The Fruit of the Spirit: "Peace" with Darrick McGhee, Sr. ; Pastor of Bible Based Church-Tallahassee, Entrepreneur, Blogger and Leadership Developer
The Servant Leader Coaches Bible Study
This episode is sponsored by Church Trac: https://www.churchtrac.com/index.php?rc=PCSLP Mr. Darrick D. McGhee, Sr. currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Johnson & Blanton, LLC. with over two decades of experience in state and local government. Most recently, Darrick was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, he was responsible for advocating and securing passage of the Governor's legislative priorities. He ensured the proper and legal administration of the Governor's legislative role throughout the legislative process and provided counsel and support to the Governor and other staff members with regard to legislative and executive issues. In this role, Darrick also oversaw the Legislative Affairs Directors for each of the executive agencies. Before joining the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott, Darrick served in multiple senior leadership roles with the Department of Economic Opportunity. While at this agency, Darrick was the interim Executive Director, Chief of Staff, and the Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs. He also served as Legislative Affairs Director for three additional state agencies: The Departments of Elder Affairs, Business and Professional Regulation, and Education respectively. Darrick is an active registered lobbyist in the state of Florida. He received his formal education at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). Here he earned his BA in Political Science and Religion (2000). Darrick is also the Founding Pastor of Bible Based Church Tallahassee, where he resides with his wife, Tikia, and their two children, Darrick II and Tania. He also has over two decades of preaching ministry experience. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chefranjohn/support
How to Be Part of the Solution with Darrick McGhee
Policy Influencer Playbook
“Keep both your feet on the ground, keep your nose out of the air. Just work hard, be a person of great integrity and character and treat others with respect.” - Darrick McGheeWhen people hear the word lobbyist, their first thought isn’t always the best. Maybe they envision backroom deals or the smoke filled rooms of long ago. But the reality is, lobbyists are advocates for their clients. And there is a lot to be learned from how a good lobbyist works the legislative processes to yield to the right outcome for their client.In this episode, we welcome Darrick McGhee, a well respected lobbyist and our very first guest. Darrick has worked in the legislative process for over 20 years and is sharing his personal experience working for three Governors and as a professional lobbyist.In this episode you'll not only be inspired by his journey and how he keeps the political and policy process in perspective, but you’ll learn Darrick’s top 3 tips on how you can effectively communicate your issues.Listen to this episode and learn how cultivating relationships, respecting the process and maintaining your own integrity are the real secrets to being part of the solution!More about the Guest:Darrick McGhee is the COO of the firm Johnson & Blanton with 2 decades of experience in state and local government. He’s a Florida lobbyist and former Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of Florida’s former Governor Rick Scott. Mr. McGhee also served in multiple senior leadership roles at Florida agencies including: interim Executive Director and Chief of Staff at Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity and as Legislative Affairs Director for 3 additional state agencies.Personal websiteFirm websiteInfluential Guest Quotes:Treat everyone with the utmost respect. - Darrick McGheeStick to what is important to you and be part of the solution. - Darrick McGheeAlways respect the institution. - Darrick McGheeRelationships are everything. - Darrick McGheeYou have to be innovative in how you share your message. - Darrick McGheeMembers still want to be educated, you just need to adapt to the changes. - Darrick McGheeEvery mentor needs a mentor. - Darrick McGheeAbout the Host:Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.