Family man, podcast host, higher education administrator, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, vegan, and other stuff...



My name is Darryl 'Real Talk' Lovett


I’m a speaker, trainer, podcaster, higher education administrator, adjunct professor, entrepreneur, and an all-around stand-up guy working to live out my greatest potential as I impact the world with my God given gifts.


I’m married to my wonderful life partner and biggest supporter. We have two beautiful kids and a loving fur baby. You can learn a lot more about us here.


Well, if you came to this page to get a little more background on who I am... Here you go

I grew up with five vociferous sisters, my mama, my pops, and me. There was a 3:1 ratio of females to males in my household, and if there is one thing I learned from that; well, it’s that you’re lucky to get a word in edgewise.  


On top of that, my dad was a pastor, and life for pastor’s kids usually meant that you only spoke when it was appropriate to do so.  


So, for the most part, I was typically a tight-lipped, thoughtful, and politically correct-speaking child.

And then, life happened

If you fast-forward my life through: experiencing racism and hate, dashed hopes of playing in the NFL, surviving a tenuous relationship, climbing the professional ladder, being the only black individual in too many spaces to count, and starting and failing many businesses; you get to the real Darryl, the one that speaks what needs to be spoken.  The “Real Talk” fueled by life experiences and lessons learned is just that- real, truthful, and unabashed. 

My life journey has come with both victories and defeats.  It has led me to my ultimate calling; inspiring, motivating and encouraging others by providing them with practical principles and strategies for maximizing your opportunities in life.


You should never be defined by what you do, by the things you have; you've got to define yourself by who you are and who you impact and how you impact people.

-Tony dungy



My powerful and compelling story will challenge you  to take action in your own life. Success comes with taking full responsibility of your emotions, facing adversity head-on, shifting your mindset, and changing your behaviors and actions in order to make a difference and leave the legacy you were born to leave on the world.


Over the years, through my speaking, teaching, mentoring and more, I’ve had the opportunity to motivate, inspire and encourage so many different people.

Darryl speaking on his why

Join me for a 3 minute sit down as I discuss my why, calling, purpose and passion with my lovely wife


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