Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie Simpson empowers individuals to ignite their inner leader, build resilience, and live life where they can thrive under pressure. Through compelling storytelling and research-backed peak performance techniques, Stephanie enables others to develop a deeper self-understanding and meaningful connection with others and the world around them.


  • Leadership Development
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Stress Management


Getting to know

Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie Simpson is an artist, coach, educator, and author of the “21-Day Stress Management Workbook: A Holistic, Interactive Guide to Re-Defining Your Relationship to Stress.” She combines her expertise in movement, mindfulness, trauma-informed practices, and psychology to partner with individuals, businesses, and organizations, helping them reach their highest potential. In addition, Stephanie assists clients in clarifying their purpose and aligning it with their goals, fostering courageous and fulfilling lives. She creates trauma-informed, human-centric communities and workplace cultures that prioritize employee wellness and sustainability.

As an ICF-certified professional coach, Stephanie holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emerson College, an MFA in Dance Performance/Choreography from Smith College, and an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Spirituality, Mind, Body, and Organizational Change from Columbia University, Teachers College. Her research focuses on fear and stress management, conscious leadership, group development, peak performance, and creativity/innovation.

Storytelling is central to Stephanie’s approach, rooted in her arts background. She believes in the power of sharing and listening to each other’s stories openly and authentically to build connections. Through her programs, Stephanie weaves personal stories with research and practical tools, ensuring participants leave feeling empowered and knowing they are not alone.


To help you promote your event with Stephanie, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials.


Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Stephanie.
In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)


From 0 – 26.2: Moving Towards Your Goals 1 Step at a Time

Have you ever had a vision for yourself that seems too big and too far out? And even though the vision excites you, it also overwhelms you to the point that you don’t know where or how to start – leaving you feeling lost, frustrated, paralyzed, or even defeated before you begin. Working towards your goals and building your vision is a marathon, not a sprint and it starts with taking a single step forward.

For Stephanie Simpson, her goal wasn’t just a metaphoric marathon, it was a literal marathon. Using her inspiring journey from struggling to jog a few blocks to completing the NYC Marathon in just one year she empowers others to take the first steps toward achieving their dreams and goals, no matter how daunting they may seem.

Stephanie’s keynote is not just about running; it’s about unlocking your full potential and transforming your aspirations into reality. Stephanie shares the invaluable lessons she learned throughout her marathon training that have supported her in every aspect of her life, including launching her own successful business. Her journey will inspire participants to embark on their own path to success, armed with practical tools and a renewed sense of determination.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • What “self-talk” is and tools on how to navigate their inner dialogue to build confidence.
  • How to effectively create goals and develop a plan to help them achieve these goals
  • The importance of identifying obstacles + challenges
  • Tools to navigate setbacks and build resilience
  • Ways to celebrate themselves to sustain motivation and engagement
Shifting the Stress Mindset

“I’m so stressed and overwhelmed; I feel like I’m being pulled in so many directions; I’m frustrated; I’m tired; I feel burnt out. “ Sound familiar? You are not alone!

Many people perceive stress as a negative experience, but what if we reframe stress as a positive force? Consider the idea that stress is essential for living a satisfying and fulfilling life. Fear initiates a stress response, but by altering our relationship with fear, we can transform our relationship with stress. Instead of being an adversary, stress can become an ally, empowering us to take control and become the protagonists in our own lives.

As a former professional performer turned entrepreneur and recovering perfectionist, Stephanie Simpson is no stranger to fear and stress. In this keynote, Stephanie shares personal stories that led her to burnout and feeling powerless while offering tools and resources that are rooted in positive psychology and mindfulness that students can integrate into their own lives.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will:

  • The Three S’s of Stress and how to identify them in their own lives
  • The four components of a comprehensive stress management practice
  • The difference between eustress and distress
  • The relationship between stress and peak performance
  • Tools to shift their relationship with stress and foster overall wellness
Thriving Under Pressure: The Key to Mental Resilience and Peak Performance

Imagine this: you’ve spent hours preparing your final presentation, but moments before you present, your mind goes blank. Or there are 5 seconds left on the clock, the ball is in your hands to shoot the game-winning point, and you freeze. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, or in everyday life, peak performance is 90% mental and only 10% physical. Building a strong mental game is essential for achieving peak performance and living a healthy, sustainable life. When you ignite your inner leader and align your mind to work with you rather than against you, magic happens!

In “Thriving Under Pressure: The Key to Mental Resilience and Peak Performance,” former WNBA dancer and professional musical theater artist Stephanie Simpson shares her personal journey of managing imposter syndrome, fear, and anxiety. Through engaging stories, Stephanie illustrates how she utilized the Core Energy Leadership Framework to make life-changing decisions and teaches participants how they can do the same. Her story is a testament to building a career and life rooted in authenticity and alignment. Join Stephanie as she guides students to harness their mental resilience and unlock their potential for peak performance.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will:

  • What the mind/body connection is and its relationship to peak performance
  • The key attributes of the 7 levels of energy from the Core Energy Leadership Framework
  • How stress affects both the mind and body
  • Tools to support building confidence, leadership, and managing fear and anxiety
For Corporate & Non-Profit Clients
For Corporate & Non-Profit Clients
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