Top-Notch CEO Academy

"I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that is how we grow. When there is a moment of “Wow, I’m not so sure that I can do this” and you push through those moments, it’s then that you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really great is about to happen. You’re about to grow."

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

Leadership training and business education by Top-Notch CEO Academy

According to Harvard Business Review:

“Essential attributes of game-changing organizations are that they are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led."

Harvard Business Review article "Building a Game-Changing Talent Strategy", by Douglas A. Ready, Linda A. Hill, Robert J. Thomas (January-February 2014)

You Have to Think like a Top-Notch CEO to Be Rewarded Like One

Yet, the truth is:  

Most innovators, visionaries and highly trained professionals have never been systematically taught and professionally mentored how to think and act like a business leader at the CEO or executive level.

All of our Top-Notch CEO Academy programs are designed based on our philosophy that personal growth AND a systematic understanding of business and effective leadership lead to excellenceUnlike perfection, this leads to measurable impact.  It also leads to significant rewards, both with respect to profit and to creating the quality of life you desire for yourself and employees.

Top-Notch CEO Academy offers executive coaching and leadership training

Top-Notch CEO Academy Programs and Methodoloy

Top-Notch CEO Academy offers a curriculum of business and leadership education with professional coaching.

The courses can be delivered in two formats:

  • Live via online video conferencing (you can call in without video when necessary)
  • Live workshop brought to your company or area

Top-Notch CEO Academy also offers a curriculum of business and leadership education via live workshops and interactive webinars/video conferencing.

These workshops are delivered in two formats:

  • Live workshop brought to your company or area
  • Interactive webinar / video conferencing

Courses for Geeks ( Subject Matter Experts):

Specific courses for Women in STEM (and women in other "geeky" fields):

Top Notch CEO testimonials for executive coaching , consulting and leadership training

Client Feedback

Wow, I honestly did not expect to get so much value from Dr. Stephie’s “Top-Notch CEO Coaching Circle.”  In the beginning, I thought I already knew the tips we were discussing.  Then, as we got deeper into it, I realized that — to reach my goals faster and with greater ease — I needed to reflect more on many of the tips.  I am fleshing out my ideas in more detail and, more importantly, I now write them down instead of carrying them only in my head.  Many times when I’ve been promised tremendous business improvements through one program or the other and I have felt ripped off afterwards.  Dr. Stephie, however, is the real deal and delivers way more value than you would ever expect.

Ted Przybylek, President, Rancho Ted Real Estate Loans & Investments

“Working with Stephie has been life changing and eye opening. Through Stephie’s guidance, my team is now maximizing their strengths, creating a much more efficient and productive business. More importantly, we are all excited to come to work every day! With Stephie’s coaching, I am now a much happier boss, wife and mother. I am not only reaching my vision, but I am also meeting and exceeding my goals.”

Jill Harris, President, Harris Insurance Agency

The Top-Notch CEO Coaching Circle and “101 Quick Tips for high-Talent Companies” book are very helpful.  They force me to step back, pause and reflect on what I want to accomplish, as well as review Hi-Z with a fresh perspective.  Beyond that, the peer group provides an outside viewpoint from other business leaders unrelated to Hi-Z.  Having this type of forum as a sounding board is invaluable.  Thank you, Dr. Stephie!

Jill Elsner, CEO / CFO, Hi-Z Technology, Inc.

“Thank you for your strategic guidance and the “Fresh Eyes Assessment.  Through your leadership, and in a short time, we exceeded our expectations in revenue and profitability, and Giroux Glass has emerged as a stronger, independent employee ownership managed company.”

Anne-Merelie Murrell, CEO, Giroux Glass, Inc.

Dr. Stephie’s CEO coaching program is right on the mark. It is pragmatic — no fuss — and gets you on point quickly. I appreciate the teleconference format as it makes it very easy to participate. It is obvious she has a lot of experience and has spent a lot of time researching and developing the program to get the maximum results. I highly recommend it for anyone that is driven to be successful and wants to further improve strategies and tools needed need to get there.

Karen Taggart, President, Shades of Light, San Diego

“Dr. Stephie is a driven and highly energetic executive. She has kept the team focused, and the company growing, even during the recent economic cycle. Last year’s revenues increased 41%. Stephie has expanded the company’s portfolio of products and skills into new technology areas. Client satisfaction is very high.”

Jim Waring, Executive Chairman, CleanTECH San Diego

My experience with Dr. Stephie was that she was very professional and she offered great insight into how a company should be run AND the tough decisions which need to be made.

Andy Gull, Project Manager, Giroux Glass

For the past 6 months I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Stephie on a weekly basis. I must say, when I began, I did not think I was going to need the help of an executive coach for my business. I could not have been more wrong! She has been an invaluable asset, providing me with frequent feedback and coaching that has allowed me to go above and beyond at work and in my life. I highly recommend Dr. Stephie to anyone looking to grow their business and empower everyone around them. She is a dedicated asset and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.

Madison Meyer, Director for Business Development, Holonis Inc.

Dr. Stephie is an experienced business woman — with experience in diverse companies — including work with skills assessment, marketing, team building, sales, and leadership.  I highly recommend her!

Maureen Mason-Cover, Physical Therapist, Comprehensive Therapy

What impressed me most about Dr. Stephie is her ability to motivate me to confidently tackle challenging tasks.  She truly cares about getting measurable results for her client and this is obvious from the initial consultation through the actual coaching program.  I would highly recommend her for anyone tackling a new quest or needing to be more effective in the current one.

Mark Baldwin, Founder and Principle, Urban Farm Opportunist

Fantastic CEO!!  Couldn’t ask for a better person to steer the ship of my company.  Great advisor, problem solver, people person, and system analyst.

Joy Megas, CEO, Simply Pay Yourself First