It is hard for me to put into words just what a transformative experience it has been (and continues to be) to work with Stephenie! Before I began the Journey Mapping program and coaching sessions, fear had kept me questioning if I could speak up and used my voice to share my ideas. I not only felt invisible, but I had serious doubts of I could even make a difference in the world, period. I’d ask myself “How do I have anything decent to contribute?” But like many of us experience, there was a breaking point in my life (not even a year ago!) that basically had me saying NO more! This is when I decided that I was going take the risk and CHOOSE to not run anymore and to go to the next level in all areas of my life.
Stephenie just has a way of making you feel like she gets it. I strongly believe it is because of her own lived experience with trauma and having to reorient to everything as she knew it, that gives her a unique perspective. Stephenie’s coaching style (and Journey Mapping process) are not only direct, but simultaneously gentle and kind. Furthermore, she customizes the support based on the goals you want to achieve. For example, the Acupressure sessions were a huge turning point for me and Stephenie guided me every step of the way!
But the most significant quality about her for me is, whether Stephenie is helping me navigate through grief and life’s challenges, or on how to put forth the dream I’ve had since I was 11 into the world, her collaborative approach has made the (really!) messy parts of my journey slightly easier to navigate! But she doesn’t mislead or sugar-coat the gut-wrenching nature of this work, or the level of commitment that’s required. In order to assist you in getting what you want, she knows just how to push you beyond the edge of what you think is possible or doable.
I can tell you that every tear, angry outburst and rant, and the belly laughs (that ensued from crazy analogies), all within the same 10 minutes at times, have been absolutely worth it! And while it is unique to each individual, I have been able to make more progress and changes in certain areas though working with Stephenie, then I have in the last decade.