2016 winner of The Enterprising Women of the Year Award.
Stephanie is a strategic communication advisor specializing in high-stakes presentations. Her methodology is based on more than 30 years’ experience mentoring every level of professional, from newly minted executives up through the C-Suite echelons and into the President’s cabinet.
Today she is a trusted consultant and speaker coach for companies ranging from early-stage start-up to Fortune 500. Highly regarded for her warm and insightful style, Stephanie provides solid principles and personalized feedback, transforming even the most reluctant speakers into compelling communicators at companies like Mindtree, Vans and International Paper. She has also developed a strong following at elite institutions such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill as well as serving as a TEDx speaker coach.
Stephanie’s passion is helping each client identify and maximize his or her personal presentation style, believing the best speakers are steeped in authenticity.
Her first book, Talk on Water: Attaining the Mindset for Powerhouse Presentations, was a #1 Hot New Release in Business Communications on Amazon in 2018. For the past seven years, she has also been a regular contributor to SmartBrief, the leading digital publisher of targeted business news.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications & Education and a Master’s in Organizational Communications & Business.
“Just a quick word to say thank you, and to let you know my presentation went extremely well. All your “pointers” were indeed right! I was able to sleep well last night, and wasn’t nervous. So thank you, and speak soon!”President & General Manager North AmericaUnipart Logistics
“Stephanie proved to be a great fit with our multinational executives, and is remarkably flexible working with our geographically dispersed team.”CMOInfosys
“Stephanie delivered a high impact presentation skills program for a group of our leaders with excellent results earlier this year. Professional and very thorough, Stephanie helped our leaders develop the confidence to present to company executives. I would strongly recommend Stephanie to your company, and have engaged her to deliver additional programs with our company.”VP Human ResourcesQuick Chek Corp.
“Stephanie was a phenomenal speaker at our education conference! She was high energy, dynamic, and engaging with our sales team and business partner audience. We would definitely invite Stephanie to our next conference!”Senior Learning SpecialistToshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Professionally Speaking’s strategic partners are seasoned professionals with expertise in message development, media and PowerPoint production, platform skills, teleprompter use, media training, and more.
Scott graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, and authored the book Speaking About Science, published by Cambridge University Press (2006). With over 30 years of broadcast experience, Scott’s bailiwick is media and communication strategy, and he brings a nuanced expertise to his coaching work with Professionally Speaking clients.