Opening into Presence 

in an emotionally wounded world


About Stephen 


Inner Work Coachpying and integrating profound ways to live their practice fully in a fragmented world.

Our work together is reflective giving you an opportunity to feel more connected to your own mind, heart, body and emotions in the world. I offer both cognitive and somatic strategies rooted in Eastern and Western psychology and sciences that support inner stability, confidence, and ease. You'll discover that the way you tend to think has a pattern that trips you up, and understanding that pattern can free you up. 

In our work, you learn how to slow down so that your nervous system can relax and heal. You become more aware of your life and more honest about your impact and response to life. And you will respect yourself by aligning with your truth.


 tparticipate more and more fully in all my life experiences going forward. 

I didn'.t fully understand it at that time and I lived another 18 something years as any kid and young adult lived. And yet I felt a deep inner impulse I didn't , I couldn't, and even I didn't want to understand at times.

But in my twenty fifth year that impulse grew to meet me where I was in my life as I existed at the time. In a new way I noticed I was paying attention to my life in a new way.  Art and nature  became a focus of my passion.

These were later channeled through an aesthetic and structural career in design, architecture and engineering. But the impulse and call remained only to open up later on in life to give more a refined look at my passion of... 

Today, it has been three decades of being awake in this way, but inner outer work of transformation and practice has surfaced to work with individual and collective wounding work exihibitted by our difficult and fragmented culture.

Greatly expanding our perceptual bandwidth, of working with personal, ancestral and collective scars we carry, and of activating our highest possibilities of flow, relational presencing, innovation, fulfillment and meaningful contribution in our cultural and social structures.


Since the age of 16 my deepest passion has been exploring the development of our consciousness and highest potential. This has led me to study and practice multiple mind/body/spiritual disciplines, East and West. Whether through individual, group, team or culture work my intention is to be a vehicle for a restorative journey of ‘coming home’,


The journey has been been exciting, inspiring, challenging, at times confused and lost, yet always relentless in the searching. I hope you will enjoy this representation of it…


has a MBA, and also a Masters of Divinity. He is a contemplative spiritual practice teacher of healing, integration, presence, embodiment of more than 25 years.

Stephen is the founder of Emotional Presence, a spiritual practice business for living with today's cultural and racial difficulties.

He maintains a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia working with a broad spectrum of spiritual practitioners as clients. In addition to being a professional Life Coach, I’ve also presented nationally to general audiences speaking on the topics of [area of presentations].

I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.


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