George Baez


Mentor, Out, Thoughtful, and Accountability.

I found Darren when I was researching how to start a book writing project. I found him on Medium and after reading the information on his website, I felt that I had to connect with him. He spoke exactly to what I was feeling at the time, I felt lost – stuck, like I was waiting for something to happen. If you have been on his website, you can see his message loud and clear, it was like a loud speaker immediately connecting with what I was feeling.

When we spoke on our first call, he came across as one of the most sincere, honest people I have ever met. He was genuinely interested in what I had to say and was powerful in his way of asking questions that lead me into deeper constructive self-probing.

After we spoke, I immediate saw there was great value to continue the relationship and have him as a coach. He guided me to do a self-mind mapping session that with his questions, opened the path forward and helped me get unstuck. After many sessions, he continues to provide great feedback but more importantly, continues to ask the questions that redirect me in reflection and lead to next steps.

Darren has helped me open the path forward on my book project and has also helped me see my own way forward on a larger scale as well. He has shown me many things about the publishing and web blogging world I would never have thought of, as well as pointing me in the right directions when needed to learn more as I proceed in the book project.

I feel that Darren’s mission in life is to help LGBTQ people see their own value and then empower them to do and be more, giving back to our community in the process.


Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.