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Hi Fellow Warrior!  My name is Darla Makela.  I am a Certified Life & Transformational Mindset Coach and the owner of Equipped for His Purpose, as well as a Speaker! 

I am dedicating my life to supporting women as they learn to walk confidently and empowered in the call that God has on their life.  

I know from experience that not one of us can do this alone and I teach women how to be Equipped for His Purpose!  When you learn what tools are available to you and learn how to use those tools in your life there is nothing that can keep you from walking in your God-given purpose with confidence!

So many people ask me why I got into Coaching.  My first answer is that it was simply God's purpose for me.  But I have always had a passion to support women in their life's journey.  I find myself helping to craft a way for the woman in the grocery store that I just met!  Not to mention providing my friends with unsolicited inspiration! 🙂 

Supporting and guiding women has just always been in me so when what seemed to others like a "bad" thing (loss of a job) I just knew it was God's time for me to go for the purpose He has for me!  

My life has not been without it's ups and downs which I believe also helps me to be able to serve and support the women that I do.  I understand mistakes.  I understand imperfection.  I understand grief.  I understand shame.  And I also understand God's redemption.  I understand His forgiveness.  I understand His unconditional love.  

My vision is for every single woman to understand these things like I do!  That is why I am a Coach and Speaker!!  

No matter how imperfect you may feel your life is right now, I am here to show you how God wants to transform your life.  He sees what you are going through and He has a plan for you. 

We will spend our time together discovering who you are, how much God loves you and equipping you to be the Warrior that He called you to be before you were in your mother's womb!  





I have had the privilege of working with Darla Makela in a health program since November 2016. When I started this program, I was morbidly obese and have consistently lost weight during this time. My current weight loss is 90 pounds and counting as I continue to work with Darla. She has provided me with the support/accountability system and shared recipes/health/exercise suggestions that I needed to help me in my weight loss journey. Her kind and encouraging words have kept me going and helped me make a healthy lifestyle change that lasts. -Twyla

I have been working with Darla on an ongoing basis for almost a year now.  I never had really joined any type of weight-loss program because I had seen others just yo-yo back and forth and go from plan to plan.  Counting calories always just made me more hungry!  So, as I began working with Darla, it was more about lifestyle changes that would lead to a healthier ME than it was about weight loss.  The 25 pounds I have lost to date are just a benefit of the changes I have made that have enhanced my life.  Darla has been right there through the journey -- encouraging, making suggestions, challenging, etc.  She always has positive thoughts to share about whatever we are working on.  If you have come to the place in your life where you see your need to make some lifestyle changes in order to become healthier, Darla would be an awesome choice of someone to travel that road with you.  Give her a call.

Darla will encourage you, inspire you, and challenge you! She will help you identify your goals and make a plan to achieve them. Darla holds me accountable (in a gentle, encouraging way), and my weekly check-ins with Darla help me to stay on track and not lose sight of the lifelong habits I am working on. - LP


Over the past year, I've been working with Darla, because I needed someone to help challenge me and keep me on track with living a healthier lifestyle.  She is inspiring, always looking at positive ways to encourage me, as well as suggesting new ways to look at a situation with an objective, non-judgemental perspective.  Having weekly calls with her has kept me on track to make better lifestyle choices, both physically and mentally.  I have lost over 20 lbs and it didn't feel like I was dieting at all!  Working with Darla has been beneficial and helpful in my healthy lifestyle journey.  LM

I feel very blessed that you came into my life!  Since I started working with you I'm feeling so much better about myself!  Thank you for your inspiration!

Darla has been great to work with! She has so many ideas on how to improve your health and well-being. She also helps you to look inward to find the answers you may be in search of. She doesn't tell you what to do, she helps you figure out how to do what is best for you. I loved that she never judged me but always encouraged me to be the best me I could be. It was very empowering to work with her.





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