Featured Workshops


“I’m Worth It!” An Introduction to The Art of Sacred Selfishness 

Montgomery, TX

Join Coach Darla for a weekend of discovery & fun. You’re worth it!

 Soma Ranch 

Connection. Community. Creativity. Crayons.

Registration Dates and Details COMING SOON!



Prices will include lodging, food and materials


The intention of the “I’m Worth It!” weekend retreat is create a vessel of sacred space so that you can take a breather (literally!) to get grounded, connect with others and most importantly, connect with yourself. What if you take some time to breathe in nature and focus on what matters to you? And while we are at it we might have just a little fun along the way and PLAY!


Together through illuminating experiences we will learn to:

  • Build trust through connection and give ourselves permission to be MESSY! Imperfection is perfect and fun!
  • Have courageous conversations about our strengths and values to cultivate resilience to our inner and outer critics
  • Bolster our empathy channel, model compassion and practice vulnerability
  • Bring forward our creativity, tap into innovation and allow ourselves to show up in a powerful way


This weekend retreat will nurture your desire to play big and be brave. Being courageous and playing big while also being vulnerable allows us to lead more authentic and wholehearted lives. Grounded by a sense of purpose and guided by a resilient spirit we will be transformed as women and as leaders.


A What’s Next?! “Have Crayons, Will Travel!™” Event



Q: What time do we get there?

A: You can arrive as early as 2:00 pm on Friday. Please be there no later than 3:00 pm that day. The sooner you get there, the better! It’s first come, first serve in bed choice based on your room type.


Q: Do I need to bring anything with me for this playshop?

A: Don’t forget to complete, print and bring your Intentions Inventory and the VIA Character Strengths assessment. Both the inventory and personalized assessment link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don’t bring this stuff the world doesn’t blow up. We have it handled.


Q: What do I wear?

A: We would suggest dressing comfortably in light, casual, flexible clothing (think yoga wear). Also, there’s a pool, far infra red sauna and mineral therapeutic hot tub… So bring your swimsuit!


Q: What kind of food will you have?

A: All meals are included with your stay.

  • Breakfast: a different cooked grain each morning + many additionals
  • Lunch: Soup and salad buffet
  • Dinner: Full served evening meal.

Rejuvenate your body with delicious gluten-free meals that are full of probiotic, wholesome organic food, with most offerings based upon the Body Ecology Diet. Home made kefir and cultured veggies abound at all meals. Coffee and tea are available, along with fruit and snacks. Wine and beer are not provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know.



A “Have Crayons, Will Travel! Event


Upcoming Sessions TBA

Includes lunch and materials

$65.00 Person/Session

*Current Executive Clients Complimentary*


Venue Museum District (near the MFAH)

5353 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77004


*Explore Intentions and Vision for the New Year*

*Develop S.M.A.R.T Goal and Action Steps*

*Create and Take Away a Vision Map*

*Have Fun!*




Bring your ideas of professional and personal goals, a willingness to stretch (play bigger!) and get on the FUN channel. Together we will vision, create and play.

Bring along a friend! Better yet, give this as a gift!

(If you prefer, I can come to YOU for a special and fun gathering with your friends)


More Detials and Registration Coming Soon!


In this “playshop” we will be exploring intentions for clarity to create a goal(s) using the S.M.A.R.T. methodology (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely). When you register, you will be sent an Intentions Inventory to assess what gives you meaning and purpose relevant today. No rinky dinky goals. Are you willing to stretch and play bigger? It is recommended that you complete the Intentions Inventory before the event and bring along with you to the playshop. An overview of S.M.A.R.T method will also be sent along with other information you may need for this event.

After introductions, a visioning session will guide you in creating a professional or a personal goal. You will be guided by Coach Darla using the Lights On! Coaching Method along with support and feedback from your team. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe and practice “lights on” feedback guided by Coach Darla. After the group is coached and goals are determined we will chow down on some lunch and have conversation. YUM!

After lunch, we will get “messy” and have some fun! You will begin creating your vision map with the collaboration of Coach Darla and the other participants. During our time together, some maps will be completed and some may not. That’s okay. Some of you will be finishing up on your own time.

In our wrap up, we will have a round of show and tell where we will provide and receive acknowledgement. Applause! Applause! And in closing, with the support and energy of our group, we will step into our vision and begin our journey into the New Year. You will be “assigned” a buddy from the group to stay in touch with to provide support for each other for a time determined by the Buddy Duets. SUPPORT IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO REACHING GOALS.

*NOTE: A follow up coaching call with Coach Darla is included in this playshop.


Coach Darla Trio



Q: Do I need to bring anything with me for this playshop?

