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Derek Mills “You can set all the goals you want, in whichever area of life, but what you do each day (DAILYSTANDARDS™) determines whether you achieve any of them…”


You have heard of superstar business gurus who seem to have led a charmed life, having success after success from their twenties and through the whole of their lives. They have lots to share from their experience and rightly so.
Derek Mills did things differently; he was a failure for most of his business career but discovered a way that turned the whole of his life and business around. This is what makes his story so compelling. Derek is the everyman who became an internationally renowned professional speaker, business guru and bestselling author through the development of unique guiding principles. He did it from a standing start without any of the corporate attachments that those other business gurus had all of their lives.
Derek has given talks and workshops on four continents, at some of the largest business conferences and gatherings, including; the Million Dollar Round Table, St James’s Place Wealth Management Plc (FTSE100 Company) and some of the world’s leading financial services and insurance companies and organisations. He has spoken in the US, South Africa, Europe, Indonesia, India, Dubai, the Caribbean and the UK and has been invited to speak in Russia and Mexico. He combines his personal story of his staggering financial turnaround, with key insights gained from decades working within the private, public and not for profit sectors.
Derek challenges the status quo with a deeply empathetic, captivating, engaging and probing style. He enables the audience to discover answers in today’s turbulent times and aggressive markets.

  • DailyStandards® for Business Success
  • The Missing-Link to Success with Your Business Goals
  • Why Goal-Setting alone Doesn’t Work; How to use Daily Standards to support them
  • ABC&C™ of Success in Selling
  • Selling in the 21st Century
  • INSIGHT-Authentic Selling for Success
  • The Art of Being Happy and Successful
  • Motivating You for Success
  • Inspiration and Authenticity for Life
  • Multiplying Business Results

Derek’s corporate success has seen him travel the world and inspire businesses to introduce DailyStandards® into their culture and processes.

Within three years, Derek had transformed his life and career, earned his first million pounds and moved up to the top 1% of the top 1% of financial advisors worldwide.

He did all this simply by setting new daily standards for himself, which happened in a flash of inspiration, thanks to a chance remark from a security guard that day. This was a wake-up call to Derek, causing him to take drastic action shifting his approach and principles. Derek proved his new guiding principles, transforming his business results and his customer retention model. He has spent the last 2 decades obtaining and attracting High Net Worth Clients with a near perfect persistency rate over the last 13 years. He wrote about this transformation in his first book, the bestselling 10-Second Philosophy®, which was also a bestselling book in financial services. From this place first SME’s and then corporates reached out to him to share his unique guiding principles.

Derek’s story and his guiding principles have become a metaphor for the ultimate turnaround story. Derek specialises in showing corporates and other organisations how to implement similar principles within their businesses.


Derek Mills will show how to set and achieve the levels of high Standards-based companies such as Virgin, Axa, Porsche, Marriott, Disney and Gymshark.

Once you have implemented the DailyStandards® philosophy into your business, results will increase, profits will soar, you and your workforce will be happier and your organisation/brand will be recognised and respected.

Derek Mills has walked the talk…he went from broke and depressed, to happy, successful and wealthy, generating more referrals in 12 months than in the previous five years, he shares:

  • How you can connect with potential clients in a way no one else ever has
  • The importance of continually changing and raising your DailyStandards®
  • How to generate 100 percent customer loyalty
  • The tools to becoming a highly attractive brand or sales person

As a teacher, authentic leader and speaker, Derek is a game changer, he will:

  • Ignite new, high DailyStandards® in the hearts and minds of your team
  • Inspire loyalty, action and performance within your sales force with practical tools for immediate results
  • Provide challenge and supportive counsel

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Derek was born in Birmingham, England. He grew up happily there with his six brothers and sisters, until the age of 13, when his mother died. This plunged him into the world of a stutterer.

Throughout his 20’s and 30’s, far from being successful, Derek had great financial challenges and debt. His situation became dire, and at one point his family home was moments away from being repossessed by the bank. He was working long hours and this kept him away from his family. 

Derek is the author of The 10 Second Philosophy® published by Hay House. Using the power of TrueSelf and the utilisation of Standards instead of goals to achieve happiness and success, Derek is invited to speak internationally and to coach and advise others. Derek is the creator and power behind the Standards Revolution™, through which he shares his philosophy of living by DailyStandards™.

He is eminently qualified to speak around the subject of wealth having conducted over 15,000 personal financial interviews with people considered to be ‘not wealthy’. In addition, in the last 10 years he has carried out over 5000 ‘millionaire meetings’ and discovered who they are, what they are, what makes them tick and their philosophy.

Derek is an internationally acclaimed speaker, best-selling author, wealth manager, coach and mentor. He runs a Senior Partner Practice at one of the UK’s premier FTSE100 companies and has spent the past 12 years coaching and guiding millionaires and multi-millionaires to grow their wealth. He belongs to the Million Dollar Round Table for financial professionals, and is a fellow of The British-American Project, the Professional Speaking Association, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. He is also a member of the Evolutionary Business Council (EBC), is a former member of the Advisory Board at Birmingham Symphony Hall and an expert in the inspirational film ‘The Keeper of the Keys’ alongside Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus author Dr John Gray Ph.D. Derek has worked with the Professional Football Association (PFA) and famously coached the chief scout for Leicester City Football Club, the year before their mind blowing, historical, against the odds 2015/2016 Premier League win.

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