Northwest Regional College
Stephanie Staples is a recovering burn-out nurse and a serial entrepreneur. She has founded three businesses (two successful – one a nightmare, you can’t win them all!) and is the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Contribution to Community award winner. This award is especially meaningful to her as giving back to the community locally and globally is equally important as building a successful business.
She is the author of two books (soon to be 3), When Enlightening Strikes: Creating a Mindset of Uncommon Success and Your Life, Unlimited: A Guided Journal and a regular expert columnist for both print and online periodicals including nursetogether.com.
She has also produced two CD’s (don’t worry, she’s not singing!) – The Well-Nurse Initiative: Burnout Prevention that Works and Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work & Life and a mobile app. called Life Support for Nurses.
Oh and did you know she is also a … take a big breath it’s a long title … ‘Specialized psycho-social employee-wellness & workplace-health services consultant’ for Health Canada, yeah, she’s not quite sure what that is either?!
As a consultant, she works with hospitals, working with everyone from front line staff to physicians to the CEO’s, to help them grow themselves strong and serve their patients and colleagues with excellence.
In 2013 Stephanie was awarded the highest earned designation in the speaking industry, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform competence. The CSP designation helps meeting professionals looking to hire the best of the best, those with a commitment to the profession, top-notch speaking ability and a track record of professionalism and success. Only the top 10 percent of speakers earn this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields.
In 2013 she received the Spirit of CAPS Mb. award for demonstrating the spirit of sharing, leading and inspiring others and possessing the qualities of generosity, spirit, professionalism and reflected outstanding credit, respect, honour and admiration in her Chapter & community.
For over 8 years Stephanie has produced and hosted her own weekly broadcast radio show on Corus Entertainment called Your Life, Unlimited where she shares cutting edge success principles, interviews experts and helps her listeners become happier and healthier.
She is featured in print globally sharing her unique take on success and her message that redefines the typical approach to wellness. You can read about her in Redbook, Good Housekeeping (much to her mother’s shock) and she has been interviewed for the O magazine twice. Impressed? Don’t be – the articles are on the cutting room floor. Oh well, maybe next time! She is also featured weekly on the small screen!
Adding to her list of ‘things’ she does, Steph is also professional MC (Emcee/Master of Ceremonies) and is the host/producer of momondays Winnipeg (Motivational Mondays) a super-fun and uplifting evening where real people get to tell real stories that help inspire others to make the world a better place.
Her present career is influenced by her eclectic background of nursing, fitness, business and communications and her passion for personal growth.
Stephanie will forever be an advocate and member of Toastmasters International. She received Toastmaster’s highest honor, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), in February of 2013. This elite award is earned by showing dedicated service and leadership over multiple years.
Whether writing, conducting motivational seminars, keynote speaking, on radio or on TV, she infuses humour and heart with practical, relevant and do-able content to activate everyone to leave with tools they can use immediately to improve the course of their lives, personally and professionally. Laughing, crying and regular ‘aha’ moments are all part of the package-no extra charge!
On a personal note, Stephanie celebrates her 27th anniversary this year with her very patient and supportive husband, Randy. They are both enjoying (usually!) the ever changing experiences that their three young adults bring into their lives.
Inspired by her kid’s team activities, she began playing ice sports herself at the ripe old age of 35 and continues to head out into the cold Winnipeg winter a couple of times a week, in full hockey equipment to join her favorite Ratz for a stress busting game!
A self-described personal development “junkie,” her family scrambles to get away when she states, “I have an idea …” they know that a new “technique” is about to be tried on them!
That should be enough information for you for now – if you want to know more, you’ll have to buy her book, When Enlightening Strikes. The first part is called Confessions of a Motivational Speaker.
You might also like to hear what other’s are saying about Steph.