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For Emergency Services Members: With minimum 25 enrollments I will offer exclusive monthly content to emergency services members- webinars, additional programs etc.


The IMPACT Leadership Experience Founding Member

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Daryl D. Black

Leadership & Personal Development  

Through my programs, speaking, book & podcast I've helped thousands of leaders to make a significant personal and professional impact with less stress, more flow and greater joy

  • 30+ Years of Crisis Leadership (i.e. Hurricane Katrina, Canada's two largest disasters, hundreds of others) & Project Management

  • Leveraging the principle of Minimal Viable Effort- the most impact in the least amount of time with the least amount of effort

  • Founder of the Critical Path Leadership Method and family of frameworks

My goal is to work with you to get you where you want to be while building a worldwide community of leaders just like you


A leader who can manage their own mindset and emotions, supercharge their productivity through the state of flow and see the 'big' picture will:

Have far less stress and frustration

Absolutely crush their To Do list

Create high performing teams (that they don't have to micromanage

And that leads to:

Peace of mind at home and work

More money and promotions

The ability to make an IMPACT at home, the community and workplace.

Leadership is difficult. You are dealing with the most complex variables on Earth: People.
I'm sure you'd agree that the economy, your workplace, community and your life highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambigious.

What if you don't adapt?

For those that decide to be stuck in their approach or choose an ad hoc development path will:

  • Feel unsupported with upper management not providing any guidance

  • Be frustrated at not being able to do what they’re actually good at

  • Struggle and still wish people would just “get it”

  • Be overwhelmed with managing multiple spinning plates

  • Feel incompetent at being unable to consistently create an environment where their team functions optimally and is open to suggestions

So, why is now the perfect time for leaders to double down on themselves?
The leader who can achieve peak personal performance, manage their mindset, develop and nurture high performing team and with the ability to see the 'big' picture will get the raise, the promotion, the prime opportunities and most importantly PEACE OF MIND at home and at work.

P.S. And you get a one-time smokin' price but more on that below

I'm Daryl
I have 30+ years in emergency management, crisis leadership and corporate project management and I help leaders make significant impact personally and professionally with so much less stress, far more flow and greater joy.
During this time (and counting) of responding to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, Canada's two largest natural disasters, hundreds of deployments as well as a decade in high-level project management I've had the opportunity to work with, learn from and guide literally thousands of leaders just like you all over the world- the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
I move leaders from well-meaning but unsupported manager to a leader of IMPACT.
And through it all, I've discovered the subtle (and not so subtle) nuances and techniques that make a BIG difference in the success of leaders personally and professionally as well as their teams.
My experience on the front-lines of crisis leadership and in the corporate boardroom produced an important discovery for me


Emergency Manager


Recovering Project Manager


Father to a great teenager (hard to believe there is such a thing, hey?)

Former Hockey Coach (and Iron Man at Halloween)

Well-Meaning But Unsupported Manager

You are saying:

I got here because I’m good at what I do now I barely do what I’m actually good at.

I spend most of my time managing people, projects, putting out fires, attending endless meetings and answering a never-ending stream of emails.

I feel like my skills aren’t being properly utilized and on top of that I got ZERO training on how to be a good manager/leader and my Boss is busy too and says to 'do the best I can' and 'work through it.' 

I feel frustrated, overwhelmed, incompetent some days and burned the eff out.

I don't have much formal training and am not even sure leadership can be taught. I'm not a 'born' leader like the others.

Difficult decisions sometimes make me uncomfortable because I don't always have the information and no one really my back

I lack real conflict management skills and try to be as fair as possible

  • Leader of Personal & Professional Impact

    What you want to say:

    Professionally I actually connect with the team I manage and see eye-to-eye with them (and vice versa).

    I can see the big picture, make decisions quickly and with more confidence and I don't dread going into work.

    With my team I'm able to resolve day-to-day issues, conflict is virtually non-existent and when it does happen I can handle it quickly and effectively (meaning no HR involvement!) and I don't have to micromanage anyone.

    I successfully elicit extraordinary performances from them and we have a respectful, inclusive, diverse and equal.

    And my To Do list?  I CRUSH it because I can get into a flow state consistently and I now run my calendar instead of the other way around

    Personally, I am present, don't get triggered or upset nearly as much as I used to, have work/life harmony and have found joy in things and activities outside of my job. 

    I feel, no, I AM Confident, calm, empathetic, decisive. And present when I get home to my family.You 

    Needless to say, I paid close attention to the 'born' leaders and learned firsthand the EXACT strategies they were using to consistently lead EXTREMELY well while also developing my own.

