Stephanie Armstrong Russell is a professional coach who specializes in helping women create lives fueled by the limitless energy of being true to our hearts.

Stephanie has walked through her own fires and has inspired thousands of women and girls through her coaching, speaking, workshops, and writing.

After realizing that her experiences could help others, Stephanie began speaking in schools and conferences around the country with a signature radical transparency.

She has since spoken to over 200,000 teen girls, parents, and experts about self-esteem and body image, among other important issues for women and girls.

As a speaker, Stephanie was flooded with intimate stories of struggle from both teen girls and women all over the country. She saw that both women and teen girls were hungry for the same kind of transformation in their lives, so in 2013 Stephanie officially launched Heart of Leadership, a non-profit that supported girls and women as they navigate the pressures of achievement.

Her formal training includes a master’s degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego, coach training with the Co-Active Institute, and multiple yoga teaching certifications.

Today, Stephanie is based out of Marin County, California and also coaches from her beachside office in Baja California.

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What People Say

Stephanie Armstrong is an amazing woman who has a special gift for connecting with teens, especially teen girls. Her compassionate, thoughtful, and straight-forward approach speaks in a profound way to teens dealing with the complex issues they face each day. Her work at the Center has given our girls a new outlook on life and a path to becoming empowered and confident young women.

- Kevin Robertson, Director of Campus Programs at the San Diego Center for Children

Stephanie was able to help me unlock my true mission in life.  She created a safe space for me to break through fears and limiting beliefs and now I feel aligned with my purpose. She is a bright light that brings joy just in her presence. I would highly recommend spending as much time as you can with her.

- Entrepreneur

I really loved Stephanie’s talk at a girls leadership conference I went to recently. She managed to use her personal experiences to capture the attention of everyone in the room. The intensity and passion of her thoughts were overwhelming and she made a huge impact on everyone. I think that I saw at least ten people with tears in their eyes. Her desire to teach teens across America that there is no “perfect person” and that we should learn to accept and love the person that we are really helped me through some dark periods. These are some issues that (almost) all teens struggle with, and the fact that there is someone encouraging us to think positive thoughts about ourselves, and someone who is there to help us and who has gone through similar experiences is extremely reassuring. Stephanie’s presentation made me reevaluate the person that I am and helped me get on the road of discovering myself, listening to my body, and ultimately, accepting the person that I am.

- Camilla, 8th Grade

Stephanie is a brilliant leader who brings out the best in every person who collaborates with her. Through her spirit, integrity, passion and commitment to wholeness she produces extraordinary results with ease and grace.

- MaryCay Durrant, Leading Naturally