Don Darling has been mentoring and training people for many years. He completed the training, and passed the exam for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through ICF in Nov. 2015; and renewed his ACC Credential in September 2018. He currently has more than 450 hours of coaching. Don has completed formal Training for Trainers in StrengthsFinders though Gallup University, Emotional Intelligence through TalentSmart, and Situational Leadership II through Blanchard.
Don retired at the end of March 2018 as EMAD Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in, Chicago, IL, where he supervised seven economists.
In addition to working 29 years as an Economist, Supervisor, and Coach and Mentor for HUD, Don taught high school for 18 years and was an adjunct college instructor in the Albany, NY area. Don has a BA degree in math and economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and an MPA from the University of Southern California. Don enjoys reading: in particular, research on how the brain functions, what motivates people, and how teams and organizations become high performers.