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My name is Stephanie Puryear Helling

I am passionate about helping people and teams navigate change and transform their life & businesses using transformational leadership tools, strengths based leadership and coaching.

About Stephanie

With over 25 years in multifamily real estate leading and developing teams and business strategy, Stephanie has proven to be a reliable and effective executive leader, coach, and facilitator, bringing a vision-driven approach to leading people and teams to success.   

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Career Highlights

  • Impressive background across various roles within an industry-leading organization (Greystar) which has included both hands-on community management roles and executive leadership positions focused on learning and development, operations, and strategic growth initiatives. 

  • Past President and current Board Member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute, which has included leading various education and career outreach initiatives.

  • Co-facilitated a Facebook live panel discussion on the topic of millennials in the workforce based on Gallup research data, which was viewed live by 500+ Facebook users.

  • Featured industry expert during two media tours: 1) interviewed by 19 radio stations and networks; five- to 10- minute interviews to highlight the benefits of working in the growing RPM industry. These interviews aired more than 1,400 times on radio stations and networks with a combined audience of 47 million. (Listen to Blog Talk Radio’s “Life Lessons” to hear one of these placements.) 2 internet media tour interviews.  This blitz generated more than 2,000 placements in online, radio, and TV outlets with a combined audience exceeding 158 million. 

Professional Certifications

  • Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Teacher

  • Change Management Certification, ATD 

  • Gallup Strengths Finder Facilitator

  • Certified DISC Assessment Coach and Facilitator 

  • Advanced Facilitator/NAA Faculty

  • NAA Leadership Lyceum, National Apartment Association

  • Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS), National Apartment Association

  • Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), National Apartment Association

  • Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP), National Apartment Association

  • Advanced Facilitator/NAA Faculty

  • IREM CPM Candidate



  • Board Member, National Apartment Association, 2009-Present

  • President, National Apartment Association Education Institute, 2015-2017

  • Vice President, National Apartment Association Education Institute, 2014-2015

  • Grace Hill Leadership Council 2019 –Present

  • Advisory Board Founders Group - Trudy Stoner Coaching and Consulting Dec. 2020 - Present

  • Member, Association for Talent Development

  • National Speaker and Executive Facilitator – NAA, Multifamily Brainstorming, Multifamily Insiders, and various local and state associations

Professional Awards

  • ACE Apartment Career and Education Industry Practitioner Award, National Apartment Association (2018)

  • Multifamily Executive Magazine’s Rising Stars Under 40 (2005)

Looking Towards the Horizon

“As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me.”

John C. Maxwell

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