Professional Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
Member of the International Coach Federation
Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association; Affiliate of Harvard Medical School/McLean
Axialent; Conscious Business, North American Region consultant
Coaches Training Institute 2011
Wellcoaches, Inc. 2014
Stephenie Girard is an ICF-accredited Certified Coach and holds her Professional Coach Certification (PCC). She practices as an executive coach. She believes coaching is a change process that mobilizes strengths and realizes the potential of individuals and organizations. Her mission is to support people in finding even more meaning in what they do and be a catalyst for them to achieve their individual goals successfully while striving for sustainable results.
In addition to her coaching practice where her clients range from high growth start-ups in Silicon Valley to large international professional service firms, Stephenie is the Executive Coach for Ellevest (named on Linkedin’s top 50 start-up list) and Harvard Business School. She is on the coaching faculty for the HBS Online program, Developing Yourself as an Emerging Leader. She also recently served as the Manager of Research & Education at the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital affiliate). In this role, she worked with her team to build a global research community by bringing together leaders in the coaching field to accelerate research progress and disseminate coaching’s best practices.
For over a decade, Stephenie worked closely with renown international consultant and Senior Faculty of Harvard Business School, Dr. Ashish Nanda. In her role of Programs Director, she worked closely with the leadership of professional service firms and has gained invaluable insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in various company cultures.
Stephenie has served as Advisor to Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Programs from 2009 through 2012. She was the first Program Manager appointed to Harvard Law School Executive Education in January 2007, when the school began offering Executive Education programs. After helping establish the school’s flagship Leadership in Law Firms program, she worked closely with Professor Nanda to develop and implement Harvard Law School Executive Education strategy.
Before joining Harvard Law School, Stephenie worked in Professional Development and Training at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Boston. She also held positions in business development and recruitment in international companies in both Ireland and Australia. Stephenie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
When we developed our first large-scale executive coaching program for partners and “rising star” associates, we knew that success was contingent on having a skeptic-proof program design and cadre of highly-experienced and credible coaches, who understood the pressures of an professional services environment and could translate coaching principles into the language of highly analytical (and sometimes cynical) clients. Stephenie Girard aligned her remarkable coaching skills, significant experience in the professional services sector, awareness and understanding of unique lawyer challenges, and deep network of all-star coaches, to help us build a program positioned for success. The program was a huge success and propelled us forward toward building a coaching culture at the firm.
From our first session, I knew that Stephenie was the coach for me. I immediately felt connected to her on many levels. I began this journey because I felt ‘stuck’ since having my son three years ago. I was feeling lost, unhappy, and unfulfilled professionally. As a mother herself, Stephenie could completely understand what I was going through. Stephenie has taught me the importance of pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and is very good at thinking outside of the box. She has introduced ideas and concepts that would have never crossed my mind otherwise. She truly helped me to understand my value and has given me the confidence I need to grow personally and professionally.
Stephenie has provided me with more insight, inspiration, support, and guidance than I ever could have imagined. She asks questions that dig deep and foster further exploration. I wholeheartedly recommend Stephenie and I am excited to continue on this journey with her by my side!