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Empower your students to be leaders of the world!

Within EVERY young person is a latent potential for GREATNESS. Greatness that if discovered EARLY can change their world and THE World as a whole. MY PASSION is to help young people see that potential and give them tools to extract that potential NOW vs. LATER.

If you’re reading this, I imagine that we may share this same belief and passion. Like you, I want: 

  • Motivated students who are passionate about their life.
  • Students willing to step up and take the lead
  • Students who take ownership of their life, school and future 
  • Students who win and push themselves for the better. 
  • Students who dedicate themselves to creating a better world for themselves and for others.  

WHY?!

Because I KNOW that despite the challenges that we face in our country, college students to a large degree dictate OUR FUTURE.


This is why speaking is much bigger than a career for me. It’s a CALLING, a PRIVILEGE, a HONOR. Every time I step on stage, conduct a workshop or have a conversation with a college student, it’s an opportunity to make a difference. An opportunity to change our world because one conversation, one speech, one workshop can shift EVERYTHING. I’ve seen it done time and time again.

Dynamic Keynotes 

Experiential Workshops & Trainings

IT'S MORE THAN SPEAKING

I’ve had the privilege of meeting and speaking with fraternity/sorority leaders, Activities Directors, SGA leaders, Advisors, and more looking to bring speakers into their school or organization. Here’s what I’ve found:

That’s right they weren’t looking for a speaker per say. Anyone can speak!


THEY WERE LOOKING FOR someone who could come on their campus and create such an experience that students made lasting change. Someone who was just as passionate as they were for their students. SOMEONE who would bring Proven, Time Tested, and Fun PROGRAMMING and not just a speech.

  1. They’ve had bad experiences with past speakers.
  2. They’ve had great experiences with past speakers.
  3. They’ve had average experiences with past speakers.
  4. THEY WERE'NT LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER.  

...AND I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT THIS IS WHAT START SMART LIFE IS ALL ABOUT...

If you’re in the same boat, you’ll be glad to know that this is what Start Smart Life offers.   

  • Fun
  • Engaging. No lecturing in our programs. The crowd plays a part in every key idea.
  • Experiential and interactive activities. We create moments that participants will never forget.
  • Resources and walk away material that will serve students long after the engagement.
  • Depth! I have to be honest, I’m allergic to shallowness. All of our programing is designed to hit participants at the core.
  • Clarity & Action Plan. 
  • AN ACCOUNTABILITY CALL 24-72 hours after the engagement to keep the EXCITEMENT going and ensure follow through on the Big Topic.  

HERE'S WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

HERE ARE SOME OF THE AUDIENCES WE'VE SPOKEN TO:

Michigan State University 

Real Life 101 Foundation

Dream Life Center

All Greek Leadership Conference

SBSL Conference

University of Houston

Extreme Youth Sports

TJCSGA Convention


Texas A&M

UMass

Miami Dade College

Seattle University

Georgia State University

The Institute for Internal Auditors

Impact Conference

TJCSGA Convention

Stanley Black and Decker

University of Michigan-Flint

Springfield College 

University of Pretoria

FCSSGA Legislative Convention 

APCA Southeast Conference

University of Chicago 

St. Petersburg College


OUR PROGRAMS

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4 People You Need to Know

When speaking to your group of young adults, Darryl seeks to give an lasting experience that not only motivates your audience, but inspires, informs and empowers them to create lasting change in any given area. 


Darryl brings an unique mixture of experiential learning, motivational, and entertaining speaking, specializing in the areas of:

  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Self Discovery
  • Dream achievement.


Darryl offers personalized messages to fit your students, in addition to his signature programs below. Each program is offered as a 45-60 Min Keynote, 1-2 hour workshop, and 4 hour seminar. Workshops and seminars come complete with materials and worksheets.


Dream On

Start Smart 101 

Not Your Mother’s Goals Setting


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THIS MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT

A few of many emails we've received from students making lasting changes: 

(Click on each letter below to read)

"Darryl is a honest, transparent, self-made man. He is always looking for ways to improve himself and to be the best that he can be in all areas of his life...no doubt that Darryl will change many lives for the better through Start Smart Life."

Melanie Bergeron

Former CEO Two Men and a Truck

Your Contact Information

Hey, I look forward to working with you. Please feel out this contact form with as much information as possible and me or a member of our team will reach out to you ASAP.


MY GUARANTEE

I know that bringing in a speaker can be a tough decision at times; it’s risky! How do you know if it will go well?

For this reason, I give a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on all of our programs. If for any reason, you’re unsatisfied with us. We give you a 7 day Money Back Guarantee. If after 7 days, you feel like the program wasn’t to your liking, we will give back all fees. THIS is how confident we are in our work!

Don't Wait Any Longer Bring Darryl to your Organization!

Your Students will Thank You!