AUTHOR - SPEAKER - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SPECIALIST
darnellSPEAKS exists to engage, invest in, and empower student leaders to overcome obstacles and take ownership of their success.
Darnell grew up just South of Houston, Texas. Some would say that Darnell’s neighborhood was located on the wrong side of the tracks. However, he credits his neighborhood for sparking his passion for serving youth in the urban context and beyond. He began working with youth nearly 20 years ago. In addition to speaking Darnell has served youth via small group instruction, mentoring, non-profit organizations, youth ministry, and more.
Darnell possesses the ability to build rapport and earn the respect of youth from diverse backgrounds. As a speaker Darnell is able to engage, educate, motivate, inspire, and empower his audience. He deeply believes that all youth can be successful regardless of situation and circumstance.
Darnell is a proud graduate of Texas Southern University aka Harvard in the “Hood”. He is passionate about helping young people overcome obstacles, take ownership of their success, and reach their full potential.
Darnell and his wife, Deanna, reside in Dallas, TX and have three beautiful children: Delaya, Dallan, and Dara.
Overall, the speech was a good motivator. It has inspired me to continue to reach my goals in life so i can also be successful.
Darnell's message was right in line with our mission and the purpose of our event. He was energetic, engaging and inspiring. We were pleased with the message of the day and glad he left such a positive impression on our audience.
Darnell is a phenomenal speaker that seeks to stir his audience towards action. Darnell has a rare mixture of competency and conviction that leaves a memorable experience with his listeners. He is a skilled communicator that can reach groups of any size and background. I would highly recommend booking Darnell for your next engagement.
Your presentation today reminded me about the importance of setting a vision, making a plan, and executing that plan despite what may be going around me. Thank you
Darnell makes engaging with you look so easy. He has a magnetic personality that draws young people in effortlessly. His passion for youth to become the best version of themselves is evident.
Darnell desire to equip the next generation of leaders with the tools necessary to lead. Darnell's energy and passion burst through in his message, leaving a young audience inspired.
...it’s individuals like yourself who dedicate their life journey in helping students like me not give up or loose hope. Thank you again for speaking with us at TrioUB.
GONNA BE SUCCESSFUL: The Interactive Student Success Guide is a resource intended to empower students to take ownership of their success. The book offers practical help for students that wrestle with the question: "Can I be successful?" It also profiles highly successful individuals from the past and present that overcame obstacles to achieve massive success. GONNA BE SUCCESSFUL: THE INTERACTIVE STUDENT SUCCESS GUIDE contains a built in workbook, a personal planner, and an exciting 30-Day Challenge. These interactive features will help students apply the information learned in a timely manner. This book is a great tool for individuals, small groups, youth focused organizations, and schools.
Do your student's wrestle with the question, "Can I be successful or struggle with seeing success as a possibility?" If so, Gonna Be Successful may be the perfect solution. Gonna Be Successful empower to students to take inventory of their gifts and take ownership of their success.
I'd love to serve your school/organization in the areas of Student Leadership, Student Development, and Student Empowerment based on your specific school or organizational needs.
Would you like to book Darnell for an in person/virtual event? Click below to schedule a discovery call. On this call we'll discuss your needs and determine if we're a good fit for one another.
Click below to schedule a discovery call. On this call we'll discuss your needs and determine if we're a good fit for one another.