1:1 Business Coaching for Brand Founders
Let's build the next enduring direct-to-consumer brand, together.
Hi, I'm Dara, your strategic partner in building a purpose-driven brand.
Through a powerful combination of business and mindset strategies, I'll work with you one-on-one to grow your brand and find your flow.
Grow Your Business
Whether you're an early-stage brand founder working to raise your next round or a solopreneur getting started, I can help you amplify your brand's reach.
I've been there before...
I spent the first half of my career in brand strategy for iconic retailers like Sephora, Kendo Brands (LVMH's beauty incubator), Marc Jacobs Beauty, Drybar, and Swarovski, along with fashion PR agencies Bollare and Elle Communications.
After honing my brand strategy, PR and influencer marketing chops, I went on to lead growth and digital marketing for early-stage fashion tech startups Darby Smart and Trendalytics.
Then in 2016, I took the entrepreneurial leap and launched a direct-to-consumer workleisure apparel brand. Within one month of launching, we tripled our Kickstarter funding goal and went on to get featured in The Huffington Post, Brit + Co, and top-tier conscious fashion blogs.
In our one-on-one coaching sessions, you'll have access to my 10+ years of retail, startup, and strategic business experience, along with the entrepreneurial mindset I acquired the hard way...
Find Your Flow
My previous experience equipped me to tackle the strategic business and marketing challenges, but it did not prepare me for the mental obstacles of entrepreneurship.
After launching the aforementioned ‘successful’ Kickstarter, I completely burned out. While things looked great on the outside, on the inside, I was on the verge of a breakdown.
I slowed down and invested in myself. I read business and personal growth books, listened to podcasts, watched Ted Talks, and worked with a business coach.
I developed a mindfulness practice and learned to listen to my intuition. Instead of trying to do all the things, I focused on doing the single most important thing to grow my business. And for the first time, I found flow in my business. It was a total game changer!
Now, I want to help you find your flow while growing your business.
In our sessions, I'll combine a unique blend of left-brain data-driven marketing strategies, alongside right-brain intuition-based strategies, so you can build the next enduring direct-to-consumer brand.