Efficient. Creative. Sensitive.
Stephanie joined Blue Beyond in October 2015 as an account lead and consultant. She has been working in this field for 24 years and has been writing for 30 years. She graduated with a B.A. in Telecommunications & Film and Political Science from SDSU, and received a Technical Writing certification from the American University of Paris. Previously, Stephanie held marketing and communication roles at IBM, Cap Gemini, Theseus Management Institute and Mervyns. Stephanie is known for her creativity, positivity, ability to keep calm under pressure, and for being a great listener and project manager.
What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?
I bring 30 years of international experience in internal and external communications and marketing. I’ve worked for large companies including IBM Europe and small companies where I was responsible for the full range of communication deliverables and activities. As one of the “seasoned” employees at Blue Beyond, I bring energy with peace of mind and perspective to the team along with humor and creativity.
What do you find most rewarding about your work?
I enjoy helping people tell their stories in the way that feels true to their personality and company culture. I love taking on events or programs and bringing them to life so that our clients look good and so that they can focus on what matters most to them. I love developing creative approaches to helping people feel good about themselves and the work they do.
What did you learn about yourself when you moved to a new place?
I moved to Bonn, Germany when I was 28 and then to Paris when I was 29. Though I had graduated from university in the U.S., I had to re-invent myself and start over to be able to get working papers. I had to learn German and then re-learn French to be able to assimilate into the cultures. It was the best of times and the worst of times. I learned how to be resilient and how to have faith that everything would work out. One of my favorite expressions is “leap and the net will appear,” because there were so many times when I felt that I was stepping off a cliff and inevitably I would land on my feet. I learned to think globally and learned more about being an American and America by being out of the country. I am still learning every day.
What’s your favorite place?
I love to travel and have multiple favorite places. A few of them include: Santa Margherita and Venice, Italy, The Orchard in Grantchester, England, London, Paris and Provence in France, Lake Constance in Germany/Switzerland/Austria and Hong Kong. One of my new favorites is The Lakes District in England.