The Art Of Bouncing Back: Build Your Resilience, Grittiness, & Mental Fitness With Coach Dar

24th Apr, 2023

Erica Lippy

Life Hacks, Podcasts, Transformation

Today’s guest is absolutely a special one and happens to drop purposely for our 200th episode. I welcome on the show a new friend that just fills my heart with joy and I know in this episode you will feel the same. This episode is truly for each of us that have experienced any setback in their life. The question isn’t if we will have adversity, setbacks, or struggle in our life…the question is when. It’s part of our human experience and if you are someone that is growing in any way…which I know you are because you are listening to this episode, you will experience resistance anytime you do something outside your comfort zone. This episode is meant to prepare you and set you up to rise above any situation. Learn today how to build your mental fitness, resilience, grittiness, and bounceback from your setbacks.

Welcome my guest. Coach Dar, Darleen Santore. She is Board-certified occupational therapist, leadership advisor, and mental skills coach; Coach Dar works with some of the top CEOs in the country and high profile professional athletes worldwide. In her book, The Art of Bouncing Back, Coach Dar shares her proven methods that any business professional can use to bounce back from setbacks and thrive even in the toughest of times.

Coach Dar blends a knowledge of psychology, life, experience, and her personal mission in life to inspire greatness in everyone she meets. The result? Individuals, corporate executives, and professional athletes discover their own personal missions, individual gifts, and set their sights on the goals that they thought impossible. It is her unique style and approach during transformational seminars, high impact speaking engagements, and exclusive one-on-one sessions that has helped countless people say NO to the status quo, raise the bar in their lives, and break through adversity to reignite their fire.

Now let’s talk about this subject:

The Art Of Bouncing Back: Build Your Resilience, Grittiness, & Mental Fitness With Coach Dar

When a setback hits, are you prepared to rise above it? Learn the tools to prepare you and equip you with the mental fortitude to bounce back from adversity. Not just survive, but thrive any time you are off your game. Coach Dar shares these proven strategies and techniques for the first time ever so you can ensure the obstacles and setbacks you face quickly morph into setups for your next success. Apply the lessons in The Art of Bouncing Back to increase your confidence, emotional intelligence, agility, and resiliency―and build the business, career, and life that’s within you.

“There has never been a “Great” I have met that hasn’t sacrificed, put in the work, has been consistent, is disciplined, there is a mindset. A growth mindset”

We Talk About:

  • What led her into coaching for pros, high performing ceos and athletes
  • Her personal adversity
  • Commonality we all share 
  • How she learned and built her mental fortitude
  • Masking our adversities
  • Going back to the things we never grieved
  • Making time to grieve, even if the season might not be now
  • Embrace the suck
  • Using why power not willpower 
  • Accepting what is and what you can not change
  • How to crystalize you why power
  • Mental fitness
  • Ways to start building your mental resilience 
  • Clarifying your mission
  • The difference between someone that is good and Great
  • The patterns of “Greats” 
  • Being in a comfort crisis
  • Why getting gritty will serve us
  • Principle: Reframing setbacks
  • Shifting identity and what it means to you
  • Cultivating and environment that survives you
  • Seeking and receiving feedback

More insight…

 “If you were to leave with us a piece of wisdom you have learned in your life’s journey, what would that life lesson be that you would love to share with us today?

Resources included in episode

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Coach Dar





Grab her new book: The Art Of Bouncing Back

Episode Mention:

Align For Success


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