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Hi, I'm Stephanie!

I am an academic anesthesiologist and Certified Life Coach. I was raised in a divorced family and I experienced many forms of trauma during my childhood and teenage years. From my earliest memories as a child, I always wanted to become a physician. In my innocent mind, I believed I would have a wonderful career and personal life. I truly believed in the "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" - the fairytale life.


I married another physician and had two beautiful daughters.  Shortly after moving after training and beginning my career as an academic anesthesiologist, my marriage began to fail and ended in divorce.  I was a single mother and financially responsible for my daughters.  Between my personal life and challenging career, I suffered a major episode of burnout. I did not know if I could continue in medicine and I knew I had to do something to pull myself out of the burnout.  


I found a way out of the burnout and I understood I had to find the peace, joy, and happiness I wanted in my life.  

Becoming a Life Coach has changed my life in unbelievable ways. This training, along with my own experiences of dealing with trauma, addiction, and burnout, has provided me with the tools to impact the lives of other women, and especially women physicians, by showing them a way out of “survival mode” back to a life of personal fulfillment, joy, happiness, and realizing they are enough just the way they are.




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