Today we’d like to introduce you to Darolyn Brock.
Darolyn, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My childhood experiences were full of good friends, fun, laughter, and mischief. My teenage years into adulthood, I still flourished with great girlfriends and healthy lifelong female relationships. It was not until my career blossomed in management while in Corporate America, hearing and being an eyewitness to the stigma that we live in a society where women cannot successfully get along and work together regardless of age, education, financial status or cultural background. This began to grieve me, to say the least.
Being privy to watch many women attempt to climb the corporate ladder while balancing home and work life and still maintain good female relationships was challenging for so many. All of which began to cause conflicts in the workplace and social events within my sphere of influence. I remember one day as I sat at my desk, I was the Director of Operations, and I could hear my mothers voice “if you want to see change in the world you better be prepared to be the change or nothing will change”. That day I decided I was ready to be the change. I started incorporating new mindset mottos for my employees in addition to our company policies and procedures.
Things like morning greetings, compliment verbally, ask for permission to make jokes, forgive quickly and apologize readily. I set boundaries that if the individual was not present, they could not be the topic of negative conversation. (instances where it happened I made the person aware publicly) That caused great communication, openness, and transparency that created amazing bonds believe it or not. I gave real life lesson examples and better ways to disagree without being disagreeable. I created team morals that supported we are all unique, and greatness looks differently as it relates to what each person brings to the table.
I kept adding more life lessons as I promoted in management from one company to another and I saw nothing but huge success. The last company I worked for was Sprint, and by then I had proven that these life lessons worked! Every team I had was great so much so that my teams began to be comprised of 80% women and 10% men. Yes, you see this lady boss had women that desired to work on her team. I knew then I wanted to create an organization to empower, inspire, encourage, educate, mentor, challenge and coach women that we are powerful together and we need each other.
My hearts desire was to partner with women so they would have the tools to elevate personally and live a purposeful life surrounded among sisterhoods. This impact had a lot to do with the reason I formed Ladies up Close and Personal Mentorship program with my first graduating class in 2012. I still have monthly gatherings for women from various backgrounds in intimate settings to deal with real life inner issues.
I now have extended my gifts and talents to developing female to male relationships by having male/female panels around the city to bridge the gap of set expectations so we can have whole happy singles, better marriages, better families and better communities.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I would have to say it has been a smooth road for me because I learned to rely on the inward witness to lead and guide me.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
My company is called DB which is the first and last initial of my name Darolyn Brock. I am a award winning certified life coach, international speaker, publisher and author of five books. I coach and mentor many individuals. Many believe coaching and mentoring are the same thing but they are not. I am also the founder of First Lady Enterprise a 501c3 organization which provides private rest care in intimate settings for Pastors wives and women in ministry.
What I do is empower men and women to discover their purpose, pursue their dreams, and overcome their fears. I specialize as a powerful and compelling coach in inspiring clients to live their lives on purpose and make positive changes, helping them find inner peace and live a happy and fulfilled life.
What I am most proud of is being a Jesus girl, a wife, mother, granny and publisher sharing others stories to the world. I am known for having a knack as a self-motivated coach to empower people through transformative and thought-provoking coaching, speeches and messages to help them unlock their inner greatness and sail through the storms of life.
What sets me apart is my techniques and messages are engaging to all age groups and I have helped thousands of individuals to take immediate action to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I attended private Catholic schools from the kindergarten to the 8th grade. I was very athletic playing basketball, softball, volleyball and track. I had great friends and enjoyed being outdoors. Indoors I was an advent reader! I was also very outgoing, friendly and a little bit of a fighter. Well, maybe a little more fighting than what was needed.
I was the defender of the underdog or a bully’s worst nightmare. Oftentimes (ok a lot) I brought kids over to our house so my mom or aunt could feed them or help them if they had problems they needed answers to. I never met a stranger and I pretty much fit in with everyone. In high school peer pressure was never an issue for me, I had a mind of my own and stayed clear of bad behaviors. Besides that my dad and mom found great pleasure in making sure any acts of disobedience was dealt with a belt.
Most of my high school classmates thought I was pretty boring (square is what it was called back then) even though I went and partied with them that was it. I continued to play sports in high school, volleyball, softball, and track. I was the co-captain of the dancing drill team, secretary of our class, and co-captain of the volleyball team. Because of my past private schooling, I graduated from public high school in 3 years. Afterwards college, military life and Bible school afforded me the luxury of viewing life lessons from many backgrounds! All of this was preparing me for where I am today, living my passion of helping others discover their purpose.
- Publishing Package-$1299
- Public Speaking Workshop-$25
- How to Promote & Market Your Book Workshop-$25
- Ladies up Close and Personal Conference 2019-$65
- Get the Bundle-2 books for 1-90 days to Fix your Mouth and Plan To Live Life Differently-$25
- Address: 5697B Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
- Website: DarolynBrock.com
- Email: Darolyn@DarolynBrock.com
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