Darren Elms

Pasadena, CA

Darren recently completed the 18-month Change & Transitions Strategist Training and is a Certified Strategist.

A lifelong creative, he hopes to encourage others like him to make skillful moves in their unique fields of interest. As Director of Regional Lifestyle Media for The Golden State Company since 2006, he serves as editor and chief of Southbay magazine, Southbay HOME, Southbay HEALTH, TerraneaLife and contributes frequently to other publications.

He's a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, an avid traveler, mid-century enthusiast, novice ceramicist and currently lives in Pasadena.

Field of focus

  • Creatives
  • Career transitions
  • LGBTQ+


  • Certified Change & Transitions Strategist
  • BA from Loyola Marymount University

Darren’s winning combination of empathetic listening and clarity of vision enable him to compassionately guide others to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Whether you are “stuck” personally or professionally, Darren will help you develop the tools and confidence necessary to achieve your life goals.