I have had the incredible opportunity to work with Stacey as my professional coach over the last 9 months. It has been a roller coaster of a challenge at work and with Stacey’s guidance and skill I feel I have been able to keep my head above water and make better and more informed decisions. We can all work hard and fulfil our leadership roles but with the help of Stacey I think I have been able to rise to the challenges and perform with more purpose, and focus. I highly recommend investing in yourself to enable you to reflect and continue to grow in your professional world. Thank you so much, Stacey.

Dr Lucy ReedDeputy Executive Director of Medical Services
Dr Stacey Ashley delivered an outstanding presentation on “The 3 Keys to Great Leadership During Turbulence and Emergency” at our recent Women in Business event hosted by Macpherson Kelley.

What stood out to me was Dr Ashley’s dynamic speaking style, which effortlessly captured the attention of the audience throughout the entire session. Her delivery was both confident and engaging, making complex leadership concepts relatable to everyone in the room. We received lots of positive feedback from our guests and Dr Ashley’s presentation left attendees equipped with practical strategies to enhance their leadership skills, particularly during times of uncertainty and crisis.

I highly recommend Dr Ashley as a speaker for any event or organisation seeking an exceptional leadership expert. She was the perfect speaker for our luncheon and her professionalism ensured that all arrangements in the lead up to the event and on the day ran smoothly. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Dr Ashley again in the future.

Christina CavallaroSpecial Counsel at Macpherson Kelley
I was fortunate enough to have the great pleasure in working with Dr Stacey Ashley recently as she was a guest speaker for our Women in Business client lunch event in Sydney hosted by Macpherson Kelley. Stacey gave up her time pre the event to have a couple of meetings with us to run through the event details and fine-tune the presentation style.

Stacey was professional and an asset to our lunch sharing invaluable insights on ‘The 3 keys to great leadership during turbulence and emergency’. Myself, my colleagues and the clients took a lot away from her presentation. You could see the passion Stacey has for what she does and how much she enjoys sharing her knowledge and networking with those around her.

I would absolutely recommend Dr Ashley for future events and look forward to the opportunity to work together again.

Melissa DavidsonBD / Marketing Co-ordinator at Macpherson Kelley
We invited Stacey Ashley to run a half day MBTI workshop with our Executive Team, for which we had a big agenda to deliver in four short hours.

Pre workshop, Stacey’s team were very professional and organised. Throughout the workshop Stacey had an engaging style and was able to quickly develop rapport to deliver a quality and thought provoking experience. Stacey was knowledgeable, with great insights and kept us on track whilst delivering, within the broader context of our two day program, the outcomes we were after.

I highly recommend Stacey and her team, they were a pleasure to work with.

Juanita GravesHead of Human Resources, Actron Air
I had the opportunity to work with Stacey to organise a workshop for our team earlier this year. Stacey ran a two-day workshop that focused on understanding individual strengths and developing coaching skills in the workplace where we were thoroughly impressed by her knowledge, expertise, and ability to engage and inspire.

Stacey’s approach to coaching was very practical and focused on tangible, everyday results. She shared a range of tools, techniques, and best practices for effective coaching that were relevant and applicable to our team’s specific needs and challenges. She also encouraged active participation and collaboration throughout the workshop, which made the experience highly interactive and engaging.

Since understanding personalities in the group, our team has experienced a number of positive outcomes. The team is now confident in its ability to coach and to offer support in a wider environment; grown in communication and collaboration and now operates with a developed sense of openness and transparency in everyday tasks and discussions.

I would highly recommend Stacey as a mentor and coach. Her expertise and passion for coaching are contagious and have made a significant impact on our team’s development and success.

I will definitely be working with Stacey in the future to strengthen teams, coaches and leaders.

Divyan AhimazStrategy Manager - Community Development at East Arnhem Regional Council
Dr Stacey Ashley CSP ran “how to coach” workshops with the Stepping Stone House leadership team bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the workshops and was able to deliver high-quality training to our team.

What impressed me the most about Stacey was her ability to engage with learners and create an interactive environment that allowed for maximum participation and learning. She is skilled at delivering complex information in a clear and tangible manner, making it easy for our team to understand and apply in their work.

Stacey was always reliable and professional in her approach, showing a great deal of flexibility to accommodate our needs throughout the training process.

I highly recommend Stacey as a training facilitator and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.

Jason JureticCEO, Stepping Stone House
Dr Ashley delivered a fabulous keynote for our International Women’s Day lunch on Big Leadership. Her enthusiasm on the subject inspired loads of discussion amongst the attendees about the leadership actions required to achieve gender equality within the accounting profession. Dr Ashley was the perfect choice of speaker for our event, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Sonia GibsonFounder & Director, Accounting Heart
I am thrilled to recommend Stacey for her exceptional leadership and facilitation skills. I had the pleasure of working with Stacey during our annual leadership development event, and I was truly impressed with her expertise and approach.

Stacey’s ability to engage our team was unparalleled. Her program generated the most engagement I have ever seen from our team during a learning experience. The concepts and strategies she shared are now being actively used by our leaders in their day-to-day activities, and the positive approaches she employed throughout the program were loved by everyone.

Stacey’s professionalism, supportiveness, inclusivity, and flexibility were remarkable. Her genuine care for the development of our team was evident in her every interaction. As a result, our team now feels more equipped to face the day-to-day challenges of their roles and more importantly lead in a new way ensuring the organisation continues to grow.

