Darlene Brown, CEO of Divine Empowerment, is an author, certified personal development coach, inspirational speaker, training facilitator and leadership expert with over 30 years of professional business experience. Her company, established in 2007, provides personal and business leadership coaching, inspirational speaking and leadership training to organizations across the world.
The recipient of the 2013 Black Wall Street Harlem “The Joe Mann Black Capital Award”, Darlene recently received the 2015 “Outstanding Women’s Award”, the 2015 “Metro Phenomenal Women’s Award” and 2015 Best Speakers award.
Holding a degree in Information Systems, Darlene received a Leadership Certificate in 2013 from the Leadership Institute at Prince George’s Community College and is certified through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Her coaching methodologies on learning how to harness and implement your personal power thru healing and transformation have helped thousands to create the life they desire. She is also certified in the Yale Curriculum – ‘Coping with Work and Family Stress: A Workplace Preventive Intervention’, Stephen Covey’s – ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ and Tracom – ‘Social Styles’, an Intelligence and Behavioral Leadership training module.
Brown is a former officer of the Board for Global Women Peace Foundation, the founding advisory Board Member for the ‘Diverse Male Student Institute’ (DMSI) and the ‘Women of Wisdom’ program at Prince George’s Community College. She believes in helping others thru sharing her knowledge and leadership expertise to organizations that benefit the continued growth and development of others. Currently serving as a committee member of the Women’s Legislative Council for Prince George’s County, the Women of Prince George’s organization, and as a strategic planning leader for the Power Networking Conference.
Speaking to diverse audiences throughout the country on accountability, healing, transformation, strategic planning and leadership; Darlene has captivated and touched the hearts of a myriad of people. Her powerful messages and ability to engage audiences from around the world has helped others take immediate action to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. A quote from one of her many satisfied clients reads “Darlene has helped me to see that my potential is limitless, to develop the ability to make better choices and encouraged me to seek wisdom from my higher source so that I continue to grow in every area of my life and not to remain stagnant”
Darlene provides leadership training for organizations and small businesses in more than 25 states, her clients have experienced an increase in productivity and employee engagement. Her Life-Skills development curriculum on healing, transformation and resilience has transformed the lives of men and women for more than 8 years at “Adam’s House”. A successful grassroots community based program designed to help mend families thru the Prince George’s County Health Department. The curriculum teaches proven success strategies and methodologies for anger management, effective communication, critical thinking and understanding behaviors that support and maintain healthy relationships, career and financial planning.
Darlene has written articles on health and wellness and business leadership, which have been featured in Today’s Black Woman and Prince George’s Suite Magazine. She is a recurring writer for The Evolution online publication, shedding light on higher academia in America.
Her featured story in the “HLIC – Head Ladies in Charge” book, currently available on Amazon, sheds light on her own personal tragedy of abandonment and violence as a young girl. She candidly expresses what taught her some of the most valuable lessons in her life on persevering through the pains and perils in her chapter “Leading by Example”. The book released in June 2015; was followed by the film of the same name released in August 2015. The documentary provides an even more intimate look on how pivotal moments in her life strengthened her faith, increased her self-esteem which ultimately helped her to discipline her thoughts and words and create a life of true bliss.
Darlene is currently completing her first solo book, “The “F” Word: Finding Freedom thru Forgiveness and Removing Fear”; which details her transition to true freedom through the application of forgiveness.
Ms. Brown has a long list of professional business expertise that ranges from entertainment to information technology to finance. In 2002 Darlene opened an entertainment production company, BrownIzes Productions, where she released her debut spoken-word CD, “Love Sick Lessons’. Produced by international jazz pianist Bob Baldwin, the poetry CD shares the pain of going thru a divorce and reassembling the pieces of her life after a broken heart. The inspirational poems are delivered against a backdrop of classic and soulful jazz music as she lyrically expresses her experience of lessons learned through the journey of learning how to love her-self. Darlene gave a riveting live stage performance with Bob Baldwin and his band at the famous “Blues Alley” in Washington, DC. She then wrote and produced the “Kings and Queens of Poetry” in 2003; a four-scene theatrical play featuring 35 poets at the University of the District of Columbia.
Darlene went on to achieve great success in the live production of a weekly open-mic poetry show, “What’s the Word” at the sultry Sugar Shack Café located in Harlem, New York. She also co-produced and hosted “The Next Level” TV-show, which aired to an audience of 1.5 million in Washington, DC and New York City. Her on-camera roster of interviews includes such notable artist as Carl Thomas, Queen Latifah, Eryka Badu, Common, Deborah Cox, Jaheim, Bob Baldwin, Marcus Johnson, Percy Miller, and Heather Headley. She then garnered acclaim as a strong business woman partnering with a major distributor to produce “Mic-Check”, an artist showcase where John Legend performed as a special guest in Harlem, New York.
The electric sound of Darlene’s voice has inspired many through her speeches and messages on “Strategic Planning”, “Power of Positive Thinking”, “Seven Success Principles for Leaders”, “Designing Your Destiny” and, “Plans to Prosper thru your Purpose”. These messages have been delivered to academic institutions and professional organizations in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Texas, Florida, Turks & Caicos, Arizona, Atlanta and California.
Darlene has facilitated workshops and professional trainings at Milford Mills Academy, The College of New Rochelle, New York City Department of Education, Coppin State University, Thurgood Marshall Academy, Loyola University Maryland, Bowie State University, Eastern Shore University, University of Maryland at College Park, Prince George’s Community College, Delaware State University, Prince George’s Public Schools, New Vision Church, New David Baptist Church, Endodontic Consulting Group, The American Classic Association, She Matters Organization, United States Department of Justice , International Peace Foundation, Black Data Processing Associates of Washington, D.C. (BDPA), The Black and Male in America Conference in New York with Kevin Powell, Speak Life Enterprises and numerous grassroots community based organizations across the country.
No stranger to the speaking circuit, Darlene has shared the stage with Les Brown, Dr. George Fraser, Dr. Willie Jolly, Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant, Dr. Emma Fraser-Pendleton, Mrs. Lucinda Cross, Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor, Mrs. Jennifer Jones-Peoples, Harold Washington, David Miller, and Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George’s Community College, Mr. Brian Heat.
Darlene walks in her divine purpose daily as a servant and leader to empower others to become the best person that they can be and ultimately fulfill their divine destiny in life.
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Divine Empowerment provides inspirational speeches, empowerment workshops, personal development coaching and business leadership training services to assist individuals with transforming their life and growing their business.
As an “agent of change”, through Coaching, Keynote Speeches and Training Workshops, we assist individuals to discipline their conscience thought, align their words and actions to assist them with the manifestation of “greatness” that is within them through the internal transformation process.
“Your thoughts will become your words. Your words will become your actions. Your actions will become your habits. Your habits will define your character. Your character will create your destiny.”