Donovin Darius 

Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Facilitator, Mentor, Author


Mission statement

Donovin Darius is a "Messenger of Hope and Inspiration" to All Nations and All People. He helps individuals Overcome and Grow Through Adversity To Create and Achieve Massive Success in the areas of their desires. Through his encouraging, motivating and empowering engagement style, individuals are able to identify their purposes and live out their passion in business and life. 


The Donovin Darius Experience

When Donovin partners with your organization, team or individuals, he shares methods, techniques and strategies that causes  employees, leaders or athletes to identify and overcome adversity while instantly feeling motivated and inspired to believe that they can personally achieve more. Not only will he help them to understand what it takes to achieve more and be more productive, but participants will immediately experience a shift in their mind that leads them to knowing what specific things they need to do to get the greater results that they are seeking. 

A Passionate MessENgeR of Hope

As a renowned professional speaker, author and 10 year NFL player, Donovin Darius has rose to national prominence by delivering passionate messages that show people how to achieve greatness, believe in themselves and maximize their potential.

Born one of five children in low-income Camden, New Jersey, Donovin grew up with a sense of purpose because of the sacrifices and determination he witnessed in his mother Roberta Darius. Despite being ridiculed as a child for his lack of materialism or his big ideas,  Donovin heard his call to be different at a very young age. Because of this call he then set out to separate himself and passionately pursue a life of motivation and impact. 

Resilient Drive to Make An Impact

Donovin had to struggle and persevere through many challenges to aspire to the level that some would believe to be impossible. Despite these beginnings he developed a persistence and determination at a young age to make an impact in the life of anyone he meets. His passion to serve others and continue to pursue greatness led him to becoming the guardian of his two younger brothers while in college, play 10 successful years in the NFL while developing city-wide corporate and community events that empowered others to maximize their potential. He has since risen from the gridiron of the NFL to winning a Sports Emmy Award. Donovin has went from being a community center participant to founding his own nonprofit organization in Jacksonville, FL. He went from using his body to develop plans and strategies to using his experiences and mind to mentor and share wisdom with organizations and individuals. Donovin went from speaking in his living room as a child to giving keynote speeches to top organization nationally and internationally.  Donovin continues to grow and he is determined to help others do the same. 

After retiring from the NFL, Donovin developed his own personal development company, Donovin Darius Enterprises, Inc. The company provides motivational materials, workshops, and personal/professional development programs aimed at individuals, companies, and organizations.

Performance Life Coach and Author

Donovin Darius' work is never complete. He is currently a Motivational and Corporate Speaker, the Director of NFL Legends Community, an NFL Transitions Life Coach,  Founder/President of the Donovin Darius Foundation and an author of his highly acclaimed book series entitled Next Level Motivation. These books include strategies and tips on personal development, mental toughness, leadership, team building, athletics, spirituality, relationships, and much more. He's also the host of his online show called "Donovin Darius Motivational Forum" where he engages viewers with games and principles to take their lives to the next level. 

Donovin has dedicated his life to understanding and stimulating human potential. Utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights, his customized presentations will teach, inspire and channel audiences to new levels of personal achievement and satisfaction. 


As a proud husband and father of four children, Donovin impacts individuals around the world because of the support and encouragement he receives from his family.