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Stacey Ashley is a High-Performance Leadership Coach and expert. With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence and credibility.

Obsessed with possibility, Stacey helps leaders to navigate the complexities of globalization, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, massively accelerating change, and a multi-generational workforce.

She’s the author of 2 books on leadership, both #1 Amazon bestsellers, newly released “First Lead Yourself” and “The New Leader.”

Stacey typically speaks at conferences, runs workshops, consults and coaches.

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

Our suite of workplace and leadership coach training programs and qualifications for organisations, teams and individuals.

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EXECUTIVE COACHING

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Tailored Executive & Leadership Coaching programs for aspirational leaders, at all levels, and their teams.

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SPEAKER

SPEAKER

A compelling, thought-provoking and insightful speaker, Stacey will raise your awareness and inspire you to take action.

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY FOR TODAY, AND TOMORROW

FIRST LEAD YOURSELFFIRST LEAD YOURSELF

Stacey’s 2nd Amazon #1 best selling book, First Lead Yourself, is available now on Amazon. 

THE BOOK

28 DAY CHALLENGE28 DAY CHALLENGE

Want to give your leadership and coaching a boost? Take the free 28 day self-coaching challenge.

28 DAY COACHING CHALLENGE

NEXT WEBCASTNEXT WEBCAST

Learn some great leadership and coaching techniques by joining Stacey’s next Webcast session.

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BOOK A CALLBOOK A CALL

In this 25-minute call, Stacey will ask some questions to find out what you’re working on & what you need help with.

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The BEING of leadership is never spoken about! Thank you for writing on this!

First Lead Yourself is a brilliant book that actually addresses the BEING and embodiment of leadership. This topic is so often missed in leadership books. I am so glad Stacey wrote this book because it has really uplevelled my leadership ability.

DBT

Stacey has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to step up in their career.

Stacey Ashley has been my coach for over a year and over that time she has allowed me to focus on my career goals, transition to a new role, and enhance my skills in communication and planning. Stacey has allowed me to step up my performance and has changed how I work. Stacey has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to step up in their career.

Carmel Pollino
Carmel Pollino
Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO

Stacey Ashley is a credentialed, professional coach

Stacey Ashley is a credentialed, professional coach who knows the coaching field well. Having been on a course with Stacey as facilitator, I felt confident from the outset that she was highly competent and an expert in her field. I was impressed with her delivery of the theory and varied practical examples of coaching and appreciated how much experience counts in the coaching field. She has it in spades. Not only is she a qualified coach as she is, Stacey is often researching and either undergoing or providing training in new and interesting methods and experiential programs to be able to bring forward new and exciting ways to engage with her coachees. All in all, if you’re looking for coaching in a large organisational environment with someone who knows coaching and the corporate life, then Stacey Ashley is your provider.

Stephanie Croft

I highly recommend Stacey and would work with her again without hesitation.

Stacey Ashley worked closely with my team at CSIRO during a period of innovation and transition. She was acutely perceptive of the stresses on the team and particularly useful to me during this period of time. Stacey has strong theoretical foundations but is pragmatic and sensitive in her approach. I highly recommend Stacey and would work with her again without hesitation.

Elizabeth Eastland, Director Entrepreneurship
University of NSW

I would highly recommend Stacey’s program for workplace coaching to anyone who is looking to increase their business’ performance, staff ‘buy in’ and customer satisfaction.

From the outset Stacey at Ashley Coaching demonstrated that she was willing to support our business & our new coaches to get the skills they needed to excel in their roles. Over the 12 month Diploma course the coaches learnt great coaching skills through experiential learning, which has resulted in significant increases in all key metrics of performance in our department. Additionally the great intangibles that come along with having effective coaching, such as high staff engagement & low attrition continue to reinforce the benefits of the skills the team acquired. Stacey was also very flexible in dealing with our ever-changing training needs. We have been able to create a dialogue around a ‘Coaching Culture’ & the momentum around this continues to increase. I would highly recommend Stacey’s program for workplace coaching to anyone who is looking to increase their business’ performance, staff ‘buy in’ and customer satisfaction.

