GoalFriends, has been a vision of Darlene Lee Whitehurst’s for years. Darlene dreamed of providing a resource for individuals and groups interested in self-actualizing their potential through the use of goal-setting information, tools and techniques.
Her goal is to inspire and empower individuals by offering creative blog posts, industry-leading information and research that provides a solid understanding of successful goal setting. Her passion is to spread the word and help you live your dreams.
Darlene Whitehurst was born in Vallejo, California, grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. and resides in Raleigh, NC. She attended Old Dominion University in Virginia, where as a Marketing Major, she met her future employer in her senior year working as an intern selling newspaper advertising. She was promoted to a full time position prior to graduation. She eventually chose a career in marketing & branding where she could express her creative nature and use her sales abilities.
The past year she has been in development of a new initiative, Goal Matters™, a resource site designed to provide simple steps, tools, techniques and motivation to inspire others to reach their full potential in life. GoalMatters.com is a place where she will share knowledge that is relevant for self improvement, in an effort to help others create the future of their dreams, filled with success, happiness, passion and purpose.
Darlene is presently involved in co-founding Pooh’s Pets, a sponsorship whose mission is to provide funding for dogs, cats and other companion animals in our municipal shelters which protect and create safe shelters for animals leading to their eventual placement into loving, adoptive homes.
In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, learn, travel, drink wine and spend time with family, friends and her pets Myles and Sophie.