Stacey is obsessed with Leading Possibility.

She is a high-performance leadership speaker, an Amazon #1 best selling author, and award-winning coach.

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Why Stacey

With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence, and credibility. She is the author of two books on leadership, including Amazon #1 Best Seller The New Leader.

After seeing leaders caught up in the basics, the fundamentals, which prevents them from stepping into their leadership where they can flourish, Stacey now works with aspirational leaders to develop their leadership skills and approach so they can inspire, influence, and have impact. To elevate the practice of leadership, so they too can Lead in Possibility. Organisations benefit from high-performance leadership, increased engagement and productivity, and an enhanced leadership talent pipeline.

About Stacey

Stacey’s 20-year corporate leadership career spanned the IT, Telecommunications, and Finance arenas. Leading teams in the 100’s, budgets in the $100Ms and significant startup, due diligence, merger and acquisition, and change and transformation programs in Australia and overseas.

Stacey is a 4 time international Stevie Award-winning Coach, including Coach of the year 2019, 5 time Telstra Business Women’s Awards nominee, and was named in the Global Linkedin Top Voices 2018.

A high-performance leadership speaker, Stacey typically speaks at conferences, runs workshops, consults and coaches.



Stacey was a speaker at our 5th International Conference of ICAI. She was very professional and knowledgeable. She connected with the audience straight away. She demonstrated that Leadership is not something to be scared of. The audience felt they had real takeaways from her session. She created fun and interactive environment and positives vibes for everyone.

Madan Jangra, Chairman ICAI Australian Chapter

Stacey Ashley, High-Performance Leadership Speaker

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, Coates Hire

Engagement Conference

Stacey 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.  

Stephanie Campanale, Executive Producer HR Summit series

Choose from one of Stacey’s Signature Keynotes,
or request customisation

Workshops and breakout sessions can be arranged to complement keynote sessions

Why Aren’t You Coaching Yet?

In this interactive and enlightening session, Stacey will introduce you to:

  • Why having a Coaching Culture is important
  • What it is and,
  • How to go about creating one in your workplace

The Practice Of Leadership

Leaders need help to develop the skills that will take them to their next level. Stacey will share some of the practical tools, ideas and strategies that leaders need to master so they can focus their time and effort on the right things, at the right time in the right way and create the opportunity to lead.

Leading High-Performance During Turbulence

You are a leader, and now more than ever, it’s time to stand up and lead. In this interactive session, Stacey will share with you practical tools and strategies for leading the people around you

  • How to build the foundations for performance in turbulent times
  • How to be visible and keep your team focused and on task, even if they are working remotely
  • How to support yourself and your team through significant change and challenge

The Business Case For Happiness At Work

Learn how you and your team can achieve your potential by:

  • Creating your own positive mindset and developing resilience,
  • Developing strategies to deal with the ups and downs of working life, and
  • Learn simple coaching concepts you can use in conversations with your people.

Leading With Heart (Head, Heart & Gut)

Discover the power of your multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains) and what they offer for increasing your intuitive abilities and immediately generating wiser decision-making.  Learn how embracing your head, your heart and gut brains will allow you to develop new levels of consciousness, wisdom and decision making as a leader.

Fast Track Your Leadership Without Stress & Long Hours

In this interactive session you’ll discover:

  • The 3 keys to strategic leadership
  • How to move from problem-solving to value-adding
  • How to save an hour a day, using the right questions
  • How you don’t need to be the expert to be an effective leader

Some Previous Keynote Speaking Events:

