ABOUT STEPHANIE

about me

Every individual has innate strength, courage, and wisdom.  Yes, that includes you.  Those innate gifts stand ready to be of service, as you reach for lasting change so that you can physically, emotionally, and spiritually flourish.

I will be there with laser-focused listening and compassion to help you access those gifts and achieve inner flow in your life.  I will guide you, encourage you, and challenge you to pursue your goals, step by step, and acknowledge and celebrate your strengths and successes.

I’m certified in health and wellness coaching by the Maryland University of Integrative Health and trained by the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness  Professional Training program (MB-EAT).   I also am a certified meditation teacher and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.  Meditation is often a welcome and inspiring addition to my coaching sessions.

My ability to coach others also comes from a journey of intense self-inquiry and personal transformation. Prompted in large part by my own health challenges at that time, a decision to walk away from a well-paying legal job led to traveling Asia and studying a wide range of personal self-care practices, including meditation and qigong, continually learning (and sometimes relearning) along the way how to best care for me.

"Within our dreams and aspirations, we find our opportunities."
- Sue Atchley Ebaugh

Health has always been an integral part of my career, from my first job out of college as a registration supervisor in a busy inner city emergency room to health policy to health and now employee benefits law.  As a certified coach, my career now also includes directly helping other professionals discover how to care for their health and enhance their well-being in the context of their own personal and professional life and goals for themselves and their family.

In addition to spending time with those who are precious to me, I also happily lose myself in photography, jewelry making, glass art, or a book.  And, I’m an earth energy girl drawn to any garden or nature trail I see.

It would be a joy to bring my passion, knowledge, and experience to partner with you on your own amazing journey to health and well-being.

Contact me to set up a time to talk about whether health and wellness coaching is right for you.  I can’t wait to talk with you!

Testimonials

"Stephanie was an invaluable health and wellness coach for me.  She presented me with questions, resources, and homework that I found empowering and productive.  She is a great listener and synthesized my thoughts and feelings in a way that made things crystallize for me.  I realized how much control I have over my own life choices.  I am better at taking the time I need for myself so I can be a happier, healthier "me" which makes me a better mother, wife, and friend.  I am responsible for my own happiness and I feel like I have the tools to achieve it now.  Thank you Stephanie!" K.F.

"Stephanie was such a wonderful coach, and I'm thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with her.  She frequently started our sessions with a short guided meditation that I found both calming and incredibly useful as we moved on to discussions about progress I had made and possible upcoming pitfalls.  I found working with Stephanie a really rewarding experience and one that I would highly recommend to others. She did a great job integrating physical, mental, and emotional health in helping me set goals for myself." M.H.

"Stephanie is a thoughtful coach, guiding with insightful pacing and placing caches of wisdom within reach.  She was faultlessly professional and generous.  I appreciated her patience, wisdom, warmth, and humor." Catherine

"I was able to spend 12 weeks working with Stephanie, and the Live Well Flow Coaching Program.  Stephanie started with discussing my mindset, determining my goals, and digging deep into the mindset around eating and wellness.  During the sessions with Stephanie, I was able to focus on determining deeper reasons behind eating, eating emotionally, and eating mindlessly.  We spent time meditating and I felt like I was finally able to hear what my body was telling me.  I feel better able to know when it is the right time to eat for my health, and when I need to pay attention to my feelings. We did three different mindfulness sessions, tasting food and really paying attention to what we are putting into our mouths.  For the first time (in a very long time) I actually tasted my food.  It has been life changing for me.  I have learned to slow down when eating, what to do to taste my food, and enjoy what I am eating-all without eating mindlessly.  

 
I was sad when our coaching agreement ended, I wish I could keep Stephanie in my pocket forever!"
 

Allyson Bathalon 

 
"Stephanie is a thoughtful, compassionate, and empathetic coach.  She has been direct and forthright, not allowing me to hide behind the excuses or "stories" as she aptly calls them, which I know don't serve me well.  She has shown a dedication and focused energy that has helped me to hone in on effective, practical ways to proceed - not simply with a job search, but with a real pathway forward in my life as a working mom.  I highly recommend her for any life, wellness, or job coaching needs you may have!" M.F.

Above all, Stephanie made me feel listened to. I’ve always had dreams, but they were wispy and cloudy, too varied to bring into focus. Stephanie guided me to clarify which dream most needed to take precedence, and then she helped me build habits that have allowed me to realize my visions. She did this all while listening so carefully it shocked me at times, always making me feel like what I said was important. She did not diminish any of my concerns. She listened to the realities of my situation, and helped me determine which obstacles were only perceived, which were legitimate, and which needed to be honored. By holding up a mirror to me in important moments, she helped me set priorities.

 

Her professionalism is unparalleled, and her way of looking at systems gave me a different lens through which to examine various dynamics.

 

Nothing seemed to faze her—I asked for guidance on a contract at work, my family-work balance, and time-management. She was masterful at determining and wading through details.  

 

Now, many months after setting my priorities, my entire perspective of my life has shifted, and I am enormously grateful for Stephanie’s presence on my journey.

 

Heather

"Stephanie was my coach during a challenging life transition to self-employment. She has a wonderful ability to actively listen, summarize your thoughts, and ask reflective questions that help you stay focused and get at the real issue - all while giving you the nurturing support you need. I highly recommend Stephanie Lewis to anyone wanting to move forward in life to a better version of themselves!"  Janice

"Stephanie's meditation sessions combine thoughtful discussions of a variety of mindfulness activities with a guided meditation that uses that day's approach. I both enjoy these sessions and learn more about ways I can address stress in my life.  

Her patience with, and support of, our efforts to create a practice reinforces the importance of being kind to ourselves.  I find these sessions an oasis of claim in an otherwise stressful world.  Thank you, Stephanie!"  Sherry

"I owe Stephanie and her meditation classes so much.  They are providing me with the tools to manage myself, my experiences, my expectations, and my life.  I didn't realize before I began learning mindfulness techniques how much they would touch my life."  Elise

"Stephanie has an excellent workshop facilitation style with good pacing.  She encourages participation and doesn't overtalk, allowing silence and reflection between points.  She does a great job of selecting and editing content and mixing talking, activity, and partner sharing.  She also curates excellent workshop topics and resource persons."  Rebecca