Furthermore, within just a month, the program led by Stacey has already shown a significant return on investment. As a team, we are excited to continue working with Stacey to build on this strong foundation and further develop our leaders.

I wholeheartedly recommend Stacey for any leadership development initiatives. She is a true professional who brings immense value to any team or organisation she works with.

Andrew WalshDirector of Community Development at East Arnhem Regional Council
A cohesive, easy-to-understand (and apply) read!

Plenty of practical ideas and reminders of how to turn everyday moments into moments of possibility!

I really liked the prompt to turn everyday reflections for myself and my team into helpful and focused leadership experiences. I’ll be keeping my dog-eared copy close by!

Mel DaviesOrganisational Change Specialist, Department of Premier & Cabinet, Tasmania
We all know how instrumental an MC plays in a world-class conference, and it’s a world-class international coaching conference. As chair for APAC2022 which was held virtually on December 9-10, I felt privileged and lucky in choosing Stacey as our MC, and she performed her role extraordinarily well: natural, calm, prepared, controlled, pointed, and exhibiting a profound self-confidence. With her indispensable contribution, the conference has been hailed as a sweeping success. Thank you Stacey for helping make the event tick and for our great partnership!
Gary WangCEO at Mindspan
Stacey has been a fantastic MC for APAC2022 International Coaching Conference on Dec 9-10, 2022, the largest-scale ever coaching conference in APAC history. Her presence, professionalism, calmness, flexibility, and her natural-born talent interacting with audience, have contributed a lot to the success of the conference. She has done a fabulous job facilitating our 4 keynote sessions and two panel sessions. I would like to express our deep gratitude to Stacey on behalf of APAC2022 Organization Committee, and recommend her as a highly-qualified MC for big events.
Sandy ChenExecutive Coach & Leadership Consultant
I can highly recommend Stacey as an expert speaker on the subject of leadership. She presented to a team of highly experienced business owners and CEO’s, all of whom gained a great deal from her experience and insights.
Vince Lendrum
Vince LendrumCEO & Business Owner, Vince Lendrum Pty Ltd
We engaged Stacey as a guest speaker for a small group of our senior leaders at a Regional workshop we ran recently and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. Her communication from the moment the enquiry was sent online was incredible – from personal phone calls, consultations and programs sent to us promptly. She supported our planning in the lead up to the workshop and was in regular communication to ensure we were all on the same page.

She tailored the program to support our specific needs and the topics she covered were relevant to the current climate many leaders are working in. Our group left armed with tangible actions we could implement in both our work life and personal life. It has changed the way we work and think – thank you Stacey!

Sim Dhillon
Sim DhillonRegional Talent & Culture Manager, Accor Hotels
I had the privilege of working with Dr Stacey during the Recruitment & Talent Acquisition APAC last month. She was fantastic to work with and her knowledge and experience in leadership and coaching is nothing short of impressive. Our audience was very engaged with her presentation on the Great Resignation vs the Great Re-evaluation with a flow of questions being asked. I look forward to working with her again!
Rekha Kaur
Rekha KaurDigital Conference Producer, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition APAC
We spend years developing our domain expertise and the process of management. Think about this – how much time do leaders spend learning what coaching is and how to coach? Yet – it is a fundamental and multiplying leadership skill. Can recommend working with Stacey as a place to start developing your own coaching skills, and those of all your leaders.
Todd Coates
Todd CoatesPeer Advisory Group Chair, The Executive Connection
Working with Stacey has been a pleasure. Both she and her team are very professional, organised and deliver a high quality experience. Stacey has great insights and a very good commercial understanding of business, which was very helpful when she was working with our operational business leaders and individual contributors. I highly recommend Stacey and her team.
Marissa Turner
Marissa TurnerHR Business Partner at Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Stacey’s style and experience was a really good fit for our organisation. A full day of workshops, conversations and activity with Stacey inspired our female leaders to reach their full potential.

Working with Stacey has also helped identify some of the challenges our women are facing, providing the opportunity for us to be more informed and proactive so we can support women in our organisation in an even better way.

Clarissa Fraser
Clarissa FraserHR Advisory Lead at Northrop Consulting Engineers
Thank you, Stacey, for providing a really useful and productive service for the Commonwealth Department of Health.

The workshop which you facilitated for us was a very important occasion, bringing together 27 of our colleagues from across Australia, many of whom had never met face-to-face. This was an opportunity for our team to discuss our individual strengths and motivations in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Myers Briggs workshop that you designed and delivered for us met our expectations and attendees spoke highly of the experience.

In the end, we all left the workshop having a much clearer understanding of our individual strengths, passions, and where we can add value as a member of a team.

ACT Health
Lara NormanAssistant Director Indigenous Policy and Communication Section
Stacey Ashley was engaged by Northrop to be a panelist at not only our whole company conference but also to deliver our women in leadership conference in March and April this year. I had the pleasure of working with Stacey on the delivery for both, and can say with confidence, that her expertise in leadership coaching is invaluable to any organisation wanting to both inspire and inform their people.

Dr Ashley’s seminar on ‘The Female Superpower’, delivered to a room of Northrop’s emerging female leaders, was powerful in that it provided insights into the skills and tools women can utilise to help them step up into positions they could potentially be overlooked for.

Her sessions are both informative and engaging, I highly recommend her services to any company that is looking to bolster their people and give them the best chance for success in their careers.

