Co-Trainer: CIJ Clarity Catalyst
Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach, Dr. Darlene has been coaching for almost three decades and has been practicing yoga and mindfulness nationally and internationally for over 40 years. She has nurtured a passion for dance, healing, education and training and development by serving as a business and academic administrator, elementary, secondary and university level teacher, trainer and consultant with experience in such varied areas as organizational development, C-Suite executive coaching, training and education, human resources, higher education administration, social work, fitness/wellness, and exercise physiology.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in HPER and Social Work, her Master’s from San Francisco State University in Community College Teaching and Exercise Physiology and completed doctoral work at both Oregon and Bowling Green State Universities in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Development. Her dissertation focused on attitude and motivation, specifically looking at how one develops and sustains self-efficacy. She is a comprehensive practitioner in Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry.
Coach Dr. Darlene has achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification (since 2009), is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach through NBHWC, a Health Coach Institute Certified Health, Life and Empowered Well-Being Coach, and a DiSC Personality Assessment Trainer and Distributor. She is in process of completing her International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. She is Thai Yoga Therapy certified (since 2006) and is a credentialed Aromatherapist through Aroma Vera in Provence, France (since 1995). Additionally, she holds an RYT 200 Yoga teacher credential and will be soon completing her RYT 500 certification. She holds Pilates and Step Reebok certifications and served as a national Step Reebok Certification Trainer. She holds professional membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Her curriculum and certification design accomplishments include serving as a lead design team member of the Ohio Certified Public Managers’ (OCPM) Certification, as a project team leader for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) Human Resources (HR) University and designed and facilitated the United Health Partnership’s (hospital consortium in NWO) Leadership Certification. Further she served on the development team for the first national fitness/dance exercise certification (International Dance Exercise Association).
In the past, Coach Dr. Darlene served for five years as the executive coach for the Marathon Oil (IT) managers and process coach of the self-directed work team implementation. She provided executive development for business team leaders and middle management staff at the Wacker Chemical Corporation, USA and Wacker Chemie International subsidiaries.
She is well-versed in fitness and integrative health having owned three of her own Yoga and Pilates studios where wholistic and metaphysical services were provided. She exhibited strong communication and listening skills as a former AM Radio Talk Show Host (WSPD-iHeart Media) and as a current national presenter on resiliency and social-emotional learning.
Coach Dr. Darlene currently serves as a certified co-facilitator and VIP coach for coaches through Jennifer Grace’s Clarity Catalyst adult trainer course. She additionally serves as a consultant and coach through her own Full Circle Consulting LLC.