BIO Stephanie has no college degree and she has no formal business education. She has no résumé or list of accomplishments. If you talk to any of her clients, though, she has a creative genius that they have never seen before. Eight years ago, Stephanie, her new husband Shomari, and her two children were living lives of addiction and brokenness, and they were living in a homeless shelter in Johnson County, Kansas. The people that she met there encouraged her and Shomari to pick up the pieces of their life and start over. They offered Stephanie a way to make a little bit of money by designing a brochure for an event, and Stephanie said "YES." She had never touched any design software before, and she had no idea what she was doing, but she did her best. Today, eight years later, Stephanie has founded her own million-dollar graphic design and marketing agency called ikros. She never had any investors-the company has grown organically since the day it was founded. In 2009, ikros grew 553% and had 10 employees. Since then, the company has gone through a series of growing pains, resulting in high employee turnover and a lot of sleepless nights for Stephanie. A few months ago, Stephanie realized that she was letting the world distract her from the original vision of ikros. As a result, she had lost the passion that she once had. She immediately determined to do whatever she had to in order to get back to the vision that God laid out to her for the company. This led to the launch of ikrosPRO, which became the storytelling branding arm of ikros. As Stephanie was getting back to the core of who she was and who her company was, she wanted to encourage other leaders to do the same. Now, the key focus of ikrosPRO is bringing the client back to the CEO's original vision. As a result of Stephanie and Shomari's story of going from homeless to greatness, they have recently received an overwhelming amount of media coverage. In the last couple of months, they have been featured in nearly every local magazine and they have been highlighted on both NBC's Today Show and NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams. They have also been on multiple local and national radio shows.   Stephanie Tillman Website Position Owner Ikros Contact