I’m thrilled you are here! I’m Stephanie Valdez - your hype girl! I created Empowerful Girls to help you be more curious, compassionate, and confident so you can take on the world.

I focus on positive themes, explore healthy habits, and tackle tough topics to teach you how to handle them. My goal is to help you recognize your individual worth, identify your strengths, build up your friendships, and deepen your love for yourself!


hey girl!


  • Social + Emotional Learning (SEL) Certification
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trained
  • QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Trained
  • B.A. Communications
  • Licensed Guest Teacher
  • Girl Power Instructor
  • Years of mentoring tween + teen girls

As a tween + teen and even an adult, I also felt like I was not enough, compared myself to social media, battled friendship fires, experienced bullying, struggled with mental health, fixated on perfectionism, and didn't know myself very well. So I get how you're feeling and I want to help you get through it.

I've been empowering girls for years - mentoring, coaching, researching, and sharing my passion - so you can know that you can take on the world.

girl, i feel ya.

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Boost your curiosity, compassion, and confidence on the go! Each episode is loaded with tools that empower you to know you can take on the world! Plus it's only 10ish minutes long, so you'll have time to listen even if you're crazy busy! 

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Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.

-Lisa M. Hayes