Darrell brings his extensive experience as a master certified life coach and a member of the Federal Coaching Network. He is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who provides clients with expertise in the realm of leadership, relationships, and purpose. He has been involved in life coaching for many years and helps clients discern ways to restore and enrich personal and professional relationships. His extensive research in the field includes Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Dr. Gary Chapman, and Dr. Paul White, some of the most famous relationship specialists. He has been married for over 20 years and cheerfully shares time-tested principles to strengthen relationships.
His leadership background includes 30 years of federal service highlighted by his selection as a White House Communications Agency All-Star and Senior Manager of the Year. Additionally, he is a Defense Information Systems Agency Outstanding Mentor and Human Resources Team Lead of the Year.
His leadership coaching is based on a stellar 20-year military career, where he traveled as an Operations and Vice Presidential Communications Officer, leading over 500 White House missions. Following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, Darrell was selected as 1 of 5 key leaders, from 30 senior managers, to direct emergency action communications for the Vice President of the United States, to include duties as an Air Force Two Command Representative.
In addition to being a master certified life coach, he is a certified facilitator who trained senior managers at the White House Communications Agency Training Academy to travel as Vice Presidential Team Leads, serving as the primary contact for the traveling White House Staff, while simultaneously training mid-level managers to travel as Presidential Operations Team Leads.
He received numerous professional awards to include the Presidential Service Badge, Lacey B. Ivory Service Award, Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award, the National Louis University Reach Award, and the Strayer University Outstanding Alumni Award for his dedicated leadership in the community and Department of Defense.
Darrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from National Louis University and an MBA from Strayer University.
He is also a member of the White House Communications Agency Hall of Fame.