A: Bring YOU, ideas for goals, a willingness to stretch yourself – “no rinky dinky”! Be prepared to dial up the FUN channel. Bring along a yoga mat if you have one. We may be on the floor doing our vision mapping. My wood floors are pretty clean but you know…


Q: What else?

A: Don’t forget to bring the Intentions Inventory and review the S.M.A.R.T info. If you don’t bring this stuff the world doesn’t blow up. I have it handled.


Q: Where do I start? I don’t know what goals I want.

A: I get it. We all are in that place sometimes. It’s just destiny amnesia. I would suggest you begin to think about the domains of life. Community, home, family, relationships, business/ work… You can pick a professional or personal goal. Your intentions will give you some clarity and they will anchor your goal. When you think of one, think about how you can play bigger with the goal. Take it to the edge. Got nothing? Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.


Q: Are you sure?

A: Well, I am not a full blown office supply but all of the materials for your vision mapping will be available. You may want to bring a note pad and pen if I don’t have what you want in stock.


Q: Can we invite a friend?

A: Of course! Bring a friend. Bring two.


Q: I am a bit shy in groups – I might be intimidated to share.

A: That’s okay! I’m shy too (just kidding). Seriously, a lot of people are shy. I have a knack for creating a space of compassion, comfort and FUN . Ask anybody. You will get a lot of support and “lights on” from your teammates and your coach. Hard to be shy in my groups.


Q: How big is the group?

A: A small, intimate group with our time frame and space. Grab your spot.


Q: I am an executive client. Is this playshop complimentary? Including the food?

A: Yes and yes. If you are a current executive client this playshop is available to you as part of your series. And lunch is included.


Q: Can I use my coaching hours for a friend or colleague?

A: Absolutely. What a special gift for a friend. And a powerful partnering occurs when working together on goals.


Q: What do I wear?

A: You can come any way you want – except naked. That’s another class. I would suggest dressing comfortably and casually. And remember, some of us may be working on the floor with our maps. I have just so much table space in my little casa.


Q: What kind of food will you have?

A: Good food. If you have any special dietary needs please let me know.


Q: Will you have any more of these “playshops”? What if I need to do more work on my goal or vision map or want to work on some other goals?



More Details and Registration Coming Soon!


If you have any questions about this playshop or any other of the coaching service of What’s Next?! Life & Leadership coaching, give Coach Darla at call at 713-816-6998 or email at darla@cochdarla.com.


Classes & Workshops


Opening Your Heart
Are you getting everything you want in life? Do you experience joy in your relationships? Or do you suffer hurt and disappointment? Did you ever think – even for just a fraction of a second – that you might be holding yourself back?

Sometimes we actually set up internal roadblocks to what we desire in life. Sometimes we actually – really! – fear success!

Release your resistance and become open to love. Unearth obstacles and dig deeper into self discovery. Become emotionally available to yourself – and to others – by embracing your vision of who you are, making new choices and taking action to pursue your objectives.

This course includes a follow-up individual telephone coaching session. Snacks, refreshments and course materials will be provided for all gatherings.

Intention Workshop – Creating Your Personal Mission Statement (PMS!)
Do you approach your work and your relationships with energy, vitality and passion? Coach Darla will guide you on a journey to discover, design and implement the passion that resides in your heart – your own personal vision.

Develop deeper, more satisfying relationships… grow closer to family and friends… earn a living doing something you love. Using her expertise in behavioral and visionary coaching methodologies, Coach Darla integrates proven techniques to guide you across the border from heart to mind so that you can set goals, develop detailed action steps and bring your vision to fruition.

This course includes a follow-up individual telephone coaching session. Snacks, refreshments and course materials will be provided for all gatherings.

Balancing Life Energies
“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique view points of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”
… Ralph Marston, author and publisher of The Daily Motivator

Goddess 101: For Women Only!
This FUN class is all about the feminine YOU! If you are “lights out” and your confidence is at a low ebb, turn your lights back on and join this fun class to discover and embrace your feminine empowerment.

Love your life journey again – renew your confidence and gratitude and get into the driver’s seat of flirtation, fun and joy. Join Coach Darla and your Goddess companions in changing your perspective, gaining new insights, learning strategies and recreating the beautiful, fantabulous flower you are.

This course includes home play assignments, a follow-up telephone coaching session and… always… FUN! Snacks, refreshments and course materials will be provided for all gatherings.

What has been said about Goddess 101? Read below and check out our video testimonials here!

“The Goddess 101 course is not only fun, it is enlightening and enriching. It helped me to grow in a supportive, non-threatening environment. It’s odd how the older we get, the harder it seems to have fun, but this class helps to change all that. I would highly recommend it to Goddesses of all ages.”

