An Egon Zendor report in May 2017 found that for those in VP roles and above, it takes most people 6 months or longer to make an impact in their roles, and for CEO’s it can be much longer. And according to the Harvard Business Review, at least 2 out of 5 new CEOs fail in their first 18 months on the job. While Executives who get the right support get up to speed in about half the time and continue to perform.


In order for leaders to inspire, influence and engage their teams so they can perform and deliver in a world of change, they must develop their practice of leadership.


I work with aspirational leaders, and leaders who seek to make a difference, leading change and transformation.



✔Want to grow your senior leadership talent pipeline?


✔ Want your newly promoted leaders to transition quickly to their new portfolio, be performing effectively and adding value as soon as possible?


✔ Want your leaders to develop executive presence, strategic thinking, and influencing skills?


✔ Want your leaders to build more engaged, higher-performing teams and future leaders?


✔ Need your leaders equipped to proactively lead and inspire change?



I commonly find they want and need help to develop the following key areas:


• Strategies to elevate their leadership practice, ensuring balanced focus on self, team and the organisation.


• The confidence in themselves and their strengths to support them in any situation.


• Understanding of others and insight into their behaviour.


• Creating the time and space to lead.


• Developing strategies to face into essential conversations with confidence


• Developing executive presence and influence.


• Proactively moving from reactive to strategic leader.


• Developing strategies for enhancing team and stakeholder relationships and management.


• Developing team to step up and become more accountable, utilising more of a coaching approach.


• Leading high performance.


• Enhancing approaches to leading behavioural change, identifying opportunities for raising impact, traction and best practice implementation.


• Being mindful of creating an effective integration of life and work priorities and creating opportunities for self-support.



➤ Gain clear direction and focus on your leadership priorities


➤ Identify your biggest leadership development opportunities


➤ Create the foundations for sustainable high performance for yourself and your team


➤ Develop your network, relationships, influence and advocacy


➤ Elevate your executive presence


➤ Create the time & space for innovation & creativity


➤ Build resilience, stamina and balance


➤ Tap into your strengths


➤ Lead a future of possibility



Director of Emergency Medicine

Tasmanian Health Service


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.


Head of Corporate Strategy & Enabling Services

Defence Housing Australia


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.


Director of Entrepreneurship



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.



People describe Stacey as the leader’s leader. The person who can help to make the complex simple. Able to offer the simple, practical, next step, in a strategic context. The person leaders lean on when they are facing situations and circumstances that are at the same time challenging, exciting, offering opportunity, and often moving through uncharted territory. A pathfinder if you like.


In 2023 Stacey received the Thought Leader Of The Year Gold Award at the International Stevie Awards for Women In Business in New York. One of her 14 Stevie awards. She has been twice named in the global LinkedIn Top Voices, and Thinkers360 Top Voices globally and for APAC.


A prolific content creator, Stacey is the author of six Amazon #1 best-selling books about leadership. She has a talent for translating complex concepts into simple and practical ideas for immediate application.


Stacey is focused on futureproofing CEOs. Their leadership, their people, and their organisations. With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence, and credibility.


She typically speaks at conferences, develops leadership strategy, and programs, consults, and coaches.