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Darrell “Coach D” Andrews

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Motivational strategist, coach and teamwork expert helping organizations and businesses become effective

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Keynote speaker Darrell Andrews is a global leader in the areas of organizational core values implementation, teamwork, and leadership synergy. He is known as a “motivational strategist” who helps his audiences build “cultures of success” via creating organization-wide paradigm shifts that lead to growth mindsets, productivity, and workplace harmony.

Why book speaker Darrell Andrews?

  • He is passionate. Coach D has helped several large organizations, including Verizon, Walmart, and First Data attain motivation strategies and concepts into their organizations for success.
  • He is an optimistic leader. Speaker Darrell Andrews walks teams and company leaders alike through the process of collective unity for optimal company growth. He will demonstrate the power of optimism in your organization.
  • His results speak volumes. Darrell has built one of the most successful workforce companies in the USA through his 4 step team-building strategies. Coach D will provide your company with methods for success with the collaboration of unity and responsibility. Book Coach D today!

Speaker Darrell “Coach D” Andrews is known worldwide as America’s Passion Coach! He is a teamwork and core values expert and motivator who helps companies become effective at the implementation of core values and teamwork strategies. Coach D mixes motivation with real-world strategies designed to help all staff embrace the concepts of teamwork, core values, and customer-centric approaches. He has presented at over 2000 companies and organizations globally, and all have used Coach D’s services. Hundreds of states, school district and non-profit organizations regularly use the services of Darrell Andrews Enterprises.

Coach D has been a featured speaker at 300 conferences such as Inbound, SHRM, The National Association of Workforce Development Professional, and many others. Coach D realizes that the heart of any company or organization is the ability to build a capable team designed to achieve goals and objectives. By using his technique (RISE-Resilience, Integration, Synergy, and Expectations), he successfully made one of the most successful companies. Coach D firmly believes that it takes a systems approach driven by company or organization leadership to achieve team success. His motto is well known globally, “Motivation without information is simply a good conversation.” It takes a comprehensive strategy to succeed.

Speaker Darrell Andrews is the author of several books including the soon to be released “Teamwork That Makes The Dreamwork, The Power of Core Values on Organizational Success. Besides keynote speeches and workshops, Coach D is often invited to facilitate strategic Teamwork and Core Values Leadership Retreats. At these events, leadership teams go through a process of analyzing current core values and team systems that lead to enhanced corporate or organizational culture. Many of his customers leave the retreats with new core values that align with current goals and objectives. He walks leadership teams through an introspective process that unites and empowers company leaders, staff, and other stakeholders around core values.

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Teamwork That Makes The Dream work-The Power of Core Values On Organizational Success

This presentation will address the importance of creating effective systems of teamwork and core values integration that leads to improved company culture. Companies and organizations globally find themselves depleted of productivity and energy due to a division between staff as well as staff to leadership. This is natural and normal for people have varying beliefs, backgrounds, and dispositions. To bring effective synergy to teams with so many varying mindsets, it takes intentional development of systems to address core values and implementation of a team focused systems.

Learning components:

  • Innovative strategies for building core values and team synergy based organization
  • Uniqueness is good for organizational health. The key is directing differing mindsets
    down the same pathway.
  • The process of taking core values off of posters and into the hearts of staff
  • Effective strategies designed to positively impact company culture for the better
Keynote by speaker Darrell Andrews

The RISE Framework (Resilience, Integration, Synergy, and Expectations)

This high energy speech, workshop or retreat is designed to provide strategy around our organizational framework for team success. We teach teams the importance of resilience to overcome barriers to success, integration to bring core values to life, synergy to get the team on the same page and expectations to motivate towards organizational goals. This session is highly strategic and designed to help teams take a deep dive relating to real-world team success that leads to organizational success. This is our most popular presentation for corporate or organization retreats. Many organization request RISE for a keynote or organization speech or training.

Learning components:

  •  The key components of the 4 framework areas
  •  The power of strategy to team success
  •  The process of deep analysis to achieve team goals
  •  How to RISE to the occasion relating to improving corporate culture
Keynote by speaker Darrell Andrews

Customer-Centric Motivation

Companies and organizations in this generation grapple with employees who were raised in a generation that does not necessarily embrace basic customer-centric ways of operations. This high energy yet strategic event will help leaders and staff embrace the power and importance of placing the customers first. We will empower the team to realize the personal, professional and organizational benefit of keeping the customer first. The way customers are communicated to, interacted with and served benefits the company, which ultimately benefits the bottom-line—that leads to new and innovative opportunities for all.

