Who is Stephanie Kay Atwood?

Who is Stephanie Kay Atwood?

I thought I wanted to be a cheerleader and fashion model…

Until I looked at the bigger picture

These career directions were much too limited for where I wanted to go. Im so glad I figured this out at a relatively young age.

Meet Wellness Authority Stephanie Atwood

Author, Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker

wellness authority Stephanie Atwood walking the Bay Bridge
Stephanie and son, outdoors as usual, half way through a walk on the new span of the SF Bay Bridge.

Wellness authority Stephanie Atwood M.A., CTHRNC has lived according to her own rules, except as the universe determines that her own rules will not be the guiding light!

A baby boomer, born in the 50’s this lady has experienced her share of life – the good, the bad, and everything in-between.

Born in the SF Bay Area and raised in rural northern California Atwood grew up in a unique family of biological and adopted brothers and sisters leading to the production of the Academy Award Winning Film Who Are The Debolts?

When her father passed away, Stephanie was 12 years old. Her mother decided to move back to San Francisco. This move gave Atwood the opportunity to experience country living as a kid and city living as a teenager. The perfect life for a young person!

Wellness authority and mountaineer Stephanie Atwood on top of Mt. Yari in the Japan Alps
Mountaineer Stephanie Atwood on top of Mt. Yari in the Japanese Alps.

In her late teens Stephanie discovered that she had a strong inclination toward adventure. She took a detour in her twenties, from a full time job to climb, raft, run, and explore the world.

Having climbed several major routes and peaks throughout Asia, Europe, and North America Stephanie was a pioneer in women’s mountaineering and rock climbing in the 70’s. She is an  accomplished climber, and mountain guide and has climbed Mt. Fuji more than a dozen times.

Mt. Fuji is not technically difficult to climb but I have had the opportunity to climb it in many seasons, solo, and with clients. For me it represents a new beginning and reminder of this amazing world, every time I set foot on the summit.

Not surprisingly, Stephanie’s love of adventure and the outdoors led to her starting an adventure travel company called Guides For All Seasons, an early eco-adventure travel company that focused on trekking in Nepal, hiking in Japan,  and rambling through Switzerland, and Austria.

Eventually Atwood moved into local guiding and coaching as a way to stay active and raise four children. Her interest in wellness led her to the current career as a professional wellness authority with more than 3 decades of experience.

Please take a look at the additional links on this website to learn more about this interesting woman’s life:

or contact her directly at go@gowowliving.com. Thank you!


Check out this awesome movie about Stephanie’s Parents, Brothers, and Sisters. Click on the photo below…