Darlene has combined more than 25 years of experience in leadership, spirituality and management with the lessons from her personal struggle with chronic fatigue and autoimmune disease to develop her 4-3-2-1 Healing with Integrity System. With over 20 years suffering, she understands the reality of living the endless survival existence of chronic pain and fatigue. Now, seven years into recovery, Darlene has already built and sold her first business so she can devote her energy full time to helping others reclaim their lives. She is based in Gatineau QC, just across the river from Ottawa, Canada and enjoys her summers in Metis Beach with her husband and chocolate lab. When asked the top 5 ways to describe Darlene are: passionate, energetic, straight-shooter, trustworthy & great leader. Darlene’s deepest belief is our thoughts and our connection are the key to healing and abundance. Her favorite expression is “YOU GOT THIS!”
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How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Coach?
To answer this question, it's probably best that I share with you a defining moment that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you on exactly what to do to reclaim their health so they can reclaim their lives. The defining moment in my life happened in April of 2014.
I had been increasingly sick starting in my mid 20's, and had spent fifteen years looking for someone to tell me what's wrong so they could fix it. I was stuck in severe chronic fatigue, with first a misdiagnosis (and treatment) and then an undiagnosed illness, I had been living a progressively limited life for 20 years. Finally, in 2012 I had yet another relapse and found myself on disability and bedridden for 2 years. By this time, I weighed 265 pounds. I was suffering from over 64 symptoms at my worst. I was failing as a mother and wife. I was broken.
BUT, I had not given up hope. I had only exhausted everything I knew how to do. WHEN, one day I picked up a book I was reading for the third time, I read the forward! What a revelation. The author also had chronic fatigue and she was now well! IF she could reverse her symptoms, so could I.
My revelation was that no one was coming to rescue me. The minute I started to shift that one belief, I realized that I was being run and controlled by unconscious beliefs and FEAR! My body had been telling me now for almost 20 years that something wasn't right. So, I needed to start somewhere. And for me, although my health was completely deteriorated, I needed to start on my emotions.
I had allowed my unconscious beliefs of low self-worth and self sacrifice to be in charge. The key turning point was that I was no longer willing to sacrifice myself.
I began to reclaim my self worth and I turned to a trusted friend who is a holistic nutritionist and she suggested the autoimmune protocol. I eliminated everything that was blocking the healing. My body returned to its normal weight of 165 lbs. This process took me about 1.5 years but I started feeling strong only a few weeks into it. It was so much easier than I imagined.
Once I trusted my body again, I needed to learn how to trust my dream. I started with buying, renovating and running a vacation rental. Being an entrepreneur challenged alot of my old thinking and made me believe that anything is possible. Which brings me to my coaching career.
I had been hosting a wellness group for over 2 years already as well as doing private coaching BUT I never saw this as something I would do professionally! I had been living the rewards of following my intuition for 3 years already and I was being called to take this deeper. In 2018 I began my coaching business and NOW living my dream is how I help others live theirs.
I keep my health as a priority. I protect this by ensuring I keep following my dream. It is my strong belief that connection to your true self is a vital key component to a healed life. Our habits are what keeps us going and mindset drives the ship, I still work with coaches myself, that push me deeper in releasing what is not working. I wake up every day excited to get to work. FOR my work is my play. It is the ONE thing that keeps me connected.
What it’s like to work with you?
Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation.
“Before working with Darlene I was hesitant because I couldn’t see where I would have time or how I could make room for this course. I did NOT feel ready...Darlene’s balanced approach of connection and pragmatic was exactly what I needed. Every call, every post, every email, Darlene has a way of reframing that left me with a whole new vision of myself every time. She is a great listener BUT quickly and gently guides you out of old thinking into action! Just what I needed. “ Laurel T.
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and create new opportunities in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on how willing you are to walk through the fear of what is on the other side. Sometimes the fear of success is greater than a fear of failure.
How can I guarantee myself that I will succeed in record time?
Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently worked through the mindset changes in my system Master the Protocol have successfully changed their lives. Once you learn the techniques, the more you practice, the better the results. I have a whole module devoted to accelerating and activating your healing.
Who are your clients?
I work with people just like you, women and mothers who are ready to get serious about change and ready for new results; however, they have never been taught how to be aware of their own limiting beliefs so that change can be lasting.
What makes you different from other "mindset coaches"?
I have developed my own system which has a 4-3-2-1 approach. I take you through the 4 components of healing, the 3 strategies to get there, I teach you that every decision has 2 choices and I give you the 1 thing you need to succeed, your personal Intuitive Integrity Code.
Go to the bottom of the page to see all my full personality profile and credentials.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
I work with women who are ready to transform their lives and trust themselves. Women who want to take back control. EVEN with women who don’t believe they have the time or energy or support! This is the FIRST thing we fix.
If you are willing to show up every week and have an open mind, you are ready.
For what type of person are your programs NOT going to work?
My program is not for those who want validation. I can refer you to other coaches who work like this. Everything I do is taking you out of victim mode into empowerment. I do this with compassion BUT I refuse to let you stay in your disempowerment.
If you want results but don’t want to change, this is not for you.
If you are waiting for a “test” or a “result” or a “doctor” before you take action... this is not for you. What I do is alongside your current strategies, NOT instead of.
If you are waiting for someone to rescue you or some magic bullet , this is not for you.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and creating a vision (plan) for your life with achievable steps. This method has achieved significant health results, including my own healing. Get ready to have enthusiasm and joy in all you do, and increased energy in all aspects of your life. (see Testimonials)
What results can I expect?
- Set boundaries with ease
- Get relief-- most of my clients say this is one of the biggest game changers…
- Stop self sabotage
- Fill your cup first
- Be a priority in your life..
Darlene, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for success! I'm happy to work with you to achieve your wellness goals... The best way to work with me is in my Master the Protocol - Mindset and Success Strategies for Nutritional Healing which offers you a way to get the results faster and in a group setting. If you prefer the personal approach, consider becoming a VIP client and with all the perks of 1:1 coaching.
OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?
Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at [email protected] or book a free wellness strategy session call on my calendar at https://calendly.com/darleneturriff/wellness-strategy-session and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!
Credentials & Fun Facts
- Results - Nothing speaks to success like success!
- My OWN personal healing ( 8 years recovered - relapse free)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours Theology
- 25 years Visionary/ Spiritual Group Leadership
- 10 Years Public Speaking
- Paralegal Diploma
- Entrepreneur - Cottage Rental (did all the renovations myself)
- Official Race Car Driver (Mini-Modified)
- Student of a Course in Miracles (8 years)
- Energy Healer (Healing Pathways Practitioner)
- Certified Clutter Clearing Coach (Denise Linn Method)
- Personal Chef/ Caterer
- Certified Deep Thought Strategist (Steve Lowell Method)
- Life long learner (over 400 books, on-going coaching & personal development)
- ONE hour a day to new learning
- Over 10K a year in personal development
- I live in Gatineau QC, part of the greater Ottawa Region, capital of Canada and I summer in Metis Beach QC on the gulf of the St-Lawrence.
- Bio Mom to one happy 19 year old! (Marshall came after a long struggle to have children)
- Heart Mom to one beautiful 33 year old! (Amanda joined our family when she was 17)
- Exchange Mom to another stunning 33 year old! (Coline came to us for one year from France)
- ONE supportive husband! (Kevan and I just celebrated 25 years together- the best is yet to come)
- Dog Mom to Eugene my quirky chocolate lab!