Derek is a brilliant coach and friend who has made a tremendous impact on both my professional and personal life. For years while serving in the military, I was under the assumption that I had to check certain boxes to obtain a coveted rank, or that my life HAD to look a certain way in order to be successful. I believed if I didn't check those boxes then I would be a mediocre officer and fail as a leader. Imagine the stress that can add to your life!
After spending time with Derek, he has helped me to look inside myself and determine what MY definition of success is--not how the military or other people around me define success. Since our conversations, my outlook on life and definition of success have changed drastically, stress levels have decreased, and my career path re-vectored to living a life that is best for me and my family, while providing a better quality of life. I've learned I am good at several things that do not align with my original career path but will ultimately enable me to live a happy life where I can still be an impact to others through service.
Derek is a great listener, encourager, and motivator. He will stretch you and truly help you transform your world into an authentic life worth living. If you're feeling stuck in a particular area of your life, I encourage you to invest in a transformation that will propel your professional and personal life. Derek has been an invaluable asset to me and my family. When it comes to coaching, he is truly the best!Kenda
Derek shattered every mold and expectation I had in mind. Words like "authentic" and "dialogue" seemed foreign in the work setting, but from day one, Derek committed to a collaborative relationship built on a foundation of constant, honest communication. Some of my peers and subordinates found his passion off-putting; they couldn't see past their own notion of a supervisor's role or were intimidated by his intuition and candor. I can understand their hesitation.
As a coach, Derek demands sincerity, courage, and humility, and he wasn't afraid to challenge my self-truths and status quo. Yet in those moments of discomfort or confusion, he articulated paths to growth and healing which otherwise would have been obscured by self-doubt and fear.
I consider myself incredibly fortunate for the year-and-a-half I was assigned to Derek. I never could've anticipated how deeply the impact of his mentorship would affect my relationship to myself or the world around me.Angela
In life, time is one of the most valuable things you have. My time spent working and talking with DK was/is always time VERY WELL spent. Learning from his coaching and mentoring was beneficial in both my personal and professional life.
He is not afraid to ask you tough questions and challenge you in a way the makes you feel cared about, respected, and motivated all at the same time. If you seek DK’s coaching, you will benefit in ways you never thought about or imagined.
I sought his assistance to become a better leader; he has helped me be a better husband, father, leader, and follower. From the moment you sit down to talk to DK, you will immediately feel the comfort of talking to an old friend. I will forever consider DK a great friend.Zach
Derek’s mini-coaching sessions have made such a profound impact on my life and career. Immediately after our first session, I felt a tremendous shift in how I approached my life and business. He has helped me to redefine what success means to me, to evaluate and question the I choices I make, and to truly commit to the goals that I set for myself. Derek has helped me to develop a new mindset and for that, I am beyond grateful. I highly recommend Derek’s coaching services to anyone looking for authentic change and growth.Zara