Darren Stephens was born in Mildura, Victoria, in 1964. At the age of 13 he started his first business selling handmade chess sets and by 17 he had bought his first house. Two years later he moved to Melbourne to start up his signage/shop fitting company and sold it after making $15 million in just six years.

Darren is the founder and international chairman of the multimillion-dollar global business network, Mars Venus Coaching Pty Ltd, with offices in Australia, the UK, India, Asia and the US. He is the author of four best-selling books and was the marketing genius behind developing the expansion of the Men are from Mars series of books, taking it to 150 countries, including 54 translations.

For more than 20 years, Darren has taught internationally, speaking to and motivating thousands of people in over 14 countries on how to create business, personal and financial success. He owns seven companies in various industries including property, manufacturing, franchising, coaching and publishing. He has appeared on television and had articles published in newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally. His experience has made him a sought-after lecturer on the international media circuit.

Darren is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer and is qualified in Time Line Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis and psychology. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, Jackie, and their seven children.