We're All A Work In Progress


We will stick by and help you realize your true self. 


The Life Firm is about afFIRMing your best life.

Their system of Life Coaching combines compassion, candor, levity, and joy to enable remarkable and lasting change in their clients. They do not believe that suffering is an essential component to our human experience and evolution.  They utilize effective and efficient practices to maximize clients FLQ (Full Life Quotient) in all areas of life, including health, love, career, and finances. 

Using personal insight, wit, and a down-to-earth approach, Bron and Darla find inspiration from their clients who have the guts to examine themselves with honesty. They truly believe that Life Coaching acts like a GPS navigation system by helping you find your way step-by-step until you arrive safely at your destination without worrying about where you’ve been. 

Using our background in life coaching, psychology, and women’s studies, we will work with you one-on-one to ________ (fill in the blank), as each individual we work with has a unique area they want to improve. We will strive to empower you to be happy in every moment so you can create the life you know you deserve.  

The Life Firm believes you can live life—and live it abundantly—in all areas of life, not just some.  We will provide you with the tools and support you need to create lasting change.   We will help you become stronger, more confident, and with a higher level of satisfaction and happiness.


  • Physical and emotional health

  • Relationships, whether it’s finding one, improving one or moving on from one

  • Anything else that keeps you from realizing your true self

  • Self-worth

  • Body issues

  • Career and money

  • Grief

  • Family

What is life coaching?

“A coach is your partner in achieving your personal goals, your champion during turnaround, your trainer in communication and life skills, your sounding board when making choices, your motivator when strong actions are called for, your unconditional support when you take a hit, your mentor in personal development, your wake-up call if you don’t hear your own, and most importantly:  your partner in living the life you know you’re ready for, personally and professionally.” – Thomas Leonard, Founder, International Coach Federation

Bron Stadheim

Certified Life Coach | Co-Founder of The Life Firm | BA Psychology

Like most people, Bron has experienced setbacks in his personal and professional life despite it all, he understands how these setbacks can be overcome. As a Certified Life Coach, he knows how a person can emerge happy, healthy, and whole. 

Since he was a child, Bron had a desire to know more about the human psyche, how people get along, and why people want what they want. After years of studying the mind, body and human cultures and belief systems, he learned to help others as a Certified Life Coach using all of his unique skill sets to help others achieve their dreams of a happy, healthy life and a renewed clarity of purpose. 



Certified Life Coach | Partner of The Life Firm | BA Psychology / Sociology

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I've always believed that the most important aspect in life is "CONNECTION."  Connection with other human beings.  Connection with my own spirit self.  Connection with nature.  Connection with our deepest emotions: fear, love, happiness.  But most importantly, a connection to a feeling of contentment with life and my surroundings.

I had always used humor and knew it was my way of dealing with fear and anxiety,  But I had no idea that I was running away from the conflicts that were right in front of me!  The irony is that the thing I feared most was the feeling of fear and what I thought that meant .... non-stop pain, unhappiness and loneliness.  I believe that dealing with fear continually and the idea of being "fearless" are both silly. I have discovered that truly bold and courageous people do feel fear.  They accept it AND then go ahead....they do what they are most afraid of.  The exciting part of fear is that there are tools to make it less painful.  The goal of a life coach is to get your tool box packed with a wide variety of these tools.

I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Sociology/Psychology degree and worked as a clinical supervisor for a treatment center in Mesa, Arizona for 10 years.  I learned quickly that I had to achieve a balance in order to genuinely help people and find healthy solutions.  Humor doesn't fix everything?  What a concept!  I went through intensive training weekly and I'll never forget the advice of the clinical psychiatrist:  "Mike, the first three years is listening, the next three years is working on your own issues and after that you can start helping others."

There is no greater satisfaction than being able to help a struggling friend generate solutions and ideas.  Listening is everything and asking the right questions is crucial.  No judgment or labels.  Just healthier thinking patterns.  I know there are too many people in this world that feel alone and just need a safe person to talk with in order to process their thoughts and beliefs.

My goal was to find a career that I could be passionate about and never feel like I was going to a "meaningless job" every day.  After working as a clinical supervisor and recently completing the life coaching certification process, I realize how much I love what I do and it is what I'm meant to do in life.

I believe a good life coach should ask deep and meaningful questions to help you identify what your true goals in life.  You will also be asked difficult questions in an unthreatening way to discover what habits or beliefs are holding you back.  Together, we can develop an action plan of real, attainable steps to move you closer to your vision.



Certified Life Coach | Co-Founder of The Life Firm | BA Women's Studies

Darla is a Certified Life coach who helps people recognize, realize, and accept who they truly are. She wants all her clients to go out into the world and experience success on their own terms.  

Darla possesses wisdom and sensitivity to life’s challenges. Her zest for life and insights into the human condition provide a firm foundation for her Life Coaching practice.  She can help you successfully and joyfully maneuver through life.



Contact us today to set up a complimentary     Coaching Session with one of our coaches to see how we can guide you to reach your highest potential.

Darla Zavacky BA Women's Studies/ Certified Life Coach

Bron Stadheim BA Psychology/ Certified Life Coach

Mike Johnson BA Sociology/Psychology / Certified Life Coach

The Life Firm

2111 E Baseline Rd, Suite C8

Tempe, AZ 85283

p: 480.694.0111

200 Winslow Way West, Suite 370

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

p: 602.881.8020

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