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About the Founder & CEO

Dr. Darlene Allen - Nichols

Dr. Darlene Allen Nichols is a Prolific speaker, Acclaimed Thought Leader, Author, Change Agent, Business Consultant and Gospel Preacher.  She serves as the CEO of DAN Ministries, Incorporated; a nonprofit enterprise which provides counseling, training and professional development.   


Dr. Nichols has a wealth of knowledge and nearly 3 decades of experience in her field.   She has served extensively in the foreground and behind the scenes, cultivating both non profit and for profit companies; setting up business infrastructures, mentoring and training c-suite executives, creating startups, new ministries and reorganizing church ministries for success. 


She has provided keynote addresses for women's services, youth groups, prisons, corporate events, mentoring symposiums and the school system in Belize.  Dr. Darlene is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has an earned Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, a Master’s in Business Management, both from DePaul University, a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling from Governors State University, a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Management from Capella University, and a Master and Doctorate of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary. 


Dr. Darlene has been happily married to Eugene Nichols, Jr. since 1996; together they have two sons, Eugene Nichols, III affectionately known as EJ, and Austin.

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