2018 Fall Symposium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Darlene Templeton


Who doesn’t remember their favorite super heroes? Mine is, of course, Wonder Woman!  They all were “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”.  They were SUPER HEROES and LEADERS in everything they did and were in service to others!  They believed in utilizing all their “super powers” to help and support others, they believed in inspiring and motivating their teams and help them build their “super powers” and they achieved not only their goals, but the goals and results of their team and so many others!  This sounds like an AMAZING and SUPER HERO leader in today’s challenging business world, especially in the customer service area!    

Whether you are an executive, a manager, a seasoned professional or new to the business or area, leading in your organization and supporting your team can be very challenging.   With Darlene’s business and corporate experience, 36 years at IBM, she is a master at understanding and navigating these challenges.  During this high energy, engaging keynote, Darlene will share with you the “super hero” secrets to unleashing your own super hero leadership powers, finding those super hero powers of your team, inspiring and motivating your team and achieving “super hero” results!

Darlene will share her strategies, techniques, and tips to help you fully engage in your career, enhance and grow your leadership skills and provide “super hero”  customer satisfaction.    You will walk away inspired, motivated, and ready to take action and you will be ““faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”. 

Darlene Templeton has the experience, the wisdom and the natural ability to empower businesses and professionals to achieve their greatest potential! She is CEO and founder of Templeton & Associates,  a professional speaker, business strategist, certified executive coach, trainer and author.  For over 30 years Darlene managed local and global cross-functional teams in multiple areas of IBM.  During her career she was in charge of projects ranging from $100K to over $350M. She has a background in consulting, operations, sales management, organizational change, human resources, international sales & marketing, strategy & behavior change, business transformation leadership, worldwide project management, business partner management and middle/executive management. She was known as the “fixer”, the person who could provide solution-based strategies to unsolvable issues both inside the company, across industries, and with her clients.  Darlene specializes in leadership and transformation for professionals, specifically for those who want to make a greater impact personally and professionally. Her proven success with businesses gives executives and professionals the tools to effectively navigate through dynamic transformations, increase employee engagement and achieve extraordinary results.

Sought after speaker and trainer with a special talent for easily connecting with audiences and workshop participants, Darlene creates immediate feelings of trust and integrity.  Gifted with humor and a natural-born storyteller, her presentation style is exceptionally enthusiastic, energizing and fun!  She has been called the “high octane” energy source in the room, and entertaining, motivational and inspirational!  Customizing each and every program for her audience she leaves them empowered with the tips, tools and strategies for leadership, personal and professional excellence, and unparalleled success.

Darlene is the Founder and Chief Leader of the AMAZING Women Alliance, a group of high achieving women who meet monthly to inspire, motivate and support each other to achieve their goals.   A published author, Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) through Coaches Training Institute, (CTI), and Darlene is on the Faculty of Organizational Coaching at CTI, and is Certified through International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Darlene is very active in the community and was on the Advisory Board at Texas Women in Business (TWIB).  She established  the Coaching, Mentoring and Resources programs for the organization.   She is the Co-VP of Career  Development  for the Austin Human Resources Managers Association (AHRMA),  and very active with Dress for Success and other charities in the Austin area.   

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