Welcome!

My name is Darlene and I work with high-achieving women who want to conquer complex challenges and chronic stress in their professional and personal lives. No matter what challenges life throws your way, I will work with you to face them, without losing your motivation. Life will knock you down, and when it does, you have only two choices:

  1. Get back up, dust yourself off, survive & thrive!
  2. Stay down, Give up, and Give in!

Some mornings, you might feel like you would rather pull the covers over your head and hide than get up and face another day of stress and challenges at work and at home. “Stress Management Activities for SMART Women” offers stress management & personal empowerment services and products for busy, high-achieving women with demanding, stressful careers and businesses. Most of my clients struggle with finding personal and professional balance and resilience to face their complex challenges at work or at home, in order to move forward with confidence, calm and courage.


Where You Are, Now!

This is a place where too many women professionals and women business owners live.

You’re alive, but only barely wading through. You might not be totally overwhelmed, but you know that at any moment, the tides could shift and you could be pulled under by the current of chronic stress or burnout.

If this is where you are right now in your life, I can help.

I know what it feels like to be where you are now and I know how to help you not just tread water and stay afloat, but to actually break the cycle of stress, burnout, negativity, and busyness that can easily consume us as women professionals.

  • You have a demanding life, on both the home and professional fronts. Your family and friends need your time and attention. Your mental , physical and emotional well-being  need time and attention, but your job, business, and professional responsibilities  do, too.
  • You find yourself facing hard choices every single day, both at work and at home. Complex challenges and stress are not just an occasional burden—they are your way of life.
  • Your life is so demanding that you often find yourself muddling forward, rather than striding with confidence.
  • Stress has become your norm and you simply try to live with, because you believe that the stress you endure is the price of your success.

In fact, you are paying with your health! You are paying that price for success so heavily that it is starting to eat away at your mental, emotional and physical health. It has become the bane of your relationships and is wreaking havoc on your general well-being

This is a place where too many women professionals and women business owners live.

You’re alive, but only barely wading through. You might not be totally overwhelmed, but you know that at any moment, the tides could shift and you could be pulled under by the current of chronic stress or burnout.

If this is where you are right now in your life, I can help.

I know what it feels like to be where you are now and I know how to help you not just tread water and stay afloat, but to actually break the cycle of stress, burnout, negativity, and busyness that can easily consume us as women professionals.

If you are:

Coping with personal hardship
Struggling with financial distress
Suffering from the loss of a loved one
Trying to transform your health or weight
Struggling to conquer issues in your relationships
Trying to built or grow a business
Undergoing a midlife or career change
… chances are that you can use my hard-won experiences as an inspiration.


My personal Bio

The truth is that I used to be where you are now.

I was tired, overworked, and spreading myself too thin.

I was taking on more than any one person could handle because I thought that I was doing what I had to do to be professionally successful.

I faced complex challenges at work that are inherent to breaking through the glass ceiling in a male dominated world.   I’ve filled the high-powered management and executive positions in the high-stress, demanding, government and corporate worlds.

I’ve experienced emotionally devastating challenges in my personal life, too.

I was married and then went through an emotionally crushing divorce.

I faced the difficult reality of being part of a step family, trying to raise a teenager, and caring for chronically ill loved ones.

I’ve lost many loved ones to chronic illnesses (specifically cancer)—I know the strain of  intense grief caused by losing loved ones in death, from losing my soul mate to my grandparents, my own professional mentor, to most recently, losing my only sister to cancer. She was only 41 years old.

I’ve dealt with my own health issues, ranging from endometriosis to fibroids to chronic anemia.

But I did not let these things break me. I learned from them.

I learned how to shed chronic stress & anxiety and reclaim my mental, emotional and physical health.

And now, I work with other ambitious women to help them achieve the exact same thing!

I use what I have learned to inspire, motivate, uplift and encourage other women professionals who need help and guidance to face their complex challenges without losing steam!

 


Where You Want to Be

A happy ending is within your reach, even if you cannot see it right now. This is where I come in.

Sometimes, we need a helping hand to show us the way.

Does this sound like what you want your life to be?

  • You are calmer, more peaceful, and balanced.
  • You actually enjoy living your life.
  • You are in complete control of the complex challenges you face at work and at home.  You  know exactly which stress management activities to weave into your daily life and routine to move forward with confidence, calm, and courage.
  • Your life is rich and full. You are productive, without the anxiety and chronic stress that is so common among professional women!
  • You are reaching your goals and achieving the professional success and personal fulfillment that you want and deserve, without sacrificing your life, sanity, or relationships in order to get it.
  • You are among the many women professionals out there who are getting what they want, and are doing it without experiencing degradation of health and quality of life.

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My Professional Bio

I am a Certified Professional Consultant with over 22 years of experience in leadership roles in the government, the judicial system and in the corporate world.

Here is what you’ll get when you work with me:

  • A certified, experienced consultant and mentor who will help you live a balanced life
  • Increased focus, creativity and motivation
  • Excellent customer service throughout. I care deeply for all my clients.

Let’s Get Started!

With me, you will be building your resilience from within!

You will learn the self-empowering stress management activities and strategies I use to switch my mind, body, and soul, from overloaded to fortified whenever I need it.

You will build a balanced, stress-resilient lifestyle and achieve professional and personal fulfillment.

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About Darlene

My name is Darlene Berkel, and I'm going to tell you how I transformed my life from stress victim to stress master by taking power over my experiences.

This epitomizes the Inspired and Empowered woman's way!

Here is my story...

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