    I distilled it down to a set of principles, developed frameworks and developed a Method so when I deploy to a disaster zone or lead a project I can consistently:

    • Manage my self (stress levels, North Star leadership Identity, leadership styles)

    • Rapidly build teams of INDIVIDUALS together and not only work together but perform at an extremely high level within half a day

    • Quickly triage issues and make consistently effective and timely decisions without analysis paralysis or overwhelm

    Real World Application- 2021

    I walk the walk so I always use my Method, principles and frameworks to include on a high-public and political profile project with a mutli-national, non-profit humanitarian organization (its logo is a big red 'plus') ;-)

    Within 3 weeks and going for 10 months:

  • The workforce was the definition of included multi-generational, multi-cultural and multiple language and the operation.

  • Team went from 1 person (me) and scaled up to 500

  • stood up 21 remote work sites and spanning 4 time zones coast to coast

  • Budget of 10s of millions

  • And the team NAILED it with 235k front-line interactions in just 10 months.

    Consistent results prove this could be

    APPLIED TO ANY industry, ANY project, ANY geography, ANYWHERE there is someone like you with the:

    Need to be more productive so your To Do list becomes a Completed List

    Desire to be a good leader so others look up to you and your Boss stops breathing down your neck

    Hunger to use proven techniques so that you aren't spinning your wheels or trying a bunch of different things and seeing what works

    Drive to feel like you're in control and not winging it so you are more present, achieve work/life harmony and have more energy

    The point is, with the right framework and system you can adapt these methodologies, frameworks and principles to virtually any manager or leader in any industry. People management and leadership is universal.

    And now, I'd like to share

    The Impact Leadership Experience with you

    The challenge with workshops is that I can only serve a small group. I knew more people could benefit from what I was teaching. That's why I developed The IMPACT Leadership Experience and if you join us, I'd love to help you, too.

    • Become a more conscious leader

    • Focus on your craft (not micromanage all day)

    • Be a positive influence

    • Become respected and trusted

    •  Have more fulfilment, more joy

    • Make an IMPACT at home, the community and at work

    The Impact Leadership Experience can help!

    As leaders who want to make a positive impact at home and work you and I have a HUGE opportunity to create a lasting impact in this world - and it's the reason that I am so passionate about this work. This is the reason why I created the IMPACT Leadership Experience.

  • Self Leadership

  • Be well

  • Have unshakeable calmness no matter the situation or circumstance

  • Become burnout-proof though a corporate athlete approach (and it's not about exercise)

  • Achieve optimal peak performance by implementing the science of flow states

  • Stress-Free Frictionless Team Leadership

  • Agile to adapt with changing conditions without losing productivity or morale

  • Resilient to bounce back from any set backs

  • Extremely high-performing without the micromanagement

  • Cohesive so that they support each other and they support you

  • Empowered so they will go above and beyond the task at hand and feel great about their contributions

  • Thinking Big & Scaling Up

  • Organizational crystal clear communication so misunderstandings and communication breakdowns become non-existent

  • Complete alignment between strategy and tactical execution so all levels are on the same page

  • Solve big problems without the analysis paralysis and poor decisions

  • So What is the The Impact Leadership Experience? 

    The IMPACT Leadership Experience is a monthly membership that focuses on three pillars and deep dives into self-leadership, leading your team in a positive way and thinking big picture in decision making, problem solving and communication.

  • Here's the rub:  What got you here won't get you THERE.  This Journey is a CYCLE that repeats with each promotion but you can build on your skills

    Stage 1: Drinking Water Out Of A Firehose: You got the job because you were good at what you do, don't mind the extra money and wanted some additional responsibility

  • Survival mode, doing the best with what you got, in survival mode, overwhelmed, completely on the defensive, reactive, exhausted, unable to be present at home, lack of motivation, team is a collection of individuals, little to no locus of control over work or home, easier to ignore problems

  • Stage 2: Awareness: You KNOW that there's an easier way to lead. You see others do it and it shouldn't be THIS difficult

  • You really want to be a better leader but TIME is your enemy, you have a massive To Do list, endless meetings and emails, no time to develop your team or yourself, you are burned out, stressed and not present at home, your Boss micromanages you

  • Stage 3: Traction: You're feeling okay but some aspects still don't 'click' and are harder to figure out

  • The team is doing well, conflicts do arise, you still feel the need to micromanage, you still don't have as much time or energy as you'd like, work/life balance is non-existent, you're burned out and asking what more you can do

  • Stage 4: Leader of Impact: You have a direct and indirect positive impact on those you interact with

  • Your productivity is through the roof with states of flow on demand, you can rely on your instinct, you trust yourself and can take a team through all stages of development, you have autonomy, have struck work/life harmony, you practice empathy, you are respected by your team and peers, you can be present with your family outside of work

  • What You'll Learn In Just 2022!

    Based on my proven Critical Path Leadership Method and dozens of frameworks within each month will be a Focus Point, or theme. 

    Finishing off strong in 2022 and because results are important month one will be more intensive to ensure we give you the foundations (based on neuroscience, biology and practical wisdom) to regulate your nervous system.


