Darya S

Building Healthy Habits

Darya appreciates the warm and inviting culture that makes the focused experience so special. She loves hearing stories from her callers about everything from day-to-day happenings to insightful life learnings.

Prior to focused, Darya spent 10 years working in environmental education and sustainability project management.

What’s your favorite part of being a focused host?

My favorite part about being a focused host is hearing about all of the interesting things the members are working on and to be a part of their journey! I particularly appreciate the vulnerability that members express when they hit challenges. It's not easy to share when things are hard but It is the first step to overcoming obstacles!

What motivates you?

I am very externally motivated, so if I'm on a team or other people are relying on me to get something done, that is the biggest motivator for me. Another motivator that I only began experiencing after I joined focused was the feeling of ending my day having done all the things I said I would.

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What is your favorite book or podcast?

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Soccer! I play on a women's 11v11 team as well as coed with my partner.

If you were a wildlife photographer, what creature would you focus on and why?

I'd probably photograph falcons or hawks. They are so beautiful and hard to see from the ground!