Natalie Ekins Butler
Natalie Ekins ButlerBusiness Support Manager at Northrop Consulting Engineers
Stacey’s session on Change at the Middle Managers Online Muster was expert, engaging and down to earth. Not only providing trusted concepts but how they can be applied in the ever changing world managers and leaders need to manoeuvre daily. Engaging Stacey to be part of the event was easy from start to finish, a true professional. I highly recommend!
Sally Foley Lewis
Sally Foley LewisMiddle Management & Self-Leadership Expert
I began working with Stacey by attending a couple of her webinars. This led me to her books and more webinars. What Stacey said, and the tools she provided when she said it, as I try to be a Leader to 20+ staff, resonated with me. “Lead Yourself First” became a foundation for me. Also, out-of-the-blue, Stacey gave me a call to enquire about my key areas of focus in leading and if her webinar had assisted.

Stacey and I discussed ideas for a foundational building block program across the three teams, to help the managers lead their team and assist in leading the combined branch. Stacey put together a package of individual coaching for the 3 managers plus a high-power-team building block series of workshops. These ran from July to November and were a resounding success for the managers, the teams and to assist me in setting the tone.

I cannot speak more highly enough of Stacey’s collaborative approach, her ability to listen and hear what is required. Then her ability to design and deliver a fit-4-team program.

I would personally recommend Stacey and would encourage leaders to reach out, attend a webinar, read one of her books and see what resonates!!

Thom Thornton
Thom ThorntonDirector Audit, Risk & Compliance, NSW DCJ
I am a raving fan of Doctor Stacey Ashley and absolutely thrilled that I have found a great mentor!

In my role of being a Learning and Development Enthusiast, I use a lot of her Training Materials for self-enhancement and learnings.

She is a catalyst of change, an influencer who makes positive impact by globally uplifting the capabilities of Leaders, and this was witnessed recently when I had invited her to be a Guest Speaker/Mentor to our Organization Culture Change Agents Club which we operate in Fiji to support Trainers across our country.

The participants were fascinated by the incredible mentoring and coaching provided by Dr Stacey.

Thank you for Building Humans around the universe and allowing us to show up with authenticity.

Looking forward to engaging with you more and becoming a better version of me!

Altaab Khan
Altaab KhanSenior Manager Learning & Capability, Human Resources, Raffe Hotels & Resort
Stacey collaborated with the Change Management Institute (CMI) to deliver a session on ‘First Lead Yourself’. Her focus on people first (as leaders of ourselves) and insights accompanying this resonated and was well received by the diverse range of change management practitioners in our community. Thanks, Stacey for your generous work and always a pleasure to work together!
Yuxi Pan
Yuxi PanChange Management Institute, NSW Co-Lead
What a fantastically successful session!  So practical, engaging and positive – great content, Stacey.  I absolutely loved your conversation at the end of the session, so natural and resonated with the audience.
Eugenia Postoenko
Eugenia PostoenkoProfessional Development Consultant, Education & Learning, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
A four part powerful series to our leaders delivering on leading possibility. Stacey’s ease and approach with the virtual space made for an engaging and inspiring session which allowed us to stream across the Pacific. Her knowledge of the subject and ability to bring leaders with her throughout the four, 1 hour sessions as they navigated leading themselves in our current world, provided an extraordinary platform to create change and grow capability.
Kay Goodman
Kay GoodmanDirector, Accor Academy & Talent Development, Pacific
Stacey recently spoke at our 15th Annual Smart Procurement World Indaba – what a powerful leadership presentation. Stacey is certainly one of the best leadership coaches around and an excellent keynote speaker – with strong interpersonal skills that make it easy to connect with the audience. She’s a master facilitator and will train effectively on any leadership and strategic topics. World-Class Indeed!
Mediacy Mudekwa
Mediacy MudekwaHead of Content at Smart Procurement World
Having Stacey as one of our panelists for the Women in Finance and Investment Leadership Summit was indeed great!

As a leadership expert and speaker, she has professionalism at the very core and her presentation and insights were spot on. I absolutely admired the way she used graphs and illustrations to simplify matters. She has good interactive skills with the audience as well. Stacey’s expertise on social media and content can only be matched by her wit, which helps make every interaction with her a glowing experience.

I would love to recommend Stacey – She is a well-known speaker and expert of the field that definitely helps her clients achieve their goals.

Dikshita Awotarowa
Dikshita AwotarowaFounder & President at Women in Finance & Investment Network
This was great – such a well-run/delivered live online session. I now know how to make the best of my sabbatical, simplified my focus to the areas that matter most to me, and have some clear actions steps moving forward. I also have some new leadership models to add to my toolkit and insights into what is happening in the world right now and what’s needed. Thank you, Stacey.
Kate Chandraratnam
Kate ChandraratnamLead Learning Designer, Chartered Accountants ANZ
Stacey’s online coaching course offers quality and insightful information delivered in a highly convenient way. Feedback and answers to questions are delivered promptly. I have no hesitation recommending this valuable course to those who want to enhance their coaching skills in a convenient and supportive environment.
Tania Schaller
Tania SchallerMaster Teacher, Education Queensland
I read Show Up21 over the weekend and it provided me a couple of good reminders given the turbulent period we have been through over the past 18 months.  Specifically, it reminded me about fostering connection, which I have let lapse with parts of my network over the past 18 months.  Also, block out the noise.  There has been so much noise and it is interesting that whilst I have been reinforcing to my people to block out the noise, I have let more in than I should have. So thank you for the reminders. This is a valuable resource and I think will become dog-eared as a reinforcement mechanism.  It also validates the point that there is value in simplicity – there is no need to write a 300 page treatise when a short sharp message can be presented.
Jordan Gibbons
Jordan GibbonsManaging Director, Assure Worldwide
I recently attended one of Stacey’s sessions “Leading Possibility – Choosing Positive”

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!

