About Stephanie

While Stephanie’s original tertiary education was in early childhood care and development, she has more than 30 years’ experience working in “human interaction”.

She has worked with individuals, couples, families, work groups and colleagues across a variety of situations, multicultural settings and environments. Her curiosity and passion for learning has taken her from nursery nurse to childcare consultant and on to coach, facilitator and mediator.

Stephanie graduated from Norland Nursery Training College (UK) in 1979 completing the NNEB, RSH and Norland Diplomas. Since 1980 Stephanie has worked in a wide range of childcare situations in the UK, Middle East, Europe, USA and South Africa. In these countries she held the position of professional nanny, nursery school teacher, housemother to emotionally disturbed children, teacher to disabled children, childcare training college lecturer and childcare consultant. She opened Choice Child Care in 1995 and ran this successful agency for many years, eventually transforming it into the coaching, facilitation and mediation consultancy Work & Family Matters in 2014.

She is accredited in the following:

2015 – Divorce and Family Mediation
2015 – Time to Think Accredited Coach
2015 – Narrative Coaching Practitioner (in process)
2014 – Narrative Coaching in Relationships
2014 – Thinking Partnership Course and Thinking Environment Foundations Course (Nancy Kline)
2014 – Appreciative Inquiry Human Interaction Group  Experience Lab  
2013 – Integrative Enneagram Coach Practitioner
2013 – Appreciative Inquiry Foundations (5 D process)
2012 – Community Building – 6 Conversations  Facilitator (Peter Block)
2012 – Time to Think – Master class (Nancy Kline)
2011 – Inner Life Skills Master Coach
2009 – Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP)
1998 – Certificate in Lay Counseling (UNISA)
1979-1980 – NNEB; RSH Dip; and Norland Diploma

Stephanie has also written for a number of publications including The Times, The Sunday Times, You, Cosmopolitan, Grazia as well as the book Partners for Possibility. She has also been a specialist guest on a number of radio shows.


ILS Qualified Coach


Integrative Accredited Practitioner SML

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