About Darrin

W E L C O M E  T O  D A R R I N  C H A T T E R

I am here to fulfill a purpose, and that purpose is to help as many people as possible. I am sharing my stories and experiences to help you better understand yourself and what you are capable of. One of my favorite quotes sums it up…

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.”

— Nelson Mandela

Helping others pursue their own Self Optimization has become my personal crusade.

I believe the privilege of the adversities I have faced in my life have handed me opportunities to grow in ways I never dreamed. From a neck injury in high school which derailed my college scholarship aspirations to surviving a head-on collision with a wrong way drunk driver, adversity is nothing new to me. As the saying goes, “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you deal with it” and I am living proof of this to be true.

I have also had some amazing experiences in my life as well, including pursuing my dream of being a Professional Racquetball Player, reaching a career-high ranking of number 18 in the world. After this chapter closed, I became the Head Coach of the ASU Racquetball team, spending 15 years in this role.  In my time at ASU I helped produce over three dozen Collegiate All Americans, win a Women’s National Championship, and was a two time recipient of the Collegiate Coach of the Year award. Parallel to this, I am the Vice President of Sales for TriageNow, a telephonic nurse triage service, and have a long list of Fortune 500 clients who now use our service to assist their employees with workplace injuries.

As a Professional Speaker…

I am amassing a large client base of recognized trade associations, companies and universities to my credit. I share the stories of my life experiences, from the car crash or my time preparing to play on the Pro Racquetball Tour, in a customized format for each audience. My focus is to be a dynamic and captivating speaker and leave the audience with actionable takeaways to apply to their own lives. I pride myself on connecting with each audience on a deep and personal level to help ensure out time together has as much value as possible.

In my free time I enjoy fly fishing, golf and incessantly writing my blog and producing more content to share with others.

The Car Crash That Changed My Life

It happened so quickly, and I never saw it coming. I saw nothing but headlights coming out of the darkness right at me. A massive impact, screeching tires and twisting metal, and then complete silence in the dark. The only noise I could hear was someone screaming “Oh my God” over and over… until I realized it was me.

It took forty-five minutes for the paramedics to arrive. This head-on collision with a wrong way drunk driver occurred at the midway point between Phoenix and Payson. Thank God I wasn’t wedged in the car with a broken leg or worse. I doubt I would have made it if I was any less fortunate than I was. I walked away from this crash with barely a scratch physically. However, the emotional scars of this were a different story…


“I have taught nearly 70,000 undergraduates during my career. During this time, I have had a number of guest speakers. Darrin Schenck is one of the best guest speakers of them all. He knows how to engage students in classes from small to large. He connects with students in a manner that engages them and makes them want to learn. Darrin prepares in advance to know his audience and his preparation clearly shows during his guest presentations.

In short, Darrin had made my classes better with his presence.”

Christopher P. Neck
Associate Professor of Management
Arizona State University
W. P. Carey School of Business
Department of Management

Past Speaking Clients

Recent Articles

Blog #328 – Suck It Up Cupcake

March 16th, 2022|

This may be a harsh message for some of you, but before you get offended and do the proverbial swipe left, you should read this.  In fact, if you avoid things that make you uncomfortable,

Blog # 326 – Using Friction to your advantage…

February 18th, 2022|

I am going to use the term "friction" in this blog as a way to represent the forces that oppose actions you wish to take.  As the picture implies, you can start a fire with

Blog #325 – If this was you, what would you eat?

February 10th, 2022|

I think the easy answer is: Anything I want to!  As an apex predator, the lion basically does have the option to eat anything they wish.  But if some lions thought like humans do,

Blog #324 – Be your Own Bouncer…

February 9th, 2022|

I heard this idea pitched by a relationship coach on a quick video, and thought the analogy was a great one.  The whole point of his video was to help people reframe the idea of

Blog # 321 – There is no Tiger…

February 8th, 2022|

It turns out that things like TikTok can actually have some redeeming qualities, and this short video from Neal Foard, Chief Marketing Officer for Within, Inc. is a great example.  If you go to TikTok

Blog # 323 – Barking back at barking dogs…

February 6th, 2022|

This picture is the perfect representation of one of the thoughts I had in my head today when I walked into the coffee shop to crank out yet another blog post.  For the past week

Blog #320 – Stop the Idolization…

January 29th, 2022|

I have lead a privileged life in some ways, one of which is to have had contact with many famous athletes and others of similar social status.  Because I got the opportunity to train at

Blog # 319 – Get lost and see what you find…

January 24th, 2022|

Here is something for you to consider...Get Lost. And what I mean by that will vary person to person, but getting out of your usual routine is very important for not only growth but self

Blog # 318 – Who are you Becoming?

January 16th, 2022|

I listened to the Tim Ferriss podcast #561 with Rich Roll yesterday, and it sparked a couple of different ideas for me.  It was a great listen, and I definitely recommend it.  The guest du

Blog # 317 – Meta Principals

January 15th, 2022|

I did a talk yesterday for a group of franchisees and sales people, and it was an interesting exercise for me.  While I have done a lot of sales in different industries, their particular type