Michelle Bonilla
Michelle BonillaGuest Relations & Club Sofitel Manager
I just wanted to say thank you for my afternoon tea which has just arrived.

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.

Joleen Hurst
Joleen HurstGeneral Manager, Accor Hotels
I remember my first mentor… a wonderful manager, leader, mother and friend.

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.

Samantha Sutton
Samantha SuttonSenior Change Manager, QBE Insurance
I have completed the program Leading Possibility for CFOs in 2021 with Stacey.

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.

Rachael Pope
Rachael PopeChief Financial Officer, Century Engineering
I really like how you intertwine emotion with direction, it means a lot to me to hear a leader say that, I don’t believe it is referenced enough in the workplace.
Paula Laing
Paula LaingHuman Resources Manager, Mildura Airport
I have attended several Stacey’s workshops over the last few years, I have always found them to be engaging and full of practical hints and tips. In 2020, I enrolled in Stacey’s 5 day ‘The Coaching Leader’ program, of course with COVID, the delivery had to be moved to an online platform. I am willing to admit, I was very hesitant to complete the program online as in other programs I have struggled to maintain my focus. Stacey encouraged me to try and I can say I was really surprised at how well the program ran. Stacey is always an engaging presenter and she lost none of her energy through the Zoom medium. Stacey is incredibly organised and observant making sure she switches delivery up or adds extra breaks if the participants (read me) started to show fatigue. The depth and breadth of Stacey’s experience provides for completely relatable stories, anecdotes and scenarios to explore. The models provided throughout the program are simple, logical, practical and accessible, they instantly translate into actions you can implement in your own daily practice. Additionally, throughout the program, Stacey models the behaviours you are learning and allows plenty of time for practice to help embed the learning and the transition from knowing to doing.

I encourage leaders, regardless of their experience, to engage with Stacey through all her platforms for ideas and insights to elevate their leadership practice.

Kim Binstead
Kim BinsteadSenior Advisor Learning & Development, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
I have worked with Stacey over the last few years. She has presented to our members a few times and most recently being at the International Women’s Day event. She has this knack of connecting with audience easily and deliver the message effectively. Our members were very impressed with her ability to deliver real life lessons in simple manner. Thanks Stacey for sharing valuable learning with our members. Much appreciated!!!
Madan Jangra
Madan JangraVice Chairman, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Australia Chapter
I have worked with Stacey for a number of years and she has been a facilitator in my Coaching training, my coach and my coaching mentor. At all times Stacey has been knowledgeable, professional and really useful for providing guidance and direction in my coaching journey. Her webcasts and books constantly provide me with insight and are excellent reference points when I am seeking solutions to my own leadership questions or supporting others in their leadership growth.
Edward Pearce
Edward PearceHR and L&D professional, Mentor and Executive Coach
Stacey has deep business experience gained from her years as a professional which she translates seemlessly and effortlessly into her training and coaching. This enabled a much deeper learning experience for all participants as we could take examples from her practical applications and apply to our own personal experiences. I really appreciate the regular post-learning check ins, which give the opportunity for feedback and clarifications as we progress in our journey.
Jacclyn Nautiyal
Jacclyn NautiyalExecutive Coach & Consultant, Ronik Consulting Services
The Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC) had the absolute joy of Stacey Ashley as one of our esteemed speakers at the recent APAC Coaching Fiesta on 6 December 2020. Stacey shared on Leading Possibilities, giving coaches and leaders very practical principles and frameworks to lead their tribes forward. Stacey was professional and suave, a role-model in what she preaches. I highly recommend her as a speaker and mentor to leaders.
Irene Chia PCC
Irene Chia, PCCExecutive Director & OD Coach at Whitespace Management Consulting Pte. Ltd.
Had the pleasure of paticipating in a series of coaching trainings led by Stacey as part of Master Teacher program. Learning to lead yourself first is key to leading others and learning this from Stacey has been invaluable to my growth and leadership performance.
Michelle HampsonDean of College | Educator | Change Agent
Stacey was recently invited to our HR Virtual Summit PH.
Her topic on Leading High Performance During Turbulence was very informative and she is really a genius and will make you realize there are so much more amazing things that we can do during this challenging time.

Aside from great learnings, we can’t thank her enough for her generosity as she gave free copies of her eBooks for the delegates too. She is really amazing! It was a pleasure working with her and hearing her present.

JM Matienzo
JM MatienzoFounder & Chairman, ARIVA Academy
First Lead Yourself is a great book for first time leaders. Anyone promoting people into their first leadership role should consider giving this to their new leader as part of setting them up for success.
Kerry Pronk
Kerry PronkCustomer Director, Versent
The When to Coach in the Workplace webcast really helped me feel empowered to have some coaching conversations with my team.
Store Manager, Camilla
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!

