Confidence Catalyst | Mentor | Speaker
“Helping you find your CANDY Pieces
"We must teach our girls how to respect themselves and guide them to discover who they are and nurture their greatest talents. In doing so they will become the bold, confident and productive women they were born to be." - Stephanie Valentine
As an entrepreneur, business owner and mentor, Stephanie Valentine has built a reputation in the community as a strong supporter of women owned businesses and organizations in support of empowering and raising self- awareness within girls in the community.
Stephanie’s passion to help the youth has always been evident early on in her business endeavors, always giving back to the community and donating proceeds to organizations to assist young girls. The mission of her online handbag boutique, Candy Coated Bags is to assist in allowing young girls the chance to become beautiful, confident and productive women. This has been done through working with local and national non-profit organizations by assisting with fundraisers and donations. In 2012, she took her outreach further and began mentoring and at that time found her exact purpose and calling, to help those that are going through what she has been through. Taking lessons learned from her childhood, workplace and personal experiences, she provides her audience with provoking thoughts to empower them to find the very greatness that lies within them.
In 2013, she created Be Candy Coated, an empowerment program for girls and women. It was created to take her mentoring a step further by providing workshops and other programs to invite and empower girls and women to Learn, Love and Live without Apology. Stephanie's main focus is to engage them to look within before seeking others to validate who they are and what their talents and gifts are. She helps to build confidence in what they have learned so they are able to stand strong in those beliefs. When clients come to the program with an open mind, they no longer struggle with confidence or expressing themselves. They begin to adopt a nurturing spirit through learning love of self and diversity through experiences outside of their comfort zone.