Darryl Bellamy “Bellamy” hates fear, so instead of running away from fear, he collects them instead. Yup, thousands of written fears from students around the country! Did I mention he catalogs every fear in an excel spreadsheet? Bellamy is Corporate America dropout turned Author of Waking Up Chase, Professional Speaker and a rising star in the student development space.
Bellamy graduated with his undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and now speaks at conferences, orientations, and campus’s around the nation.
His vision is simple – to eradicate self-doubt and fear from your student leaders.
While in undergrad he pushed through fear to run for Student Body office and lost a record-breaking election by 19 votes – the closest in school history.
Right after college he tried to start a business to help first-year students on alma mater’s campus and only one parent signed up – it was a failure.
Not the best way to start a bio right? Are you sure you want to hire him?
In order to prevent a life of eating Ramen noodles, he worked for two Fortune 500 companies and one Regional Consulting firm. During those three years, he always knew he would get back to students. He enjoyed his job, loved his co-workers and was on the fast track when he decided to quit to pursue his passion helping students conquer the fears preventing them from success.
Here’s a few things to make you like Bellamy a little better, just in case you don’t now:
- Bellamy was heavily involved while in undergrad – he understands the struggles of student leaders. (Exhibit 1)
- Bellamy received awards while on campus – he actually did something while he was involved. (Exhibit 2)
- Bellamy is 26, relatable, with a lot of energy – students actually pay attention
- Bellamy has over 80 videos on YouTube – you get to know him better.
Exhibit 1: Honors & Awards
The Delta Omicron Kappa Freshmen Leadership Award
Multiple Chancellor’s & Dean’s List designations
Best Speaker among Emerging Leaders
Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities
The Distinguished Leader Medal
Exhibit 2: Campus Leadership
Vice President & Treasurer, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Panel Chair, Student Government Judicial Board
Student Body Vice Presidential Candidate
LeaderShape Insitute Graduate
Campus Leadership Workshop Presenter
Emerging Leaders Graduate, Freshmen Leadership Program
UNCC Toastmasters Charter Member