Chantal Atkinson
Chantal AtkinsonFinance and Human Resources Manager, Capital Veneering
I have just finished 5 days of training with Stacey Ashley on The Coaching Leader program to become a qualified coach. It is such a pleasure to write this testimonial for Stacey as I enjoyed the 5 days so much. Usually, this is a 5-day intense course done in Sydney, but due to Covid and no travel, Stacey turned it into an online program, which if I am honest I was a little nervous about. I wondered how I would go on a screen, so focused as there is a lot of content to take in for 8 hours at a time.

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.

Tracey Mathers
Tracey MathersManaging Director, Tracey Mathers Pty Ltd
I highly recommend The Coaching Leader to anyone who is leading in any capacity or has a passion to lead. My initial intention in undertaking the program was really about personal growth with the hope that I might glean a few insights to help me feel more confident in leading people. However, the information and tools and skills I have developed have far exceeded my expectations. 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.

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!

Tanya Doody
Tanya DoodyGroup Leader & Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
Stacey is incredibly insightful!

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.

Catherine Nolan
Cath NolanCEO, Big Goals Group Pty Ltd
I did some coaching training with Stacey many years ago. She is a real team player with heaps of practical experience so I strongly recommend her coaching practice, her keynote and motivational speaking and her books are excellent (I’ve read them all). She is a passionate and committed professional coach.
Mike Cameron
Mike CameronAuthor, Keynote speaker, Professional Certified Coach
Stacey is both an amazing coach and mentor. She is an inspirational woman who lives the ethos of what is expected of a fabulous coach. She is an experienced and talented trainer, and brings out the best in the students… and her books continue to challenge and inspire. I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn and develop with her.
Lauren Zaja
Lauren ZajaDirector, Procurement Advice and Support Australian Public Service
Stacey Ashley has provided me with education, support, encouragement and inspiration in workplace coaching and leadership for many years. Since undertaking her Diploma in Workplace and Business Coaching, participating in her excellent webinars and other learning events, to reading her leadership books, Stacey continues to challenge me to lift my leadership and coaching game. I thoroughly recommend Stacey to any leader who wants to embed coaching into their worklife and take their leadership practice to the next level. Thanks Stacey and I look forward to your next book.
Shaun Kelly
Shaun KellySystems and Data Analyst/Developer, IP Australia
Stacey Ashley was a guest on my “Vibrant Leadership Podcast.” She was informative, a thought leader and FUN. She has serious genius and can help you do amazing things. Check out her profile and her books on Amazon. Thanks Stacey for your time and energy to join the VIBRANT Leadership Podcast we treasure your contributions.
Nicole Greer
Nicole GreerExecutive Leadership & Business Coach, Host of Vibrant Leadership Podcast
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 PravinFounder & CEO - Meraqi Consulting | John Mattone Certified Leadership Coach | Speaker
I recently had Stacey as a Guest on my Made For More podcast. Stacey generously shared her time and expertise on leadership and coaching. I absolutely loved interviewing Stacey, she’s a highly skilled executive coach who gets real results for her clients. Congratulations on the new book too. Thank you.
Ally Nitschke
Ally NitschkeLeadership Coach & Educator | Speaker | Facilitator
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 up levelled my leadership ability.
I really enjoyed the lay out of this book. It was easy to follow with clear steps and practical advice that could be used and implemented immediately.
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 SimsHead of Corporate Strategy and Enabling Services at Defence Housing Australia
Stacey is a wonderful webinar presenter and knows exactly how to engage the audience online. She is a knowledgable speaker and shared some great frameworks and tips that can be applied to a multitude of situations. Great to work with her and hear her present.
Jasmine Huang
Jasmine HuangMarketing & Events Coordinator at Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
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 PollinoPrincipal Research Scientist at CSIRO
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'SullivanDirector, External Engagement and International at The University of Sydney Business School
Stacey was a marvelous Podcast guest on my ‘Unshakeable Leadership’ podcast. Jam-packed with practical tips and tools. Many thanks, Stacey!
Bruce Ross
Bruce RossExecutive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Executive Director at Flowpreneur
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!

