Speaking

Pursue your naked truth

Embrace your authenticity. Become the authority of your own life.

Stephanie speaks to various organizations from corporate to non-profits encouraging people to “find their truth… with love & humor.” She is a proud ambassador of Give an Hour, a Mental Health national nonprofit organization.

Szostak got a late start on the acting scene (age 30) and had the willingness to disrupt her life, leaving her career in the corporate world behind to seek an authentic life. Transforming her own false starts, setbacks, rejection and loss, she brings forward relatable and impactful stories. Knowing she is where she is only thanks to the help of so many, Stephanie thrives to support people in the pursuit of their darn naked truth!

Focus & Topics

  • Being the Outsider
  • New Beginnings & Career Pivots
  • Authenticity & Self-Discovery
  • Navigating Fear & Handling Rejection
  • Reinventing Yourself
  • Mindset & Emotional well-being
  • Body Image

Audiences

  • Actors
  • Immigrants
  • Young Professionals
  • Financial Advisors
  • Experienced Professionals looking to shift mindset
  • College & Universities
  • Anyone who has experienced rejection 🙂

Address your mindset.

As her roles got bigger so did the pressure, causing her performance to be negatively affected by feelings of unworthiness and fear. Looking to the actors she was inspired by for answers, she was surprised to learn they too suffered from negative inner dialogue no matter how talented, experienced or famous they were. This pushed her to address her mental game, discover tools and practices that enhanced confidence, helped navigate the ups and downs and find more joy when the red light turned on.

"Thank you for participating in our AWARE/Power of You Teens Career Day! You were SPECTACULAR and we are very grateful for your kindness and support! We are receiving amazing feedback from our PowerGirls and their Moms. Many of our PowerGirls dream of being an actor and were deeply inspired by your presentation. We would happily WELCOME the opportunity for you to return to one of our meetings and speak with our PowerGirls.”
Felicia Gibson Jaycox
Founder and Executive Director The Power of You Teens
“Hi Stephanie, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. I got a ton out of it, I thought it was very inspirational and your story has so many parallels to our business. The Associates on my team who were on the call really enjoyed it as well. Congrats on your success and all of the hard work that went into it.”
Michael P. Girasole
Senior Vice President, Sales Manager
“Stephanie was great! I took two pages of notes. Couldn’t even tell it was her first time presenting. Her topic was relatable to all, regardless of title/role and tenure. Her examples were spot on and properly correlated with industry scenarios. She was authentic and genuine; encouraging everyone to embrace their individuality as everyone has something they can bring to the table. Yet despite everyone’s uniqueness, it’s the differences that allow us to successfully work together. It was spot-on. I’d love to have her for Induction School.”
Lenox Advisors Team, NYC
"Her message brings both hope to our students but also can help people understand the challenges of “fitting in” to this culture which I believe many people don’t realize and are quick to judge people migrating to this country. Her approach is fun and whimsical and we all need a little of that in our lives. She has left a lasting impression.”
Lucy Freeman
Executive Director, The Caroline House
“The workshop you did were great for our students. They loved it.”
Helen Ramos
Program Manager, The Caroline House
“Stephanie is a delightful and charming speaker. She delivered her message with humor, humbleness, and humility. Her message really resonated as she drew very relevant parallels between her field and my own. Stephanie did her homework and delivered a talk that was relatable and left me charged up and inspired to take action. I highly recommend her for your next event.”
Jennifer Mann
VP Lenox Advisors
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