stephenie girard


Stephenie Girard is an ICF-accredited Certified Coach (ACC) and practices as a transformation & executive coach. She believes coaching is a change process that mobilizes strengths and realizes the potential of individuals and organizations.  Stephenie utilizes her unique skill set to optimize the performance of a person or organization in diverse arenas.  Her mission is to support people in finding even more meaning in what they do and be a catalyst for them to achieve their individual goals successfully while striving for sustainable results.

Stephenie is the Manager of Education and Research at the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital affiliate).  In this role, she works with her team to build a global research community by bringing together leaders in the coaching field to accelerate research progress and disseminate coaching’s best practices. 

After almost a decade, Stephenie continues working closely with the renown international consultant and Director of IIM-A, the premier Business School in India, Dr. Ashish Nanda. In her role of Program Director, she works closely with the leadership of premier organizations and has gained invaluable insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in various company cultures.

Stephenie has served as Advisor to Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Programs from 2009 through 2012. She was the first Program Manager appointed to Harvard Law School Executive Education in January 2007, when the school began offering Executive Education programs. After helping establish the school’s flagship Leadership in Law Firms program, she worked closely with Professor Nanda to develop and implement Harvard Law School Executive Education strategy.

Before joining Harvard Law School, Stephenie worked in Professional Development and Training at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Boston.  She also held positions in business development and recruitment in international companies in both Ireland and Australia.  Stephenie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.