Prepare Leaders for the Present and Future, with Darlene Drew, Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 265)
Darlene Drew joins host John Ray to discuss her leadership development practice, how her experience as a federal prison warden informs her work, and much more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Darlene Drew is a public servant. She’s a Leadership Trainer and the CEO/Owner of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC. She’s a Certified Leadership Trainer, Professional Speaker and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team. Darlene helps businesses, companies and organizations by helping leaders develop leaders. She has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many people. “How great it is to greet each day doing what you love to do equipping people with training that helps them grow,” she says. Over the course of my journey in leadership, it’s allowed me to train thousands of people. Training is my purpose, passion and a priority in my life. My early learnings about leadership was taught in my home from my dad and my large, loving, imperfect family of eleven children. Such family dynamics brought leadership lessons that would equip me for a lifetime.”
Darlene has been a public servant through employment in law enforcement which began as a Correctional Officer where she was initially told, “You’ll never make it!” Having decided to “make it,” she continued this career path with a focus on making the field better for staff and inmates. Throughout it, she was asked interesting questions, some of which were: “Why are you here? What should we call you? Why do you do it?” These were all learning and teachable moments from Darlene’s perspective to do what she loves: learn, teach and train. She placed her focus on effecting change, mentoring and developing staff and inmates.
In August 2019, Darlene was one of ten winners of 2019 Stage Time at the International Maxwell Certification Conference. In the public sector, she earned the distinction of Senior Executive Service. Darlene served as Warden of three Federal prisons. She’s the first and only female to serve as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta. Darlene served as Adjunct Professor at Lewis University, in Romeoville, Illinois. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and serves on the Board of Georgia Laws of Life.
Darlene earned her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University and Masters Degree from Governor State University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Women and Power Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. She is a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education alumni (HKS EE alumni). Darlene is the recipient of the prestigious Attorney General Award and Susan M. Hunter Award from the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.
Darlene’s passion is “building up people,” through teaching, training and speaking. Her guiding life and leadership principle is, “Don’t teach what you don’t know, Don’t lead where you won’t go and Don’t ask for what you won’t give.” Lead Well!
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Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- It’s About Building Relationships!
- How Darlene’s experience as a federal prison warden informs her work
- Helping Leaders Develop Leaders
- The Biggest Challenges Leaders Face, Passing the Baton, Overcoming Obstacles in leadership
- Solutions to Workplace Conflict
- Where did your passion for leadership begin?
- How do you best serve your clients?
- What are the concerns that clients bring to you most often?
- What are some of the results that’s been shared with you?
- What lead you to the path of being a Leadership Trainer?
- Effective leadership in a pandemic
“North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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