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If I were to describe my life, I would have to say it has been a life filled with growth and discovery. I had the pleasure of spending most of my youth in small towns in Georgia. My family did not have much but we learned to appreciate the simple things in life. I joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served onboard the USS John F. Kennedy.
Serving in wartime helped me understand the value of discipline, systems, positive relationships, and structure. After five years of service, I decided to take a new path. I needed to find my identity. Life became very interesting at this point. I became unemployed for the first time in my life. Not to mention, it was the beginning of a recession.
As you can imagine, my life became a struggle financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Needless to say, I was scared. As I waited for things to change, I finally realized that nothing was going to change unless I changed. I had to be the leader in my life. I had to trust that I had enough talent and skills to push forward and do the things I had never done before.
I decided to take a chance. I started a business, believed in myself, believed in my passion, and was able to stand on my feet again. My journey was extremely challenging and necessary. It was worth every second. Since then, I have enjoyed discovering the balance between my passion and limits: writing a book, modeling, traveling abroad, professional speaking, and much more.
As a client, you will get more than my experience as a coach. You will get my experience of being someone just like you; person with a thought, an idea, and a dream. DAR-ONE is ideal for any individual who is ready to step out in to the unknown and take a chance on an idea or a dream. The journey or decision you are about to take make may be a difficult one but you don't have to do it alone and you don't have to know everything. My goal is to guide you through the process smoothly and safely.
Linton and I met in Toastmasters in 2009. I was impressed with his work ethic from the time I met him. He kept his commitments, showed up on time, and willingly took on extra responsibilities. He was a highly polished professional who excelled in every task he took on. I knew he would succeed at anything he set his mind to. I knew he was someone I wanted to keep in touch with.
Fast forward a decade and Linton and I started working together again. I was working on a Silicon Valley startup and looking for a professional coach to help me launch ProlificWriters.Life. I knew that Linton was doing business coaching. Without hesitation, I decided to ask him to help me get through the challenges of being a solopreneur. His encouragement and direction kept me going on days when I felt like the mountain was too high to climb.
Linton has a way of asking the right questions. Unlike other coaches who pressure clients with statements such as "you should do this," and "I'm going to hold you accountable for that," Linton speaks a different language. He has a way of tapping into your heart. He helps you discover the next best steps to take in order to accomplish your goals. He models what teaches. He's a great listener, in the top 1% of people I know.
If you've had a long-standing goal that seems out of reach, don't give up. Call Linton. He will help you do the impossible.
Lorraine Haataia ,PhD
Founder of Prolific Writers Life
DAR-ONE Brand management took my vision and made it come alive in my logo. I have received such positive feedback from everyone and I am so happy with the results. Linton takes the time to sit down with you to get a good sense of how you want your brand to come across. We collaborated until we came up with the perfect logo. It's so much better than I could have imagined. I would recommend DAR-ONE Brand Management to anyone looking to brand themselves in a professional way.
Nita McClellan, Realtor, SFR
The McClellan Group
I met Linton at a point of my life where there was a lot of self-improvement changes going on. Linton took that desire in me and amplified it. I had just started going back to college, and made the effort to start exercising more. I was at a point where I was ready to start taking my life back. To understand how Linton has helped me, you have to know where I came from. I had just moved out of living with my ex-boyfriend of a year and a half. I had no goals other than going back to school because I had previously dropped out 2 years prior. I used my ex as a crutch for happiness and success.
When I moved out and started going back to school I was on a high. I had the drive to make a change. Meeting Linton could not have been more perfect timing. He took that drive to another level and pushed me to be all that I could be. He was my personal trainer, life-coach and mentor. He would use our sessions to teach me principles that I could not only apply to exercising, but also to my daily life.
I would occasionally express my desire to be a successful singer/songwriter, but would also speak of how unrealistic that dream was. Linton was always there challenging my logic. Sometimes that would be the thing I disliked the most, but also what I needed the most. He was always there keeping me accountable. A lot of the reasoning behind my disbelief of being a successful musician was my lack of confidence. One of the most influential conversations we had was when I was ready to quit. I came to him crying and exhausted from a year of change and evolving into someone that was so different.
I was ready to give up and give in to my disbelief of my ability to be able to handle everything. I was going to school, working on my music, working to pay my bills and working with Linton. He helped me prioritize and figure out what I wanted most. That's when I really started believing in my ability. He told me to stick it out. If I could do that then eventually it won't be such a struggle. I took his advice and ever since my goals have gone to the next level. I'm taking steps to pursue my dream of being a singer/songwriter. DAR-ONE is helping me fulfill my dream in every aspect.
Singer / Songwriter
Linton was an immense help with my book. He assisted with narrowing down the title, choosing the right photo, designing the cover, and determining the layout and font. Beyond the actual book itself, he helped me stay organized and manage my time throughout the process. Last but not least, Linton motivated me to do something I always wanted to do for years. I thought I was too busy and believed it was not possible. All in all, he used so many of the great skills he possesses to help make my book a reality. I can't thank him enough.
