Stacey Ashley Leading Possibility for CEOs

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In this VUCA world, leaders must navigate the complexities of globalisation, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, massively accelerating change and a multi-generational workforce.

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.


Leading Possibility for CEOs

Leaders at all levels have been faced with a challenging couple of years and they’re breathing a sigh of relief that the end is in sight. What all leaders need to realise though is that 2020 marked the beginning of a long-term change, transition, and transformation to a new world order of work. There is a marathon of change in front of you and you need to be equipped and prepared so that you can support yourself, your team and your organisation in a sustainable way.

Many senior leaders will be facing a whole range of new and amplified leadership challenges. Including:

  • Leading a change that lasts years.

  • People who are feeling less connected now than they were in 2019; Less connected to their team and less connected to you, their leader.

  • People who have become disconnected from their purpose, which impacts their engagement, discretionary effort and their performance & productivity.

  • Keeping their organisation relevant in a world that has markedly changed.

  • Leading a hybrid working environment.

  • Exhaustion is setting in for many leaders and their people.

  • Unintentionally falling back into freeze and fright responses in the face of ever-increasing challenges.

While 2020 & 2021 have seen plenty of change happen, as organisations and leaders have quickly responded to the conditions, there is more yet to do. In order to create businesses and operations that are going to survive in the long-term, systemic change is required.

Leaders of emergent change do three things really well:

  1. They focus specifically on the important and impactful and stay out of the detail.

  2. They communicate continuously.

  3. They build capability, their own and their peoples.

Allow yourself the space to become an influencer and role model, so that you can make the difference as a visible leader and guide your organisation to sustainability.

Get set up for success. Focus on yourself, elevate your leadership and have more impact. You will walk away from this program with clear strategies to lead sustainably over the long term.


  • Too focused on the immediate rather than the strategic?

  • Finding it challenging to sustain yourself and find flow on a regular basis?

  • Wondering about how to be visible and connected with your team, while building capability and accountability?

  • Wishing you had more ideas and strategies to lead the systemic change required to ensure the ongoing relevance and success of your team and business?

  • Wondering how to increase your influence with your Peers and Key Stakeholders?

This Program is ideal for

  • Executive Leaders

This Program is ideal for you if:

  • You are already a high performer, yet know that you’re feeling tired and would benefit from a support structure, OR
  • You want to do your best but you’re not sure exactly what the right next steps are and in which order to take them, OR
  • You know it will be easier with the right support and accountability, AND
  • You are prepared to step up your leadership, including learning, supporting yourself and creating the space to lead.
  • You have a significant portfolio.
  • You understand that 2020 was just the beginning of a significant change and that you as a leader need to be positioned to make a bigger impact in order to lead the change ahead.

This Program is not ideal for you if:

  • You don’t want to level up your leadership
  • You feel like it’s not that important
  • You want someone else to do the hard work
  • You’re not interested in learning

We'll focus on the 3 key dimensions of your leadership:

  • YOUR TRIBE, and

in the context of the challenges facing leaders.


Leading Possibility for CEO’s includes

This program is for Executives who aim to make a significant impact for themselves, their teams and their organisation.

✔ Needs Analysis Strategy Session
Designed to determine the key needs for the executive and identify priorities for the period
✔ 6 or 12 Individual Coaching Sessions (typically 60-90 minutes)
Series of one-on-one coaching sessions conducted online and face-to-face,
where possible. An opportunity for accelerated learning by the participant providing, among other things, clear focused thinking time, reflection, challenges to thinking and behaviour, goal setting, and developing & committing to action plans to deliver tangible outcomes.
✔ Strengths Profiling & Review
✔ Participant Materials
✔ Copy of The New Leader, by Stacey Ashley
✔ Copy of First Lead Yourself, by Stacey Ashley
✔ Lifetime access to the 1000leaders Initiative curriculum
✔ Leadership Performance Boost – 28 Day Self Coaching Challenge
✔ The Leadership Stretch eBook
✔ Program Review
Review of the program including consideration of progress and next steps, typically conducted with the program sponsor/stakeholder.

For each 6-month period
✔ Email and Phone Support
✔ ½ day Workshop on Topic of Executive’s Choice

The world is crying out for leadership right now, so now is the time for you to step up.

If you need the Space, the Strategies, and the Support to get traction fast and elevate your leadership, then join me in Leading Possibility.

Dr Stacey Ashley - High Performance Coaching & Leadership Expert

Dr Stacey Ashley is a High-Performance Leadership & Coaching expert.

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

With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence and credibility. The author of five Amazon #1 best-selling books about leadership, including the 2 latest, ‘Power Up” & “You’re On Mute,” she has been featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, INTHEBLACK, HRD, CEO Magazine & Coaching World.

She helps HRD’s, People & Culture Executives, C Suite, Executives, Transformation & Change Leaders:
✔ Build the practical foundations for effective leadership
✔ Get out of the trenches, to lead strategically and with influence
✔ Transition quickly and effectively to leading larger, more complex portfolios
✔ Effectively lead change and transformation
✔ Develop a coaching toolkit and approach
✔ Create a leadership coaching capability

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



I worked with Stacey over a six-month period to explore alternative pathways to problem-solving and people management within my business. Stacey was an expert guide to help me consider a variety of solutions which were not automatically top of mind.

I am deeply appreciative of her empathetic and collaborative style and would not hesitate to undertake further coaching with her.

Mike BaardManaging Director Australasia
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 HobsonTax Director
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
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 & Enabling Services at Defence Housing Australia
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
Dr Elizabeth EastlandDirector of Entrepreneurship at UNSW
A brilliant and powerful coach – one 15 min session with Stacey was more valuable than months of my own research and thinking.
Andrew Biro
Andrew BiroSenior Change Manager | Change Coach | Business Transformation Specialist