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Through fifteen years of building his first company, The Learning Consultants, into the top private educational consultancy in Connecticut, Daryl developed a deep expertise in motivating students to care about academic success. That work led to Motivate Your Son, a best-selling guide for parents seeking to shift their teenage sons' academic motivation. Daryl's experience guiding students to college and graduate school led to his second company, Career Counseling Connecticut. This work led to the creation of Career Path of Abundance.
Daryl's own path from Ivy-league lawyer to education-entrepreneur stemmed from following his desire to find work that was both meaningful and practical. This background creates the most significant writing differentiation between Daryl and other authors of career books. Specifically, most career guidance authors have not worked with clients directly. Instead, they write about their own path and encourage others to follow their course. Such books can be inspirational. The challenge, however, is whether the author's life circumstances and abilities match up well enough with the reader's in order to provide the correct model to follow. Much like clients who come to Daryl after having experienced frustration with other career counselors who spoke in generalities about "finding your passion" and "doing what you love" but who could not help craft a practical plan for doing either, readers of Career Path of Abundance have expressed delight that they could apply the book's principles to their own lives.
Daryl graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University, where he graduated number one in his concentration and was named the Outstanding Student in his department. Daryl earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was named to Who's Who in American Law Students, and an M.G.A. Penn's Fels School.
Daryl also earned a prestigious Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship, for which he served at The Brookings Institute, the nation's top think tank. After Penn Law, Daryl was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia where he worked on high profile homicide appeals. Thereafter, Daryl moved to Washington, DC and served the United States as enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission and led the investigation into one of the largest financial frauds in history. After serving as an associate with one of the nation's largest law firms, Daryl became Vice-President and General Counsel for Mindgrow, an A@E Television funded new education company.
Recently named to Who's Who In America, Daryl has been interviewed in national and local media and is a featured speaker on education issues. In addition to running The Learning Consultants, Daryl is a professor of Constitutional Law, Ethics in International Relations, and several other college courses related to law and government.
Daryl lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut with his wife and three children.