Welcome! I’m Stephanie. I’m a corporate renegade turned entrepreneur, digital teacher and coach, and best selling author.
I help entrepreneurs over the age of 40 create more meaningful business and life success in the digital age.
The central question I seek to answer is: How can we consistently improve in our business and personal lives to have a greater impact and become more fulfilled?
My goals were way out of line with my values, and eventually it caught up with me. I was living the insane life of an overachiever trying to prove to myself for years.
I climbed the corporate ladder at the expense of my relationships, my health, and my well-being until one day when it all came crashing down.
I was forced to make a change. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
What I’ve learned along my journey as an entrepreneur is that there’s a better way to get to where you want to be in your business without sacrificing everything else that matters in your life.
I call this Smart Sane Success™.
Many of my friends, colleagues and clients have said that I have the ability to see the opportunity they cannot, empathize with the struggle, and find a simple solution to what feels like a complex problem.
It’s kind of like seeing the open window next to the closed door.
What I do know is that success without personal fulfillment is soul-crushing.
My mission is to help you find greater fulfillment in your work and life by sharing practical truths about personal growth, business and entrepreneurship (in the digital age), health and well-being, productivity and progress, prosperity and wealth-building.
I’m passionate about helping Gen X and Baby Boomer entrepreneurs discover the incremental breakthroughs that can lead to a more meaningful business and a better life.
Here are some of my core beliefs:
-Seek fulfillment over achievement
-Work smarter not harder
-Business is personal and relationships matter most
-Time is your most precious asset
-Authenticity and influence attract the right people
-You are your best competitive advantage
-Emotional intelligence is a critical relationship skill
-Strive for progress over perfection
-Focus on personal growth (and everything else will fall into place)
-Embrace digital tools and communications to stay relevant
-Learn something new everyday
-Your intuition is almost always right
I began my career as a high school economics teacher and basketball coach my first two years out of college. From there I launched a career in financial services where I spent almost 15 years as a financial advisor/wealth manager, branch manager, and ultimately a Regional Sales Manager at a major financial institution.
In the midst of the global financial crisis, I left my company to start a new chapter in my life as an entrepreneur at the age of 40 where I’ve been writing, speaking, consulting, and coaching ever since.
In 2015 I wrote and published my first book, Linked to Influence. It became an instant #1 best seller on Amazon in multiple entrepreneurship and small business categories and continues to sell hundreds of copies each month.
LinkedIn named me a Top 25 Social Media Expert and Top 30 Marketing Thought Leader (and I have no affiliation with LinkedIn whatsoever).
My work has also been featured by LinkedIn, WSJ, Investment News, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Dallas Morning News, Social Media Examiner and many others. I’ve been a speaker at conferences such as Social Media Marketing World, FinCon, Social Media Success Summit, and Agents of Change.
I’m a singer-songwriter ♬ and guitar player on the side who has had the privilege to work with some very talented professionals in Nashville over the last year. My second EP was recently recorded at a studio in Austin, Texas and will be released soon!
I’ve been a lifelong athlete and played college basketball as a point guard (I’m 5’4″) for a Division I (Boomer Sooner!) and Division II university in West Texas. I practice hot yoga 4-5 times a week, run, bike, hike, and even play a little golf and tennis.
I’m a step mom to two awesome boys (16 and 13) who were adopted from Russia. My parents have owned a local health/nutrition store for more than 20 years. Fitness, health, and well-being are super important to me. I’m also a major technology and psychology geek.
I have always been passionate about my own self-improvement and sharing the insights that can help others make consistent progress toward more meaningful success in business and life.
Last but certainly not least, I am a Texas gal. I love cowgirl boots, jeans, steak, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys!