Derick was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a proud graduate of North Little Rock High School (Home of the Charging Wildcats). Derick was license a Real Estate Agent in 2010. He began his career as a Sales Professional with Rausch Coleman Homes. He served in this position for 8.5 years. His specialty is new construction sales. Rausch Coleman Homes is the largest new home builder in Arkansas. During his 8 years; he served as Marketing Director and Sales Trainer. He had the opportunity to assist with the hiring and training of new Sales Professionals. Derick was elected as the 2018 Little Rock Realtor Association Board President. In previous years, he served as Chair for the State’s Realtor Association Diversity Committee and as a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals Committee. Derick was honored to be chosen Realtor of the Year in Derick has a deep desire to see others “win” at life. He has served in this capacity for over 20 years. He has chosen to be a “Distribution Center” as his life’s mission. Throughout those 20 years, he has worked with hundreds of youth and young adults providing them with wisdom, insight, and direction. He is affectionately called “Coach” because his advice usually leads to WINS in life. (By the way, he also coached Little League Football). Derick founded the Gentlemen Mentoring Program in 2001. This program was designed to improve the quality of life for teenage boys ages 12-17. He is always challenging men (both young and old) to take risk and to pursue their God-given destiny. Derick was blessed with an opportunity to shoot a video interview with Bishop TD Jakes “Destiny Bus” in Dallas, TX. His interview was featured on the Bishop TD Jakes Destiny Facebook page. Derick shared with the world, his life’s purpose and destiny.
Derick also had an opportunity to share the stage with one of the world’s top motivational speakers, Dr. Eric Thomas known as "ET the HIP-HOP Preacher.” Dr. Thomas was the Keynote Speaker at the National Association of Realtors Leadership Summit 2017. Both of these opportunities were exciting times for Derick. It proved to him that he was on the right path with encouraging and motivating others to succeed in life. Over the years, Derick has enrolled in many programs to help him grow personally. He believes in personal development and self-help. He completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course. Derick won the “Dale Carnegie High Achievement” Award. (He is extremely proud of this particular award!) He completed the John Maxwell Personal Growth Course. And, he also received advanced sales training from Rausch Coleman Homes.
All of his passion and dedication to see others WIN in life led Derick to seek his certification as a Life Coach. Derick received his certification from the Fowlers International Coaching Academy in Spokane, WA. He specializes in coaching others in the areas of Personal Development and Leadership Performance. In 2018, Derick launched Derick D. Brooks Next Level Coaching. He loves to share with others that they are “good enough” to start working on themselves today; right where they Derick is also a Professional Real Estate Photographer. His goal is to “Bring listings into FOCUS.” He loves photography and works hard to be on the cutting-edge with the photos that he provides to Realtors in Central Arkansas. Derick is committed to creating an enduring legacy that will impact lives, communities, and the world.
However, this cannot be surpassed by his passion to be a loving and devoted husband to his lovely wife, Tranett Brooks. Derick loves serving at his church First Assembly of God in North Little Rock. He and his wife are shuttle bus drivers and greeters.