Helen StorckmeijerPeople and Culture Director at Megaport
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 HobsonActing General Manager Finance
I first met Stacey in March after she agreed to speak at my “Women in Leadership 2019” event in May. She was a pleasure to communicate with and was always responsive and the event went down without a hitch with over 100 senior women in attendance. Stacey’s talk/presentation on “Lessons in Leadership” was clear and informative but still showed her personality and humour. I received feedback from the audience on how great they thought it was and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Georgia Cohen
Georgia CohenAccount Manager at M&T Resources
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 McMenaminExecutive Director, HR Transformation / Workforce Relations at Northern Territory Government
Given Stacey’s expertise in leadership, executive coaching and change we invited her to chair HRD Magazine’s HR Tech Summit. She was delightful to work with in the lead up to the event, and expertly led the discussion on Your tech journey: questions to ask before purchasing HR Tech. She is an engaging speaker, adept at encouraging audience participation and able to roll with the flow of an event. She is energetic and insightful, and uses real life examples to ensure the content is relevant and meaningful for the audience. We would be delighted to work with her again.
Stephanie Campanale
Stephanie CampanaleConference & Events Department Manager at Key Media Pty Ltd
I engaged Stacey to facilitate a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop for my team and it was one of the best training sessions I have ever been involved in. Stacey was prompt, professional and insightful and I would highly recommend a workshop like this for any manager looking to better understand the working styles of their team and better leverage the strengths of diverse personality types.
Daniel Bambagiotti
Daniel BambagiottiHead of Analytics & Data Science at Zippay
There is no better, clear cut, simple strategy to changing yourself for the better than Stacey’s First Lead Yourself program. Reading books to inspire yourself is important but actually doing what you need to do to to make change, that’s paramount. Not only have I become a more effective coworker, I have also become a better husband and father. I am able to control how much presence I have instead of hoping I’m more present. I am more organized and less reactive than I have ever been. I am grateful to Stacey for teaching me how to change my life for the better. Thanks to Stacey’s program, I found my confidence and the wherewithal to plan my career transition and be ruthlessly disciplined to go after it. I secured a job that most people thought I was crazy to go for and I’m excited to continue using the tools she has given me to continue the career path I have set for myself.
Noe Cisneros
Noe M. CisnerosMusic Educator & Certified Scrum Master
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 BlazekScrum Master & Executive Coach
As a result of your coaching Stacey, I wish to thank you for enabling me to step up into a strategic change leadership role. Your First Lead Yourself program was key in preparing me for this. Your pragmatic approach made it easy for me to take action, focus on what I do best, and take responsibility for how I show up each day. I am a better leader today because of the FLY program and continued coaching I receive.
Samantha Sutton
Samantha SuttonChange Manager at Allianz
CPA Australia has engaged Stacey several times to speak at various conferences around the country. Every time I’ve been to one of her presentations, I’ve walked away with fresh pearls of wisdom that she has shared. Stacey’s online community is also fantastic and I always encourage people to sign up to it. I am very much looking forward to reading The New Leader.
Bernadette Smyth
Bernadette SmythFinance and Accounting Professional
I’ve just read Stacey’s book ‘The New Leader’. There’s always a temptation to think that having been performing leadership roles for a reasonable period that a book for the ‘New Leader’ is perhaps not a natural choice. Alas, it most certainly is and I would challenge that even a CEO with a career’s worth of leadership under their belt wouldn’t gain a few great reminders, tips and actions from this straight-forward, succinct and easy-to-read book. It was genuinely excellent and a great source of fresh inspiration on a number of fronts.
Karen Pezzutto
Karen PezzuttoSenior Manager, Operational Excellence at Westpac
1000leaders initiative has been a fabulous experience so far. From the time I came to know about the program to registering myself and then going through Learning Chapters, attending Compass Sessions – been a delightful journey. Communication from Stacey and her team has been prompt and detailed. Learning Chapters are well planned and not too long or too short. Compass sessions have been interactive. There have always been takeaways for me from the Compass sessions. 1000leaders is the very first international program that I am part of. Great interacting with Leaders from different nations, cultures and backgrounds. An experience I will cherish for ever.
Sunil Kumar Kodi
Sunil Kumar KodiSoftware Delivery Manager at Amzur Technologies
Fully recommend Stacey’s 1000 leaders course. I couldn’t put a value on what I have learnt from it just 5 weeks into the program. From the basic planning lesson which is already saving me time, to learning about how to set expectations, have been huge takeaways.

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.

Ann-Marie L.
Ann-Marie L.Business Manager at La Zura
Stacey provided excellent training to RANZCR management on coaching, mentoring and providing feedback. Very well received by experienced and new managers. Highly recommended.
Mark Nevin
Mark NevinSenior Executive Officer at The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists
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 through 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 HughesSenior Legal Counsel at Accor Hotels
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.
Ben KiddPrincipal at Rangeville State School | Department of Education & Training (QLD)
In the past few years, Stacey has been a highly valued teacher, mentor and colleague. I have been both impressed and inspired by her professional and pragmatic approach to achieve meaningful, successful outcomes. Regardless of the hat she wears – as a business owner, coach, mentor, advisor, trainer or peer, she has a calm ability to assess what’s needed, ask the right questions and progress things in a relevant, positive way for the situation and people involved.
Our Team, Katrina Howard
Katrina HowardExecutive & Career Coach
I attended the Cert.IV in Workplace and Business Coaching at Ashley Consulting from 15 to 18 March this year.  The course is fantastic and the materials provided are excellent.  The size of the group was great and the quality of the tutor, Stacey Ashley was excellent.  Stacey obviously loves what she does as it shines through in her teaching/coaching.  If I didn’t understand something I felt quite comfortable asking for an explanation, never feeling that I was holding anyone up.  Stacey’s knowledge of coaching is second to none and she encouraged each one of us.  There was a point where I felt quite overwhelmed not having done formal study for a very long time and when I expressed how I was feeling Stacey was great, explaining that many people go through the same experience and that it is a part of the journey which left me feeling much more relaxed and confident.  I would recommend Ashley Consulting to anyone who would like to learn to coach, as you will never look back!
Sydney Water
Aloisie KrasnyExecutive Assistant to the CFO at Sydney Water
Stacey’s online coaching course offers quality and insightful information delivered in a highly convenient way. Feedback and answers to questions are delivered promptly. I have no hesitation recommending this valuable course to those who want to enhance their coaching skills in a convenient and supportive environment.
Tania Schaller
Tania SchallerMaster Teacher at Department of Education & Training (QLD)
Stacey has recently partnered with QELi in delivering innovative leadership coaching solutions within the education sector. Stacey is one of those rare and exceptional people who consistently delivers meaningful results, be it inspiring others through key note presentations, challenging through executive coaching, or building expertise in others through her acclaimed, accredited programs. Stacey’s warm and engaging manner enable her to share her encyclopaedic knowledge and breadth of experience in a way that seamlessly connects with others – helping to bring out the best in individuals and teams
Fiona LoughlanChief Operations Officer at Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi)
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 with …. 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 TaylorSenior Manager Customer Service at UBANK
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 RoccaHuman Resources Manager at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club
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 Ashley Coaching is your provider.
Stephanie CroftCroft Consulting
Stacey’s energy, passion & enthusiasm is infectious. She has so much knowledge to share & keeps it real.
Kathryn Millar
Kathryn MillarHuman Resources Business Partner at Covermore Insurance
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 IrelandGeneral Manager at CSIRO- International, Precincts, Innovation Systems
Stacey is a wonderful coach and educator. She inspires others to be the best leaders they can be through coaching. Her support is concrete and practical and what you learn in the Cert IV and Diploma from Stacey will make a real difference beyond the courses.
Kim Vella
Kim VellaExecutive Coach
I have had the pleasure of studying, working with and being mentored by Stacey in my roles at the Supercheap Auto Group and in my own business. Stacey is a professional of the highest calibre. She is a brilliant coach who empowers others to become what they want to be. Her professionalism and strategic ability has meant that I have learnt so much from her experience and skills as coach and facilitator. Stacey opens doors for people and is passionate about connecting them to achieve amazing results. Stacey is up there as one of the people in my life who I am soooo glad I have met.
Jane Anderson
Jane AndersonPersonal Branding Expert
I recently took part in the Cert IV in Workplace and Business Coaching Stacey was facilitating, Stacey’s delivery was professional, insightful and engaging. I have no hesitation in referring and recommending Stacey to other business professionals or corporate clients interested in on site delivery of leadership tools such as this. Stacey’s leadership back ground and successful coaching career allows her to facilitate on a “knowing level” which I believe allowed us all to go to a deeper level with the course material.
Sally Bartley
Sally BartleyDirector at Peoplefusion

