There is one word I would use to describe how it made me feel –
The pandemic clouded my headspace, I lost my vision and my mojo. In just one hour, Stacey inspired and motivated me to get back on track with my life journey, to recognise progress, have compassion for myself, take action and create opportunities for my future. She reminded me I am in control, and being positive is a choice – one that I can choose to make each day.
She spoke about the psychology of choosing positivity, recognising and appreciating the journey, and put life into perspective by enlightening me with the negative to positive ratio.
I’d definitely recommend Stacey as a leadership expert, someone who is highly experienced with transformational and adaptive leadership, coaching, mentoring and motivational speaking.
At a time where leaders are struggling to keep themselves and their people motivated and engaged, Stacey is able to provide simple yet effective tools to help lead ourselves and our teams, while building a collaborative approach that is focused on the celebrations of success, whilst in the journey.
Her facilitation of the virtual session was authentic and engaging. She really made you feel like you were in a room with just her and a handful of others – even though there were more than 120 of us online!
Thank you Stacey for helping me find my mojo!
I so connected with this story in many ways – from sitting around the open fire with my Grandfather, sharing his stories about what he had done on the farm that day, to walking into my Father’s family homestead and seeing the fresh milk sitting on top of the fridge with the crocheted milk topper. To spending countless afternoons with my Mum and talking through everything – from world affairs, to what’s happening with the neighbour’s, to what I wanted to do with my life, to listen to her open mindedness and being ahead of her times in many ways – the little things that we all take for granted especially now that we are restricted with many things in our lives.
Your note was a timely reminder today – lots of things changing hour by hour, many things out of my control, and it has been incessant so thank you from the bottom of my heart – you gave me pause to remember all that I have to be grateful for.
A strong believer in my capability, even when I doubted myself. A woman who always took the time to check if I was OK no matter how many competing priorities she had of her own.
A woman who taught me to have an open mind and open heart. To challenge boundaries, to question what’s possible, and not be afraid to learn from my mistakes.
This wonderful woman is you Stacey Ashley, and I thought it very important to take the time, whilst sipping an English Breakfast tea and eating an Anzac Biscuit, to tell you how wonderful and thoughtful you are and say thank you.
This program has given me valuable tools for me to be able to succeed in my CFO role and, I have learnt how to inspire and motivate myself and the teams around me.
I also have re-identified the purpose of my role within the Company and have also developed skills to lead systemic change and to be the trusted expert and advisor to the MD, the Board, peers, and external stakeholders.
The success of this program has given significant improvements in my leadership skills, and it has also improved collaboration between my team, peers and my manager.
I particularly enjoyed the one-to-one coaching where I could speak honestly about problems I have faced in my role and Stacey gave me ideas and tools to overcome and succeed against them.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Stacey during this time and the skills, knowledge, ideas that we discussed will be useful for many years.
I encourage leaders, regardless of their experience, to engage with Stacey through all her platforms for ideas and insights to elevate their leadership practice.
I learned a lot at The Coaching Leader Origin Workshop, but the section on Corporate Cascade really stood out for me.
The workshop group was large enough to have diverse opinions, yet small enough that is felt intimate and personal. I learned new things, and also a new way to explain concepts I already understood but was struggling to explain to others.
It was a great workshop!
It was absolutely fantastic! Stacey is so organised, efficient and aware of your energy levels. She seemed to know when to break, when to change from learning to coaching and instead of drained at the end of each day, I was so energised. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone thinking of developing their coaching skills as a leader or professional coach.
So a little about what I loved about Stacey’s style. She has had a huge life experience, so her knowledge and stories to help you relate to different circumstances and outcomes were very valuable. She’s incredibly good at what she does, she is patient, empathetic, encouraging and gives such good feedback to help you be the best you can be. She has a great sense of humour which is important to me as I don’t do boring, it takes the fun away for me.
The course is so well laid out, so easy to use and follow, 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 and I thank Stacey very much for making it such an enjoyable experience. I would recommend Stacey as 5 out of 5 stars if there is such a rating.
While Stacey is very professional, she is also authentic with a great sense of humour and generous with her thoughts and knowledge. The opportunity to meet different people in vastly different fields has also been wonderful and highly valuable. I have been very energised to continue to grow as a coaching leader!
Her warmth and connection one on one is extraordinary, she helps you see yourself and take action.
On stage, her energy escalates to deliver the same take-action impact at scale.
This is certainly a must-have book if you’re serious about becoming a new leader.
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.”
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!
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.
The compass sessions are not to be missed. The learning from others is mind-blowing. As Stacey coaches others from difficulties I am yet to experience. ( I am sure I will go back to these session notes for advice. ) To other problems so similar to mine currently I have been able to do some of the suggestions that come out of these. Then there is the time spent on my issues, the help from that has allowed me to find the courage I never knew I had.
I have also attended Stacey’s webinars and training sessions in Sydney. I have gained so much knowledge around coaching and mentoring. These should be a prerequisite for anyone leading a team.
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.
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.
She has, both in person and as a voice I pull from memory, helped me over the years to:
- Really push myself to grow by actively and consciously unlearning in order to learn;
- Re-acquaint myself with my natural values and strengths to make deliberate choices in identifying my purpose and next steps in my career; and
- Gain the confidence to come out of corporate and start my own business by being an amazing role model and mentor.
I can’t thank Stacey enough for the positive and lasting impact that she has had on me.