Maxine Taylor
Maxine Taylor, Senior Manager Customer Service
UBank

I learned strategies for maintaining perseverance and momentum in an organisation with a challenging culture and behaviours.

Working with Stacey in the Leading Possibility Executive Coaching Program, I found her experience and insights incredibly valuable. I learned strategies for maintaining perseverance and momentum in an organisation with a challenging culture and behaviours. Having a regular check in with someone outside the organisation kept me accountable, provided me objective advice, support and encouragement to keep me going.

Yvette Sims
Yvette Sims
Head of Corporate Strategy and Enabling Services at Defence Housing Australia

Stacey is an inspiring woman

Stacey is a born leader with exceptional people skills. With a natural passion for understanding people and how to best get them working together, Stacey intuitively knows when to ask questions and how to promote individual growth. I’ve found my training with Stacey motivating and educational. Nothing is ever a problem, or too difficult, to talk about or solve. Stacey is an inspiring woman leading the way for the rest of us in the workforce! It’s been a pleasure and a challenge getting to know her, and I look forward to continuing to learn from her expertise in the future.

Annika Jamieson
Annika Jamieson, Digital Growth Strategist
Anditi Pty Limited

Stacey is a talented speaker and a thoughtful coach

Stacey is a talented speaker and a thoughtful coach, she showed the audience new avenues to achieve high performance by self-coaching, coaching others and leading the situation. Her presentation style is open and inviting to questions, engaging, and thorough. Her enthusiasm is infectious, makes it fun to learn, and easy to remember. Stacey’s creative, positive outlook made the session very successful and brought people together.

Nina Trofimova
Nina Trofimova, CFO

She was engaging, entertaining and challenged our perspectives.

Stacey delivered an outstanding presentation at the Learning and Development Leadership Summit. She was engaging, entertaining and challenged our perspectives on the importance of coaching in developing a high-performance culture.

Chris Bradbury
Chris Bradbury, Director of Teaching
The Kings School, Parramatta

What an excellent practical guide for anyone wanting to hone their leadership competencies.

Stacey’s book offers sound and practical guidance supported by tools and examples for anyone, from team leaders to people leaders, who are keen to hone their skills and current competencies.

Stacey has a wealth of experience from her own career as well as many years of workshop facilitation, speaking events and one-on-one coaching.

I love her work and I really look forward to her regular postings and words of wisdom.

This is certainly a must-have book if you’re serious about becoming a new leader.

Mike Cameron
Mike Cameron

It has been by far the best leadership coaching program that I have encountered.

I recently completed Stacey’s group leadership program. It has been by far the best leadership coaching program that I have encountered. Stacey’s approach is logical, considered and highly effective. I have so many tools in my toolbox now and feeling positive about dealing with my leadership challenges. I would highly recommend connecting with Stacey and joining one of her programs. You won’t regret it.

Jo Hobson
Jo Hobson
Acting General Manager Finance

A brilliant and powerful coach!

One 15 minute session with Stacey was more valuable than months of my own research and thinking.

Andrew Biro
Andrew Biro
Change consultant

Stacey offers a brilliant Cert IV Workplace and Business Coaching course

Stacey offers a brilliant Cert IV Workplace and Business Coaching course, which I attended last week. Her course was highly engaging and practical, her knowledge of the topic vast, and her very special capacity to connect with participants greatly appreciated.

Dr. Jan-Anderson-Muir
Dr Jan Anderson-Muir, Talent and Leadership Design
Australian Public Service Commission

Stacey is an inspiring and energetic presenter…

Stacey is an inspiring and energetic presenter and trainer. In just a brief time, she conveyed much information in a usable way with great audience rapport. She was fabulous.

