What can I do for you?

This is what I can do for you

Almost every business struggles with their workers doing their best and being productive. Many employees have personal problems that get in the way of their work and management doesn’t have the time to help them professionally or personally.

Front Porch Life Solutions is a resource that your company can use to help your workers with their personal stuff so that stuff doesn’t get in the way of their work stuff. We provide confidential assessments and referrals and if appropriate, short term solutions focused life coaching.

Your employees will know that they work for a company that cares about them and will be actively addressing their individual issues. They will be more productive and loyal and management will have a familiar local person they can call on to help in challenging situations. Everyone will be happier and life will be better!

Professionalism and Experience

My name is Darren Sombke. In 1999 I earned my Master of Science degree in Applied Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University.  In 1985 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College St. Paul with my BA in Psychology and History.  I grew up in the small town of Groton, South Dakota so I understand midwestern values. I have been the Director of Spiritual Life at Rockford Lutheran School for 15 years working with kids from Preschool through Seniors. Before that I was a youth minister in northern Illinois for 16 years.  I have over 30 years of experience working with people of all ages and situations. 

I am a certified Smart Discipline parenting facilitator.

I am a Bullies2Buddies presenter.

I've been married for 27 years and my wife and I have four children.

I reside in Dassel and serve the Hutchinson,  St. Cloud, Wilmar and western Twin Cities area.

What Makes Me Unique

I am NOT a licensed counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist. When I was working on my Masters degree, I was the father of three young children and worked full time. I wasn’t able to do the required number of supervised clinical hours necessary for those credentials. That being the case, I have the freedom to not have to diagnose to the specifications that will be paid by a particular insurance mandate. I can not prescribe or even suggest any medication. My clients will never be saddled by a diagnosis that could potentially complicate their future. What I will do is to help determine an accurate picture of your situation, help you work out your personal goals and enable you figure out what methods will be most effective in helping you to discover solutions to your particular issues. I will give you tools to deal with your circumstances and achieve success to the degree that is of your own choosing. 


"... so in tune with my issues"

Darren, founder and counselor of Front Porch Life Solutions has met with me about some personal issues with my children and family on a few occasions.  He was so in tune with my issues, and really took the time to listen to me and understand what was going on.  He  gave me some ideas and suggestions to use in my life that have helped me to achieve very positive outcomes. I would highly recommend anyone to met with Darren and experience his unique aspects on how to genuinely improve day to day life!  -- Jenni L.


Still Unsure?


Sometimes we just get stuck and can’t see any way out of where we are. I’m here to come alongside, to listen, to share appropriate tools to guide in finding solutions. I’ll give you the nudge you need to get moving again. I may not change your life but I’m going to point you to the One who will.

What's the risk?

One of the most cliche phrases is about continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Isn't it time you tried something different. Isn't it time you stopped simply dreaming of things being better and finally did something to make things better? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I'd love to hear about you

Give me a call and we'll set up a free initial consultation where you can ask any questions you have . I've helped a LOT of people over the years and I'm looking forward to meeting you. There is no obligation. If we decide to work together, we'll start putting together an action plan and get to work. 

Contact me

Let's Get Started Today!

Front Porch Life Solutions

800 1st St. Dassel, MN 55325

(320) 221-9601


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