Darcel Dillard-Suite is a Motivational and Keynote Speaker, Life Coach, Author and Professional Journalist. Darcel believes in taking her audiences on a transformative journey to find the “best self” and doing so with a powerful voice of wit and humor that fuels change. Darcel has a passion for women, family, youth, education/awareness and overall empowerment issues.
Darcel is a founding member and co-president of Full Circle Health, PLLC and Executive Director of the not for profit, Full Circle Life Enrichment Center. Both centers are known for their committment to mental wellness and transforming lives. As a life coach and motivational speaker, Darcel believes in taking her clients on an inspirational and transformative journey to find their “best self” and doing so with powerful compassion and sensitivity.
She has successfully assisted individuals, couples, and families to cope with the problems of daily life while equipping them to develop their strengths, abilities and competencies. As a speaker she motivates, gently agitates and empowers her audiences to push out of their comfort zones into their true asspirations and dreams. Darcel has been a keynote to college/universities, facilitator to hundreds of corporate workshops and conferences and a speaker on a range of topics from healthcare to business. She is invested in making a difference with her words,voice and ability to connect with real people.
Before becoming a life coach, Darcel spent over 20 years in national news production and public relations. She has enjoyed educating millions of Americans on every major news issue through her stories as a senior national news producer for CBS News, McNeil Lehrer NewsHour and FOX News Channel. Darcel has also worked as a senior producer and media consultant for the Discovery Channel, the Montel Williams Show and NBC News.
Darcel earned her Bachelor's degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she taught as an adjunct professor and mentor. She has also received certificates and completed course work from the Dartmouth’s, Tuck School of Business for Managers and Life Coaching from the Spencer Institute.
Her favorite downtime journey takes her on the beaches of Jamaica, her lakeside cottage and getting lost in good books and movies over ice cream and chocolate.