Professional Speaker, Author, Lyricist

Darren L Johnson is a successful seasoned professional speaker and author of the Letting Go of Stuff e-book series, which includes Cokoa's Journey.

Leadership Roles: For 20+ consecutive years, Darren has been the guest speaker in east Tennessee for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy in which he presents to 100-150 new students each year on the topic of leadership. During his tenure as a manager for General Motors, Darren successfully supervised over 50 employees in the BOC Hamtramck, MI manufacturing facility. From 2002 – 2004 he was the Deputy Director for the National Minority AIDS Council in Washington DC where he successfully led the organization through a major multi-million dollar restructuring. He was also Deputy Director for the state of New Mexico’s Office of African American Affairs where he restructured the agency and led the roll out of the largest statewide Expo in New Mexico.

Business Owner and Leader: Darren led his own million-dollar company through successes and challenges for 21 years. His client list included over 150 other businesses, government, and NGOs within and without the US.

Education: Masters of Science in Organization Development, American University, Washington, DC