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Serving and leading with integrity

Darby Coaching Services LLC is propelling individuals
to achieve their goals with unwavering determination and ethical commitment.

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Matt Darby

Professional Coach

After retiring from the NFL, my passion for coaching began while I was earning a Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals Certificate from the Co-Active Training Institute in 2006. Since then, I've been utilizing coaching techniques to support others in their pursuit of personal and career development.

I'm driven by a strong work ethic, unwavering dedication to personal growth, and the ability to strategize. My coaching style is built upon best coaching practices combined with critical thinking, self-discipline, and systems thinking.


My promise to you is that, as your professional coach, you will have a high-quality partnership that supports you in strategically achieving your developmental goals. I assist in transforming thoughts into meaningful actions. I also utilize a system that can provide effective structure to bring your developmental goals to fruition.


Integrity, discipline, perseverance, focus, learning/growth, collaboration, and proactivity. These are the values I live by and promote in my work.


The Mission of Darby Coaching Services LLC is the consistent pursuit of excellence and selflessness in service to others. 


My wife and I have been married for over 31 years, and we are proud parents of two wonderful sons and a spoiled dog. In my free time, I enjoy working out, reading, watching movies, exploring fine arts, photography, and cheering on my alma mater, UCLA, in any sport.


My goal for you is to create focused thinking, aligned actions, and positive energy that moves you toward your targeted outcomes.

Areas of Specialization

While I work with anyone willing to commit to the coaching process, I specialize in working with former athletes (college or pro) and members of underserved communities, focusing on self-discipline/habits/mindset and navigating career  development/transitions.

Evolution & Growth

Evolving from NFL Player to Serving Others

With commitment and a passion for personal growth, I went from ordinary to extraordinary. I forged a path as an elite athlete in the ultra-competitive National Football League (NFL) for an impressive six-year career, playing in two Super Bowls. Professionally, after retiring from the NFL, I constantly evolved, seizing every opportunity to learn and excel. I am now in my ninth year of working within the fields of personal and career development.

What's my secret?

There really is no secret, just a commitment to excellence and lifelong learning.

What got me here was a system comprised of disciplined actions, a growth mindset, and a willingness to explore possibilities.

As I explored careers, I discovered my passion for the art of coaching, which seeks to support you in making sustainable, empowering changes. And now, coaching is my second career – supporting others in achieving their high-priority developmental goals and breaking free from their self-imposed limits.


Through the highs and lows of my career, finances, and relationships, I have weathered the storm with an unwavering belief in personal development and continual learning.

I have experienced difficult transitions, setbacks, and failures, so I understand the challenges and frustrations that come with them. My past struggles have led me to become an advocate for professional coaching, dedicated to helping you cultivate discipline and achieve success with an unwavering spirit.


Surviving and thriving through tough times has shaped me into a stronger individual. As human beings, we must wholeheartedly embrace failure, actively seek growth, and be open to evolving in order to truly excel at being human.

Bridging the gap

Together, we will uncover your hidden blind spots and nurture your unique strengths.


Achieve your high-priority developmental goals with my professional coaching partnership. I don't just believe in setting goals; I believe in actually achieving them. Let me assist you in bridging the gap between setting and achieving goals.

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Get Started

Book your remote coaching session today!

Take the first step towards personal growth and book a coaching session today to unlock your full potential and embark on a transformative journey towards success.

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