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Meet Darlene Garner

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Darlene Garner


Darlene Garner is a long-term leader within an international non-profit organization. Through Garner Peace, she now shares with others the vast experience she gained and the many lessons she learned through her work with communities and organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Darlene Garner has gained extensive experience with multi-culturalism and diversity in domestic and international settings. She has lived in Columbus, Ohio; Washington, DC; West Hollywood, California; Cape Town, South Africa; San Antonio, Texas; and Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She attended Ohio State University and Lancaster Theological Seminary. In addition, she is a Certified Board Source Trainer; a Certified Change Cycle Trainer, Facilitator, and Coach; and a trained mediator. She is ordained clergy (retired) with Metropolitan Community Churches.

Values Statement

The work that Garner Peace undertakes on your behalf is based upon the values of compassion, inclusion, and fairness.

  • Compassion is one's capacity to be fully present with another in the other's discomfort, pain, or suffering so ALL are able to focus fully on the organization's mission.
  • Inclusion is learning to live together so ALL are able to contribute effectively to the organization's purpose.
  • Fairness is the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims so ALL are able to take pride in the organization's impact.

Next Steps...

Contact Garner Peace today to discuss your needs and to request a quote.