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:

  1. Really push myself to grow by actively and consciously unlearning in order to learn;
  2. Re-acquaint myself with my natural values and strengths to make deliberate choices in identifying my purpose and next steps in my career; and
  3. 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.

Lai-ling SuCulture Expert & Executive Coach
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-MuirTalent and Leadership Design at Australian Public Service Commission
Stacey is an engaging facilitator and coach who holds the space with high level of personal power and models coaching effectiveness with ease. A great stretch achieved over the 4 days delivery.
Sarah Keenan
Sara KeenanDirector at Performance Through people
I was fortunate to attend the AITD Conference last week and listen to a number of presentations which will be invaluable in the future. The stand out presentation ‘Learning With Accountability’ was conducted by Stacey Ashley #kudos. Stacey was professional, inspiring and was totally engaging. This presentation was the diamond in the crown for providing future strategies for learning accountability.
Steve Webster
Steve WebsterService Training Manager, Coates Hire
Stacey’s presentation on ‘Wiser decision making using the heart, head and gut’ was incredibly insightful, practical and engaging. Presenting to a network of business women, Stacey immediately connected with her audience, and introduced the concept of mBraining in an easy to understand format, tailoring the presentation along the way to focus in on areas of interest within the room. Stacey is a highly engaging speaker, and finds the balance between delivering content and allowing fluidity so that her audience gets the most out of the presentation. I highly recommend Stacey.
Rachael Laybutt
Rachael LaybuttStrategic Project Manager at University of Newcastle (UON), Australia
I had the pleasure of working with Stacey at our recent Women in Operations Leadership, which she facilitated. Stacey was a pleasure to work with, extremely knowledgeable and brought a great energy to the conference. I was particularly impressed by her insights and tips for building your professional network as a tool to progress. Looking forward to the next time!
Louise Ebbrell
Louise EbbrellProject Executive
Stacey’s understanding of people and the delicate art of navigating the corporate landscape made her one of the most effective and enjoyable managers I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my career. Her blend of integrity, sensitivity, creativity and determination provided me with insight and helped me tremendously in forming a direction for my own career, both when I was initially employed as a fresh graduate and subsequently as I evolved into a specialist in my field. The principles that Stacey taught me years ago have stood me in good stead throughout my career and I still rely heavily on the skills she taught me and the advice she gives.
Joanne Nash
Joanne NashFinance Systems Solution Architect
Stacey has a great approach to workplace and business coaching and imparts her expertise openly and willingly. Being part of the program was an amazing experience for me. Stacey allows others to freely build their own competency, confidence and ability through excellent guidance and coaching. I highly recommend Stacey as a facilitator and as a coach.
Gus Meyer-JonesLearning Manager, Leadership and Soft Skills at Cummins Inc.
As a result of your coaching Stacey, I wish to thank you for enabling me to step up into a strategic change leadership role. Your First Lead Yourself program was key in preparing me for this. Your pragmatic approach made it easy for me to take action, focus on what I do best, and take responsibility for how I show up each day. I am a better leader today because of the FLY program and continued coaching I receive.
Samantha Sutton
Samantha SuttonChange Manager at Allianz
Stacey is an extraordinary coach and facilitator. She takes the room on a journey with great energy and conviction, while her stories (both relatable and inspiring), build more credibility with every passing minute. Stacey truly leads people to a place where they’re comfortable making great decisions. Thanks so much Stacey. I’ll work with you again at every opportunity.
Catherine Nolan
Catherine NolanLeadership and Diversity Coach
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 JamiesonCorporate Development Facilitator at Anditi
Stacey gave a fantastic presentation at a conference I recently attending on Leadership and Innovation, giving the cohort as OD professionals’ insight into the capability of leaders for now and in the future and how to use coaching questions to further develop leaders. Her knowledge of the content was extensive and the presentation was delivered professionally and in an engaging and interactive way to the attendees in the room.
Katherine Horne
Katherine HorneActing Human Resource Partner at Western NSW Local Health District
Having attended a leadership presentation by Stacey in Sydney a few years ago, Stacey was at the forefront of my mind when I researched executive coaching. Stacey provides very clear and methodical advice with a great level of understanding, assertiveness delivered with precise communication leaving no room for misunderstanding. Stacey has a great skill in asking engaging questions that makes you critically think which contributes to ‘building your own bridge’ crossing from where you are to where you want to be. Stacey provides the artful balance of challenge and support that once you have made your own decision, you know it is the right decision. As I make my journey into executive management, Stacey has been instrumental in helping me realise my own skillset (which we often don’t take the time to do) and navigate through the unknown towards my own goals. I highly recommend Stacey to anyone for executive coaching and team development. Thank you Stacey for your advice and support and look forward to continuing working together!
