Derek Bley is originally from Columbus, Ohio. His dream to play college baseball brought him to South Carolina where he attended Newberry College. Derek then went on to complete his Masters of Business Administration at Barry University in Miami, Florida, where he was also a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Student Involvement. Upon graduating he was offered a full time position on campus as the Coordinator of Leadership Development and Clubs/Organizations. He served in this role for almost two years where he helped establish the De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership and responsible for various leadership development programs.
No longer in Higher Education, Derek currently serves as the Manager of TN Business Solutions in South Florida. However, Derek’s time at Barry University helped him realize his passion and discover his purpose; to serve and add value to others by encouraging to pursue excellence. In addition to the Circle of Change Leadership Conference, Derek is also involved with other conferences including; Leaders for Christ Conference and the Florida Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values. This will be his second year as a COCLC facilitator and is excited to be a part of this truly transformational weekend.