About Darlene Gagnon

Darlene Elizabeth Gagnon is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of branding, marketing, consumer trend with product development expertise. In her early twenties, Darlene was known by her peers for being a connoisseur of consumer trends. Never one to not leverage this knowledge to accelerate her career she developed a skill for persuading executives to develop brand extensions based on identified opportunities driven by her consumer insights. By her thirties, her reputation for filtering thru fads and getting to revenue trend opportunities found herself working with global brands such as Bic International, Nike, Wilson Sports and Titleist. Each utilizing her expertise in building brand extensions in the corporate gift arena. After a career that afforded her a global perspective of what the most sophisticated marketing agencies were delivering in terms of value to her Fortune 500 clientele, Darlene once again used her insights to identify a gap in the traditional agency model. No one was serving the Entrepreneur at the level and capacity needed to understand his or her Vision; clarify his or her Vision and help make it a reality with the right marketing strategy & tactics. This gap prompted her to step out of the corporate arena into the entrepreneurial playing field. Her goal: to work with Entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their business but lack the marketing know-how and have wasted thousands of hard earn dollars in bad marketing decisions. Darlene established Kinnect Global Management Services a management company designed to manage the operational, sales and marketing efforts of entrepreneurial businesses founded by herself or joint ventures where she is vested. These companies include We Kinnect Global Branding Agency, LLC and Kinetic Promotional Product Services, LLC.

The Woman’s Entrepreneur’s Guide: Finding “Me” Time

By |2020-11-10T02:49:07-06:00November 9th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Mindset|

A hectic business, combined with trying to balance other areas of your life, may lead to you feeling like you are spinning too many plates in the air at once. With kids, family, work, employees, and the many responsibilities that we have to fulfill, [...]

Introverted Entrepreneurs’ Quiet Confidence: Humility

By |2020-11-06T00:32:57-06:00November 6th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Introvert, Leadership|

Life looks easier for entrepreneurs. They seem to move calmly through their days, are willingly assisted by others, and are optimistic leaders who have loyal followers. While there is most likely a multitude of reasons behind why these individuals may have a more comfortable life, [...]

Entrepreneurs Take Advantage of a Slow Economy to Start Profitable Businesses

By |2020-10-12T19:55:01-05:00October 12th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Startup|

Profitable businesses launch during times a slow economy can take advantage of some critical factors. It's less expensive to start a business than at other times. You can find lower advertising rates as well as deals on supplies, inventory, services, and more.[...]

Entrepreneur’s Guide: Teach Your Kids about “The Hero’s Journey”

By |2020-10-12T19:56:32-05:00October 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur Parenting, Entrepreneurship, Family Business|

Our children need heroes. As entrepreneurial parents, we can inspire them and offer a moral compass. Our work ethic, risk-taking is a powerful role-model. We are a character who shows that life is an adventure that comes with troubles and hardships [...]

Entrepreneur’s Reflection Exercise: Are Your Business Decisions Aligned with Your Conscience?

By |2020-10-07T04:56:11-05:00October 5th, 2020|Business Planning, Core Values, Entrepreneurship|

As entrepreneurs, we should connect all aspects of our lives with our conscience. Our conscience controls our words, thoughts, and actions. In our business, our decisions should align with our conscience. At times, our resolve and [...]

A New School Year: How Entrepreneurs help their Students Excel

By |2020-10-07T04:39:14-05:00October 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur Parenting, Entrepreneurship, Family Business|

School is important in many ways. Children not only develop academically and intellectually, but they also develop socially as they learn to deal with challenging situations. Kids that do well in all aspects of school tend to be more [...]

Entrepreneurs Guide: Teaching Children Critical Thinking

By |2020-10-06T02:54:54-05:00August 15th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Family Business|

Critical thinking is an incredibly important skill. We use this skill (or ought to) in every aspect of our lives every single day. Although it’s an important part of academic and business success, it’s not often taught at school unless it’s part of [...]

Entrepreneurs’ Inner Vision: 3 Ways to Crush Bad Habits

By |2020-08-16T01:00:42-05:00August 15th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Innervision, Introvert|

Do you bite your nails? Overeat junk food? Stay up too late? Yep, we’re talking about bad habits.  If you’re tired of living with your less than perfect habits, it might be time for a change. Whether you’re wanting to quit smoking or maybe hope to [...]

Entrepreneurs’ Inner Vision: 3 Traps That Will Ruin Visualization…and How to Fix Them

By |2020-08-16T01:02:36-05:00August 15th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Innervision, Introvert|

The world keeps talking about how great visualization is and how well it works for them. Why then isn’t it working for you? The problem with visualization is how easily we can derail ourselves before we’ve even properly begun. Focusing on [...]