About How Stephanie Ward Can Help You Attract More Clients

Stephanie Ward Marketing Coach for Entrepreneurs

The Quick Version…

My name is Stephanie Ward and I’m a marketing coach for entrepreneurs who want to set their profits on fire!  I help passionate small business owners get clear and get clients. I’ve coached a multitude of small business owners all over the world and get such a thrill watching my clients succeed.

I know what’s it’s like to go from a job you aren’t happy in to finding a career that you love. I left behind years in the corporate world to pursue work I’m passionate about, helping other business owners grow profitable businesses.

I’m an American citizen (an ‘Okie’) who has lived in the Netherlands since 1999. Before starting my coaching business in 2002, I worked in the corporate arena in business development, sales, marketing, management and consulting.


I love connecting cool people, creating ideas, & sharing resources. I’m a professionally trained coach thanks to training at Coach Inc. I have an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Communication both from the University of Oklahoma.

To find out more about how I help clients, have a look at my FAQ page.

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The Whole Enchilada…

How I Got Here

At a certain point in my corporate career I found myself frustrated and asking questions like, “Why am I doing the work I’m doing?” and “Where is the meaning in this?” Which led me on a personal quest to discover what I was really meant to do.

It wasn’t easy. And since I’ve always believed if you can’t figure something out it’s smart to ask for help, I did.  I wasn’t sure where to turn so I started with my monster truck size book collection.

I picked up a book that talked about coaching and thought, hey – what’s that? I contacted the author and selected a coach from her team and hired her. The result of our work together was that I realized that I wanted to be a coach (don’t worry, this doesn’t happen to everyone who hires a coach).

So I enrolled in a coach training program, Coach Inc and attended for two years in the evenings (all done virtually) while working full-time.

I started Firefly Coaching in 2002 after working in the corporate world for many years in business development, sales, marketing, and management.

What I Do

I’m known for helping business owners get clear about their businesses and then generating marketing ideas that are a perfect fit for them.

My passion is to help small business owners grow their businesses into long-term sustainable enterprises and have a great life at the same time. I do this by combining my business and marketing background, my coaching skills, as well as my own personal experience.

I’m curious by nature and love to discover new information which makes me a valuable resource to my clients. Connecting people is another passion I bring to my clients and network.

Helping my clients get clarity and then focus is something I love to do. My clients tell me that I inspire and motivate them and give them practical advice on how to move forward with their businesses.  You can see what my clients say about me.

You’ll find more information about who I work with on my FAQ page.

I also speak to groups about how small business owners can attract more clients. And running speed networking events for the EPWN has been a total blast. Check out all of my speaking gigs.

The Kind of Clients I Support

I help small business owners get clear about their business and then help them take focused action to attract more clients and grow their businesses.

Many of my clients are expats and a lot of them live in the Netherlands. I also work with small business owners who live all over the world and do business locally (as well as on-line).

I’m passionate about helping small business owners create successful businesses that they love and that support them. I get so excited when my clients are able to do what they love and make a living doing it.

It’s a blast coming up with ideas for my clients and can’t stop talking about ways to help them promote their businesses.

I love to share ideas, connections, and resources and strive to be a Lovecat.

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After Work

When I’m not working I love to hang out with friends, share a meal (I love to create tasty dishes), and listen to music. I’m a confessed book lover evidenced my overflowing bookshelves.

Because I love to see small business owners succeed, I support Kiva. A micro-lending non-profit that helps aspiring entrepreneurs all over the world.

Where I Come From

Before moving to the Netherlands in 1999 I lived in a few different cities. I’m an ‘Okie’ at heart. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the US and lived there until I moved to Houston after graduate school. Dallas followed Houston and the last stop before coming to the ‘lowlands’ was Columbus, Ohio.

I am so grateful to all of the people who have supported my throughout my journey. No one succeeds in a vacuum, and it’s much easier and a hell of a lot more fun to share the ride.  Thank you, you know who you are!

Random Bits of Information

I can speak Dutch (with lots of mistakes) and do so when necessary. But I feel like I can express myself better in English.

My formal education consists of a BBA degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Communication, both from the University of Oklahoma (go Sooners!).

I’ve been an active member of the EPWN and AABC many for years. Since I live really far away from the Hague I don’t often make it to the WBII or Connecting Women, and I support them both.

I love meeting new people (sometimes referred to as networking) and connecting people who can help each other. Here’s a 30 second video of me and some of the cool people I’ve met.  To see it click here.

According to the results of my Strengthsfinder.com assessment my top five strengths are:

  1. Relator
  2. Connectedness
  3. Input
  4. Positivity
  5. Developer

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about me, just ask. You can send an e-mail to me at stephanie @ fireflycoaching.com.

And if you haven’t grabbed a copy of my Free Special Report, 7 Steps to Attract More Clients in Less Time, you can get your copy now. Just fill in your name and e-mail below and click on the Submit button.

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