Darryl Bellamy Jr.

How would your life, organization, and campus be better if you were more fearless? Darryl Bellamy Jr. guides students with the knowledge and techniques they need to identify and overcome some of their biggest fears.


▪Diversity ▪First Year Experience/Orientation ▪Fraternity & Sorority Life ▪Leadership ▪Motivation & Inspiration ▪Personal Growth


▪Leading Fearlessly: Overcoming Your Fears to Step Up
▪First-Year Fearless: Building an UNBREAKABLE Foundation
▪The Fearless Greek: Inspiring Fearless Greek Communities
▪LOVE vs Fear: The Epic Battle to Love MORE and FearLESS



About Darryl

Darryl has collected, read, and shared thousands of students fears on campuses all over the country. He prides himself in reading every fear, which keeps him connected with what students are feeling and at times, hiding. His energy is infectious, along with providing actionable strategies to move your student’s from Fearful to Fearless. Thousands of student’s wear “The Fearless Bracelet,” given to every student inspiring them to push through fear long after Darryl leaves the campus.

Darryl Bellamy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012, and three years later became a Corporate America dropout after quitting his job to travel the country inspiring students to conquer their fears and self-doubt.

While in undergrad Darryl was heavily involved on campus as an RA, Orientation Counselor, SGA Chair, leadership workshop facilitator, as well as a proud brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Darryl, known for his infectious energy, was an overly involved student leader who overcame his own fears to receive multiple awards, participate in two corporate internships and run for student body office.

After collecting, (still) reading, and cataloging over 14,000+ written student fears as of today, Darryl is now considered an expert on the topic of student fear. The first time he asked students to write their fears; He was taken aback by their rawness and transparency, inspiring him to find his true calling by solely focusing on ensuring they can overcome their fears to achieve and lead fearlessly.

“Darryl is amazing. It’s was a new experience for our students and the loved every moment of it. We had more evaluations completed for this event than any other during the week. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. We love Darryl at JSU!”

Beryl Langdon,Jackson State University

“Darryl was truly the right fit for our students! They loved him!! He was personable, relatable, engaging and the perfect balance between high energy and being mellow. He was flexible enough to smoothly transition from facilitator mode to chill and hang out mode then back to facilitator mode throughout a 12-hour non-stop day of activities. He also felt like one our colleagues as he was comfortable interacting with our team. Although the retreat committee reviewed several speakers for this event, choosing Darryl Bellamy, Jr. was without hesitation the BEST decision for us!!”

Kristi Battles, Student Life Coordinator – Richland College

“I can not begin to express how excited, moved and inspired I was by his keynote; I was so impressed I immediately encouraged the person who works with our Emerging Leaders program to book Darryl for that retreat.”

Mindy Sides-Walsh, Center for Leadership Development, UNC Charlotte


“Darryl Bellamy was electrifying! Mr. Bellamy had a great sense of what his audience needed and he delivered that brilliantly. His ability to relate to all 850+ in attendance was nothing short of mesmerizing.”

Rodney Byrd, Kappa Alpha Psi, Middle Eastern Province Chairperson



“WOW…. He filled the room, and totally engaged his audience! Again, he was “inspiring!” Darryl stayed throughout the afternoon, He spent much time spreading his kindness, and lots of dancing, “yes we had a dance off!”

Kathyrn Shaw, St. Cloud State University, Multicultural Student Services


“After Darryl’s Fearless message, one of my student-athletes decided to pursue her own make-up business and to step outside of her comfort zone. She was a struggling Biology major until he made something click for her, and she is forever grateful! I cannot wait to have him back in the near future.”

LaTrese Barker, Norfolk State/Athletics Academic Coordinator/Assistant Compliance Coordinator



Leading Fearlessly: Overcoming Your Fears to Step Up

Leading is hard, doing it without fear is even harder! After reading thousands of students’ secret fears, Darryl noticed a pattern. He realized there are four questions we ask ourselves that determine how fearlessly we lead; Am I enough? What if I fail? What will they think? Do I have the resources? Based on how students answer those four, will determine how fearlessly they live and lead. In this keynote, students can identify their fears to stepping up, see the similarities with their peers LIVE while learning actionable strategies to conquer fear. Students leave more connected with their fellow student leaders and more empowered to take risks to leave a positive legacy on their campus.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the four questions we ask ourselves daily regarding our fears and the correct answer,
  • the origin of fear and how to identify theirs through The Fearless Walk activity,
  • how leaders think big and run towards failure to leave a legacy,
  • how their concerns are similar to their peers, and they’re not alone on their journey,
  • the importance of gratitude in a powerful concluding exercise, and
  • actionable strategies they can use immediately to start creating and leading more fearlessly.
First-Year Fearless: Building an UNBREAKABLE Foundation

New people, new place; possible first run at real freedom? The first year can be scary. What students don’t realize is that many of their peers are feeling the same way. First-Year Fearless allows students to identify their hidden fears about their upcoming year while hearing the concerns of their peers LIVE. Darryl shares commonalties and stories he has found from his research collecting fears around the country. Students will feel more connected to each other realizing they’re not alone. First-Year Fearless provides actionable strategies in an engaging keynote, so students create a solid foundation for their future undergraduate success.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the importance of creating a fearless foundation and why it matters for their future success,
  • typical freshman pitfalls and actionable ways to avoid them,
  • the importance of overcoming the fear of failure and rejection,
  • they’re not alone in their feelings of loneliness and self-doubt, and
  • actionable, fearless strategies they can use immediately to start creating a fearless foundation.
The Fearless Greek: Inspiring Fearless Greek Communities

As a Greek leader during undergrad, and after collecting the fears of Greek students nationally, Darryl understands the concerns and fears of those in your community. Some concerns include What If I step up and fail? Will I be accepted if I speak out? Am I good enough? The Fearless Greek acknowledges that we do great things on our campuses, but challenges communities to do more to create a FEARLESS Community Culture. The keynote allows students to write their fears, realize they are not alone, and provides actionable strategies to build that culture. Fraternity and Sorority Life members will leave feeling energized and inspired to create a lasting legacy, challenge the status-quo, and lead fearlessly!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to conquer fear to make positive changes within their organization,
  • the importance of standing up and challenging the process when you see something wrong,
  • how their organization and community values demand a fearless outlook,
  • that despite their letters, they have more commonalities than differences with their community, and
  • actionable strategies they can use immediately to start developing a fearless culture.
LOVE vs. Fear: The Epic Battle to Love MORE and FearLESS

In all situations, we have two choices, Love vs. Fear. Because of our upbringing, our deeply held beliefs, and other factors, we sometimes choose fear. We fear those conversations and things that are hard because we might say something wrong or fear those that may look different because we don’t fully understand. Love vs. Fear allows students to take a more in-depth look at why they choose one or the other while providing solutions and dialogue on recognizing when they choose fear. Students will also examine profiles of leaders who decide love despite fear, and how to choose love and understanding more often.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • why fear is usually the more comfortable choice when encountering people and situations we don’t understand,
  • how their past experiences and surroundings shapes and influences their decisions, but don’t have to control their present and future,
  • the fearless data behind how their collective fears have many commonalities despite their differences on the outside
  • about leaders past and present that demonstrated love despite societal pressures to demonstrate fear, and
  • strategies on how to choose love and ways to practice love with peers, colleagues, and their campus community.