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Stephanie speaks with a certainty and power that comes from a place of self reflection and vast experiences.

Stephanie expertly blended energy, passion and humor into her presentation.

[Stephanie] was able to quickly connect with an audience of professional women due to her approachability and use of real life examples that the audience could relate to.

Through laughter and play, the attendees learned to get back in touch with that creative thinking we often suppress as adults.

“Stephanie speaks with a certainty and power that comes from a place of self reflection and vast experiences.  She crafts a story that vividly encourages you to embrace your own emotions as you live the experience with her. Stephanie is at once gentle and giving, while boldly requiring you, the participant, to breathe deeply and open up to your own deep inner-workings to invite the healing she offers inside your soul.” Nancy Dooley Crossroads Fellowship Church
“Stephanie Hester gave an inspiring and uplifting presentation titled “Beyond the Boardroom” at the annual retreat meeting of the Board of Directors of InStepp, Inc., a community-based nonprofit company located in Durham, NC.  Stephanie expertly blended energy, passion and humor into her presentation as she recounted how personal strength and determination helped her to overcome adversity in her life. Her techniques are effective at creating cohesiveness among teams and inspiring them to action. Highly recommended.” Gilda P. Womble Executive Director InStepp, Inc.
“Stephanie was a fantastic and engaging speaker during a Morrisville Knowledegable Network of Women luncheon. During her presentation, she was able to quickly connect with an audience of professional women due to her approachability and use of real life examples that the audience could relate to. Also, her enthusiasm and passion for her work was evident throughout her entire presentation.” Nadine Heine Vice President, Membership Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
“Stephanie recently spoke at our Region 18 Leadership Retreat of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). The topic of her session on Creative Play was very interactive and involved activities in group dynamics and individual participation. Through laughter and play, the attendees learned to get back in touch with that creative thinking we often suppress as adults. By tearing down the mundane barriers of just going to work, possibly not interacting with others when completing our daily tasks and going home again, the activities created great energy by fostering out-of-the-box thinking and relationship building. The group definitely learned that more play is needed in our lives and to have more fun and laughter at work. I would highly recommend Stephanie as a motivational speaker and business coach.” Joyce Moses President Global Professional Solutions, Inc.

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“Stephanie gave a presentation during NC State’s HR conference this spring. In 60 minutes, Stephanie was able to give the group some very useful take-aways to enhance their professional relationships. Stephanie’s knowledge and enthusiasm really shine through, resulting in a dynamic, engaging experience for participants. I highly recommend her as a workshop facilitator or speaker!” Jennifer Chin Technical Recruiter North Carolina State University
“Stephanie brought to our Career Connections job seekers group a breath of fresh air. She spoke not only to career issues but also connected them to the larger issues of a healthy balanced and passion lived lifestyle. She was a popular guest faculty to our group whenever she spoke. Her book was well received and blessing to many.” Doug Gamble Pastor of Mission Partnership Crossroads Fellowship Church
“Stephanie worked with the staff at CED on our DISC profiles. We had been through a big reorganization, and were learning new ways to work collaboratively. Her friendly, knowledgeable approach helped us break the ice and understand how the world looks from each others’ perspectives. We continue to use the tools she gave us in our weekly staff meetings.” Joan Siefert Rose President Council for Entrepreneurial Development
Stephanie’s knowledge and enthusiasm really shine through, resulting in a dynamic, engaging experience for participants.

Stephanie brought to our  group a breath of fresh air.

Her friendly, knowledgeable approach helped us break the ice and understand how the world looks from each others’ perspectives.