Darren Camilleri
Darren CamilleriMultisite Operations Specialist | Campus Manager | International Relations | Student Life | Career Development
Stacey has presented “How to Fast Track Your Leadership Without Stress & Long Hours” at CPA Australia Women in Business Discussion Group. The session was very informative and engaging. 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 CPA CAOutsourced CFO | Finance Business partner | Mentor | CPA NFP Committee, Chair
Given a broad brief and ever changing timeline, Stacey delivered an informative and thought provoking narrative to a senior group within CCA. To make matters worse, delays meant a tired audience in some parts resistant to any message! Through this, Stacey held true to the outline, drove for understanding and was participatory in her style. A tough experience we placed Stacey in and her professionalism, capability and knowledge were clear to see.
Simon Buckland
Simon BucklandDirector at Blackchalk Pty Ltd | CPA
Stacey recently presented at the Women in Technology AGM in Brisbane to an audience of ~35. The interactive session titled “Taking control of your career” allowed the women in the room to reflect and identify their key ‘values’. Stacey then moved on to provide us with some tools that we can use every day to overcome work/life challenges, and achieve work/life goals. I would absolutely recommend Stacey to any organisation looking to extract the best out of their employees, or individuals who need to make some changes in life to achieve their definition of success or happiness. Stacey is a well qualified and passionate Executive coach, with the ability to achieve outstanding results. Thank you Stacey!
Celia Webby
Celia WebbyBoard Member, Women in Technology
Stacey has been coaching me in my executive decision making. She has provided me with a fantastic coaching framework/sounding board to enable me to make some of the most important decisions for my company. It has been a pleasure working with Stacey and I would recommend her as an Executive coach to anyone.
Jana Kapr
Jana KaprCEO at Billigence Group
Before coaching with Stacey I felt I was “spinning my wheels” due to the massive workload of running two companies! Thank goodness I met Stacey Ashley! Stacey has been working with me as my Executive Coach and after coaching with Stacey I feel my days are now far more productive, I know where I am heading, and most importantly, I know when the workload is overwhelming I have someone I can talk to who can re-focus me! I highly recommend Stacey for Executive Coaching.
Deb Carr
Deb CarrPublisher/Editor | Writer | Blogger | Social Media Marketer | Wix Expert
Stacey is one of a handful of really great people that I have ever worked with. Stacey possesses not only an in-depth knowledge of business and management, but she can and does execute these principles with flair. I have had several coaching sessions with Stacey that have helped me realign my short and long term goals together with compiling an achievable action plan that works in both my professional and personal life. I have benefited in many ways by engaging an Executive Coach that has such great experience, one such way is Stacey’s ability to cut through the surrounding miasma to the crux of the matter all the while empowering me to find workable solutions to various dilemmas. Thanks very much Stacey!
Ac PProject Manager - Business Transformation Program
Over a number of years, I have been extremely fortunate to have Stacey as a mentor and coach. Her ability to listen, provide well considered input and direction at the right time, honest feedback when necessary, and a structured framework and tools to move forward with, have very much helped to keep me on track to achieve my work and personal life goals. Stacey’s extensive experience in the corporate world, coupled with well developed coaching skills and knowledge, are evident and I have certainly benefitted from this. Finally, if I had to identify what characteristics stand-out most about Stacey, it would be her passion for what she is doing and the genuine care for, and interest in, her clients.
Brent Taylor
Brent TaylorProject Manager | Business Analyst at nbn™ Australia
Through Stacey’s coaching, I was able to develop clear goals and focus on achieving them during an organisation transition period. Before coaching I was reacting to the noise of the transition and after coaching I was able to block out the noise to focus on my important outcomes for the next stage.
Salmat - Derek LeDain
Derek LeDainProject Portfolio Governance and PMO, Salmat
I have been working with Stacey on fine-tuning some of my management techniques and building my career for over 6 months. The first things that really shine through are her passion and depth of experience. Working with Stacey has really helped me improve my effectiveness and build my profile. I think everyone from new managers to senior executives would benefit from working with Stacey.
Kenneth Malaxos
Kenneth MalaxosExecutive Manager - Customer Connections at nbn™ Australia