  • October: Becoming Unstoppable

  • Your Ideal Future Calm Self 

  • Stress Theory and Self-Assessment

  • DDB 64- Second Defeat the Beast of Stress Method To Restore Calm whereby we move from a reaction to response in just 64 seconds 

  • Breathe Like Your Life(style) Depends On It where we cover 3 breathing techniques and variations to either up-regulate or down-regulate your nervous system 

  • November: The North Star GROW Model 

  • Establishing a positive leadership presence so you can be conscious of how you impact those around you

  • Begin creating your North Star Leadership Charter which starts with where you are and who you want to be

  • December: Having A 'Difficult' Conversation Without The Usual Stress Or Awkwardness & Producing a Discussion

  • Two Active Listening Techniques (of 5 total) to save you time and frustration with determine what someone means vs. guessing or assuming

  • The BEE Method to give you the important initial steps so you no longer avoid 'difficult' conversations

  • 2023: Monthly focus points around self-leadership, team leadership and scaling up your thinking and decision-making

  • A Typical Month And How I'll Support You To Get You To Where You Need To Go

    I am really aware of your three most precious resources:  Time, Money and Energy so the Impact Leadership Experience is designed specifically around minimizing the impact to those resources.  No overwhelm, no stress and all business and useful knowledge!  

  • Beginning of the month:

  • A video that is easily consumable

  • Typically a worksheet

  • Middle of the Month:

  • Group Coaching Call for additional content and context

  • Question & Answer

  • Hot Seat opportunity for any specific issues or challenges one might have

  • Last Week of the Month:

  • We focus on INTEGRATING the content into your work and home

  • 2023: Monthly focus points around self-leadership (getting into a state of flow on demand, habits, becoming a corporate athlete and more) team leadership (building a team you inherited vs hand-picked, leadership styles, accountability etc.) and scaling up your thinking and decision-making (decision making errors, cognitive biases, frameworks to solve big problems)

  • The Impact Membership Toolbox

    I am really aware of your three most precious resources: Time, Money and Energy so the Impact Leadership Experience is designed specifically around minimizing the impact to those resources. No overwhelm, no stress and all business and useful knowledge!  

  • Access to the Impact Leadership Experience Membership Portal

  • Contains all the videos, coaching call replays and worksheets

  • To Do items automatically assigned to you for each month so it isn't ANOTHER To Do list that you have to maintain

  • Your own Habit Tracker- now THIS is useful to track your new habits 

  • Community Forum

  • The community is what will keep you really supported while allowing you to help others

  • Private Podcast

  • The video lesson content will be converted to audio so you can listen to it on any podcast application on the go

  • My Vision For The Impact Leadership Experience

    This will be the world's largest membership that focuses on personal and professional impact for leaders. It is in alignment with my MTP- Massive Transformative Purpose- which is to enable and empower millions of leaders, and leaders of leaders, to have healthy and thriving personal and professional relationships and to live truly fulfilling lives.

    This Membership is BRAND new, we'll be building it together and it'll grow and grow grow as we get results together.

  • You know, I understand that you may have been burned by flashy promises before, but I want you to know this. . . that is not who I am.

    I pride myself on my reputation and it's the reason I have been successfully doing this for over 30 years all over the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    lt's the reason I have a steady stream of clients. And it's the reason that, with very little promotion, my high-priced workshops continue to fill up.

    I stand firmly behind everything that I offer in my business. And the same goes for your investment in this membership.

    "You're Fully Covered" Guarantee: Try The IMPACT Leadership Experience for a Full 14 Days, 100% Risk Free.

    If you are unhappy during the first 4 weeks, I want to give you your money back.

  • You do have options, but only one makes sense

    Join the Impact Leadership Experience









    If you think about all the other ways that you can learn about becoming a better leader from applying to schools and trying to get your MBA (at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars) to consulting (often at tens of thousands a day) to the school of hard-knocks and trying to figure everything out on your own (which can cost you more than both of those things combined).


  • LIFETIME Price guarantee- WHEN the price goes up yours won't! You're locked in for the lifetime of your membership 

  • Sign up for Annual and receive 2 months free (Founding Member pricing guaranteed)

  • LIMITED OFFER: 1 on 1 Coaching With Daryl For The First 20 to Sign Up For An Annual Membership

  • Three 30-minute one-one sessions where you'll have direct access to not only Daryl's experience and support but his full suite of tools normally available only to his Executive Leadership clients

  • Limited to the first 20 who sign up for an Annual membership so save money AND get one-on-one coaching

  • Value: $1125

  • Our Team And I Will Be Here To Support You ALL THE WAY

    I like spending more of my time serving my audience vs. promoting to my audience. So like a

    college or university, enrollment is only open for a short period of time. Then we shift gears to focus our energy on teaching, supporting, and helping you become the leader you want to be!