A Little About Me

A Little About Me


I had a successful career as a financial planner, but shortly after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I realized I needed to make a change.

When the doctor handed me that prescription, I said I’m not doing that, I’m going down a different path. I needed to change my life, so I never looked back. I had no idea, until then, how much my thoughts were influencing my health.

I decided to make health and wellness my mantra. Feeling the positive changes that were created in my life, I felt called to help others achieve their own personal path to a life of calm.

So, I no longer help people with just their money, but with their lifestyle and outlook on life. As a certified Health and Life Coach, I assist women (and a few men) with their mindset towards their health, life, relationships, and anything else that may be holding them back from fulfillment. I love helping women who have been experiencing stress and feelings of anxiousness, to embrace a healthy lifestyle, that then leads to more peace and calm.

People really come to me for all different reasons. I find that many people come to me, maybe to lose weight, and its not long and they realize something deeper needs to be addressed first...And then the weight comes off easier!

For many, it’s not about a “diet,” it’s about learning who they are, where they are at this moment, and who they want to be. I love peeling back the layers of each individual until any negativity is erased.

I always tell people that they have all the answers within them, but they don’t necessarily know what questions need to be asked. When I ask the right questions they’re often enlightened and they’ll look at it from a different perspective. Which gives them the answers they have been needing.

Most of my clients sign up for my 12-week program but usually end up wanting more time with me once their time is up. I like to take my clients through mental exercises, like one where a client wrote everything he wished he would have said to someone in a letter, then shredded it without ever delivering it. Once their mental setbacks are addressed, we will move on to determine ways they can lead a healthy lifestyle, and incorporate what I refer to as "Healthy Habits" into their daily life.

We just address whatever is going on. It’s just working on that constant mindset shift of, ‘I can do this. I’m worth it.’”




Ladies, I am excited to bring to you my "MUSING MOMENTS" each Monday morning, where you will receive inspiration, motivation, and helpful tips to help YOU on this journey called "LIFE"...






My husband of 35 years

My children

My grandchildren

Women's cycling rides

Eating out with friends

Italy & Thailand

The Beach


DIY remodeling

I am a Transformational Mindset Coach who specializes in helping others to transform their thoughts to heal their life, health, and relationships. As a Certified Life and Health Coach through the Health Coach Institute and Genius Unlocking Coaching Academy, I love using my experience to truly help others to let go of any limiting beliefs that may be holding them back from being their healthiest selves.

I wholeheartedly believe lasting change begins within.

Prior to becoming a Certified Life and Health Coach, I was a licensed financial advisor for over 10 years. I love being a mom and grandma to 3 adult children, two beautiful daughter-in-love's, and my adorable grandchildren.

I offer a wide range of coaching services from individual coaching, group coaching and workshops. I have spoken for various women’s groups regarding Emotional Eating, How Our Mindset Influences our Health, and my most favorite, The Power of Our Words.

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Disclaimer: Coaching is not a replacement for medical advice. Coaches are not physicians. Coach Darla Nelson does not and will not diagnose or cure diseases.

2086 East Canal Drive PMB #164, Turlock, CA 95380