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Darryll Stinson keynote speaker

Darryll Stinson

    • Entrepreneur, Pastor, Speaker, and, most importantly, a Suicide Survivor
    • Founder, Second Chance Athletes
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$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 and Under

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Darryll Stinson Speaker Reel

Darryll Stinson Speaker Reel

Overcoming Rejection, When People Hurt You & Life Isn't Fair | Darryll Stinson | TEDxWileyCollege

Overcoming Rejection, When People Hurt You & Life Isn't Fair | Darryll Stinson | TEDxWileyCollege

Power of a Seed

Power of a Seed

Why Should You be More Vulnerable

Why Should You be More Vulnerable

Darryll Stinson Speaker Biography

Darryll Stinson is a visionary speaker whose powerful messages ignite transformation within individuals and organizations. With a profound belief in the potency of vulnerability and storytelling, Darryll has emerged as a beacon of inspiration and resilience.

A former Division 1 athlete, best-selling author, and 2xTEDx speaker with over 2 million views, Darryll's journey from the depths of despair to triumph is nothing short of extraordinary. His accolades as a Top 100 athlete and #9 Suicide Awareness Speaker in 2023 attest to the impact of his work.

Darryll has shared the stage with luminaries such as Les Brown, Magic Johnson, David Meltzer, Chris Broussard, Eric Thomas, Jack Canfield, Forbes Riley, and Sharon Lechter. His dynamic and thought-provoking presentations leave a lasting imprint, making him a compelling choice for your next corporate event.

Beyond the podium, Darryll is a philanthropist and the visionary Founder of Second Chance Athletes 501(c)(3), exemplifying his commitment to giving back. He received the prestigious Dave Hunter Community Service Award for his role in expanding addiction recovery services throughout metro Atlanta, a testament to his dedication to community building.

Darryll's educational background in communication, marketing, and creative writing, coupled with his continuous pursuit of knowledge through certifications in speaking, coaching, sales, and marketing, ensures that his talks are not just inspirational but also grounded in expertise.

When he's not captivating audiences, Darryll enjoys rapping, reading, and spending quality time with his wife, four children, and dog, Magic, embodying the values of family and empowerment.

Invite Darryll Stinson to your next corporate event, and witness the transformation of your team's mindset, motivation, mental health and performance.

You’re Enough! A Self-C.A.R.E. Strategy to Transform Stress Into Success

According to The World Health Organization anxiety and depression cost the global workforce $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion U.S. dollars) per year in lost productivity! In addition, more than 50% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work as a result of stress. This presentation examines the causes of these mental health challenges and outlines a strategy that all attendees can use to decrease stress, reverse burnout, and increase productivity.

Throughout this experience, participants will:
Learn how to develop a system of self-care that supports their desired level of success using Darryll’s proven C.A.R.E. framework.
Identify and reduce/eliminate causes of their stress, depression, anxiety, etc.
Rewire limiting beliefs to optimize their performance and productivity
Reframe mental health stigmas to take pride in their wellness (vs. feel shame)
Learn how to be consistent and patient with themselves in their growth process

Vulnerability is the New Currency: How Vulnerable Storytelling Can Increase Connection, Sales & Impact

Effective communication is a valuable skill that should be continuously developed in various areas such as employee training, sales closing, email writing, social media posting, conducting successful meetings, and building closer relationships. But there's one aspect of communication that is often neglected, and that is the power of vulnerable storytelling. By sharing personal experiences, individuals can build stronger connections with their colleagues and clients, resulting in more successful outcomes. This talk will delve into the dynamics of vulnerability and storytelling and how attendees can use them to improve their communication skills.

Throughout this experience, participants will:
Learn the evolution of communication from informative to vulnerability
Gain the skill of telling vulnerable stories in all facets of communication
Learn how to use storytelling to increase sales and expand impact
Connect deeper with themselves and others

Developing the Courage to Lead From Your Highest Self

True leadership emerges not from a position or title, but from a place deep within ourselves — a place that I call our "highest self." This speech offers a roadmap for aspiring and seasoned leaders alike, empowering them to rise above conformity, inspire others, and create a world where leadership emanates from the depths of one's unique identity.

Throughout this experience, participants will:

Connect more deeply with themselves through self-discovery, active listening, and spending time in nature
Learn how to be a more effective and courageous leader through personal growth strategies
Understand the value of the expression and the role it plays in effective leadership

Say YES! The Key to Living In Your Full Potential

The success of highly effective leaders can be traced to pivotal moments — specifically YES moments — when they made powerful decisions that changed the trajectory of their life and others. Why? Because success is less about the tasks one needs to do and more about the decisions one has to make. This presentation gives attendees the motivation, inspiration, and tools to say YES to their dreams and live in their full potential every day!

Throughout this experience, participants will:

Learn how leaders, influencers, and everyday heroes have impacted the world by making YES decisions
Understand the #1 thing that keeps people from reaching their full potential and how to overcome it
Learn 3 key principles that highly successful people use to achieve any goal

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