Darah Zeledon is the devoted mom of five and wife of one. When she’s not mothering or “wife‐ing,” she’s many other things: an accomplished author, inspiring speaker, motivational coach, trained group facilitator and humanitarian.
Darah’s completely fluent in Spanish, holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in International Relations, and is a Certified Life & Success Coach (CLC, CPSC). She joined The Miami Herald’s MomsMiami as a featured blogger in 2010, began writing for the print publication, The Parent Notebook in 2011 as their family editor and founder of the witty and provocative “This Parenting Gig” column, and worked as an editor and features columnist with the South Florida monthly newspaper, the Happy Herald.
Darah’s been featured in local and international media such as: WLRN’s (NPR) Topical Currents radio show, Sun-Sentinel, Plantation Town Times, Happy Herald, Sports & Activities Directory, Our City Weston, Weston Lifestyle Magazine, Costa Rica’s La Nación, Radio Monumental, and Canál 2, Angie’s Diary, FIU Magazine, and Conexiones Internacional.
Her debut book, Girl with the Crooked Smile – Stuck in a Moment, was recently reviewed and recommended by the American Association of Suicidology, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention and she is the recipient of one of the four FISP 2014 Humanitarian Awards for her work as the parent sponsor and co-facilitator of the first middle school HOPE Club.
A powerful speaker, Darah shares her riveting story of faith and courage with candor, passion and wit. Adeptly weaving her “Pearls of Wisdom” into her signature story-telling style, Darah reveals what it really takes to weather life’s storms and teaches how you can emerge stronger, more confident, and more resilient after overcoming hardship.
Darah’s gutsy words and deeds have inspired many to re-frame their optic and tackle life’s toughest times empowered with renewed energy, insight and vision. And depending on her mood de jour, you’ll usually find this closet comedian swinging wildly between the frivolous and the philosophical on her blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.
***Darah’s available to speak to your book club in person or via Skype and has an evocative list of book discussion topics that really peel back the layers and get people talking.
***Alternatively, if you have a group or organization, mainstream or in the field of behavioral healthcare, and want to inquire about Darah’s practical and empowering course curricula, simply fill out a contact request here. Thank you!