Is your business on track to reach the Next Level?  

A goal without a STRATEGY is just a wish. Join your fellow BUSINESS OWNERS now and build a sustainable business. 


About Darlene 


Darlene's been called the: "#1 Business Advisor I Wish Met First," by everyone she works with. 

A prominent entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business consultant, she advises business owners on navigating the world of business. She has several initiatives to help entrepreneurs prepare for and overcome challenges they may face in managing their own companies.

Her specialty is building strategies to help get small businesses to the NEXT LEVEL.  A former CEO, Director, and management consultant, Darlene bases her methods on lessons learned from her own businesses and advising hundreds of consulting clients.  

Her services include business guides, webinars, podcasts, business workshops, and private consulting practice.

In addition to her MBA from Kellogg, School of Management at Northwestern University, her extensive career consists of the practical experience of bootstrapping four startup launches and advising the Fortune 1000 as a management consultant. She is the founder of the Center for Women Business Owners.

Several Ways Darlene Can Help Grow Your Business. . . 


Private Mentoring

Darlene works directly with you to help build your strategy to reach the Next Level. She acts as your own personal entrepreneurial coach guiding you through every step. Contact Darlene for a session today. 

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Brain Trusts

Become a member of an elite brain trust group of like-minded entrepreneurs reaching for increased business growth. As a member, you virtually meet monthly with Darlene and as a team, you each learn to develop your business strategy.   

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The E-Club

Become a member of a business community for the purpose of entrepreneurial enterprise to share knowledge, experience, challenges, and obtain business advice. In this online community, you will regularly connect with Darlene.

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Online Training

Not sure if you're ready for personalized service? Consider purchasing an online training course to help build a plan to help grow your business. Each program is designed for self-pacing. Learn at your convenience. Review Darlene's latest course now. 

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Become a Leading CEO

Darlene created her own unique Leading CEO methodology based on the personal lessons she learned creating four successful businesses over a thirty-five-year career as an entrepreneur. 

In addition, she advised more than 20% of the Fortune 1000 with her management consulting firm. A firm she grew from one employee to over five offices and 150 employees reaching over $40M in revenue.

Combining the best-of-the-best resulted in her creating a seven-step series of Quantum Leap processes leading six and seven-figure companies to the Next Level. 

Schedule a meeting today to learn how her process can lead your business to long-term sustainability and a legacy. 


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Others Work With Me . . . Here's Why You Should Too

  • I've launched my own BUSINESSES reaching 7 or 8 figure LEVELS
  • My consulting business sold over $40 MILLION over its life
  • I reached the TOP 3% of WBEs four times in my career
  • I'm a trained BUSINESS EXPERT
  • I'm a MEMBER of the 9% CLUB of CEOs reaching 7 FIGURES
  • I call more than 20% of the FORTUNE 1000 my clients
  • Yes, I can teach you the techniques I learned to make more businesses successful than any of my competitors.
  • I've been in your shoes!  
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Here's What BUSINESS OWNERS Are Saying . . . 


Kathy Ameche

"Why didn't I meet you earlier? Darlene has helped me focus on my value proposition, identifying customers and most importantly how to make money. Regardless of the level of business ownership you are at, her no nonsense approach is of great value.

Mark Seven

“Darlene has a remarkable instinct for business strategy of not only knowing WHAT improvements to make, but WHEN and HOW to implement them. In the 20+ years I’ve known her, she has always provided us with useful management advice including accounting methodology, personnel and legal issues, contemporary marketing foresight, even spot-on location suggestions.

Kathryn Weidman, Ph.D.

"Darlene has MUCH to offer small business owners, regardless of whether they are just starting out or have been around for years. She has owned several types of businesses herself and has both broad experience and a unique approach to offer. Moreover, her style is refreshing. She doesn’t waste your time! She zeroes-in on the issues and talks-turkey to help the business owner confront the barriers to greater success.

A Blend of Entrepreneurship and Management Consulting . . . 

As a former management consultant, my consulting firms have an extensive list of clients. 

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