Stephanie has an unwavering passion for transforming women into the business leaders our world desperately needs.
She is a coach, trainer and speaker and the founder of the Gender Harmony Project, a pioneering initiative that takes us beyond gender equality.
After graduating from one of the top three UK law schools, she spent more than 10 years as an in-house lawyer at MTV and Channel 4, leading contract negotiations for major projects including MTV Music Awards, Apple iTunes and Stand Up to Cancer.
It was in this corporate setting that she became aware of a profound problem: women weren’t soaring to the top in significant enough numbers, despite organisational attempts to redress the balance. And when a woman did earn her place in the boardroom, it was often achieved by leaping through an elaborate obstacle course and assuming the “alpha boss” persona. Not only did this leave her feeling depleted and disconnected from her colleagues, but it made her team feel the same way.
Stephanie wanted to transform this landscape.
She knew that female leaders were good for business, good for communities and ultimately good for the world. So with unshakable conviction she left a successful law career to pursue her passion for elevating women in the workplace.
After training in modalities such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Transformational Facilitation and Certified Coaching, Stephanie has spent six years teaching communication, relationship and leadership skills for some of the biggest law firms and organisations in the world, working with clients including Barclays, Network Rail, Dentons, Fieldfisher and Bird & Bird.
Stephanie is now helping to usher in a new paradigm of female leadership through her coaching.
Her approach shifts us away from valuing the loudest and hardest workers to harnessing the conditions that make women do their best work: compassionate, collaborative leadership and an integrated relationship between personal and professional worlds. These conditions are guaranteed to make women happier and more effective, and are essential if companies want to prosper and achieve sustainable growth.
After a rigorous audition process, Stephanie was hand-selected by visionary entrepreneur Dr Joanna Martin as her in-house trainer and coach at One of Many, the UK’s fastest growing women’s leadership community. Stephanie also now shares the stage with Joanna at events attended by thousands of women on their way to becoming change-making catalysts. As a highly sought-after speaker, Stephanie also shares her insights at events across Europe.
Stephanie is a true woman of the world.
She is proud of her Venezuelan, American, Scottish and Irish heritage and has been lucky to live in Brazil, Geneva and her current home, London. She finds balance through travel, dynamic yoga (she’s aiming to hold a 10-second handstand by the end of the year!) and 5Rhythms dance.
Work with Stephanie
Whether you’re a leader in the making or a development professional looking to propel your staff, Stephanie can help you achieve paradigm-shifting results.