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ABOUT our Founder


Derek J Blake is a Certified Life Coach and member of the International Coach Federation.

With over 18 years of experience successfully  practicing  coaching strategies while engaging with multiculturally diverse clients on many levels

both in Europe and the USA.

After working as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer for various organizations, Derek changed direction and founded a Holistic Complementary Health company whilst studying Psychology.

This took him to spend many years working for non-profit organizations in various capacities: in mental health and counseling from ground level to Director. 


Now based in Sarasota Florida, Derek’s passion and experience come from a sincere desire to collaborate with clients to achieve optimal personal change, growth, and happiness, especially through these unprecedented times.

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You know you are capable of more but feel stuck and don't know how to get out of the rut. You know you want to thrive in life but you need support to help you remove the blockages and achieve fulfilment.


Ariya Life Solutions can help you rise to become the best version of yourself … ​

With a personal support coaching plan, you are offered intensive support as well as email and one-to-one messaging between sessions.

We work together to identify what you want to achieve, what has held you back from achieving it, and how we can work together to achieve your goals.

We are solution and action-focused.

Every plan is uniquely designed to achieve the individual client’s goals.


You choose the plan of support you need. We will support and guide you as you reflect, evaluate and determine how to begin your new journey. For example, your plan might incorporate stress reduction strategies such as meditation and mindfulness.


You will get help to easily embed the needed changes so as to bring about your personal success.

We will offer coaching support designed to lift life’s overwhelming stresses.


Coaching will provide you with personalized tools and skills inspiring you to thrive - not just survive.


Together we can co–create your new reality.

‘Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle, and transform into the brightest, strongest version of you’

Quote by Richard Tokar