Learning components:

  •  The importance of making the customer a top priority
  •  The power of customer-centric paradigms corporate-wide
  •  The benefit on a personal level to customer-centric operations
  •  The impact of customer-centric model on overall organizational goals and objectives
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The Attitude-Aptitude Connection

This powerful presentation is a pure keynote, speech or workshop designed to fire up attendees regarding moving from attitude to aptitude-the implementation of attitude in daily operations. Attitude is a powerful tool for self and organization motivation but many simply see it as a motivational tool to be used occasionally.

Learning components:

  •  Encourage attendees to embrace the power of attitude to increase organizational success
  • View attitude as a tool for career and life success
  •  Teach the mental and physical benefit of positive attitude
  •  Help teams to strive for attitude as a norm in daily interactions
Coach D personifies "Team work makes the Dream work"

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“Both of your workshops and keynote at our conference were rated highly by our attendees, One of our attendees commented: “Coach D made this conference worth attending. He provided information that I could use and implement soon as I left the conference. He was knowledgeable and engaging.

Linda Blake

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association

“Coach D your keynote speech “Connecting, Solving, Succeeding-Developing The Passion To Close The Gap” was a hit at our Annual Convention. Thank you for contributing to our success

Nancy Reviere

Director of Convention and Recognition Programs | National Association of Secondary School Principals

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your years of services as a youth contractor for both the Delaware Private Industry Council and Workforce Investment Board. We have been able to count on your integrity and cooperation at every point."

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith | Program Manager | Delaware Department of Labor

“Coach D you are one of the most awesome presenters in the land. Thank you for doing your part to make our conference a success!

Julie Holan

Director of Marketing Communications | First Data International

Interview with Darrell Andrews

What got you interested in motivational speaking?

2 decades ago I sold Diagnostics Systems for Abbott Laboratories, a Fortune 500 company.  During my time there, they had a tape lending library. When I would do my daily sales calls, I would pop Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and others to listen to for motivation. I eventually became a top sales producer for Abbott and I realized it was listening to the motivational messages on a daily basis that helped me to do so. It was then that I decided that I wanted to use my oratory gifts to do the same for others. It was then that I decided that speaking was my passion and desire. The influence of great speakers influenced me to pursue becoming the same.

Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?

Too many to mention one but I will give it a try.  I was invited to speak in Nairobi, Kenya to business leaders there.  To my surprise, the expected small group quadrupled in size!  I enjoyed speaking in Nairobi to business leaders there because they were like sponges. I ended up speaking there multiple days because they wanted to learn and grow and were hungry for knowledge. It did not take much to motivate them because they wanted to be motivated. They wanted to grow their businesses, engage their staffs and increase their business possibilities. Nairobi is an emerging market with great business potential.

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?

One of my mentors was Zig Ziglar. He told the many of us who he mentored over the years “If you are not adding humor into your speeches, don’t speak.” A keynote audience is coming to be inspired, engaged, informed and enlightened. The seasoned keynote speaker understands that you need a confluence of all the aforementioned. My audiences love the humor I add and are very much open to the strategies and insights I share in the presentation.

How are your keynote presentations unique?

One of my world renowned lines is “Motivation without information is simply a good conversation.”  This is why I call myself a “Motivational Strategist.” Companies and organizations pay me tens of thousands of dollars annually to speak, train and consult. As much as I want my audience to be entertained, my background in corporate as well a community leadership tells me that they need to be informed.

The word “Motive” is derived from “Motivation.” A motive is an inner state that is driven by a goal! People who attend my events walk away with a changed inner state that is fueled by the pursuit of goals. I want them to as motivated by achievement of goals and objectives as listening to me speak on the stage!

What inspires you; what motivates the motivator?

Speaking impacts people more than anything. I am inspired when people tell me their life, career or circumstance was changed by my speech or training. I am motivated by seeing organizations and individuals motivated to maximize their potential.  I am also motivated by my amazing family. I have been married for 24 years and have 4 of the most amazing kids on the planet. They are my daily fuel and inspiration!

Describe yourself in 3 words

  • Passionate
  • Strategic
  • Committed
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