Helping Unlock Potential

by | Feb 2022


Stephanie Pierce believes that every city needs people willing to use their skills to make their community better. To live up to this belief, she creates positive change, locally and nationally.

Pierce’s corporate background at General Mills led to her passion for leadership development and executive coaching. Through coaching, she challenges her clients to be inclusive leaders and inspires them to live and work with purpose and passion. As a graduate of Northwestern University—Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Pierce also serves as a career coach for fellow Kellogg alums across the globe.

Pierce is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, a national membership organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders.

In 2020, Pierce served on the Edina Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund committee, which raised and distributed more than $25,000 to address the needs of front-line nonprofits and restaurant workers in the Edina community.

For the past four years, Pierce has served on the Board of Directors of Edina Give and Go, which unlocks opportunities in academics, arts and athletics for students who have financial needs. And she recently joined the Board of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Her newest endeavor is the launch of a weekly podcast, Her Next Chapter. It focuses on reinvention and seeks to inspire women at a crossroads in their lives.

While Pierce’s activities differ in scope, all are focused on planting seeds and being part of the solution. “My brand is about helping people unlock their full potential,” she says.

Contributed by the Edina Community Foundation;


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