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Organizations DARRYL HAS.PARTNERED WITH.

Darryl smiling and wearing a black hoodie with the words "I AM A WINNER" on the front.
Several different companies and organizations that have partnered with Darryl and hired him to come inspire and empower their teams.
Darryl posing with students from Manor High School after his presentation
Darryl speaking to the crowd with a microphone in hand

MEET DARRYL

Darryl is former at-risk student turned U.S. Marine. His mission is to serve individuals who are at a disadvantage and are giving ear to their doubts - individuals who are at the crossroads of despair and destiny. The ones who are at risk of not winning.

WHY PURSUE THESE INDIVIDUALS?

Darryl experienced firsthand the challenges of being raised in a dysfunctional family where his mom abused drugs to cope with life's challenges and his dad abused women because he didn't know how to regulate his emotions. Poverty and dysfunction led to insecurities and bouts of hopelessness. His circumstances forced him to grow up early.

However, along the way, Darryl 
found hope in an unlikely

place - his role as big brother. He drew strength and

hope from looking after his younger siblings especially

his little brother, Quincy. This experience thrusted him

into LEADERSHIP.

 

Immediately after graduating high school, Darryl decided to

serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Here he discovered the importance of core values and the discipline it takes

to effectively lead.

His focus is to challenge, train and develop individuals to EMBRACE THE LEADER within.

Darryl believes that there is a call that each of us must answer that is to be the solution to our problems.

 

This is how winning is done!

 

There is no win without the L:

LOVE. LEADERSHIP. LEGACY.

must watch!

Darryl smiling, arms folded and wearing a black hoodie with the words I AM A WINNER on the front.

HERE'S WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING

DARRYL W. THOMAS

Watch Darryl empower students & educators  to take the l in an inspiring way

Darryl travels the country and abroad to inspire underrepresented students at large.  He speaks to high schools, universities, colleges and sports teams. 

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VALUABLE RESOURCES

Based on Darryl's true story, TODAY… I WIN is a must-read for anyone in search of answers to their tests & adversities. From physical and sexual abuse, poverty, drugs, and fatherlessness, this book details how Darryl overcame the odds with his seven principles of life.

While intended for students, this book is a valuable resource for educators and coaches as well.

Picture of Darryl's Amazon Best Seller book, "Today... I Win: When Tests Go Beyond the Classroom"
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