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A hands-on, in-person lab course designed to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and workplace leaders achieve the goals and dreams they’ve set.


We've All Felt unInspired

We’ve all been there. We’ve felt uninspired at work, like our upward career trajectory slowed, or we haven’t known where to get solid guidance for growing our business. And I bet we’ve tried the same fix: that conference where everyone walks away feeling ready to conquer the world, but without a plan and feeling overwhelmed when you work to translate notes from conferences and books to action.


Study Hall by the Inspiration Lab™ is different. It’s not a one-off conference; it’s a lab to leverage reading and teaching with in-person accountability, projects that can be applied in your actual business life, and a peer group to walk with you every step of the way. Whether you're a seasoned business owner, a brand new entrepreneur, or leading a team of one or one-hundred, this five month program will transform your career and business by equipping you with a toolbox of skills, resources, and relationships, to not only set goals, but complete them.


Study Hall is a blend of teaching and peer-led Lab Groups to help women fully apply what they learn into their lives and businesses. Lab Groups remain the same for the semester, so collaboration, camaraderie, and friendship emerge for every participant.


Students are expected to complete reading assignments before class so that Study Hall time can be leveraged to discuss how to apply material, rather than recapping reading. Study Hall is where education and application meet to deliver extraordinary results.




Every attendee will benefit from Stephanie Lanier’s experience. Stephanie is owner of two businesses, wife, mom to a son with special needs, community leader, and inspirational speaker. Stephanie not only teaches others how to experience personal and professional success, but most importantly, leads by example.


Stephanie is the leader of The Lanier Property Group, an award winning boutique real estate firm in Wilmington, NC. She was named one of Wilmington’s 5 Most Intriguing People and voted Best Real Estate Agent by the Star News. In 2017 she was named to an exclusive international list of Real Estate Influencers by Inman News. Stephanie has received national industry coverage for her out-of-the box content marketing and personal branding ideas.


She is the founder of a much celebrated women’s membership community, The Inspiration Lab™, which has been covered by the media as a community committed to creating leaders and empowering women. The Inspiration Lab’s™ sold out events and passionate members have helped women connect with each other, give back to their community, and develop the current and next generation of community and business leaders. 

The sneaky feeling of “being alone” as a female leader, and a desire to help build up other women on their business journeys, led me to open our first ever Study Hall class. Your investment of time (our most precious resource) will be richly rewarded. Your network of other women who are walking the same, challenging path of business leadership is going to expand and leave you inspired and with richer connections.


This is the year to invest in yourself and your growth. Can you imagine making time to sit around a table and “talk shop” with other women who get what it is like to juggle family/work/wellness/faith/life in the demanding world we live in? Prepare for a-ha moments when you hear other women talking about their HR strategy or how they are using special investment opportunities as business owners to save for retirement. Learn how to really read your P&L statement and balance sheet, while understanding how to better manage your cash flow. Brainstorm with your Lab Group about a new product or revenue stream for your business. Talk to your peers about how they get dinner on the table and find time to launch a brand refresh. Discuss your leadership strengths and weaknesses and how you plan to grow in 2019.


In Study Hall there are no dumb questions, we are all learners, and together we will help each other experience extraordinary success in 2019.

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5:00-5:30 pm  Social Time & Gather  


5:30-6:30 pm  Teaching Time based on each month’s material


6:15-7:15 pm   Lab Groups 

(Small groups of 4-6 women, peer led, same group for entire semester) 


7:15-7:30 pm   Wrap Up & Next Month’s Assignments


january 20

Personal Wellness

Podcast & Two Articles


February 24  

Financial Success & Planning

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz


march 24  

Team Building & HR

The Culture Code by Dan Coyle


april 28 

Creativity & Product Development

Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod


may 19 

Tribes by Seth Godin




Frequently Asked Question

What is included in my tuition?

All of your course materials, including the four books we will be reading, and all of the articles we will be studying. Your very own Inspiration Lab™ notebook filled with inspiration and additional resources for you to succeed. A champagne toast at our final class to celebrate all you will accomplish.

Who should attend?

We love all of our self-starters and dreamers, but this course is geared towards women who have already started their business or landed a leadership role. We will be focusing on furthering the careers of women business owners and business leaders (such as a VP, director of sales, or managers or division managers). Our intention for this course is to give you the tools to make significant change within your organization. We also believe that non-profit directors and leaders will benefit from the course. However, our focus will primarily be on the private, for-profit sector.

Where is the course held?

The class will be held, locally, in Wilmington, NC at the business of one of the Study Hall students. You will be expected to attend at least four of the five classes, so please check dates carefully before committing to the program. In order to receive your certificate of completion you must miss less than one class.

Do I have to read all those books?

Yes, girl, you do. Here at the Inspiration Lab™, we believe that readers are leaders. At the end of the course we promise that you will be glad you invested your time in reading these transformative business books. Even better than that, your business will thank you with increased profits and happier employees. Audible and Kindle are great alternatives if reading the old fashioned way isn’t your cup of tea.

How are Lab Groups determined?

The Lab Groups will be selected personally by Stephanie to maximize diversity and synergy. This is also why it is imperative that you attend ALL of the meetings. Each Lab Group will select a wise woman to be their leader for the duration of the course, and the leader will have a few extra opportunities for growth throughout the semester.

What if I want my boss to pay for it?

Great idea! If you are a leader in your organization then this course will help you grow, and if your boss is a lady, maybe she can come too! You can send the course information to your leader, and feel free to email Stephanie directly at with any other questions.

How does this fit into the Banner Year Blueprint Workshop?

Banner Year Blueprint is a members only event focused on annual planning. Banner Year Blueprint is also for any woman and is focused equally on personal and professional planning. Study Hall is meant for business owners and leaders and is almost exclusively focused on professional development and growth. Ideally, the two events combined will help Study Hall students get the most out of their planning and execution of goals for 2019.