DARREN MILLER – PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER
EVERY BREATH A GIFT
Inspiring and Motivational
Darren Miller’s athletic feats and charitable initiatives concerning Team Forever and the Forever Fund, have made him a familiar face in many communities; both locally, national and international scale. Darren’s passion for motivational speaking and helping those in need is clearly evident during his frequently scheduled professional speaking engagements. He speaks under his personal motto ‘Every Breath A Gift’, highlighting the ‘Seven Essentials of Success” by incorporating lessons learned through endurance athletics and the corporate workplace. He uses these essentials to motivate his audience to strive for their full potential by learning to push their physical and mental limits.
“Darren Miller is the embodiment of courage, faith, and passion—I am in awe of the commitment he has made to the Forever Fund, which supports the cardiothoracic unit of the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is a fierce competitor, with a heart of gold, and we are grateful for his passion.”
Why He Does It
Darren wanted a new challenge in my life to not only grow as an athlete, but as a philanthropist, and use his journey to raise valuable funding for charity. Upon completion of the English Channel, he pushed through the remaining ‘Oceans Seven’ challenges to benefit the Forever Fund at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation he co-founded in 2009.
Darren’s corporate engagements have included Voya Financial, Steadfast Capital Markets, Chevron Corporation, PNC Financial Services Group, ABB Inc., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Trustmont Financial Group, Construction Executives Association, Morgan Stanley and Maiello, Brungo and Maiello, LLP. Darren also speaks to many school districts, religious and non-profit organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Volunteers of America and Rotary International.
SEVEN ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS
(English Channel) – Visualize the final product and drive toward the goal
MOTIVATION BY INSPIRATION
(Catalina Channel) – Inspiration to pursue the passions that drive us
ENDURING THE PAIN
(Molokai Channel, Hawaii) – Survive the pain of life – overcoming physical and mental stress
(Strait of Gibraltar, Spain-Morocco) – Importance of a supporting crew to guide you through the journey
(Tsugaru Channel, Japan) – If you never quit, you will eventually make it
AVOID THE NOISE
(Cook Strait, New Zealand) – Avoid the negativity of your environment – control what you can
RESPECT AND HONOR
(North Channel, Ireland) – Respect the challenge and your fellow man – working hard yields results