Daphne Clarke-Hudson is a nationally recognized empowerment specialist, inspirational professional speaker, author and a certified coach. Having more than 20 years experience helping others to lead purpose-driven, authentic and empowered lives, Daphne continues to bring insight, hope and solutions to our current and future leaders.
As a role model she demonstrates the ability for people to overcome adversity. Daphne began her life’s journey in Jamaica, daughter of dedicated, loving parents. Her mother had dreams of her obtaining a quality education, but passed before Daphne was 14 years old. Even without much money or formal education, she was determined to lead a purpose-driven life. Daphne found opportunities to shine time after time, eventually becoming a nurse and then a career coach and program director. She knew there was more for her to accomplish and launched a new career in the United States as a professional in sales, management and coaching, finally earning her PhD. Throughout every position she holds, Daphne always finds time to counsel and guide others.She creates these needed platforms for growth and change through facilitation, retreats,coaching engagements and training sessions.
As the first Certified Michael E. Gerber Dreaming Room Facilitator in Connecticut, she also works with entrepreneurs to create visions that guide their businesses.
Whether delivering a Keynote Address, facilitating a corporate board retreat, coaching a small business owner, or offering diversity training to a nonprofit organization, Daphne brings an engaging energy, direction and passion with her. She is intuitive, dynamic, inspiring yet still accessible. Daphne has a very strong moral and spiritual compass and is guided by her sense of integrity and intuition. She is respectful, fair and believes in the talents and skills of people, no matter their race, religion, education or upbringing.
Daphne is an accomplished speaker, television and radio producer and host. She has received numerous awards and accolades. She was honored to be the Mistress of Ceremony at the highly acclaimed C4C Learning Center and T-House Conference where prominent U.S. attorney, Willie E. Gary was the featured speaker. For the past nine years, Daphne has been the empowerment specialist for the Federal Correctional Institute for Women in Danbury, CT. As the Ambassador for World Peace (IIFWP); She was presented recognition for excellence of leadership by the IIFWP on Capital Hill in 2002. Daphne received two proclamations from Connecticut’s General Assembly for Community Service and Advocacy and Training work. For three consecutive years 2002-2004, she has been an Honoree for the International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women for significant Career Achievements and Contributions to Society. She is also an honored participant of the Korea, Japan and United States in the Pacific Era International Leadership Conference held in Washington, DC, with representation from 89 different countries.
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