Empathy Works

When you understand other people more deeply, you can become a more effective, persuasive, and inspiring leader.

About Stephanie


"Part cheerleader, part mentor, part hard-nosed consultant, Palmer extracts important words and phrases from her clients like gold from ore."

Los Angeles Times

About Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer is an executive coach and the author of the best-selling business book Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself And Your Ideas And Win Over Any Audience.

She has led workshops at Google, Merrill Lynch, Disney, UCLA, USC, Asia Media Festival, and more to help people become more empathic communicators and leaders.

Previously, Palmer was the Director of Creative Affairs for MGM where she supervised the acquisition and development of twenty feature films with multi-million dollar budgets. She also founded goodinaroom.com - a leading online portal to help writers create and sell projects.

When she’s not working, you can find her in yoga class, watching HGTV makeover shows, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and son in Portland, Oregon.


Leading With Empathy

Empathy is an important trait in successful, high-performing managers and leaders. Empathy helps you build relationships, improve team productivity, facilitate effective communication, retain key employees, and raise morale.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to empathize more deeply with other people, discover their thoughts, feelings, wants and needs, then present your ideas in a strategic, effective way.

Pitch Effectively

Small business owners and entrepreneurs need to pitch effectively to get clients, customers, and financing.

In this interactive workshop, we'll dive into the pitching techniques of top Hollywood writers and directors who routinely pitch and sell intangible ideas for millions of dollars. You'll learn foundational empathy principles as well as step-by-step pitching and selling techniques to help you convert prospects to clients and bring investors on board.

Executive Coaching

Coaching is appropriate for female executives and small business owners who want to become more effective and persuasive when networking, giving presentations, negotiating, and taking meetings.

Coaching sessions can be in person, by phone, or video conference.

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"Stephanie Palmer’s direction on how to pitch well is counterintuitive but it’s dead-on accurate."

Inc. Magazine


"Stephanie Palmer delivers clear, useful advice on how to successfully move the good idea in your head into the other heads in the room. It is hard to think of a more valuable skill. "

Peter Kaufman
CEO, Glenair Inc.

Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself And Your Ideas And Win Over Any Audience

The strategies used to sell yourself and your ideas in Hollywood not only work in other businesses, they often work better.

"Good In A Room is an incredible book. It is the only book I recommend to people who have to pitch in meetings. Fantastic!"

-Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

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"Stephanie Palmer has valuable, practical information for succeeding in the real world. Highly recommended. "

Greg Foster

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