With more than two decades of leadership and management experience in the business and educational arenas, Stephanie is a skilled consultant, business strategist, training specialist, professional coach, educator, curriculum designer, event manager, and speaker. Having spent a good portion of her early adulthood working in a management position in the world of direct marketing, she was accountable for creating sound structures to support seven account representatives serving more than 500 clients.
Stephanie has has operated as a small business owner for over a decade. After transitioning from the business sector early in her career, Stephanie transitioned smoothly into the world of education and coaching. For ten years she worked simultaneously in educational leadership while being an active consultant, coach and training specialist working in a variety of industries including but not limited to marketing, technology, public relations, education, hospitality, gaming, tribal-owned businesses and tribal government, retail, non-profit, healthcare, and with dozens of entrepreneurs running their own show.
After over 10 years of coaching, Stephanie found that most of her clients were coming to her for career guidance. In 2014, she specifically compiled all of her expertise in this area, along with her knowledge of Human Resources practices to launch Sound Change Career Coaching. Sound Change is committed to helping individuals make bold and smart career moves that fit their personality, work style, and financial needs.
Stephanie also combines her corporate and educational experience in her private business consulting firm which supports professionals and organizations in the field of business and organizational development providing a wide variety of services including strategic consulting, training and development, coaching, project and event management, instructional design and marketing strategy.
While located in the NY Metro area, Stephanie also serves as the VP of Executive Coaching Practice with Purpose & Performance Group out of Tulsa, OK. in partnership with HR leaders, she developers and delivers comprehensive coach skill training initiatives. Her commitment is for leaders and managers to use coaching to develop team members and retain top talent.
Stephanie is also the founder and executive director of Get Smart Mentoring, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to train and develop young women personally and professionally. She mentors an international virtual intern team who is accountable to create engaging online content to foster the leadership development of young women. She also speaks and mentors young women through area schools and organizations regularly including providing career development seminars to help college students enter the workforce.
Stephanie received her professional coaching certification from New York University, and is also certified at the ACC level with the International Coaching Federation. With a BS in counseling, Stephanie has an MA in Social & Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
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