We had the good fortune of connecting with Darlene Bryant and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Darlene, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is necessary in order to challenge your mindset and to keep yourself from living with regret. You can recover if you take a risk and it doesn’t go as planned. It’s hard to recover from regret. Risk taking has helped me build the confidence I needed to be successful in my career.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Doctor of Education but in multiple areas. I teach science, but I also train science teachers. I am a Pastor and I teach on relationships among individuals as well as a relationship with God. I got to where I am by setting goals and completing them one by one. It was not easy. Before I met my husband, I went through divorce, single motherhood, and near homelessness as I worked to achieve my educational and career goals. I learned that I am stronger than I ever thought I could be and giving up is not an option! I want everyone to know that I am a conqueror and I teach others to tap into the overcomer in them.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For a week long trip to Los Angeles. Day One-Malibu beach to relax
Day Two-Hollywood Walk of Fame
Day Three-A drive to Santa Barbara to sit in the Himalayan Pink Salt Cave
Day Four-Hanging out at the beach in Santa Barbara
Day Five-Shopping at the Camarillo Outlets
Day 6-Work out with Billy Blanks
Day 7-Lunch and massages by Manly Handz Mobile Massage in my back yard to say goodbye

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out my late mother Veronica, my father Les, my sister Elisha, my husband, Anthony Bryant, and my children Corde, Zoe, Aryeal, Chloe, and Anthony for their love and support!

Website: www.theabcsofmarriage.com

Instagram: @darlajean78

Facebook: Darlene Bryant

Yelp: The Family Center of Love

Image Credits
Johnny Pena Photography

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