Get to know Stephanie.

Stephanie delivered for the following brands:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Farm credit services of America
Millard Public Schools
St Marek's United Methodist Church

What people are saying about Stephanie:

"It is a great privilege to recommend Stephanie Olson to you as a speaker. Stephanie has spoken in our worship services. Stephanie has our entire community with several women's events.
As a communicator Stephanie excels. She communicates in a way that makes life application obvious. Her humor and her illustrations are always right on the mark and used to undergird her central ideas."

- Scott Christiansen 


"Stephanie Olson is a woman of uncompromising faith and integrity who has a passion for seeing lives set free. She is an inspiring speaker who has the ability to challenge others to move forward in their journey and find freedom from strongholds that so often prevent us from experiencing the best in our lives. Stephanie’s love for others is evident through her ability to connect with people from all walks of life. She is genuine, transparent, and very knowledgeable. Having had the opportunity to attend events where Stephanie has been the keynote speaker; knowing her on a personal level; and serving alongside of her at times, I would strongly recommend her to any group seeking a speaker for their event."

- Celeste Norman 

"Stephanie Olson recently spoke at our FCA event Her words at the FCA event were truly amazing! She was able to use her speaking talents to relate to and touch every life there that night. Her words uplifted and rejuvenated our entire community."

- Dale Schroeder 

"I was fortunate to attend an event where Stephanie Olson presented on human trafficking. Her presentation was not only informative but she was able to impress upon our group how easy it is to fall victim to trafficking !!!  She definitely caught my attention!! "

- DeDe Frisch 

« I have learned that we don’t have to be defined by the troubles in our lives. We don’t have to label ourselves in a negative way based on our trials. » - Stephanie Olson

Not perfect, just improved.

Heading in the right direction.

"My hope is that people truly understand that, just as they say in the 12 step programs, it’s progress, not perfection. And if we are growing and learning, we are progressing."
Stephanie Olson

Talking points & ideas

  • Turning your trauma into triumph: We all have trauma. Learn how to use your trauma to drive you to success. 
  • Resilience in life and leadership:  Resilience is a huge part of leadership. Learn to transforming your life through resilience. 
  • Conflict Resolution and Boundaries: Learning how to value conflict in the workplace and life.  
  • Dealing with Difficult People: Do you know difficult people? Yes, we all do! How can we best manage our interaction with them without losing our mind!  
  • Nonprofit Collaboration: There is so much competition in the world of nonprofits but how would it affect our mission if we worked together? Collaboration Not Competition. 
  • Staying In Your Lane (How To Have a Streamlined Focus)It is so easy to try to “build a Kingdom,” wanting to do it all in your business or organization. But if you try to do it all it’s hard to do anything with excellence.
  • Diversity and Equity: What does it really mean to bring true diversity to the workplace? What does inclusion look like?

Elevate Masterclass: Resilience in Life & Leadership

Featuring Stephanie Olson

  1. 1
    • Introduction

  2. 2
    • Trauma Can Bring Success

  3. 3
    • Embracing our strengths and delegating our weaknesses

  4. 4
    • Resilience is the ability to continue to move forward

  5. 5
    • Conflict moves us to the next level

  6. 6
    • Leadership is setting healthy boundaries in the workplace

  7. 7
    • Don't lose your mind!

  8. 8
    • Differentiating between what we can do and what we should do

  9. 9
    • Collaborating in the non-profit world and in the private sector

  10. 10
    • What bringing true DEI to the workplace really means

« True freedom that allows us to live a life that makes a difference comes with true surrender. » - Stephanie Olson

Surrendering for Freedom.

"Freedom is a funny thing. I believe that to be truly free, you have to relinquish your own control in some way. Think about that: If we want to be free in a certain area of our lives, we have to sacrifice something in a different area. For example, if I want the freedom to have short hair, I have to sacrifice having long hair. And on a more somber note, as a country, many lives have been sacrificed so that we can live free and independent lives."
Stephanie Olson

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Olson

Stephanie Olson

Stephanie Olson is an inspirational speaker, an author, a podcaster, and the CEO of a The Set Me Free Project, a prevention education organization on human trafficking, sexual violence, social media safety, and healthy relationships. Stephanie has a mission to share that each person has an intrinsic value that cannot be changed. Her work on teaching resilience in life and leadership has inspired people across the United States. In her conversational and humorous style, Stephanie will inspire and empower. She speaks on topics such as leadership, trauma, mental health, resilience, and DEI. As a woman of color, a survivor domestic and sexual violence, and addictions, she brings lived experience, research, and humor to help take your team to the next level.

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Join Sabrina A. Kuhn & Stephanie Olson for their upcoming Managing Conflict + Self - Care series!