Darrell is a Life Changer, Executive Coach, Licensed Spiritual Counselor, Consultant, and Career Advisor who has been supporting people in all walks of life for over 28 years. His clients play bigger, perform at peak levels, create thriving lives and businesses, and make empowered career and life transitions. The founder of The Back Forty and CareerGuy.com, he has written several books and edited professional journals on the topics of finding one’s passion, midlife pursuit of purpose, effective relationship building, and career transition. His work has been endorsed by best-selling authors and inspiring luminaries such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, Dr. Ivan Misner, Rev. Michael Beckwith, and Cynthia Kersey, to name a few.
Darrell’s most recent work, The Back Forty: 7 Critical Embraces for Life’s Radical Second Half, is an inspirational guide and companion for designing a fulfilling second half of life. The Back Forty INFUSE Program supports midlifers to create the second half as the best half, inspired by radical purpose, under the premise that “the best is yet to come and, babe, won’t it be fine!”
As a Licensed Spiritual Counselor, Darrell has studied multiple disciplines with many renowned leaders. He speaks and leads workshops and trainings for community and spiritual organizations, professional associations, and university and MBA programs such as Harvard and USC.
Darrell’s PlayGame™ coaching has empowered leaders to become their truest, most powerful self-expressions, producing extraordinary results in an innovative spirit of play. He consults with companies in a wide variety of industries and has been affiliated with some of the largest leadership organizations. Darrell is a personal and business brand strategist, whose “stealth” method of building relationships and thought leadership has helped people expand their reach within careers and client circles.
Darrell has a young-adult son, whom he co-parented as a single father from age 2½. Having faced many midlife challenges including divorce, custody, and quest for purpose, Darrell has dedicated his own “Back Forty” to supporting others to make their second half their radically fulfilling best half.