Ashley Wood, National Communications & Marketing Services Manager
Vision Australia

Stacey is an engaging and fantastic speaker!

I had the pleasure of working with her at the recent Learning and Development Leadership and Innovation Summit, where she delivered a high-energy and informative presentation on how to help others step up and engage with their own personal learning and development – Stacey lifted the room and facilitated an interesting and interactive session. Stacey earns my highest recommendation.

Jean Young
Jean Young

I strongly recommend Stacey to any other business that is looking to implement a coaching leadership culture.

I worked with Stacey Ashley on a Leadership Coaching Program which she delivered for our team of 40 Senior, Specialist and Frontline Managers and Supervisors. Stacey was a consummate professional in her presentation, facilitation of keen discussion and offering assistance for our organisational challenges. Stacey was always perfectly prepared and enthusiastic over the 9 sessions (run over a 6 month period) with us, which was sustained throughout. Stacey and I have maintained a strong working relationship since completing the program in late 2013, with Stacey always being available to provide her advice and coaching wisdom. I strongly recommend Stacey to any other business that is looking to implement a coaching leadership culture.

Paula La Rocca, Human Resources Manager

…hands down one of the best leadership courses I’ve ever taken. 

I want to talk about making a positive and lasting impact here because that is exactly what Stacey has done for me.

My first interaction with Stacey was when I took her Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching in 2015 – hands down one of the best leadership courses I’ve ever taken.

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Lai-Ling Su, Executive & Leadership coach. Facilitator. Leadership Development

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone thinking of developing their coaching skills as a leader or professional coach.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone thinking of developing their coaching skills as a leader or professional coach. Stacey is so organised, efficient and aware of your energy levels. The course is so well laid out, so easy to use and follow, with so much incredibly good content that I started using immediately in my own practice. I got more out of these 5 days than I could of hoped for.

Tracey Mathers
Tracey Mathers
Managing Director, Tracey Mathers Pty. Ltd

Stacey is a consummate professional, experienced executive coach, trainer and mentor.

I have worked with Stacey over many years, in various capacities. Stacey is a consummate professional, experienced executive coach, trainer and mentor. Stacey is highly regarded for her expertise in the leadership and coaching profession and brings great depth, insight and heart to all she does. If you are lucky enough to work with Stacey, you will be forever changed for the better!

Tracey McMenamin
Tracey McMenamin
Executive Director, HR Transformation / Workforce Relations at Northern Territory Government

I highly recommend The Coaching Leader to anyone who is leading in any capacity or has a passion to lead.

I highly recommend The Coaching Leader to anyone who is leading in any capacity or has a passion to lead. After 5 intensive days, I have the foundational skills to help people come up with solutions that they have been able to find themselves to a multitude of different scenarios.

Tanya Doody
Tanya Doody
Group Leader & Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO

I have learnt so much from Stacey.

Stacey recently trained me in Cert IV Business and Workplace Coaching.

Stacey presented the information in a cohesive and progressive manner applying the ideal combination of learning and practice. I can honestly say that every minute was completely valuable.

Stacey is engaging, patient and present. She provides stabilising support both during and following the course. Stacey gives time for each person to ask questions and provides answers that are meaningful and insightful whilst also keeping the momentum and pace of the information flow.

I have learnt so much from Stacey and feel very confident my knowledge and experience will continue to grow as I continue to engage with her.

Katerina Blazek
Katerina Blazek, Scrum Master, Customer Decisioning & Insights
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Working with Stacey was delightful, she is professional, thoughtful and considered in her approach which contributed to a very successful webinar.

Stacey recently agreed to take part in the University of Sydney Business School’s inaugural webinar in the Business Not as Usual series.

Working with Stacey was delightful, she is professional, thoughtful and considered in her approach which contributed to a very successful webinar. Stacey contributed her thought leadership on Career Challenges, Changes and Choices and how the different styles and approaches to leadership show up when managing yourself and your teams.

