Darin Rowell, executive leadership coach

Darin Rowell EdD

Executive coach
Nashville TN

I help companies accelerate performance through the focused development of their senior leaders and teams. Whether it’s scaling the business or leading a turnaround, leadership and teamwork are the fundamentals that determine success or failure. 

Over the past 25 years, I have built a proven track record of helping leaders and teams from around the world reach their potential and achieve their goals. 

My clients range from Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft to mid-market leaders in industries such as healthcare, retail, energy, manufacturing, construction, logistics, technology, and professional services. 

In addition to my corporate work, I write for the Harvard Business Review and for almost a decade was an Adjunct Professor of Management and team coach at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. 

My academic training includes an MBA from Millsaps College and a Doctorate in Organizational Learning and Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Darin Rowell, executive leadership coach


Client Results:

  • Retained by the CEO to support a 3-year turnaround, which led to a $200 million increase in market value and a successful sale of the company. During this period, I worked with the CEO and senior executive team to increase alignment and operational execution.


  • Designed and managed a 12-month development program for the non-executive leadership group that was responsible for day-to-day growth and operations of the business. Over an 18-month period, the program resulted in significant reduction in stalled or failed projects and increased the team’s ability to consistently meet budget, quarter over quarter, for the first time in
    over 4 years.


  • Selected to assess and prepare a high-performing, subject matter expert for broader executive opportunities. Within an 18-month period, the
    leader’s performance led to a promotion to COO of high-growth division.


  • Advised a newly appointed CEO during a period of significant disruption and change. Over a 36-month period of working together, the CEO significantly upgraded his executive team and launched new business initiatives that added over $30 million in market value


If you are ready to accelerate your journey, contact me today to schedule a confidential discussion.


Over the past several years our company has achieved amazing results and I attribute many of our successes to our work with Darin. He is an outstanding executive coach and an exceptional thought partner. I highly recommend Darin Rowell to any executive that is looking for a breakthrough in their organization’s leadership.
Tony Miller
President - Delek Retail
Darin has been the coach and sounding board that helped me grow into my role as CEO during critical periods for our business.
Josh Bailey
CEO - eco energy
Darin is the most outstanding executive coach I’ve ever worked with. His broad experience and ability to synthesize complex issues made him an invaluable sounding board to test my assumptions and challenge my thinking.
Guenter Dahm
CEO - Virtalis
Darin helped me evolve from a leader known for execution to an executive known for influence and impact. He helped me develop the toolbox to address a broader range of tactical, strategic, board-level, and now entrepreneurial matters.
Felix Serrano
CEO - Activus Connect
Darin is phenomenal at bringing out the best in people. He helped me become a much more effective executive in how I analyze complex situations and, in my ability, to deliver results through others.
Tom Farinacci
VP - Enlivant
Darin's experience as both an executive and coach gives him a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful as a business leader. He has a pleasant, thoughtful, but to-the-point approach, that allows you to get to the essence of issues rather quickly and find a path to the solution.
Jerry Geraghty
FMR. CEO & President - Rogers Group
Darin is not the typical coach. He invests a lot of time getting to know you and your business. He has a strong operational background - everything from sales and marketing all the way through to the production side. He became a trusted advisor to me and others on my team.
Clif Coleman
Owner - Midsouth Metallurgical
Darin has an incredible ability to quickly learn your business, the environment, and the people so that he can have an immediate impact in his work with you. He built the trust and credibility with our executive team that allowed him effectively challenge and hold us accountable for our progress.
Jennifer Butler
CHRO - Ingram Marine Group
Darin helped me refine my focus, increase my impact, and most importantly, ensure that I was providing the necessary support for everyone around me. His blend of empirical research, tools, and practical experience really helped accelerate our results. He helped me learn to thrive on both a professional and personal level.
Brandon Oliver
COO - PopHealthcare
Darin helped our executive team break down existing silos and establish mutual accountability across the team. As a team, we began to proactively support those members who were underperforming and became extremely focused on any risks that could derail our business plan.
Judge Dobrient
SVP - Delek Retail