Darren is a polymath with a variety of performance skills and experience. His history as a singer, actor and speaker heavily influence the performance-based coaching solutions which he draws from to create multimedia live events.
These inspirational, entertaining and thought-provoking presentations enliven education surrounding self-expression, with a key emphasis on communication, confidence and connection.
Having initially trained as an actor and musician, Darren has over twenty-eight years of experience recording in studios and performing on stage, amassing a wealth of expertise in his field.
He began voice coaching in 2008 and has since helped thousands of people find their confidence and realise their true potential.
Darren was nominated to compete in and reached the semi-final of the 2020 Nordic Business Forum's speaker competition.
With a key emphasis on the 'The Future Of Marketing' Darren prepared for an planned to give a short presentation about how a human centric work culture is (now more than ever) vital in reaching and connecting with our cutomers.
The competition also boasted a remarkable host of powerhouse performers including Eric Edmeades (of 'Wilfit' and 'Mindvalley') who also so happens to be one of Darren's favourite public speakers!
Unfortunately however due to COVID-19, this years speaker competition has now been cancelled.
Darren initially gained a certificate of distinction in Speech and Articulation from LAMDA before studying for an MA in Acting at East 15 Acting School. He also has the equivalent MA in Radio from the same school and is currently studying to complete his Grade 6 TEFL course through the London Teachers Training College.
To further his resources, Darren went on to complete two further diplomas, one in Life coaching and the other in Hypnotherapy.
"Over the twenty-eight years of my career, I have been fortunate enough to have appeared before almost three and a half million people live worldwide. This has successfully led me to become an effective voice & performance coach, reaching over half a million people, in not only improving their voice and communicative potential but making positive changes to their lifestyle, beliefs and habits."
All of this experience gives Darren a diverse and unique set of tools to draw upon when working with his clients.
As a stage actor, Darren has worked at The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, ENO (English National Opera), and has also performed in Warhorse in London's West End. As a film actor, he has appeared in over twenty-five films and he continues to work in both fields.
As a musician, Darren has played for crowds of up to three thousand and appeared on the same billing as Scissor Sisters, The Cuban Brothers and The Blockheads. He has also performed at some of the UK's most exciting festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival, and Boomtown - to name only a few.
"I believe that our connection with and contribution to the world is far more pleasurable and impactful as a direct result of the ability to express ourselves effectively.
I believe that nurturing self-expression is as golden as the circle that elicits "why, how and what" we express.
Our Innate need to feel counted, as if we belong and that we can contribute to society, is intrinsically linked with this ability to communicate ourselves freely.
Our voice is more than just articulated vibrations of thought. It's a direct representation of our vitality, which I believe to be a fundamental human right.
A right that we must feel free to nurture and express without fear of judgement or ridicule.
it is MY mission to enliven the voice of those who have something to say, embolden those who yearn to be heard and speak out for those who are unable.
So that one day, every one of us can safely express our vitality as naturally as we breathe the air that feeds us."
"Every day, more and more individuals pluck up just enough courage to share with me their stories of how either physical, emotional or psychological trauma, has left them unable to express themselves clearly and confidently." - Darren