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Stefanie Smith is one of New York City’s leading executive coaches. Her track record of motivating high-potential professionals to achieve their career goals and increase their leadership effectiveness reflects decades of experience as a consultant to leaders at Fortune 100, private, and non-profit corporations.

She is quoted regularly in national media and writes on career advancement in her blog www.CoachStef.com and American Management Association publications.

In 2012, she has launched her new Advance Your Career series of ebooks based on her proprietary coaching program. The Power of Professional Presence: Get Their Attention and Keep It! is available on Amazon, and excerpted here in Moving Ahead

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get Free Reading Apps for Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7.  There is also a Kindle Cloud Reader for Firefox and Safari.

Executive coaching = collaboration on a roadmap to reach your definition of business success.

”I believe in the clients I take on. Their capability - proven or intrinsic is the basis of our success. I help them maximize the impact of their talents to fulfill their aspirations. My clients are determined to achieve results and seek a partner to listen to their concerns, explore possibilities, and respond to new events and challenges. We agree on and set in motion a concise, timelined plan of action. We set success criteria from Day One, so we know when we win!”

We both succeed when you: 

bulletFulfill your leadership potential to motivate and inspire best results
bulletBuild skills for today and the future
bulletIncrease your confidence
bulletPrepare for and achieve successful job transitions


Together we:

bulletReview your opportunities to move ahead through active questioning, reflection, and confidential feedback
bulletExplore and vet possibilities to attain a specific goal or promotion
bulletEvaluate and raise the bar for your current job performance
bulletWrite a concise action with short-term steps
bulletComplete a “Focus Game” program to unveil your unique strengths and possibilities
bulletExchange ideas during regular 90-minute sessions -- 100% customized for you
bulletMaintain momentum by phone and email to quickly respond to new events


The last thing you need from a coach is more stress! Your interests, schedule and preferences drive our timeframe and working style.


Personal Coaching Program = tailored to achieve *your* goals, reflect *your* management style, build on * your* personal strengths, and succeed within *your* corporate culture.


How can we improve your day to day management efficiency and skills?

bulletHone presentations for internal and public audiences
bulletMotivate AND INSPIRE individual and team performance
bulletImprove operations and service quality
bulletAgendize powerful and energizing meetings and conferences
bulletPlan and execute priority initiatives


Stefanie Smith’s focused and direct style derives directly from her consulting expertise in strategy and execution. As an executive consultant, she can provide personal guidance or resources from her close network of associates with outstanding expertise.

“As a private coach, I guide clients to reach the next level. As a consultant, I support strategy and execution of priority initiatives. In some cases, you may require active project management in addition to coaching. In all cases, we document progress as a concrete record of key insights and results.”

Our mutual goal = enhance your professional pride + performance.





Advance Your Career ebooks:


Do you present your most powerful self? The Power of Professional Presence: Get Their Attention and Keep It! leads you to show your star presence at work. Buy now!


Don’t have a Kindle? Simply download Free Reading Apps


Ready for a raise? Asking for a Raise Now: Setting the Stage for 2012 offers fast, easy "to the point" specifics you can act on right now. Buy now!  

Free Kindle Reading Apps



To hear Stefanie Smith's interview with Rick Frishman, "Advance Your Publicity, Advance Your Career", click here:  Part One; Part Two.



Read Articles on Career Advancement.


Wall Street Journal: Read Stefanie's comments in Joann Lublin's Managing Your Career column.


The New York Times:  Read Stefanie's comments in Matt Villano's Career Couch column.



Wall Street Journal: Read Stefanie's comments in Joann Lublin's Managing Your Career column.



To hear Stefanie Smith's interview with JP Maroney, "Advance Your Team, Advance Your Career", click here.



Read Merge Ahead, about the IT aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions in Optimize Magazine.



To read Stefanie Smith's interview with hit theater producer and Event Office president Scott Perrin, "Tickets to Success", click here.



London Business School Alumni News article on the European Private Equity Event.



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