Darcy's Keynote and Virtual Programs

Darcy tailors her keynote and breakout programs to your audience, whether it's in-person or virtually from her state-of-the-art home studio.  

"Survive and Thrive: How to Overcome Adversity and Live Your Best Life"

Most Requested Program

    There are many challenges in life that are unknown or unexpected.  Case in point is the COVID pandemic. Uncertainty of the future, quarantined from others for months with limited living space, job loss/no income despite bills, struggling to survive, scared, robbed of high school or college experiences, no closure, anxiety, many unknowns...does this sound familiar?  It's how we cope with these challenges that helps determine the outcome and our attitude.
     In this presentation, Darcy teaches the audience steps of how to survive and thrive successfully though any challenge. They will leave equipped to handle any adversity and live their best life.

"Move It: How Leaders Deal with Change"

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   When change happens, how do leaders deal with it? In this presentation, Darcy shares her survival story of the biggest life change while serving as a leader at Ball State University.  Not only did she survive this life-altering change, she learned the secret to thrive through it, and became a successful career woman, professional speaker, author, and leader once again.

      The following key points will be discussed on how deal with changes both personally and professionally:
• Why are people resistant to change? 
• The audience will learn the secret to surviving and thriving through change how to maximize change transitions for success and happiness.
• What are the two things a person can control when change happens?
• Learn how to maximize change transitions for success and happiness

"5 Tips for Creating a Better Future"

     Do you want to know how to live your best life? This presentation is ideal for groups who are survivors, caregivers, providers, advocates or other concerned persons affected by brain injury. Darcy providing tips for creating a better future for not only your personal life in addressing brain injury, but also tips which you can use in your professional life.

"Brain Injury 101: What You Need to Know"

    What do you know about brain injury? While each brain injury is different, Darcy details her personal story of brain injury and provides the secrets that those, who have experienced a brain injury, want you to know. She also shares the mental health issues that may be experienced and provides tips and resources for a person who has experienced a brain injury. This presentation is perfect for those who want to know how brain injury not only affects society, but also your industry or organization.

"From Your House to the Statehouse: How to Provide Effective Testimony When You Have a Brain Injury"

     From 2004 through the 2008 Indiana legislative sessions, Darcy was repeatedly called upon to testify before committee hearings for two new laws, which the first one would make seatbelts mandatory for all seating positions of any vehicle a primary law and the second was to establish a spinal cord and brain injury research fund. In this presentation, Darcy shares the inside tips she learned to effectively communicate her injury testimony and persuade lawmakers to adopt her point of view.  This presentation is ideal for any disability organization on effective communication in legislative hearings.

"Just Buckle It: How to Make Good Decisions Behind the Wheel and in Life"

       This presentation is designed for teens and college students.   In this presentation, Darcy shares with the audience how to look past the current moment and realize the the decisions made while not only behind the wheel, but also in life, can be the difference a life and death situation. 

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