Houston, Texas

“I think every woman should be a part of this group once in her life to just do this exercise.”

– S.S.
Houston, Texas

“This is a great class for women to remember what magnificent creatures they are. The materials and ‘assignments’ are spot on!”

-L. M.
Houston, Texas

Get Your Goddess Groove On!
The Universe Beckons! It’s a new decade! Women are on the move and making a difference, so shed whatever holds you back. Discover your calling, set intentional goals, direct your energies toward accomplishment and venture further than you could ever have imagined.

Women connect, collaborate and together discover the essence of their authentic selves, producing extraordinary results with their compassion, communication and collective power.

Whether you are looking to love your life more, love others more or get joy from your career, this course creates a fusion of energy that brings into focus that which makes you joyful, alive and vital.

This course includes home play assignments, a follow-up telephone coaching session and… always… FUN! Snacks, refreshments and course materials will be provided for all gatherings.

Communication Secrets Revealed
Creating Systems and Strategies that Save Time, Money and Get Results! Switch off “autopilot” and set your own course!  This experience will improve relationships, save you time and money, and take your meetings from chaotic to productive and FUN!

Unlocking the Power of the Authentic Self
Are you getting what you want? The success of your relationships, both personal and professional, defines the success of YOU. After all, relationships are the only thing that matter in business and life. So what can YOU do to create the life that you’ve always dreamed of but have never quite reached?  Coach Darla will lead you through a simple and proven system to discover your brilliance and create a personal “brand” that is juicy with emotion and authentically YOU.

Find out what you stand for. Discover your unique brilliance and your “brand”. Illuminate what matters to you most and connect in your relationships, personally and professionally.

Reclaim and Refresh
This is where Coach Darla’s alumni come to reconnect, revitalize and get re-inspired! It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other alumni and… have FUN! Check in with Coach Darla and refresh your perspective.

ToolBox Tuesdays
Meet Coach Darla and learn a new coaching tool for your toolbox! Bring along a friend or two and come to have FUN!



Unlock Your Authentic Brilliance:
Unleash Your Leadership Power and Get the Results You Want!

Includes refreshments, lunch, materials and fun!

Leadership and business success is often determined by the success of our professional and personal relationships – with others and ourselves.

HOW we interact with others and HOW we see ourselves can make or break our leadership power. Showing up as your big, powerful, authentic self can make a real difference in your world and the world of others.

Whether you are the leader of your business, managing a team, running a crazy household or whether you are business owner, entrepreneur or CEO who drives carpool, challenges abound:

  • You don’t stand out as the leader you desire to be and not taken seriously
  • Your marketing does not attract your ideal client or the career you want
  • Your time and contribution is not valued or acknowledged
  • Primo projects and desired contracts are not landing in your inbox
  • Fear sets in at the mere thought of asking for that promotion or contract
  • Anxious and uncertain of your next steps

Today, status quo and hype no longer flies. Getting to the top of the heap and standing out from the pack demands that we step it up in an authentic way – powerfully and courageously.

In this highly creative workshop you will cultivate and zone in on the qualities that work for you and that have you shine as a leader. In effect, you will discover your personal, authentic brand so that you can create a strong and powerful “self marketing campaign” that gets the results you want in your personal and professional relationships. You will:

  • Gain confidence in your leadership skills and shine as a leader
  • Attract ideal clients and the career you want
  • Be taken seriously and acknowledged and valued for your contributions
  • Get the top assignments and projects you want
  • Have awareness of the challenges that take you out of your game
  • Stand in your power and be recognized as a great leader by your peers

It’s all about how you show up. Courageous, authentic leadership gets powerful results!

When you register you will receive a questionnaire (Branding With ArchetypesTM) that we will use in the workshop and also a complimentary Life / Organizational Intentions Inventory as a “thank you”.

Coach Darla believes that authenticity and uniqueness are gifts that can be leveraged in our world to get the results we want and gives us the permission to have a lot more fun…no matter what. Core values, integrity standards and discovering your unique strengths are foundational to all of her programs and courageous conversations with her clients. This workshop will be insightful, creative and full of fun…also a foundation to her coaching.



Coach Darla’s BRANDING WITH ARCHETYPES Workshop was anamazing experience for me. Coach Darla make this event fun, energizing and inspiring. This workshop gave me the opportunity to learn moreabout myself, discover what inspires and motivates me. It allowed me torediscover my strengths as a leader and gave me the last push I needed to gofor my goal: start my own business with the confidence and using the uniquegift I have to be successful. Thanks Darla.. you are AWESOME! – Tina Amrhein

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