was her ability to listen properly - this is not an easy thing in an age of hyperactivity." - Dr. Angus H., Creator, Future Crunch

 

"Dara has been doing some life-coaching with me for the last five to six weeks, and has been absolutely amazing. I can't recommend her highly enough. What I particularly enjoyed was her ability to listen properly - this is not an easy thing in an age of hyperactivity." - Dr. Angus H., Creator, Future Crunch

  "I was initially cynical about the idea of life-coaching and though that positive psychology was just a fad about fooling yourself to think your happy, it's not. Life coaching is about looking inside yourself to identify harmful habits and negative thought-cycles that are holding you back..." - Chris K., Filmmaker, Small is Beautiful  

 

"I was initially cynical about the idea of life-coaching and though that positive psychology was just a fad about fooling yourself to think your happy, it's not. Life coaching is about looking inside yourself to identify harmful habits and negative thought-cycles that are holding you back..." - Chris K., Filmmaker, Small is Beautiful

 

  "I found Dara to be a very perceptive coach who was able to get me out of my thinking and into my body. I have always been a thinker and through my work with Dara I realised there was a way for me to snap out of the thinking..." - Tess B., Writer, Trainer & Transformational Coach at Tess Bartlett Holistic Coaching

 

"I found Dara to be a very perceptive coach who was able to get me out of my thinking and into my body. I have always been a thinker and through my work with Dara I realised there was a way for me to snap out of the thinking..." - Tess B., Writer, Trainer & Transformational Coach at Tess Bartlett Holistic Coaching

  "The strangest thing about the whole experience was that, in an almost disconcerting fashion, everything that I had set out to accomplish in my personal and professional life, was very neatly resolved by literally, the very last session. I don't know how she does that, but whatever she did I can't thank her enough.'- Mike G, Design Director

 

"The strangest thing about the whole experience was that, in an almost disconcerting fashion, everything that I had set out to accomplish in my personal and professional life, was very neatly resolved by literally, the very last session. I don't know how she does that, but whatever she did I can't thank her enough.'- Mike G, Design Director

Dara Simkin

"I value authenticity and keeping it real."

My coaching style is direct, practical and action-oriented. Our sessions will push you to think about things you've never thought of. We'll work as a team to develop a plan and find solutions, so you can move towards a life you love instead of run away from it. I sometimes use foul language and love to make my clients laugh. Here is a study that shows people who swear are more trustworthy and honest. I value authenticity and keeping it real, as well as the courage my clients have to make changes in their lives.

 

 

More about Dara

I've studied self-development for more than a decade and utilise different tools I've picked up along the way to deliver creative ideas when working with my clients. 

I received my certification in Life Coaching from The Coaching Institute in Melbourne, Australia and have a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Florida. 

Born in Miami, Florida, I created work for myself in the U.S., Canada and Australia. I've immersed myself in cultures around the globe and bring true, life experience to the table. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia and practice yoga and meditation regularly. I'm an active member of Business Networking International and a District International Speech winner of Toastmaster's International. I contribute to LifeHack.org and volunteer my time as a mentor for The Helping Hand Project

Some other fun facts: I've sat a 10-day silent meditation retreat known as Vipassana, I've spent three weeks in the Blue Mountains on a beautiful Ashram, I've had the pleasure of seeing Eckhart Tolle speak live in Melbourne and I'm a published author. 

Life is full of crap. you can step in it over and over again, or use it as fertiliser to grow.

We can be our biggest fan, or our worst enemy. We are in control of what we focus on and how we respond to situations. Change your perception, change your life. 

Do You Ever Think?

  • I'm not good enough
  • I want more than my current situation
  • I put others before me to my own detriment
  • I overwork to the point of mental and physical exhaustion
  • I'm often anxious and overwhelmed
  • I avoid challenges for fear or failure or rejection
  • I can't look at myself in the mirror
  • I'm lonely and don't know how to break free
  • I'm in a relationship that is always hard
  • I'm miserable at my job, but I'm afraid of the unknown
  • I've lost a part of myself and don't know how to get it back

During a Session You Should Expect:

  • A safe, judgment-free space
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Challenge
  • Support
  • Exploring unchartered emotional territory 
  • Laughter

If you can relate to any of these, sign-up for a consultation to see if coaching is right for you:

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