Presentations/Partial Client List, 2008 - present

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children/Cops Program
  • Garland Chamber of Commerce/Women’s Business Initiative
  • North Texas Women’s Conference
  • Southern Methodist University, MBA Women In Business
  • Region 10 Internet Safety for Children Conference
  • 10th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention (NCAC)
  • 2009 Crimes Against Children Conference (DCAC)
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter Lecture Series
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation—Dallas Division
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Fellowship of Professional Women
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Kentucky Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference
  • Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
  • Amarillo College 10th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference
  • Women in Financial Services
  • Women’s Financial Exchange
  • CASA of Collin County
  • Snap Out Of It! Women’s Conference and Expo
  • Texas Juvenile Probation Commission 2010 Conference
  • Children’s Assessment Center, Harris County
  • 11th Annual Gulf States Victim Witness Law Enforcement Conference
  • Whitley Penn Engage (Women’s Initiative Training)
  • MCAC Annual Conference, Omaha, NE
  • 10th Annual Partners in Prevention Training Conference
  • Prevent Child Abuse Utah
  • New Jersey Sex Crimes Officers’ Association Conference

Media Appearances

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • 20/20
  • Dateline NBC’s "To Catch a Predator"
  • D Magazine
  • KTVT-CBS11
  • The Turtle Creek News

What People Are Saying

“Darlene’s speaking style is so dynamic and engaging, we had standing room only and tremendous feedback from attendees.”
—Margaret Koppelman
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services


“In my professional career spanning over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to hear speakers of all kinds and Darlene ranks among my favorites.  She has a unique ability to draw the audience in with her personal and professional experiences, and audience members will feel as if they’ve known her all their life.”
—Heidi Gough
Vice President, Morgan Keegan


“Darlene’s evaluation scores were the highest of the conference and her personal, relaxed yet animated style made for a perfect plenary presenter.”
—John Dornheim
Victims of the Web Conference Coordinator


“…riveting, empowering and enlightening!”
—Lousiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault attendee on Darlene’s presentation, “Shattered…But Picking Up the Pieces”


“Darlene is an excellent speaker with riveting stories. She was an inspiration and this is one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended!”
—Kentucky’s 11th Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference attendee on Darlene’s presentation, “The Predator Next Door”


Darlene is a captivating, motivational speaker who energizes every person in the room, drawing from a tapestry of varied and inspirational experiences. Were life a box of tinker toys, she is the round connector from which all possibilities emanate.

—Jennifer Culbertson
Founder/Publisher, CityARTCal


Darlene Ellison has been a breath of fresh air for our young institution. Her energizing personality and authentic way of combining her motivational skills and positive outlook has proven to be a great example for those around her. The business alliances resulting from Darlene’s innovations, such as the Women in Business initiative, continue to build the foundation of our growth for years to come.

—James Miller
CEO, Professional Bank, N.A.


Darlene Doxey Ellison has the rare ability to captivate her audience in any and every circumstance. Her energetic countenance and genuine and selfless passion for people illuminate her belief in the effectiveness of professional and personal alliances. Those who know her cannot help but be captured by her drive and ability to motivate and inspire.

—Meredith White
Student, Texas A&M University
Intern, “Future Women In Business” Program


It is our human instinct to curl up when we face extreme hardship in our lives, but Darlene has never been one to play the victim. Her strength and determination coupled with her sincere desire to better the lives of others make for a POWERFUL exchange that comes straight from the heart.

—Julie Lenzer Kirk
President & CEO, Path Forward International


Whether she is one–on–one or in front of a crowd, Darlene is engaging! She uses stories of personal tragedy and professional challenges as her catalyst to thrive, both as a high touch business leader and a high touch woman. Darlene’s “niche positioning” strategies are a must–have for any business person wanting to build and retain profitable business relationships!

—M. Elisabeth Humphries
Founder, Next Level Strategies