ABOUT DR. STEPHANIE D. BARNES
ATTORNEY • AUTHOR • SPEAKER • FABULOUS CAREER STRATEGIST • CONFIDENCE CATALYST
Using her gift of vision, inspiration and, compassionate confrontation, Dr. Stephanie D. Barnes equips and empowers women to find their fabulous! Fabulous is the essence of each woman where she is her most confident, joyful, and beautiful. When women work with her they experience a transformation from good to great, from potential to purpose, and from uninspired to joyful. When women work with her they no longer struggle with confidence and self-image. Her passion is to inspire excellence in others. Stephanie produces leaders!
Stephanie is a woman who sees the possibility in life and embraces the opportunity to excel. She makes a way out of no way. In 2009, when her company leadership identified that there were few women qualified for leadership positions, she created a 12-week leadership program. Five graduating classes went through this life-changing transformational class producing vice-presidents, directors, and managers. Several others received promotions and changed their excellence trajectory! Stephanie helped them to find the leader inside! Using this experience, Stephanie now works with women to help them find their fabulous through her transformational coaching program, Fabulous University.
Fabulous University is where women learn to lead with brilliance! Dr. Stephanie D. Barnes is an expert in producing women leaders! She helps women to negotiate and navigate the marketplace. Her clients are looking to maximize their gifts in the marketplace. They want to develop the confidence to go after their professional goals. They don’t know how to get what they want yet, but they know they want more!
Using lessons learned as a Harvard educated corporate attorney, Stephanie teaches that every woman deserves to shine. Women can lead, embrace their shine, be brilliant, and not compromise. Stephanie helps women to have a fabulous career, a fabulous business, and fabulous life! A fabulous life is one where women unapologetically embrace their greatness and live boldly in it! Being fabulous is to live and lead boldly, brilliantly, and vividly. A woman that leads is a fabulous woman!
Stephanie is actively involved in her community and serves on several boards. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Stephanie’s excellence in leadership has been recognized by many. In 2014, she was named by the Sun Herald and Journal of South Mississippi Business as one of South Mississippi’s Outstanding Community Leaders Class of 2013 and in 2009, as one of South Mississippi’s Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40, Class of 2008. In 2013, she was one of 50 Women chosen to receive the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Ambassadors Award from the Gulfport, MS NAACP for having displayed exceptional fortitude and dedication based on their life’s experience, dedication and commitment to justice and equality.
She attended Mississippi State University (1990 – 1992) and graduated summa cum laude from Tougaloo College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1997. She received her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2016.
Her philosophy is: Your life is the product of your choices. Choose to be fabulous!