Stefanie Pinsley – from Google dropout to rising online branding guru

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Stefanie Pinsley – from Google dropout to rising online branding guru

December 21
02:26 2021
Former product marketing manager at Google, Stefanie Pinsley is proving that she has the smarts to go solo, launching her marketing coaching company earlier in 2021.

The 26-year-old marketing professional from New York already boasts an impressive resume of marketing roles, most notably her three-year stint at Google. Pinsley made the jump into the marketing world while still studying for her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management at the prestigious Cornell University.

“Getting my foot in the door at Google is one of my biggest career accomplishments to date. After being accepted to its super competitive Associate Product Marketing Manager program, I started as an APMM in 2018,” explains Stefanie.

One of Stefanie’s first roles was leading the team that launched the Home Alone campaign.

“It was a huge responsibility for a newcomer to the APMM program and one of the most challenging projects of my life. But our efforts paid off and seeing the campaign go viral was incredibly rewarding,” continues Stefanie.

“In 2019, I was promoted to product marketing manager, during which time I launched many successful brand and influencer campaigns, brought various new products and features to market, and partnered with companies like the New York Times on national brand campaigns.”

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Still, despite looking like the cookie-cutter image of success, Pinsley had dreams of building her own business. 

“In August of 2020, I had to take a leave of absence from my job at Google after reaching a severe level of burnout, anxiety, and depression that was affecting my relationships, mental health, and physical health.”

“The break made me realize that my job no longer served my core needs or aligned with my career goals. I craved more impact, autonomy, flexibility, creativity, and a sense of purpose.”

Stefanie started building her personal brand, soon growing an audience of over 60K+ followers in a matter of months. She began to attract numerous opportunities, from clients to paid partnerships, brand deals, podcast and media features, and more.

“I finally quit Google in February 2021 to go all-in on building my marketing group coaching company, Roadmap to Rise where I help others build their personal brands. But, I’m excited to announce that in early 2022, I will instead be launching Roadmap to Rise as an on-demand digital course! That way, I can make the program and price point more accessible to anyone who is interested in building a personal brand. With more and more people quitting their jobs to work for themselves, I knew there was a huge need for what I teach in Roadmap to Rise and it was time to scale it up. I’m confident this program is going to help so many people build profitable, personal brands that not only support them financially but also provide a deep sense of fulfillment.”

Pinsley’s 12-week program is geared to help new or aspiring service business owners build large and engaged audiences, position themselves as leading industry experts and effortlessly attract clients, brand deals, partners, and podcast/media features.

“Roadmap to Rise covers everything from mastering your entrepreneurial mindset, building your unique brand identity, and unlocking the power of social media, content, and email to explode your sales and following. In short, I let my clients in on the secrets to replacing their 9-5 income through personal branding,” adds Stefanie.

Breaking into the digital marketing industry at such a tumultuous time is tough but it seems the future is looking bright for this independent up-and-comer.

“Putting my 7+ years experience building brands for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, solopreneurs, etc. to work so I can now help small businesses is my entrepreneurial dream come true,” concludes Stefanie.


Marketing professional Stefanie Pinsley is a former product marketing manager at Google and owner of her coaching company, Stefanie Pinsley LLC. She offers 1:1 coaching options as well as her signature, 90-day program, Roadmap to Rise. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in marketing from Cornell University and has earned several business accolades as well as being nominated to the Dean’s List and named Magna Cum Laude and Dyson Scholar.

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