Economic Life-Strategy Coach
Daphne Wright is a personal finance professional and certified life coach. She founded Strides Life Enrichment Concepts, LLC (STRIDES) to educate and share broader approaches to help individuals improve economic decisions and financial well-being. Being credentialed also as a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and CPA, she developed a natural acumen for coaching by having to help clients deal with the economic, personal, and emotional impact of navigating financial decisions and financial life events. She shares the fact that it was through financial advising that she developed flexibility in assuming different consulting roles, often switching hats between skilled financial strategist, behavioral analyst, educator, or personal counselor.
In the role of Economic Life-Strategy Coach, Daphne works generally with professional women and also with the community of faith believers, including ministers, pastors, and Christian leaders who have a willingness to take action toward improved economic outcomes. She realizes that motivation and belief in one's greater potential increases when a person uncovers truths experientially by taking incremental steps and seeing consequential results. She commits herself to her clients and offers accountability by helping them stay focused, untethered from old habits and thought patterns, and on track toward new outcomes. She is skilled in empowering others to make clear decisions and sustainable transitions. She possesses the sensitivity for addressing personal, emotional, and discreet issues in a manner that is nonjudgmental and insightfully encouraging. Her strength is in challenging clients to reframe their thinking and allow for consideration of new perspectives and expanded options, and to recognize their untapped and underutilized resources which can unlock their fuller potential.
As an ardent proponent of financial literacy education, her personal mission is to help others apply knowledge appropriately that results in change or improvement. Daphne states, “Since wisdom without action is pointless my goal is to impart knowledge that helps to facilitate decisional, behavioral, and ultimately, economic change.” She is an adherent of the field of behavioral finance and believes that its psychology-based insights are relevant in providing educational insights that can be applied in practical ways to help people avoid prevalent and common financial mistakes.
Daphne completed formal coach training, focused in field of applied positive psychology, and received certification in personal development coaching from the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. She is a practicing CFP® professional and CPA. Her educational background includes a Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and Masters Degree, a 2-year postgraduate Personal Financial Planning program through the College for Financial Planning, and a Masters in Financial Services from the Institute of Business and Finance. She provides professional financial advising and consulting services separate and apart from STRIDES.