Cooking Creations By Ali
Linton taught me fundamental business skills that I never knew I needed. Having been a master coach of public speaking, he emphasizes the power of nonverbal communication and how to represent your authentic personality to attract & maintain the ideal customer. His super relatable teaching style is fun and challenging at the same time. Even when I thought I wanted to give up on a specific technique I found myself trying it out in front of new audiences. From his training my skincare business has blossomed with new clients and the existing ones are more satisfied. Thanks Linton, for going the extra mile
Pure Reflections Skin Care
In search for someone to deliver Presentation Skills Training to a team of service professionals, Linton McClain was referred to me. I was very pleased with the professional manner in which Linton handled the process of identifying exactly what we were looking for in the training. He incorporated an extensive list of topics into 3, one-hour sessions in a very organized manner that enabled him to deliver a meaningful program to the team. Linton used techniques that encouraged interaction from the participants, which lead to a greater understanding of the material. The training left an impression on the team and they walked away with tools that will help to improve their job performance.
Director, Client Services, CDHM
If I had to use just two words to describe Linton McClain, they would be "Leadership Excellence!!" Over the past 3 years I have watched the leadership excellence that Linton has exampled. Personally, I have been able to use his success as a roadmap in my own success journey. Linton's enthusiastic approach to life along with his leadership insight and know-how has given me the opportunity to champion these skill sets and approach in my own life. By simply following the model that Linton has skillfully outlined, I have adjusted my style to fit the template of my Mentor and Success Coach Linton McClain. Linton, my brother, continue to charge towards leadership excellence.
Linton McClain is one of the most respected Toastmasters in North Florida, often recognized by his peers as "distinguished". Linton served on the Guidance Committee for my Toastmasters High Performance Leadership project. His insight and perspective were major factors in the "exceptional results". I will continue to value his counsel, and his friendship.
Project Manger-Client Services
NCC Business Services, Inc.
What should I expect?
You should expect to have your ideas and vision challenged. You have a goal, a dream, and a vision. Has it been tested and challenged in ways that would give you much needed insight about your business. You can truly discover the impact your business can make when you have an experienced brand manager on your side. Every moment matters and we want to stay ahead of the curve in your decision making.
* CERTIFIED LIFE COACH * AUTHOR * MODEL *
* DISTINGUISHED TOASTMASTER * VETERAN * * BUSINESS OWNER* BRAND MANAGER*
How do I know what's right for me?
This question is exactly why you need a brand manager. You don't know what is right for you. An experienced Brand Manager can help you discover what is right for you with the proper levels of engagement with your business and your brand. Don't let guessing get in the way of the big moves you want to make in your business and your career. Great moments happen when you have the much needed confidence and clarity to go further.
How long does it take?
That is entirely up to you. We will need to assess your current position to know what we are up against. Once we establish your starting point and determine where you want to go then we can chart the course with realistic expectations. We want to avoid all delays in this journey overall.
How much should I invest in my brand?
Start off small with your investment. Investments need to match the level of commitment. My goal is to help you avoid making any and all unnecessary investments. You will have plenty to invest once your brand becomes attractive enough to your customers and clients.
Do I need a Brand Manager?
Managing an image and a brand is not the easiest process in the world. There are so many thoughts running through your mind. Unfortunately, it is hard to narrow those thoughts down into a singular focus and consistent strategy. A Brand Manager can help you take your image and your brand to the next level in every direction you want to branch out. You can't afford to put in the effort day in and day out without getting your desired results.
Dreams | Action | Reality
The meaning of DAR-ONE is harnessing your ability to transition your DREAMS to ACTION and ultimately a REALITY while maintaining ONE singular focus. Life is determined by the decisions we choose to make every day. In reality, you can change your life in minutes, hours, and days with the right combination of decisions and actions.
My job is to help you formulate those brilliant ideas you have in your mind and make them a reality. Our vision, goals, and dreams help us stay motivated and keep pushing forward. Why do we keep falling short of what we imagine. The process of building an image, a brand, and a business takes work. Many times we can only see part of that idea. I will help you see your vision clearer no matter where you are starting from.
I SPECIALIZE IN THE FOLLOWING:
- Brand Managment
- Leadership Coaching
- Business Coaching
- Speech Coaching
- Job Coaching
- Event Management
- Modeling and Posing
My experience goes far beyond being a good listener. As your coach, my job is to listen to your goals and align them with your abilities; while helping you to create realistic expectations. I will use my personal experience to fill in the blanks. You have amazing dreams and ideas. Without a plan, those goals and ideas will not become a reality for you. Let's create a plan, implement that plan, and see what's on the other side. You don't have to wonder what it would be like to create the the image and the life you want to have. It is possible with consistency and a well-developed strategy. You will discover that my skill is cultivating your ideas and helping you see the big picture one step at a time.
Join DAR-ONE for an immersive and personal development experience. This program is designed to bring out your unique potential while putting the necessary disciplines into practice. You will learn concepts relevant to your individual goals and dreams. Inquire for more details about each professional development program.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Vision Builder - $75
Every dream has to start somewhere. This detailed coaching session is designed to help you build a solid foundation, establish your resources, and measure your commitment.
Brand Design - $150
A first impression goes a long way. What do people see when they look at your business logo? Are they inspired to call you or look at your website? With the right image, we can ensure that happens every time.
Daily Accountability - $75 per month
You know what you need to do but you are having trouble doing what needs to be done. If this sounds like you then a dose of accountability may be the remedy. Daily check-ins will keep you on track and on task to achieve your goals one day at a time.
Single Coaching Session - $99
60 Minute Coaching Session
Bronze Package - $360
4 Coaching Sessions used once per week
Silver Package - $680
8 Coaching Sessions used twice per week
Gold Package - $960
12 Coaching Sessions used three times per week