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Dynamic, inspirational, and engaging,

Carmen Payne delivers impactful messages with enthusiasm, encouragement, straight talk, and passion. Her uplifting topics and delivery provide individuals and organizations with tools to show up as improved versions of themselves.

Carmen is adept at shifting the energetic mindset and heart space of those she coaches in hopes it will positively impact all surrounding relationships with colleagues, peers, clients, customers, and personal relationships.

As the owner of SOAR! Transformational Life Coaching, Carmen helps those she coaches get clarity on what they want, remove hidden self-imposed obstacles and deliberately create the personal and professional life they desire.

Speaking Topics

Leading with Your Heart

We all lead, regardless of the many roles we play in our lives. Where are you leading from? In this topic I share my five fundamentals of leading with your heart. Making the shift to lead with your heart will make huge changes in how you show up and are able to influence others positively and with grace.

Get Clear on what You Want

For many of us, contrast shows up in our life and this is a good thing! This contrast helps us to know what it is we don’t want. However, what you do about it is important. Do you stay stuck with what you don’t want, don’t have, don’t like or do you do something about it? Do you get clarity on what it is that you do want and take the necessary actions to make what you want a reality? You have a desire to have something different but need help getting clear on what it is? If so this topic is for you!

Bondage vs. Freedom – You Always Have A Choice

How many of you have ended up where you are by default? Sitting in the passenger seat being driven through your life by other people’s beliefs on what you should be doing, feeling, thinking and how you should exist? This speech will inspire you to shift your perspective and to alter your current reality! Are you ready to get back in the driver’s seat?

About Carmen

Carmen Payne is the owner of SOAR! Transformational Life Coaching and is a professional and personal development coach with 25 years’ experience in the areas of leadership, coaching, mentoring, training, and project management.

Prior to making the leap from her 25-year corporate career, Carmen traveled the world, and facilitated workshops, even as she developed, tested, trained, and partnered with fortune 500 companies to deploy integrated IT solutions.

Today, as Carmen follows her passion for coaching, her services include personalized coaching, workshops, consulting and speaking.

Carmen’s origins are from the beautiful island of Malta and she grew up in the UK before moving to the USA over a decade ago.

Carmen currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her partner Joshua, her step daughter Olivia, and their two very fluffy cats, Tiffany and Stephanie.

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PMI Breakfast Northwest Valley

PMI Breakfast Scottsdale

Carmen’s speaking engagements have included presentations to:

Booked: Nov. 2019



Three years ago, when I was in what I consider now to be rock bottom, you had me do a visualization exercise of what I would consider “Being Happy.” The image in my head that you helped me paint through your coaching has come to fruition. The more I think about it, the more I re-created that, and I didn’t even realize it.

I would’ve never imagined that I would have been able to rebuild my life in three years, but I have, thanks in large part to your wisdom. So, thank you and now I’d like to see what’s next.


Coaching matters.

This statement is true whether we are speaking about sports teams, work teams, or simply ourselves (teams of one). The best among us – players, workers, students, whomever – will inevitably face challenges that call for the steady hand and sage advice of a capable coach. It may be a career arc bending toward a suboptimal direction, or a series of events leading to a critical milestone for which we could truly benefit from an objective perspective.

Carmen Payne, owner of SOAR! Transformational Life Coaching, LLC, is one such source.

I first observed Carmen in her role as educator during a PMI Phoenix Chapter Evening Event. She was presenting a learning module entitled “Interview with Confidence,” engaging with a large audience in a series of thought exercises focused on building skills for one-to-one interviewing.

Reaching out to Carmen several months later, I asked for her guidance in addressing a set of specific career situations. She asked insightful questions, provided reassurance that the issues were solvable, and developed a customized program over several weeks to help create a strategy and meet the challenges. The results were, in a word, transformational!

Coaching matters. Carmen matters. Senior/C-Suite Life Sciences Executive/Entrepreneur/MBA/PMP®

I had the opportunity to meet with Carmen to talk over some areas that I wanted transformed in my life. She was fabulous!

Carmen helped me to see how I was allowing past emotions and experiences dictate who I am today. Together we put down words that described these feelings, and she helped me see the power I had been giving them. Carmen then reminded me that I get to choose who I am today, how I want to feel, and how I want to show up in all aspects of my life.

It was a very powerful, transformative time with Carmen. At the end of which, I left knowing that I am an amazing, powerful, gracious person, ready to live the life I design. The past no longer dictates who I am, nor how I choose to live my life.

Thanks to Carmen, I don’t have to waste another day living with all of those limiting beliefs, but instead I get to live my life to the fullest! I will forever be grateful! D. Dockter

Carmen has taken my self-reflection/awareness up three notches. Current C-Suite Coaching Client

Thank you so much for your awesome presentation last week at our Retreat. I’ve received awesome feedback and I wanted to share what our leadership had to say about you.


  1. GREAT
  2. I enjoyed her presentation
  3. The activities that she presented (I love you, I hate you and the breathing technique) really stuck with me.
  4. She was good, but her message was great!
  5. She was amazing! I loved her story and how it all tied into our management system.
  6. very good
  7.  I thought she was fantastic! She was engaged with us, open, sharing and warm.
  8.  Carmen was inspirational. I will take a lot of her ideas with me to implement into daily practice
  9. she was great, spoke a little soft at times though and couldn’t be heard.
  10. She talked very quietly– hard to hear her at times. But the information was awesome.
  11. Relevant to the job.
  12. Super inspiring, very engaging.

Thank you again for everything; we really appreciate you cultivating and nurturing our staff when they needed it most. We really hope to partner with you again in the future.

Toni N. Simmons

Executive Assistant – Southwest Region, Arizona Department of Child Safety

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