Darlene is a powerhouse of a coach! She provided project management and time management training to my managers. My team learned practical ways to help work through their day-to-day tasks. Darlene listened to their questions and responded appropriately with care and tact. She is fun to work with, has lots of great energy and I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
Darlene Templeton is a captivating speaker, who is capable of engaging any room and audience. Her presentation is filled with insight from her personal stories in the corporate world and her lessons learned in between each win and challenge. She focuses on developing your already recognizable leaders and mentoring the next generation of upcoming leaders within your organization, in a very customized, direct and personal approach. Having acquired her for several conferences and leadership development forums, the results have been stellar each time.
Liza C. Willmore
Product Development, Program Management, Tech Transfer | MS in Technology Commercialization, McCombs School of Business
"During the past thirty years, I have coached many, many different types of people. I can emphatically, unreservedly say that Darlene Templeton is in the top echelon of speaking and training talent. A perpetual learner, she hats the rare gifts of high energy and contagious enthusiasm! She captivates her audience immediately and holds them spellbound throughout her presentations. They know she is totally authentic. I believe that each and every audience will benefit greatly from hearing Darlene’s powerful messages. It is an honor and a pleasure to recommend her to you!"
CEO and President of Amazing Speakers and Trainers
“Darlene is a talented, passionate and engaging coach. I have had the privilege of working with Darlene through many years on Sales Transformation, Business Process Re-engineering and a variety of management and Global positions. She is a master facilitator, business consultant and executive coach. Darlene is a results oriented business leader whose influence is based on a communication style of communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. Darlene has been an exceptional, energizing coach for me. She is an intuitive coach who asks thought-provoking questions. You immediately feel the sincerity of her caring and genuine commitment to the growth of people. She has a special talent in connecting with people and gives you the immediate feeling of trust, integrity, credibility and insight … all excellent attributes in a professional coach. It is a privilege to recommend Darlene Templeton.”
Barbara Yarbrough, Corporate Client
“Darlene captures the essence of what a good coach is all about. You will always have someone who understands what you need in the moment and challenge you to be your best. She has helped me gain clarity about what I want and challenges me to keep working toward my ideal life. Her humor, energy and enthusiasm for life enhance our sessions and keep me moving forward.”
Barbara Bogrand, Atlanta, GA
“Since Darlene has been my coach I have finally achieved all the goals that I had started five years before – 2 certifications and a promotion. Yahoo! She worked through all of the personal roadblocks, perceptions and views of myself that had been holding me back. It feels great to have gotten out of my own way.”
P. B., Corporate Client
“Darlene gets my highest professional recommendation as an Executive Business Coach and Mentor. Darlene’s unique ability to identify, comprehend and clarify intricate business relationships has completely changed my thought process and thus, my behavior. While there have been specific personal struggles and understandings, Darlene’s mentoring continues to make me a significantly better person each day. Darlene’s guidance has proved to be right 100% of the time and has propelled my career to the next level. I absolutely consider Darlene the top factor to the success – both financial and personal – that I enjoy as a business professional today.”
J.D., Austin, TX
“Dear Darlene, I had a complimentary 30 minute strategy session with you in January as a result of attending the RAMP UP Your Leadership Skills presentation in December. You were encouraging, inspiring and your guidance propelled me to move forward, and have more confidence, focus and clarity in what I wanted in life and in business. With this new found confidence and clarity, I found my new job doing what I love, with a State Agency, and started on February 11th. “
THANK YOU so much,
Veronica Ayala, AHRMA
“ Darlene, I attended the Austin Women’s conference and was lucky enough to catch the panel that you, Misty Gibbs and Susan Tolles spoke on. You made the venue seem intimate with the question and answer-style forum you chose and allowed the audience to interact rather than be lectured to. Your diverse backgrounds and wealth of life experiences had something to inspire each one of us. Many thanks for, in my opinion, the most entertaining talk of the conference!”
owner, Interior Decorator, It’s Faux Real Interiors
“Darlene is an amazing example of combining compassionate guidance with the benefits of group dynamics. Darlene’s expert speaking and coaching abilities empower each and every participant to evaluate different aspects of their lives and dreams, gain valuable insight and take action to move forward. Darlene’s presentation and workshop were invaluable to me!”
