No matter how you spell them, they are pronounced the same and have matching positive professional purposes. Echoing the sound of her last name as her business moniker, entrepreneur Stephanie S. Duguid runs Do Good Leadership, where she is the leadership and success coach for female educators, a motivational speaker, and a consultant, proclaiming her motto, “Be good, do good, feel good.” Holding a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Argosy University, Dr. Duguid helps women in the education field to become empowered and confident in achieving their next leadership goals. She has dedicated her career to seeing people succeed by guiding them in finding their way and their voice.
Based in Wesson, Mississippi, Do Good Leadership and Dr. Duguid provide vital services in three key program areas. The first is called Metamorphosis Mastermind, which is for female educators who want to shift from being stuck, stagnant, and lost in their careers to self-confident, dynamic, and motivated leaders. In this 12-week offering, educators learn how to cultivate their passionate purpose, establish their vivid vision, transform with grit and grace, create a purposeful communication connection, develop intentional positive leadership, and shift from motion to action. Secondly, she offers motivational speaking programs available for institutions, organizations, and groups as a keynote, large group presentation, full-day workshop, half-day workshop, or part of Metamorphosis Mastermind. Last, are her mini-courses in goal setting, time management, and other topics that Dr. Duguid makes available as lifetime, self-paced online courses to walk clients through the processes often as they need. These are practical and applicable offerings that help people make great strides in life.
As an educator for nearly two decades, Dr. Duguid’s preparation on the path to starting Do Good Leadership was paved in her previous positions as dean of academic instruction and chief academic officer at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where she also was the health, physical education, and recreation division chair and instructor as well as an assistant dean of career and technical education. In previous years, she was a lead teacher of high school students in the Dysart School District in Surprise, Arizona, and a high school teacher and athletic trainer in the Buckeye Union School District in Goodyear, Arizona. Today, consistently setting and achieving her own personal goals, Dr. Duguid is a respected author of books and writes articles for her local newspaper. Her most recently published books are “My Grandpa and Baseball: How I Came to Love the Game of Baseball,” which she wrote with her son Dalton; as well as her solo works “Texas Angel Part 1: Five Essential Life Lessons: From Loss and Love to Blessed Assurance”; “Texas Angel Part 2: Four Empowering Lessons About Connection: From Blessed Assurance to Genuine Faith“; and “Recipes from a Texas Angel in Heaven: A Collection of Generational Family Recipes Found after Mom’s Passing over 20 Years Ago.”
Even amid her string of accomplishments, Dr. Duguid experienced moments of self-doubt like anyone could. She recalled feeling extremely nervous while defending her dissertation then waiting in the hallway afterwards until the dissertation panel emerged and said that she passed. Greatly relieved, she and her husband immediately dined at a restaurant where he emotionally expressed how proud he was of her. In addition to earning her doctorate, Dr. Duguid has a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from Ottawa University and a Master of Science in sports health care from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also is a certified athletic trainer and has a Bachelor of Science in human performance and athletic training with a minor in biology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Duguid stays on top of relevant professional developments and is civically active through memberships and leadership positions with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Mississippi University for Women.
Dr. Duguid owes her success to remaining optimistic in every situation, being down-to-earth, and having a natural ability to genuinely connect and engage with people in ways that others often lack. This includes, for example, when she’s talking to someone, she visualizes in her mind the stated challenges and possible solutions—a characteristic that makes her clients comfortable enough to speak openly. As a short-term goal, she wants to be a keynote speaker at women’s conferences where she can connect with more females seeking leadership development and who will perhaps become clients as coaches. Within the next decade, Dr. Duguid hopes to grow her business while continuing to serve and empower others and become more financially established to increase her support of worthy educational and community causes.
Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Duguid is married to Brent and has three children, Brendon, Dalton, and Jocelynn, for whom she strives to be a good role model. In her leisure time, she looks forward to traveling more and enjoys watching movies with her sons, bowling with her family, and walking the dog.