Who is Darren Christopher Rowland?
The following is a brief biography :
DCR was born in November 1972 to an English mother and an Indian father, one grandfather was Irish and one grandmother was Portuguese. He grew up just outside of London in a place called Middlesex.
Being the youngest of 5 and beginning Life in a rented council flat, DCR had a tough impoverished upbringing, he left school at age 16 with no qualifications, no role models, no confidence, no money and no future.
He decided to put all his efforts in to improving himself and his Life, and envisioned a way to help others do the same one day quicker and easier than he did.
From his middle teens DCR immersed himself in the study of Personal Development. He experienced a lot of ridicule for doing this yet he ignored the criticism and kept his vision. In addition, his only passion in Life was Physical Health, so he chose that as his Career …
At age 17 DCR started his Personal Training study. He funded this by working part time for a Home Improvement Company, starting as a mere door to door canvasser and working his way up to manager of the office, helping to raise over £1 Million in business during the 2 years there.
He Successfully obtained his International accreditation in 1992 and started his career as a Personal Trainer Coach in 1995. He went on to eventually achieve the highest possible qualification in the industry at that time called the NASM ( National Academy of Sports Medicine ).
After 6 years’ experience working with individuals directly and personally, he decided to expand and start Life Coaching in 2001 as he loved working with people and wanted to give more. He was already producing results in the physical and his natural listening skill set and genuine empathy were natural prerequisites for this new avenue. He began with a few local clients and built this up over the subsequent years separately to his ongoing personal training business.
In 2004 DCR began working with various Charities including Befriending, the BHF and over 3 years at the Samaritans where he both volunteered and Coached people on their suicide phone line service.
In 2006, after 11 years experience in Personal Training and 5 years experience in Life Coaching DCR started a company in the Health arena to Coach individuals on improving Health ( not fitness ) called ‘Easy Health’. This was part PT and part Life Coaching in origin.
Easy Health worked with the Harrow Summer University programmes, to help raise Health awareness in youngsters living in the Harrow area. Easy Health also worked at the corporate level and ran, Charity funded programmes from London to Birmingham for individuals wanting Health improvements.
After the Success of his niche ‘Easy Health’ company DCR then expanded in to the area of Weight Loss / Weight Management in 2007 with his next company ‘Easy Weight Management’ and subsequently retired from the PT industry.
In one particular demonstration, 12 women were chosen from over 50 original candidates to take part in an 8 week Charity funded – Weight Management programme involving no dieting and no supplements to show the capability of the human body to maintain, even increase Health during weight loss. The result was over 100 Kilo / 220 Lb loss across the group.
In 2007 DCR also set up his own Registered Charity with the English and Welsh Charity Commission called S.O.U.P ( Sincere Offerings for Unappreciated Persons ). The Charity reaches out to neglected and forgotten elderly in the communities around the Country. He is still the Chairperson to this day and regularly contributes to its cause.
In 2008 DCR opened a membership based club in St Albans Hertfordshire based on his Easy Weight Management company. Here he amalgamated his skills from his Health and Weight Loss Coaching with his Life Coaching. At this facility DCR implemented the practice of ‘Emotional Coaching’ with the 500 members to ensure Success in managing their body weight.
As a result of his Success as a Coach he was able to create a Private Property Portfolio worth £1.5 Million by 2008.
After the Success of the Weight Management club DCR left in late 2010 to progress his Life Coaching career.
In 2011 DCR became a private consultant in the public arena for both Health Coaching and Weight Loss Coaching.
In 2012 he progressed again into the private arena and realm of VIP where he mostly Coaches to this day Nationally and Internationally under his Life Coaching Identity.
International Coaching was added in 2014.
In 2016 he became the first seed investor in a fintech company revolutionising Charity fund raising using digital technology with the aim to support Charities and theirs aims. The company is currently valued at £10.5 Million.
In the same year DCR developed a Government approved training school for teaching people who want to be recognised Personal Trainers in the fitness industry.
DCR received the award of ‘Best Life Coach in Greater London 2018’ by the Greater London Enterprise Awards.
As of 2018 DCR has become semi-retired and has begun the process of developing a Coaching school to teach other Life Coaches who wish to progress from being standard, to being superior in the industry.
DCR works from Central London but also travels to see International clients, he has Coached on 5 continents including New Zealand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Africa, Russia, Europe and the USA.
DCR has over 20 year’s experience in the Health & Weight Loss Coaching industry. Having been financially broke, he was able to turn himself, in to a self-made Millionaire. He has had 3 Successful Careers involving over half a dozen Businesses. He claims he could not have done any of this without first and foremost mastering the Emotional side of himself.
He also has a property portfolio, a personal training business, an online business set up system for people who want to increase their income, a Government approved training centre for people who want to become qualified personal trainers, various financial investments related to enhancing Charity’s turnover and his own UK registered Charity.
DCR believes that Life IS experience. Not just existence. That too many people spend too much of their lives in a constant state of distraction and never get around to taking control and determining the direction they want to go.
He believes that having been at both ends of Life’s experiences he is able to offer practical help and strategies to guide people to start taking the control back!
On a personal level Darren Christopher Rowland describes himself as ‘eager to learn, committed, selfless, caring, confident, humble and a happy individual who achieves great pleasure in Life by assisting other people to achieve better in their own Life’ …
I am in reality just a very ordinary guy who, had a tough upbringing and vowed at a very early age to better my Life’s conditions, I then pledged I would help other people – whoever they were – to have more be more and experience more too.
I strive every single day to fulfil that vow – and I will not stop till mother nature comes and takes me.
I believe in and live by 1 simple philosophy of Life :
THE SECRET TO LIVING IS IN THE GIVING … IT’S THROUGH THE GIVING THAT “WE OURSELVES” GIVE OUR OWN LIVES, – THE MEANING – WE ALL SEARCH – SO SECRETLY – FOR …
DCR is aged 45 and semi-retired. He lives just outside London. In-between juggling his various Companies and travelling Internationally, he spends his time between his passions of Scuba diving, Charity work and Astronomy.