Circle of Leaders

These are exceptional individuals who guide and mentor the founder with the primary goal of being the best this company we can be for our clients, our team members, and our sustainability.

Brand Promotion, Merchandise and Marketing Genius!

Darlene Whitehurst is committed to encouraging personal growth and inspiring individuals to reach their full potential in success, happiness, passion and purpose. She believes that once individuals reach their full potential it will result in more philanthropic endeavors around the world!

She is currently working on her new book Goal.os.ophy® You Reap What You Goal!, to be released in August of 2013.

Goal.os.ophy® You Reap What You Goal! is the philosophy by which Darlene has lived her life. Her vision is to share her unique goal-setting concepts to promote having fun while realizing your dreams and celebrating your successes.

“See the world through the lens of possibilities and live your life through the language of goals!” - Darlene Whitehurst

Founder of Goal Matters, GoalFriends!®, and Goal.os.ophy® You Reap What You Goal!

Goal Matters is targeted towards the individual, personally and professionally, through training programs that will educate in the areas of personal development, self-actualization and career advancement.

GoalFriends!® was inspired because of Darlene’s strong belief in the power of sharing that only belongs to a network of goal-setters. Her goal is to have it become a global community composed of enthusiastic, aspiring goals-setters that gather monthly to share their successes, mentor each other and live more purposeful lives.

Goal.os.ophy® You Reap What You Goal! is an inspirational gift book illustrated in simple concepts on how you can achieve success and live purposefully. The introduction of these concepts helps you to see the world through the lens of possibilities and inspires you to live your life through the language of goals. Develop a Goal.opic view of life!

President of am3 adsource (Adsource Media, Inc.)
am3 adsource is a full service brand promotions agency, located in Raleigh, NC specializing in corporate branded merchandise, marketing solutions, digital media, product development, packaging, sales training and employee motivation.

Darlene’s 31 years of experience and vast knowledge of merchandise, marketing and media has contributed to the long-term success of am3 adsource as they are celebrating their 14th year as a 100% woman-owned business. am3 adsource is WBENC certified.


“After two years of struggling to merge three competing websites, Ashley delivered a site map that was over-the-top impressive! Her ability to crystallize my thoughts, ideas, goals and initiatives made my “monumental feat” a very cohesive reality. Kudos to her integrity, value and commitment – she is a driver!” – Darlene Whitehurst

Strategy, Branding and Marketing Genius!

Julie Space has over 25 years of experience as a sales, product and marketing professional in the Telecom, Healthcare and ecommerce industries. She has served on several committees and boards that focus on the delivery of exceptional customer service, online ecommerce technology and business development. Julie currently resides in Irvine, CA. Julie attended Misericordia University and is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre.

Co-founder of Works Like a Charm Success System®
The Works Like a Charm Success System® is an easy to use achievement system for women of all ages. It is truly the secret to exceptional personal success. It weaves motivational strategy with functional jewelry to help women achieve their goals. This program drives women to take action steps, which will lead to their success.

Founder of Mindset Masters Marketing
Mindset Masters Marketing is a Full Service Business Development Company that helps clients go from Concept to Completion. Her highly experienced and versatile team of powerhouse business development talent has over 35 years of combined experience.

“Ashley Kartchner has done an outstanding job in building and revamping several websites and overseeing large projects for me and my clients. Her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to keep projects on schedule are unsurpassed. I highly recommend Ashley and Your Start Up Business Concierge for your project!” – Julie Space

Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Strategic Planning Genius!

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Doug has been involved with Organizational Effectiveness initiatives for nearly 25 years, including the areas of Continuous Improvement, Leadership Development and Technical Limits. His work has taken him on global assignments throughout North America, Europe, SE Asia and New Zealand. Doug has been involved with a large variety of blue-collar industries. He has worked with many international clients.

Doug has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, an MBA from Pepperdine University, as well as courses toward a PhD in Organizational Development from the University of Aberdeen.

Doug has a lifelong interest in rugby, as both a player and referee with his playing career highpoint having played in the Hong Kong Sevens for two years. Doug also considers himself a Double Black Diamond skier.