Hi, I’m Stephanie.
I teach client-based entrepreneurs how to build their influence, attract their ideal clients, and grow their businesses while creating more meaningful Personal+Business Success in the digital age.
I’m an entrepreneur, digital business and marketing coach, best selling author, speaker, and singer-songwriter♬ who spent nearly 15 years doing what I do now in the corporate world before striking out on my own.
For more than 20 years I’ve been working with client-based entrepreneurs who rely on their reputation, relationships, referrals and raving fans to grow their businesses.
My digital business and marketing philosophy blends the old with the new, combining high trust, high touch, and high tech with an emphasis on growing your influence to achieve your goals.
The truth is, nothing has changed and everything has changed in the digital age.
Positioning yourself as an influencer, building trust, and cultivating relationships has always been critical to growing your business. Now, you just have more avenues and tools to accomplish this, which also makes it significantly more complicated.
Becoming more influential in the eyes of your clients, prospects, and referral sources in the digital age makes you more credible, memorable, relatable and referable. The greater your ‘digital’ influence, the greater your impact and potential income can be.
There is another side to meaningful success that I’m passionate about. If you’re not improving yourself along the way to create a better life where you have more time, energy, and financial freedom, then what is all this effort for?
Success without personal fulfillment is, well, soul-crushing. You derive greater meaning from your efforts when you align your goals with your values, and you create more time, energy, and financial freedom.
Personal+Business Success go together, hand-in-hand!
If my ideas resonate with you, click here to learn more about my coaching and consulting programs!
I began my career as a high school economics teacher and basketball coach my first two years out of college. From there I served as a financial advisor/wealth manager, branch manager, and ultimately a Regional Sales Manager at a major financial institution. During my entire 15-year financial services career, I was involved in leading and coaching thousands of financial advisors.
In the midst of the global financial crisis, I accepted a package from my firm in 2010 and left to start a new chapter in my life as an entrepreneur.
I started over and worked hard to reposition myself and build my personal brand in a market where I was completely unknown. Rather than utilizing short-term, random tactics, I created a strategy and a plan for methodically growing my digital influence. This strategy has paid off and is the foundation of what I teach other professionals and entrepreneurs today.
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 teaching, coaching, writing, and sharing insights that can help others make consistent progress toward more meaningful success in business and in life.
Last but certainly not least, I am a Texas gal. I love cowgirl boots, jeans, steak, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys!