Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good. - Lucia Capocchione

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Be creative

We are naturally creative beings, born to play, imagine and create. Over time we become bogged down by roles and responsibilities. Our fear of judgment and failure has us lock away our creative self to wear a mask — in hopes of being accepted by our peers.

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be playful

Play is as important to our wellbeing as food, water and shelter. Play sparks our imagination, creates a sense of belonging and meaning, builds empathy and curiosity, and creates a sense of optimism and purpose. When we don't play we suffer emotionally, socially and cognitively.

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be you

Give yourself permission to be you. You are not broken, dysfunctional or a problem to be fixed. By investing in yourself, you are carving a path to let go of who you think you “should” be, to be the person you want to be. It takes more energy to be someone else than it does to be you.

   "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

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"I value play, connection and keeping it real."

My mission is to bring more playfulness into the world. We need play as much as we need sleep and dreams. When we experieince a play deficit in our lives, we feel moody, irritable and disconnected. My coaching practice focuses on reconnecting you with your creative, playful and lively self.

My 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. 

If you want to connect with your authentic self and have some fun along the way, let’s work together.