I’m Steph (funny name, half French, hence being lesteph on social media).

I’ve worked in communications for 20 years, from market research to digital agencies. I’ve been a civil servant, and then a business owner; a doer, a manager and a leader. You can read my work story here.

After selling my business last year, I’m on an extended break, partly to work out what I can help people with next.

How could I help you?

I enjoy the practical side of digital. I’ve been helping a variety of teams to sort out their websites recently, and I’m good with website strategy, user research, WordPress implementation, hosting, accessibility, and all-round website management things. I actively enjoy troubleshooting and crafting a website that works well.

I’m interested in coaching and mentoring. I’ve worked in and with lots of different types of organisations, and found myself in lots of challenging and interesting career and business situations. In my own small businesses, I’ve travelled the journey from freelancer through to successful exit (two different ways). I’m interested in the mechanics of running and growing a business with soul and compassion as well as financial success.

If you’d like a sounding board or troubleshooter, or someone to check in with as you think about your business processes, your team or your own career, I might be able to help.

I’d like to explore being a non-executive advisor to teams where my experience or perspective can be useful. I’ve been up close to running an agency, pricing, marketing, public sector procurement, small business set-up and management (and making an exit!), team management, digital product development and more. Now I’m a trustee of a local community centre and a science education enterprise. I try and be open minded and considered, and not make assumptions that your situation will be the same as mine. If having a white man on your board or project won’t harm your organisation’s diversity and inclusiveness, then I’d love to have a conversation.

I have a few causes I’d like to support with my time or skills. I’d like to help make older people more resilient to scams and misinformation online. I’d like to support organisations helping refugees and asylum seekers. I’m learning more about sustainability and want to find ways to help reduce waste, change behaviour and make practical improvements. Do you know of organisations doing those things I might be able to help?

Contact

If you have something you’d like discuss with me, please drop me a line.