Stephanie Holmes

Stephanie Lee Holmes builds enduring partnerships with people and organizations that enhance their performance and spirit. She engages in honest conversations with focus, intellect and humor to produce discovery and development.

Stephanie is a leadership consultant and executive coach, designer of workshops and strategic interventions for teams and organizations. Her work focuses on leadership development and personal transformation in service to enhanced corporate performance and culture change.

She brings to TSI extensive experience in the areas of strategy for individual, team and organization transformation, facilitation, leadership development, coaching and communication. She has worked with large public sector organizations, non-profits, individual executives, industry groups and the governments of developing nations including Ecuador and Botswana.  Stephanie has led numerous complex strategy development efforts that involved extensive stakeholder engagement.

After receiving her law degree, Stephanie worked in private practice.  Later, she transitioned to the public policy arena in diverse roles including:  legal staff to a legislative committee, lobbyist, campaign manager and strategic advisor for public safety coalitions.  Stephanie started her consulting career in the public sector.  As an internal consultant focused on organizational development, she was sought out to lead incubation projects and to advance practices of strategic planning, performance measurement, and team performance.

Examples of major projects she led:

  • Collaborative design of workforce management system in response to an organization’s need for succession planning and workforce development.
  • Integration of five diverse business units with the result of enhanced performance efficiencies, increased staff engagement and transformation to a  “contribution” culture.
  • Creation and delivery of a rigorous transformational leadership development program that served over 150 people who report that “it sticks” years after graduation.  Graduates consistently advance to higher levels of leadership.

To add to this diverse background, she grew up in Alaska without electricity or phone, she owned her own business for ten years, and she is a long-time yoga practitioner. She carries her frontier initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility into her work with organizations.

Stephanie has a BS from the Oregon State University and has Juris Doctorate from Temple University Law School.  She has advanced training in leadership development, mediation, non-violent communication, human development, adult learning, Technologies of Participation (Institute for Cultural Affairs).  She has a variety of certifications including Hudson Certified Coach (CHIC), The Leadership Circle 360, Learning In Action EQ profile. She is a credentialed member of the International Coaches Federation.

Her interests include mindfulness and exploring Oregon and the broader world. She’s recently taken up surfing as a practice for physical fitness and humility.