My seat-mate on a recent flight told me about a call she received from her ex-husband. He was driving down the highway and saw what he thought was her Dad sitting on the trunk of his car reading a newspaper on the side of the road. It turns out … Continue reading Do you get Annoyed?
It’s always a beautiful end to my year, the annual conference for my professional speaking association (CAPS). This year I was not on stage and I did not have a big volunteer role, mostly I was there to learn, share, grow and belong – the four words that encapsulate our … Continue reading Ay Caramba
Imagine flying home to help your beloved partner pass. You don’t want to talk to a soul but your seat mate on the plane is excited to go see her grandchildren and she wants to chat. Finally you snap at her, you tell her your situation and that you don’t … Continue reading Your Choice + Your Actions = Your Life
From Plastic Surgeons to Police Sergeants, from Nanaimo to Nashville, from fancy-schmancy corporate events like IBM in Las Vegas to quaint old movie theater events in small town North Dakota – I was blessed with another great year of sharing my message from the stage in all its various forms. … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
Here are some typical testimonials from Steph’s 2018 programs and if you feel the urge to read more you can check out past year’s testimonials here! “Our conference LOVED Stephanie! It’s not easy to keep people in the room during the final session on the final day of a … Continue reading 2018 Audience Feedback
$163 USD. That’s how much it cost to see Cher in Las Vegas. Work brought me to Vegas and I like to experience something new when I’m away but $163 USD – ouch! I was really on the fence as to whether to go or not, I mean I wasn’t … Continue reading What if you could turn back time?
It’s funny sometimes how you already know things but when a stranger says them out loud it suddenly sinks in. It’s funny how your parents, your partner, your kids can tell you something over and over, but when an unbiased third party says the same thing, it feels more … Continue reading Permission Granted!
I noticed her in the background standing alone. Other people took turns speaking with me after the program and she was patiently waiting her turn – not in line – in the background behind the line. When I was alone, she approached. “I really enjoyed your talk; I wondered if … Continue reading Impact and Influence
I may be a few years behind the times but I just watched the movie based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins who was once reviewed as the ‘worst singer in the world’. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at a movie. If … Continue reading What’s your song?
It started off as a business meeting but it was to be in an unusual setting, you see Frances worked from a home office and her home was on a private island. Toad’s Landing as it was affectionately called was a nearby piece of paradise. Measuring out at just over … Continue reading A Grateful Heart