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Dr. Daphne Soares Talks Overcoming Grief with Faith

Dr.Daphne Soares is the Founder and CEO of Carousel Moms Business and Leadership  Coaching. She has been ranked #7 among the Top 30 Business Coaches for 2022 by The NYC  Journal, Top 10 Female Coaches in 2021 by Yahoo Finance and International Women Leaders  in 2022 by Passion Vista. She is the awardee of Asia’s Outstanding Woman Leadership and  Mentoring Coach award by Asia Awards in association with RULA Awards World Chamber, Pride  of Performance award from Pakistan, and many other international awards and recognitions. She is an award-winning international bestselling author and co-author of several books. Dr.Daphne has been honored to co-author a book with the Global Legend Les Brown. 

This successful entrepreneur dons multiple hats. Besides being an internationally certified  Business and Leadership Coach, she is a wife, mother of two awesome young adults,  international speaker, author, and mentor. She has gone from a career woman with a 9 – 5 job, to  a stay home mom, Masters’ Catechist, Time Line Therapist, counselor, hypnotherapist, and psychotherapist. Dr.Daphne takes pride in seeing the success of her clients. She is passionate about empowering women globally to find the right balance in their carousels of life, create and  run a thriving business without feeling overwhelmed even if they have no experience, live a happy and balanced life, overcome limiting beliefs, build self-confidence and set healthy boundaries. 

Dr. Daphne is one of the authors of Unshakable Faith. This book includes stories from women who are true, pearls of great price, who have encountered trials and tribulations that challenged their faith, but, you will see that their faith was indeed, “Unshakable”. Minister Allison G. Daniels and several other women have shared stories from the heart as to how they had to redirect their emotions, redefine who God said they were, and their journey of being renewed, thus, allowing God to make a victorious difference in their lives, all to His glory.

SwagHer: How would you describe your swagher? What makes you who you are? 

Dr. Daphne: Life is not a bed of roses. It is full of spice, and it can even be fun if we want it to be. It is the choices we make and how we deal with each situation. We need to ask ourselves, ‘Do we let it  make us or break us? Do we easily give up or learn to fly?’ 

My swagher is being born and raised in Pakistan – a proud Pakistani Christian. After marriage, I  had to leave my 9-5 job and country to move to the Gulf. A new mom, home, land, and life with no extended family. I have been knocked down several times in life and even faced death. I have  been pushed over the edge, but God had greater plans for me, and He taught me to fly and soar to higher levels. Today by the grace of God, I stand as a successful entrepreneur empowering others globally. I live for myself and my loved ones. No more am I a people’s pleaser but God’s- seeking His Kingdom first in all things.  

Dr. Daphne Soares

SwagHer: Why did you decide to take part in the Unshakable Faith anthology? 

Dr. Daphne: The title of the book immediately grabbed my attention, and I strongly felt that I needed to be a  part of the Unshakable Faith anthology book to get my story out. It was an opportunity for me to  be instrumental in inspiring and empowering others. Life has thrown me many challenges over the years, which has taught me to look within, question, and anchor even deeper in my faith. Faith is something that needs to be tested and experienced personally. With every passing challenge and step, I realized how much God truly loved me and wanted the best in my life. Nothing happens by accident. God has a plan for each one of us and is in control. 

 

SwagHer: Can you describe a time when your faith was challenged, but you stood tall? 

Dr. Daphne: My faith has been challenged numerous times, firstly having been born and raised in a  non-Christian country. Further, it was challenged above the limit when I lost both of my parents on the same day a few years ago. They were my greatest support. Here again, God showed me the beauty of their true love that even death had no power over them. ‘Oh death where is thy victory?  Oh death where is thy sting? (1 Cor 15:55) How beautiful was it that they were one in life and even in the end? We were blessed to witness their golden jubilee just two months before the good  Lord called them home. I was grateful even in this situation, as it has made me even stronger and wiser. God saved us from seeing either parent grieve the loss of the other. I have learned through it all to stand tall in the storms of life and to seek His will. From the beginning, God had a plan for my life even when the doctors gave up hope for my birth and asked my parents to abort me. I’m glad my parents stood strong then. By His Grace, I am alive and still enjoying life for His power is within me. I have been honored to be appointed as the President for Women Empowerment in Pakistan and be awarded the Pride of Performance Award in Pakistan.  

SwagHer: How do you view your work as a vocation—a call from and a duty to God? 

Dr. Daphne: As a counselor, business and leadership coach, catechist, lay minister, pastoral peer supporter, and community volunteer, I definitely view my work as a vocation and ministry, which is a call from and duty to God. God has empowered me to help empower others, heal the brokenhearted,  comfort them, testify, and lift up all to see the beauty in life and their self-worth so they can unleash their power from within and use their talents wisely. 

What was the writing process like for you? 

I really enjoyed the process. There is no greater joy than testifying to wonders God has done and continues to do in my life. Initially, I had to do some brainstorming and prayer. Once I started, the flow just kept coming. I got even greater insight into my life and the episodes. It was an incredible eye-opener. I know my parents are watching from above and are very proud of how far and strong I have gone and grown in life. 

Have you authored any other books? If so, please list them.  

I have authored: 

  1. Business Success 
  2. Don’t Judge a Book by Its cover – Poor Clothes Can Hide a Rich Heart 
  3. Embracing Imperfections Vol. 2 
  4. Created for Greatness with Les Brown 
  5. Queen of Hearts 
  6. In the Pursuit of Fearless Living 
  7. Girl, Don’t Count Yourself Out. You are resilient, tenacious, and faithful

 

SwagHer: Where can readers follow and connect with you? 

Website: https://linktr.ee/carouselmoms 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/daphne.soares1 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/carouselmoms 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/carouselmoms 

LinkedIn. : https://www.linkedin.com/in/daphne-soares-530685201 Email : daphnesoares@carouselmoms.com

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