About Darrell

DARRELL W. GURNEY is the Founder of CareerGuy.com. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Licensed Spiritual Counselor (ALSP, RScP) and a 30-year recruiting veteran, executive coach and career advisor, supporting thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable career transitions and entrepreneurs and business professionals to grow as thought leaders.

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International Business, Darrell spent his early career with Arthur Young (Ernst & Young) in London. Conferring with a career-coaching firm at the age of 24, he utilized a “stealth” job search method to meet with 7 CFOs of the top Hollywood entertainment studios and landed an international financial position with MGM/United Artists Pictures. Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of networking and what it takes to get in to meet important people…and get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Stealth Search™ method.

Darrell is the author of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and reviewed in Publishers Weekly. Also, his newest Amazon bestseller, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. His ebook, Finding the S Spot: Career Pleasure Secrets for Merging Skills, Pay and Play, supports folks at all levels to clue in on where their real passions lie. These and his other books have become highly touted resources in the careers field. 

Darrell has been featured in CBS Moneywatch, Fortune.com, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on Wall Street Journal Radio. He has been a guest on local and national radio and television programs and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH.com) and Right Management (Right.com) and speaks and leads workshops for both professional and trade associations as well as leading MBA programs.

Darrell is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion and was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com. He speaks and offers webinars and workshops to MBA and undergraduate programs nationwide which get students and alumni out, connected, and expanding/changing their careers. And his PlayGame Coaching Method has been used by entrepreneurs and business leaders to create greater results through the building and playing of comfort-zone busting "games."

He is currently completing his next book about midlife transitions, entitled The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces for Life’s Radical Second Half (due out in 2021, TheBackForty.com) and has developed an inspiring reality show, “Dream Job Life” (DreamJobLife.com).