Meet The Career Guy
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Professional Certified Coach (by the International Coach Federation), Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), and Licensed Spiritual Counselor (ALSP, RScP) is a 28 year recruiting veteran, executive and entrepreneur coach, and career advisor supporting thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable transitions.
The founder of CareerGuy.com, TheBackForty.com, and DreamJobLife.com, he has written books and edited professional journals on the topics of finding one’s passion, midlife pursuit of purpose, effective relationship building, and career transition. His work has been endorsed by best-selling authors and inspiring luminaries such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, Dr. Ivan Misner, Rev. Michael Beckwith, and Cynthia Kersey, to name a few.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International Business, Darrell spent his early career with Arthur Young (Ernst & Young) in London. Conferring with a career-coaching firm at the age of 24, he utilized a “stealth” job search method to meet with 7 CFOs of the top Hollywood entertainment studios and landed an international financial position with MGM/United Artists Pictures. Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of networking and what it takes to get in…and get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Stealth Search™ method as well as supports entrepreneurs and business builders to play Big Games through his PlayGame™ Coaching.
Darrell is the author of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, endorsed by bestselling thought leaders Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. It and his other books have become highly touted resources in the careers field. His newest ebook is Finding the S Spot: Career Pleasure Secrets for Merging Skills, Pay and Play.
Darrell has been featured in CBS Moneywatch, Fortune.com, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on Wall Street Journal Radio. He has been a guest on local and national radio and television programs and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH.com) and Right Management (Right.com) and speaks and leads workshops for both professional and trade associations as well as leading MBA programs. He is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He offers webinars and programs to get students and working professionals out, connected, and in the line of hire.
Darrell recently produced a reality show pilot entitled “Dream Job Life” which won the New Hope Film Festival’s Best Webisode Audience Choice Award. Also, Darrell’s upcoming book (due out in 2018) is titled “The Back Forty: The Ride of Your Life, 7 Critical Embraces to Inspire a Radical Second Half of Play, Passion and Purpose.” It is an inspirational guide and companion for designing a fulfilling second half/best half of life. Find out more about this inspiring message and growing movement through two ebooks and an online course to support overcoming adversity and emerging into who you came to be and what you came to do.