I am Darren Horne, a transformational consultant. I utilise mythic story structure to deliver cutting edge strategies around social media, personal branding and leadership. I will inspire you to uncover your true self, to battle fear, anxiety and self-doubt, and embrace the modern world to fulfil your goals.

In January 2016, after the birth of my daughter, Evie, I developed post-natal depression. What was supposed to be one of the happiest moments of my life, lead to a discovery that I had actually been struggling with anxiety and depression for many years. The fight back was intense, but I learnt many skills and techniques to manage it. I realised that I, like many of us, had been living a life of fear. We stay on the side lines instead of chasing our dreams.

We were once like my daughter, amazing, wonderfully adventurous, and brave.  We shone so bright! But a restrictive education system and a media that profits off of our unhappiness wears us down.

We are the victim of a society that makes us stay safe in a grey and ordinary world, instead of seeking the adventure the hero in us desires. Our time is precious, and we often waste it. There are 1440 minutes in every day, and the demand on them is high. We do not have time to research, plan and strategize the next step of our business, keep up with modern technology or identify how we can live a more fulfilling life. It is important to find a guide or mentor.

Like many fathers, I want to make the world a better place for my daughter to grow up in. A world in which the joy, curiosity, determination and courage that we had as children, has not been diminished by a poor education system and negative media influence.

Our parents did not bring us in to the world to work 40 – 50 hours a week doing a job we hate. A life of fear, stress, anxiety, and worrying about what people think. You can change this. It does not have to be this way. You can be courageous, confident, and happy with your life and work.

I can be the guide to help you step out of your comfort zone, demystify social media, encourage you to own your story, and courageously step in to the modern world. We are all leaders. We lead with our words, our silence, our action and our inactions. What influence do you want to have on the world through your business?

I believe we can all go from an anxious, stressed, and scared farm boy, to a confident, calm and adventurous Jedi. Let’s make the world a brighter place.