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"We are committed to extensively studying student fear to give educators a better understanding of today's student, and to use that data to transform the lives of millions through books, programs, and fearless events."
Past, Present, and Future
Darryl uses his experiences as a student leader during his undergrad years to connect with his audiences. He was involved as a Resident Advisor for first-year men, Orientation Counselor, Student Government Association, as well as a Leadership Workshop Facilitator. He is also a brother of the Zeta Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
It was was a Leadership Workshop facilitator his Sophomore year when Darryl first started speaking and honing his ability to share his message with different students and organizations.
Wanting to help the first-year student’s on his campus, Darryl didn’t apply for any jobs after college and founded Kollege Koncierge. Kollege Koncierge was a membership program reserved for 100 first-year students. The goal was to provide students with leadership development, food delivery services, mentorship and other critical help during their crucial first-year on campus.
After convincing only one parent to sign-up, he sent the check back and started looking for jobs so he could stop eating ramen and get off his friend’s couch where he stayed for three months. His first paycheck for his first post-college job at Wells Fargo came just in time for his first rent payment to be due.
Kollege Koncierge cemented in his mind that even when you’re fearless and take risks if it doesn’t work out, you’ll still live to fight another day.
Over the next two and half years, Darryl worked at Wells Fargo, TIAA-CREF, and ended at NTT Data Consulting, formerly Carlisle and Gallagher Consulting. During that time he was saving and trying to find a way back to students. He enjoyed his job and coworkers, but couldn’t shake the satisfaction of facilitating leadership development workshops and student interaction during undergrad.
A year into his job at NTT Data, he was fed up and decided to seek help in a life/business coach he found through a Google search. Not only was she a coach but a full-time speaker as well. Over the next year and half, Darryl worked with her to form Bellamy Inspires and start speaking with students.
During the year and a half with his coach, in addition to his full-time employment, Darryl worked part-time with a national training company, allowing his message to be shared beyond NC. He also created the first iteration of BellamyInspires.com, published Waking Up Chase, and eventually quit both jobs to dedicate all his time to Bellamy Inspires.
His first programs focused on different aspects student success, with one part of the program devoted to student fear. Everything changed one day when he asked students to write their fear; He was taken aback by the rawness and transparency they shared.
It was at that moment that he decided to solely focus on ensuring students can overcome their fears to lead and live as they desire.
Who knows the future right?
Another book, Ph.D., maybe? Darryl is committed to creating the most extensive database of student fears to give educators a better understanding of the current day student, and to use that data to transform the lives of millions through books, programs, and Fearless Conferences.
He believes that too often we teach the hard leadership skills, but forget that there’s a person underneath. His goal is to help educators better understand the internal, so the external hard skills we teach stick.