Cindy Sailor, entrepreneur
The ICF Austin Chapter had the pleasure of hosting Darlene Templeton where she presented “RAMP It Up! Do You Want To Take Your Business To The Next Level?” Darlene immediately engaged the audience with her authentic voice and personal story. Her rich history with IBM gives her great insight into business and business processes. From that experience she developed the RAMP program to help business owners stay focused and moving forward, step by step, toward their long range goals. She reminded me that the most powerful tools are often the most simple. Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced business professional, Darlene has a wealth of knowledge and tools to grow your business. I highly recommend Darlene as a speaker and a coach.
Program Director, ICF Austin Chapter
I recently had the honor of listening to one of Darlene Templeton's presentations on Leadership. Her presentation was very interactive, which I loved and everyone was fully engaged. Darlene's energy is contagious! She has such a positive spirit and is truly inspiring. I highly recommend Darlene to any group that is ready to learn what it takes to be a powerful leader in their job, business or community.
CEO of Silverlining Concepts, LLC - Professional Speaker, Author and Business Coach
I have had the great pleasure in working with Darlene Templeton this past year. One of my associates met Darlene at a business function and told me “You have to meet this lady and invite her to be a speaker at one of our upcoming graduations.” I met with Darlene and was totally impressed. I invited her to be our guest speaker at the June 2013 graduation. Over the course of several years, I have attended a hundred or more graduations and do not remember what the majority of commencement speakers spoke about. Not true with Darlene. She kept the audience on the edge of their seats and totally engaged.
We videotaped her presentation and forwarded it to our ITT headquarters. Soon after ITT contacted me and said they were going to use portions of her speech in an ITT commercial. We have invited Darlene to return and speak at our upcoming March graduation.
Not only is Darlene a great speaker, she is a fabulous coach, mentor and friend. She and her husband are people that we all wish we had as next door neighbors. Any company or person would be totally blessed in meeting her.
Director - ITT Technical Institute - Austin, Texas
Working with Darlene was an absolute dream. Her communication skills, professionalism, and punctuality make her incredibly easy to work with, but it is her content—authentic, informative, and highly interactive, that really make her shine. Students were fully engaged and walked away feeling empowered to lead, something only a true leader can instill in others. I am honored to know Darlene and to have worked with her on several occasions, and am proud to call her a member of the BiG family. Her compassion for others is infectious and I look forward to learning more from her as our paths continue to cross.
Community Impact Initiatives Manager - Big Austin
Darlene Templeton is the epitome of phenomenal! For our conference, we needed someone to speak on leadership. Darlene exceeded our expectations from the start by customizing her RAMP UP Your Leadership Skills presentation specifically for our audience of mostly women business owners. She was high-energy and high-class the entire time we worked together, incredibly responsive and continually offering to help out in any way she could. Her vivaciousness alone is an absolute gift. Plus, she more than delivered on content for our attendees. If you’re looking for someone you will engage, inspire and empower your audience while being an utter delight to work with, we cannot recommend Darlene Templeton highly enough.
Programs and Events Coordinator - Women's Business Council - Southwest
The Austin Contact Center Alliance would like to thank Darlene for a fabulous session. Darlene’s presentation on Employee Engagement – From the Inside Out was top notch. In fact, she received the highest rating of 4.9 out of 5! She quickly engaged the group with her high energy and enthusiasm. Our members were blown away by Darlene’s passion for the subject. She was very entertaining and enthusiastic in her delivery and provided everyone in the audience with a memorable framework for taking employee engagement to a new level. It is a real pleasure and honor to work with Darlene.
On behalf the Austin Contact Center Alliance Board, thank you!
Joan E Maddux, MBA - Vice President of Education
Austin Contact Center Alliance