Meet Darcy Keith

National Award-Winning Professional Speaker and Author

Why does something little throw everything out of whack, when it is actually something big that causes the problem? 

Never fear.  Darcy is THE speaker, who can answer that question and provide real-time tips that you can put into practice RIGHT NOW to navigate through those "big things" so you can live your best life.

Keynote Speech at CPCU Annual Meeting
Keynote Speech at CPCU Annual Meeting

Darcy gives a keynote speech at the CPCU annual conference.

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Darcy Keith Toastmasters
Darcy Keith Toastmasters

Darcy gives a presentation on overcoming adversity at the Toastmasters conference.

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Darcy Keith Speaks at Youth Leadership Conference
Darcy Keith Speaks at Youth Leadership Conference

Darcy speaks at a youth leadership conference in Chicago.

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Keynote Speech at CPCU Annual Meeting
Keynote Speech at CPCU Annual Meeting

Darcy gives a keynote speech at the CPCU annual conference.

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Overcoming life's challenges, whatever they may be, is not easy.  One never knows when a challenge may arise.  For me, I never thought that something I would experience as a result of a car crash would change my world forever.  I never thought that a single incident would force a twenty-two year-old college senior to start over as a small child in every aspect imaginable.  The mental, physical, and emotional injuries were indescribable.  But, when I was down in the quicksand of pain, anguish, and despair, I decided that I was going to climb to solid ground through fortitude, perseverance, and determination.

There are many common challenges which we all face in life at one time or another.  Some are expected while others are not.  They may include financial concerns, family issues, loss of a loved one, injury, illness, abuse, and the like.  Its how we cope with these challenges that helps determine the outcome and our attitude.  My five step plan will help you learn how to handle the big things and be the best version of you!

It's the obligation of the cured to help others.  My motivation to speak and assist others came from wanting to help other brain injury survivors and their families.  I then realized that the message of overcoming life's challenges applies to everyone at some point.  This is why I want to share my secrets of success and achieving the unimaginable so that we all can live our best lives.

Some of Darcy's Clients

The Indianapolis Colts
The Baltimore Ravens
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Class Spokesperson 2018 - CPCU Annual Conference

Hill's Pet Nutrition

Mount Carmel Health Care System

Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Toastmasters International Convention

Indiana Association for Health Care Quality
MADD Kentucky
OSRAM Sylvania
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

​Indiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Spring Conference
Central Ohio Insurance Education Day Conference
Think First International Conference- San Francisco, CA (2006), New Orleans, LA (2005), and Chicago, IL (2002)
Brain Injury Association of Indiana Annual Conference

Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Conference

Brain Injury Association of Ohio Annual Conference

State Auto Insurance Company - Columbus, OH

Missouri Centers for Independent Living

Columbus Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society - Columbus, OH

National Organization of Women in Business 

Indiana Statehouse
Ball State University
Ohio State University
Delta Delta Delta sorority - Purdue University
Butler University
University of Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI
Brownsburg High School
Carmel High School
Franklin Central High School
North Central High School
Southport High School
Ben Davis High School
Hamilton County 4-H Junior Leaders
East 91st Christian Church - Indianapolis, IN
Bible Baptist Church - Kokomo, IN 

Cumberland Road Christian Church - Fishers, IN
First Baptist Church - Rushville, IN
Yeddo Baptist Church - Kingman, IN
Several radio and television programs

Darcy's Honors and Awards

  • Selected as an Indiana Hero by the Indiana Pacers 

  • Selected as the Class Spokesperson at the Conferment Ceremony, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Annual Meeting

  • Appeared on ABC: Darcy's question on traumatic brain injury and how the presidential candidates were going to address this injury was selected and asked of 2007 presidential hopeful Rep. Duncan Hunter (California) LIVE.
  • Appeared on ABC News Now "Be Seen Be Heard" with Bob Woodruff on March 2, 2007

  • Narrated and wrote portions of the 2007 ThinkFirstVIP Speaker Training Video, which was funded by the Christopher Reeve Foundation

  • Selected as the 2006 Global ThinkFirst VIP Speaker of the Year

  • Featured by WXIN Fox 59 TV as an "Unsung Hero" 

  • Inducted into the Global Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2006-07 edition

  • 2006 Insurance Institute of Indiana Grassroots Award of Merit

  • 2000 Ball State University Graduate of the Last Decade award winner

  • Ohio Valley Center Advisory Council, a council that advises Ohio State University on their brain injury research 

  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana’s Board of Directors, 2003-12​​

  • Darcy's story was published in the November 2007 The Toastmaster magazine

  • Featured under the "Christ in the Marketplace" section of The Baptist Bulletin magazine, July 2004 issue