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.  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 health and wellness 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 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'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

"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