My father told me early on in my career to show up. Just show up a little early he said and stay a few minutes late and do what they ask of you willingly. I have done that for 35+ years and his theory worked. I also believe that I have been given people who believed more in me than I did at times. People who pushed me when I needed it.
I am funny, generous and a damn good speaker. I am a storyteller that can connect with an audience. I am a coach – an accountability partner to my clients that help them become the best of who they want to be. I am a national tourism expert and a productivity expert. I am a mother, a wife, and a friend. I am a leader some days. I am a follower on others
I have an unusual name – Darienne – so if someone has heard it before, they don’t tend to forget it. Thanks, Mom! I have worked in the tourism industry for over 30 years. I have worked my way through – starting at a hotel in the early 80’s and ending up as the Director of Tourism for Mississippi and Louisiana before starting Darienne Inc in 2006.
Today, my work is as a speaker, trainer, and coach. In 2016, I received my certification to be a professional coach and that is definitely what I was meant to do in this life.
I love to see others reach their potential and see the world a little differently. And, I love to help people to see their potential and opportunity for growth.
My career started in a bank in Gulfport, MS in 1982 – I told the Bank Vice President I could type 90 words a minute but had never taken typing.
I believe that what you put out in the world comes back to you. I have tried to lead with integrity, honesty and vulnerability.
I started Darienne Inc. in 2006 and have not looked back.
I like to try new things – I get bored when things just stay the same.
I am teased all the time that ‘I have people’. I do – I can take a job and figure out the fastest – most efficient way to get it done. And if that means finding people to help me – I find them.
I am an I in the DISC profile.
I have been married to a wonderful man for twelve years. We have two daughters and one son and six grandchildren (that is the blended version).
I have lived mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana, but I was born in Virginia.
I went to five elementary schools. I was always the new kid but learned to adapt.
I am a personal development junkie. I have read every book written on ‘How to lose weight”, “How to be more spiritual --- fun --- happy, etc”.
I loved school supplies when I was little and that is why teaching others about how to make your life work better and be more productive is so exciting to me.
MY PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
I believe that we all have a small voice within us (our intuition) that is always sending us messages – and if we get quiet enough to hear the voice and abide by those messages, we will always be doing what is best for us.
I believe that there is a plan for our lives and a purpose for all of us. Finding it is the fun part.
I believe that organization and order bring peace.