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My Story

As a boy who grew up in a small town on a dairy farm, I never dreamed I would step into a destiny’s calling to create my own business. This company is the culmination of my life’s journey, experiences, situations, challenges, and struggles, along with a hunger and willingness to create something new and to move one step closer to my destiny.


Transcend transforms lives by helping people discover who they are and realize that they are ready to take action to reach their dreams, pursue their passions, and gain a sense of contentment and joy about what they truly want out of life.Transcend’s mission is to liberate individuals and organizations through inspirational coaching and speaking for discovery of their true, authentic self to live life fully, drive high performance and  take action for extraordinary results.

Life and Business Coach

As a Co - Active Life and Business Coach trained and working on certification at Coactive Training Institute, I coach people and organizations to discover and explore their connection to vision, purpose, values, leader within, and new perspectives that resonate and evoke transforming action.

Professional Healthcare and IT Leader

As a Master’s Level professional in Health Informatics and a seasoned 14 year IT background and leader, I coach and mentor leaders and organizations to reach higher, optimize performance, and take action for extraordinary results.

Inspirational Speaker

As a speaker, I challenge the status quo of speaking by connecting a person’s heart, soul, and mind through the art and science of telling a story that inspires and connects people and organizations differently.


"I approached Derrick for guidance because I needed direction on how to improve my career development. Derrick’s approach is very unique and well-rounded. "
- Ellen
“As a leader and coach, Derrick’s authenticity and ability to relate to the people he is working with is unmatched. He is open and honest and can naturally pull these attributes out of the people he works with. "
- Diane

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Ask me about a FREE 30-minute consultation!


  • Life and / or Career Coaching
  • 5x 45-60 minute sessions
  • New Client - Design Alliance / Discovery Session
  • Virtual - Phone / videoconference
  • In Person
  • Leadership coaching
  • Life and / or Career Coaching
  • 5x 45-60 minute sessions
  • New Client - Design Alliance / Discover Session
  • Virtual - Phone / Videoconference
  • In Person
  • Monthly workshops
  • 3, 6, 12 month life / business package options
  • Coffee Shop Group Workshops
  • Organization / Team Development & Engagement Workshops, Retreats
  • Personal Life Inspirational Speaker
  • Organization Leadership Keynote Speaker
  • Community Groups Speaker

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to take charge of your life and become your authentic self, I’m here to help you take that first step. Let’s set up a time to talk about your goals and dreams.

Get in Touch

Free Consultation

A complimentary meeting provides the opportunity to discuss your goals, and see how we can work together.

Flexible Schedule

I understand how busy life can be so I’m happy to work together to fit within your schedule.

Fully Confidential

Your privacy is very important to us therefore a confidentiality agreement is always signed at the outset.