I’m a content creator, group fitness trainer, soul-preneur & writer.
Background on my personal experience:
⭐️ Graduated with a BA in Communication Media Studies from Elmhurst University.
⭐️ Was lead Social Media Manager at an Agency on Michigan Ave 2+ years managing firms largest global manufacturing & healthcare clients
⭐️ First ever Social Media Specialist at ELKAY led the entire SM strategy & turned them into a Lifestyle focused brand for residential & commercial facing business.
⭐️ Started Socially Steph LLC in June 2018, helping entrepreneurs & small businesses shine brighter on & offline with effective social media management, content production & communication strategies.
My mission is to lead an authentic, passion & adventure filled life by simply taking action to create a life & business I love. 💗 My energy continues to guide me, every step of the way. Whether it be online (via social media) or offline (at the gym) I strive to help my clients gain confidence in their personal life & business. I encourage you to take action in your own life to live as bright and bold as possible.
At age 2 my Mom enrolled me into gymnastics & that was the start of a never ending journey where I learned from a young age how I was ambitious, driven, dedicated & passionate. Training 30 hours a week in the gym & traveling the country to compete I always put athletics before everything. Once I retired my longtime “job” of being a full-time gymnast I fell in love with dance. 💃 In HS I choreographed our hip hop routine and one of my biggest dreams was to be a background dancer in a 90’s MTV music video. Keep that between us 😉.
Health & Fitness have always been a huge part of my world and still are today. I’m a 200HR yoga certified teacher, group fitness trainer & the creator of ELEV8workout. This class is designed to ELEV8 your heart rate & overall life, mentally, physically & spiritually. Through dance, strength & yoga movements you will leave feeling more toned with a tighter core & your spirits lifted.
When I’m not working …. you can find me cuddling my dog Roscoe, adventuring with my husband & ultimate foodie, Reno or learning something new in the digital space. I’m a lover of ongoing education, restaurant hopping, & I own way too many pairs of gym shoes.
One of the things I’m often asked is,
“How did you get started in all this?”
Straight out of College I chased my Marketing career down Michigan Avenue in Nikes👟 from managing social media accounts on global brands at an agency to becoming the first ever Social Media Specialist at ELKAY. I’ve always been a one-person show as the “Social Media Girl.” Social media really became a part of who I was and my identity in many facets along with having an outgoing personality the name, Socially Steph, fit perfectly.
But wait, let’s not forget – SociallySteph.com started as a lifestyle blog & quickly turned into a business. In 2017, I had this idea while sitting on the beach; the best ideas come to me while traveling. Socially Steph is my creative outlet to post on things that make me happy. Health, fitness, style and of course, Business. Welcome to a more personal side of @SociallySteph.
Side note: I realized a long time ago that I don’t fit into a box & cubical life was the death to my creative soul. So in 2018, I finally made the big bold decision to leave my 9-5 with absolutely nothing lined up except this website, SociallySteph.com. I placed all bets on myself to create my own opportunities. My Mom’s advice was always, “Never quit a job unless you have something lined up.” Well, I didn’t listen.
I rather take a risk, than lose the chance at doing something I love.
It’s absolutely amazing what happens when you set out & simply believe in yourself. You’d be surprised at all you can truly accomplish. After 8 months of working endless hours I matched my corporate salary & hired my first team member. This has been a wild journey and it’s only just starting.
Always keeping this one belief in mind: