Speaking and Workshops with CareerGuy - Darrell W. Gurney

Darrell presents a variety of topics to professional organizations, MBA and undergraduate programs and other community and church groups.

He teaches audiences critical and career-altering truths about human nature so they are capable of Effective Networking in any economic environment. Personal Branding, Finding True Passions, Fulfilling One’s Purpose…these are just a few of the many subjects he covers. He can also customize speaking engagements to fit the needs of a particular audience.

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Popular Topics from Darrell Gurney, Career Guy, and The Back Forty:

  • “Building Relationship Equity” talks and workshops for MBA Programs Nationwide
  • You Have Yet to…and You Will: 7 Innovative Ideas Toward Re-Invention and Radical Progress
  • Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest
  • SureFire Ways to Recession-PROOF Your Career
  • Are Your Nets Working? How to Catch Opportunity
  • Personally Branded: Designing Your 30-Second Pitch
  • Crushing Job Search: Launching an Effective Stealth Campaign
  • Out of the Box: Turning High-Tech into High-Touch
  • The Back Forty: It’s Time to Do What You Came to Do
  • Game On: 9 Environments to Tailwind Your Results



  • Harvard MBA Business School Alumni Worldwide Webinar
  • Tulane University Freeman School of Business: 1st & 2nd Year MBA Students
  • Wake Forest University Schools of Business: 1st & 2nd Year MBA Students
  • William & Mary Mason School of Business: 1st & 2nd Year MBA Students
  • Belmont University College of Business: Undergraduates, 1st & 2nd Year MBA Students
  • MBACSC (MBA Career Services Council) Annual Conference and Monthly Member Webinar
  • University of Texas McCombs Business School MBA Alumni
  • Colorado State University College of Business MBA Program
  • BeyondB-School Nationwide Webinars
  • California State University Long Beach: Student Center for Professional Development
  • California State University Fullerton
  • Orange County UCLA MBA Alumni
  • USC Marshall School of Business MBA Alumni
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society


  • Financial Executives Networking Groups (FENG): South Bay Chapter, 101 Corridor Chapter, Orange County Chapter, Pasadena Chapter, San Diego Chapter, San Francisco Chapter, Phoenix Chapter, Nashville Chapter, Dallas Chapter, Austin Chapter
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Orange County Professional Development Day
  • Institute of Supply Management (ISM): San Fernando Valley Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Orange County Chapter, Phoenix Chapter, New Orleans Chapter
  • Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG): Los Angeles Chapter, Orange County Chapter, Washington D.C. Chapter, Nationwide Online MENGinars
  • Financial Executives International Groups (FEI): San Francisco Chapter, Dallas Chapter
  • Sales Leadership Alliance: Orange County
  • McDermott & Bull Executive Networking Groups: Orange County, Woodland Hills, Pasadena
  • Resources Global Leaders in Transition: Orange County
  • Lee Hecht Harrison Human Resource Connectors Group
  • CafeNet Executives Networking Group: Orange County Chapter
  • Orange County Product Managers/ProductCamp SoCal
  • Orange County CFO Group (OC-CFO)American Association of Senior Executives (AASE)
  • CareerBuilder and Los Angeles Times Career Expo
  • Rotary Club of San Pedro
  • eWomen Chapter of West LA
  • The Inside Edge
  • Working World Magazine
  • The Learning Annex
  • Glendale Business Networking Group
  • Shepherd of the Hills Church, Porter Ranch
  • Laguna Niguel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Mariners Church Career Support Network, Irvine
  • St. Simon & Jude Career Renewal Ministry, Huntington Beach
  • Costa Mesa Connectors
  • Agape International Spiritual Center
  • North Hollywood Church of Religious Science
  • Career Masters Institute Annual Conference
  • LA Times/CareerBuilder Expo
  • LoveConnectionsMoney.com
  • 6FigureJobs.com

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Stories and Endorsements of Darrell's Speaking:

Best Presentation Ever for McDermott & Bull Executives

Sales Leadership Alliance: It's All About Relationship!

Asian Business League of San Francisco Become Better Networkers


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Sean K., attendee at Orange County Financial Executives Networking Group

Ted H., attendee at TheLadders.com event

Todd N., attendee at LA Marketing Executives Networking Group

Michael V., attendee at Orange County CafeNet

Jeanne T., attendee at San Diego Financial Executives Networking Group

C.J. N., attendee at Institute of Supply Management LA

Michael O., attendee at American Association of Senior Executives

Kathy C., attendee at So Bay Financial Executives Networking Group


Brad Remillard, Founder of the American Association of Senior Executives (AASE)

Brad Remillard, Founder of the American Association of Senior Executives (AASE)

Joan Varrone, Speaker Chair and San Francisco Bay Area Coordinator, Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

Mike Goddard, Co-Chair South Bay FENG

Sonia C., Workshops Chair, SCDA

Gregory Gaines, Chair of the Orange County Chapter of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)

Amanda Koerth, Director of Education, Alpha Kappa Psi International Business Fraternity

Dave Quimby, Co-Chair, Orange County FENG


Jennifer Campbell, Alumni Relations, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Roy Young, Founder, BeyondB-School.com

Leonard Williams, PhD, Director, Career Management Center, Tulane University

Lori LeBleu, Director, College of Business Career Development Center, Belmont University

Jennifer Campbell, Alumni Relations, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Howard Fletcher, Director, Student Center for Professional Development, California State University Long Beach

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