WORDS FROM MY CLIENTS
From the minute I met Stacey I felt grounded and optimistic. She’s thoughtful and a wonderful listener offering smart and pragmatic solutions. Stacey helped me through a very challenging time in my career and knowing she was in my corner made me feel empowered and strong. After working with Stacey I feel invigorated and ready to take on my next challenge.
I consider Stacey a holistic career coach. She brings creativity, empathy, practical solutions and a human understanding to the table. It was like therapy, only way more productive! What I like best about Stacey is that I had someone to bounce ideas off who is in my corner. She was always there with a thoughtful response, keeping me focused and on track.
If you’re willing to do the work to find your passion or pivot, Stacey is the one to go on the journey with.
I was adrift in a sea of self-doubt and career burnout. It was time to refocus and reclaim my professional mojo, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I knew from the first conversation with Stacey that she was the right fit to help me figure out ME. It was more than her impressive credentials – she possesses a great knack for asking the right questions and actually listening. Her insightful advice, recommendations, and coaching finesse really helped me to gain more clarity, set attainable goals, and feel more empowered. I made an investment in myself and Stacey was well worth it!
I had the pleasure of working with Stacey during a time when I was questioning what I wanted to do next with my career and if I wanted to remain in my industry. Our weekly appointments quickly became the support that I needed in defining my true values and aligning these with the next step in my career. Her support and guidance helped me revisit how I was conducting my job hunt, they types of companies I was looking at, and the manner in which I was evaluating opportunities. Stacey helped me find my true self and remain true to my value system. Additionally, we fine-tuned my personal brand, which built my confidence to network differently, opening up new professional opportunities. I would be happy to work with Stacey again.
I enlisted Stacey as a professional business coach at a pivotal point in my career. After experiencing several frustrating challenges at my job, Stacey helped me to focus on what I wanted, where and how to look for those possibilities and how to present myself to get the career I desired. The questions and exercises that Stacey and I worked through were challenging, thought-provoking and insightful and helped me to refine what I needed from my career to gain more fulfillment. I am now more confident in my professional choices and direction. Thank you, Stacey.
I felt like I was at a standstill in my career, and despite years of working, I couldn’t come up with “my story” to tell to either internally or to a future employer. I hired Stacey to work with me on developing a narrative that was unique to me, which would separate me from others at my level. The results were immediate. After just a few sessions, we defined the core of who I am as a person and how my values play a role in my daily work life which are ultimately my biggest asset that I can bring to any organization. I recommend Stacey with full confidence – in fact, I just signed up for another round of sessions!
Stacey is the kind of coach that you want: she asks you the tough questions, she listens to your answers, and then she calls you on your crap when your answers lean more towards what you should say…instead of how you truly feel. Thanks to Stacey I walked away from our coaching engagement with an exit strategy from a work environment that was challenging in the wrong ways (culture problems and organizational dysfunction). I also walked away with a clearer understanding of what I wanted for the next step in my career. Thank you, Stacey!
Working with Stacey has been a transformative experience. Her observations – and the insights she’s helped me come to myself – have powered up the next stage of my career. In the short-term, she helped me achieve and navigate a job promotion. We’ve shifted our attention to some longer-term career and life goals, and Stacey is helping me to tackle these goals enthusiastically, and realistically. I’m grateful for her guidance!
Stacey showed me that my fears about my communication skills were misplaced and my weaknesses could be strengthened. Our work on my leadership presence helped me master a large audience of C-level executives. Going into my big meeting, I was more confident, energized and able to think on my feet than ever before. At the conclusion of my presentation, I received two rounds of applause and my CEO gave me a high-five as I left the stage. Even more amazing: a prospective customer gave me his card before I had a chance to sit down. For the rest of the day, people complimented me and went out of their way to talk to me. The biggest win? An audience member said: “I’ve never seen a presentation where the speaker knew so much or was so well prepared.” Coaching with Stacey has clearly paid off for me.
My time working with Stacey has given me enormous confidence. I came to her as an editor with broad and deep experience, but with no sense of my worth in the marketplace. She immediately did two things: listened carefully to draw out my deepest and clearest values, and helped me see how I can translate those values outside journalism, and even outside media, too many other realms. She has given me the tools I need to move into my next career phase, whenever that happens, with confidence and optimism about what lies ahead.
Working with Stacey on my career strategy elevated my confidence and helped me develop powerful tools to tell my story to prospective employers. We revamped my resume and LinkedIn profile, so I would attract conversations to support my career objectives. We also worked on how to position my experience and skills to appeal to a broader set of industries and companies. Stacey’s style is collaborative and creative. She is always available and steers the conversation towards your needs which I found extremely helpful. I would recommend Stacey to anyone looking to accelerate their job search and gain new traction.
It had been more than a decade since my last job search, and I was unsure whether to search for a job in my current field, pivot back to a previous field, or explore something completely different. Through talking to Stacey and completing the homework, I recognized which values are most important to me, and what my “must-haves” are when looking for my next position. She was a vital sounding board for my thoughts and ideas; someone I could talk to honestly and receive feedback that I knew was in my best interest.
Stacey gave me valuable insights for marketing myself. She listed out specific steps for me to take in order to improve my online presence, and explained nuances and capabilities of LinkedIn of which I had been totally unaware. We collaborated in organizing my résumé to be logical, flexible, and strong. And she reviewed and edited my written examples of skills so that I can confidently describe my strengths.
Thanks to Stacey, I now have a clearer vision of where I want to be and what steps I need to take to get there.
Stacey and I were colleagues at American Express and Time Inc. for many years. [As a coach,] she helped me fine tune my professional goals and identify creative ways to market my unique style and skill set. Stacey is an excellent coach. She offers a fresh perspective and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her as a coach.
Stacey is a great listener and asks all the right questions, but most importantly she has fantastic insights that propel me forward into action. She is an experienced professional who has taken her marketing skill set and applied it to coaching. This combination makes her a perfect coach in today’s ever-evolving workplace.
The working world has shifted for senior executives, and Stacey is out in front — coaching me to evolve my style and demonstrating a new way to work in all she does. She has made each session count, tailored to my goals, and makes great use our time together. I’ve worked with other coaches before, and hands down Stacey has been most effective, and efficient, by a wide margin.
Having never worked with a career coach before, I’ll admit I had reservations about the impact it could have on my approach. But from our first conversation, I knew I made a great choice when selecting Stacey as my coach. Not only did Stacey’s background, experience, and professional achievements appeal to me, it was clear early on that she was committed to helping me. Together, we were able to hit on all the areas I needed guidance. From packaging and positioning to skills and values, resume advice, and online presence (LinkedIn), we certainly covered the gamut. In every sense, Stacey is a seasoned veteran and is great at what she does. By the conclusion of our contract, I was – and still am – a great deal more confident in the direction of my career. Stacey played a huge role in all that goes into this confidence.
When I first came to Stacey, I was feeling very lost about what types of positions I should be applying to and what the next step in my career should be. Working with Stacey as a coach, I was able to become much more reflective and selective in the types of roles I was applying for and gained new confidence and direction in my job search. I highly recommend working with Stacey!
Stacey’s experience and approach were exactly what I needed to help me see what I wanted for my next career move. Our weekly meetings helped me to acknowledge my strengths, find a new focus, commit to a relocation and land my dream job.