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About Darryl



I'm Darryl Lovett - Beyond all of the hard work and successes, I am most proud of my family. My wife and life partner April and I live happily in Tallahassee, Florida with our daughter Adriana and son Davon.


I am a speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, higher education administrator, and advocate for social and racial justice and equity.  I'm passionate about impacting the world by inspiring individuals to live out their purpose and leave their mark on the world.

My 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.


I grew up with five boisterous sisters, my mom, and pops. There was a 3:1 ratio of females to males in the 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 means that you only speak when it's appropriate for you to.


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


And then, life happened 

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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.

The Journey

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 their opportunities in life and walking in their purpose.


My core philosophy 

Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I am here to help you achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide you with the necessary tools to reach your goals. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your success.


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