Message from the Founder

Welcome!
GoalFriends is my passion and I am so excited to share it with you.

I don’t know if anyone has ever told you, but there is a mighty warrior living inside of you that is full of power and strength.

It wasn’t long ago that I found myself at a crossroads on my own journey. I couldn’t answer the simple question, “What do you want?” The truth is, I wanted what everyone else wanted. Sound familiar?

Based on my own journey of transformation through goal-setting, I’ve made it my mission to help empower women, just like you, to get clear on who they are and what they want… together!

Trust in the GoalFriends process. It’s not hype or cliché’ … you really do “reap what you goal!”

The goals you achieve, pale in comparison to the growth you’ll experience as you cross each finish line. Along with your GoalFriends, you’ll transform into a more defined, confident, and empowered woman who has found her true voice.

May all your goals matter and all your dreams come true!
-Darlene Whitehurst

Message from the Founder

Welcome!
GoalFriends is my passion and I am so excited to share it with you.

I don’t know if anyone has ever told you, but there is a mighty warrior living inside of you that is full of power and strength.

It wasn’t long ago that I found myself at a crossroads on my own journey. I couldn’t answer the simple question, “What do you want?” The truth is, I wanted what everyone else wanted. Sound familiar?

Based on my own journey of transformation through goal-setting, I’ve made it my mission to help empower women, just like you, to get clear on who they are and what they want… together!

Trust in the GoalFriends process. It’s not hype or cliché’ … you really do “reap what you goal!”

The goals you achieve, pale in comparison to the growth you’ll experience as you cross each finish line. Along with your GoalFriends, you’ll transform into a more defined, confident, and empowered woman who has found her true voice.

May all your goals matter and all your dreams come true!
-Darlene Whitehurst

“I felt called to inspire and reach the masses.” Darlene Whitehurst Founder + CEO, GoalFriends

“As the billion dollar brand builder of Chicken Soup for The Soul®, I can tell you that GoalFriends is the next big thing! It’s time to empower women globally.” Patty Aubrey President, Canfield Training Companies Chief Visionary Officer, GoalFriends

My vision was to develop a simple, inexpensive, self-development program to help women get clear about who they are and what they want in life … together. – DARLENE WHITEHURST

Our Story

Women will come together to support almost any cause. But who is supporting them? This is the epiphany GoalFriends® founder Darlene Whitehurst had while participating in a women’s group back in 2009. She knew so many motivated, passionate women who dedicated their time and energy to helping others. But it didn’t seem like anyone was really helping them achieve their own personal goals and dreams. That made her ask the question: What if women directed their passion and energy to supporting each other – and gave each other the inspiration and encouragement they needed to achieve big goals, accelerate their personal growth, and create lives of greater joy and purpose?

… and that’s how GoalFriends was born!

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The first-ever group was launched in St. Louis, Missouri in 2010, and is still thriving today. From the beginning, the GoalFriends process has been entirely collaborative – even to the point of choosing the name “GoalFriends!”. Darlene has continued to develop and refine the program content, based on group feedback, to ensure the discussions and activities are relevant. GoalFriends is a grassroots global movement spread largely through word of mouth. “I never knew there were so many women with the natural desire to inspire who would invest their time and energy to mentor new GoalFriends groups. When women mentor other women, brilliant things happen.”

GoalFriends is a global movement – we’re all in this together!

Our goal is to launch groups in 195 countries, so women around the world can experience the power of GoalFriends.

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