Feedback from the webinar was extremely positive with some commenting that “Stacey was insightful and helpful with practical advice and tips” and “an excellent speaker with a great perspective on the topic and really enjoyed hearing her thoughts on women leaders during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Fiona O'Sullivan
Fiona O'Sullivan
Director, External Engagement and International at The University of Sydney Business School

Within 15 mins spent with her, I had an action plan in place that I could immediately implement.

Stacey’s coaching style is reassuring, practical and above all very effective. Within 15 mins spent with her, I had an action plan in place that I could immediately implement.

Stacey is also a really noble and humble human being and loves to give back in any way she can! Her 1000Leaders program was incredible. I shared it with my colleagues at Megaport at a fraction of the price. It was educational, pragmatic and effective. Her passion to make leadership skills training accessible to as many professionals as possible is admirable.

I’d highly recommend Stacey as a coach and facilitator! She is awesome!

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Helen Storckmeijer
People and Culture Director at Megaport

We will continue to always request and recommend Stacey for speaker sessions in future.

It was an absolute delight to have Stacey as our Guest of Honor at WBLC 2020, she was outstanding! We received more useful tips about leadership during the session. Stacey really knows what she’s talking about! The trick is to continuously try and put these leadership concepts into practice. Thank you for such an insightful session. We will continue to always request and recommend Stacey for speaker sessions in future.

Dr. Shweta Singh
Dr. Shweta Singh
Founder, Ennoble IP | State President, Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

If you want authentic, practical and expert then Stacey is the lead you want to work with.

Stacey has an extensive and comprehensive handle on the complexity of coaching for agile improvement. Her sharp and responsive workshops take participants quickly and with humorous twists into real world applications of powerful techniques. If you want authentic, practical and expert then Stacey is the person you want to work with.

Paul-Clapton-Caputo
Paul Clapton-Caputo, Leadership Development, Learning Techniques, Learning Improvement

Stacey’s highly skilled coaching ability enabled me to take my leadership to a new level.

I have had the pleasure of working with Stacey in a series of personal coaching opportunities and at an organisational level in which Stacey was engaged to deliver a personalised coaching course for a number of school leaders, pedagogical leaders and classroom teachers. Stacey’s extensive knowledge, practicality and willingness to deliver to meet the varied needs of her clients was outstanding. At a personal level, Stacey’s highly skilled coaching ability enabled me to take my leadership to a new level. Her ability to stretch and support my leadership ensured I achieved outstanding outcomes for all members of my school community. I love working with Stacey and have ensured all members of my executive leadership team now have ‘Coaching with Stacey’ at least every 30 days.

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Ben Kidd, Principal
Department of Education & Training (QLD)

I’ve been fortunate to have Stacey as a coach for a year now and she has been terrific.

I’ve been fortunate to have Stacey as a coach for a year now and she has been terrific. Her approach to guiding me through any problem or issue I might be facing was extremely helpful, providing me with useful questions to consider and tools and frameworks to utilise. Stacey is professional and friendly and I’ve felt entirely confident with her support.

David Ireland
David Ireland
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Innovation Consultant

If you get the chance to work with her, jump at it!

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Stacey over the past 6 months. She is a wonderful coach with an ability to guide you though problems and help you develop the tools you need to achieve your goals. She is very professional and a great support. If you get the chance to work with her, jump at it!

Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes, Senior Legal Council
AccorHotels

Stacey comes with a rare combination of great subject matter expertise and amazing ability to connect with people.

Stacey comes with a rare combination of great subject matter expertise and amazing ability to connect with people. Her clarity on topics like leadership, coaching and managing change is extraordinary. Along with it she is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure her clients get lots of value and elevate themselves. I wish Stacey tremendous success in all that she undertakes. Her work is highly recommended.

Hima Pravin
Hima Pravin
Founder & CEO - Meraqi Consulting | John Mattone Certified Leadership Coach | Speaker

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