Joyce Benning

Episode 538 with guest Stefanie Skupin

Stef Skupin (DVM, LVT, Owner & Facilitator at The Leaders Work) supports doctors, veterinarians and other medical professionals to feel at home and excel in their challenging career.

Stef knows that stress, even in difficult situations, is an optional response. She believes that doctors and primary caregivers are more effective when they have the ability to stay relaxed at work. She loves watching the transformation of stress to inner peace and understanding in the people she works with, allowing them to reconnect with the passion for healing and supporting their patients.


Stef Skupin has published her first book ‘Awakening From Fear’ in June 2020, describing how inquiry into fears can lead to greater personal freedom and peace of mind. She has experience running workshops, retreats and meditation classes. In South Africa, Stef has taught Homeopathic First Aid for Animals and volunteered as Breath Water Sound teacher for the Art Of Living.


Stef Skupin worked as a Veterinarian in the UK and South Africa, and as Veterinary Technician and staff supervisor in the USA. As a veterinarian, she integrated homeopathy, reiki, and interspecies communication practices with her medical practice. She still works as a communicator at Sipho Animal Communication. Stef has taught yoga, pranayama and meditation since 2008, and facilitated the Work of Byron Katie (Inquiry-based Stress Release) since 2012. She started her own business, The Leaders Work, in 2019, which aims to help medical professionals stay connected with their passion for healing. Stef believes that dynamic excellence and professionalism are fueled by a strong basis
of mental-emotional wellbeing.

Outside of work, Stef loves being outdoors and spends her time climbing, hiking, mountain
biking, and canoeing with her family. In winter, she loves reading by the fire with a cat on her
lap!

Joyce Benning
Joyce Benning

Hello to all! I am a born, bred & raised country girl! Passion is caring for animals with a natural approach along with inspiring women to live a Robust Lifestyle! Dogs & horses have always been a huge part of my life. They have taught me so much about living a full life! My red heeler dog Groucho, whom is my Best Buddy has taught me to never give up and live with Faith not Fear! Their love for you is by the kindness and love you have in your heart. Enjoy inspiring women to love themselves for who they are as each one is created unique. Motivate women to realize their true given talents and not compare themselves to others. Empower women to share their talents to make the world a better place for all!

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