► COMPTIA ANZ Business Technology Conference, October 2020
► World HRD Congress, Coaching Leaders for Future, October 2020
► Women Economic Forum, Bangalore 2020
► University of Sydney Business School, Business Not As Usual
► LegalAid NSW Solicitor in Charge & Office Managers Conference – High Performance Leadership During Turbulence
► HR Tech Summit – Chairperson  & Panel Facilitator
► US National Leadership Development Day – Lessons In Leadership, The Responsibility Every Leader Has To Those Who Follow
► AIPM – Lessons In Leadership, The Responsibility Every Leader Has To Those Who Follow
► WIT News Corp, Women In Leadership
► Australian Workplace Learning Conference, AITD – Learning With Accountability
► 3rd Women in Rail, Roads & Transport Infrastructure Summit – Chairperson & Panel Facilitator
► National Not For Profit Conference, CPA Australia – Lessons In Leadership, The Responsibility Every Leader Has To Those Who Follow
► CEO Forum – Lessons In Leadership, The Responsibility Every Leader Has To Those Who Follow
► IWD HP – BRAVE Leadership
► NSW Public Sector PD & Leadership Summit – Chairperson & Panel Facilitator
► Agribusiness & Primary Industry leadership Summit – Wiser Decision Making Using Your Multiple Brains

► 5th Women in Operations Summit – Chairperson & Panel Facilitator, Speaker – Networking for Success
► L&D Leadership Summit – Learning With Accountability
► Associations Forum 12th Annual Conference – One Great Question At A Time, Inspiring a Coaching Culture
► CPA Newcastle Regional Conference – How To Fast Track Your Leadership Without Stress & Long Hours
► CPA Emerging Leaders Conference – Achieving Your Potential
► CDAA National Conference – The Business Case For Happiness At Work
► Employee Engagement Conference – The Business Case For Happiness At Work
► Institute of Chartered Accountants India 5th International Conference – How To Fast Track Your Leadership Without Stress & Long Hours
► CPA Australia Annual Congress,  Fiji – Wiser Decision Making Using Your Multiple Brains
► CPA Australia Annual Congress, Australia (Sydney & Perth) – Workplace Coaching Fundamentals
► QLD Education Master Teachers Conference – One Great Question At A Time, Inspiring a Coaching Culture
► Safety Institute of Australia, Visions Conference – Wiser Decision Making Using Your Multiple Brains
► Reinvent Your Career Expo Sydney: Achieving Your Potential
► ICF – Coaching with the Head, Heart & Gut Brains



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
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
Stacey was truly inspirational during her speaker session and provided such valuable insight and experience. Stacey was a pleasure to work with and was willing to give her time in an interview which will allow our Torrens University students access to her extensive industry knowledge. Stacey’s strong belief in the connection between industry and education is clearly evident in the support she has given us.
Ellyse Maloney
Ellyse MaloneyHead of Product Operations and Project Management, Laureate International Universities
Stacey’s talk on Head, Heart & Gut is something I wish I could share with everybody I know. I’m so grateful to have been able to get some really concrete tools for decision making in all areas of my life – professional and personal. Stacey is both insightful and inspiring!
Ayesha Sadiq
Ayesha SadiqTraining Manager

I attended Stacey’s session at the AITD Conference in Sydney on Friday about Learning with Accountability. What an amazing, practical, and valuable session! I had a very major OMG moment and discovered the missing link. Thank you again, Stacey.

Leesa Sinn
Leesa SinnHead of Learning & Development, Real Estate Dynamics
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 NolanManaging Director, Gender Gap Gone
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 EbbrellConference Producer, Liquid Learning
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, University of Newcastle
Stacey is an engaging and fantastic speaker. I had the pleasure of working with her at the recent Learning and Development Leadership and Innovation Summit, where she delivered a high-energy and informative presentation on how to help others step up and engage with their own personal learning and development – Stacey lifted the room and facilitated an interesting and interactive session. Stacey earns my highest recommendation.
Jean Young
Jean YoungEvent Producer, Liquid Learning
I was very fortunate to experience Stacey’s deep passion and expertise for wellness during the workshop she facilitated on ‘The Business Case for Happiness at Work’. Stacey exudes generosity, expertise and professionalism in all that she does.
Cassandra Goodman
Cassandra GoodmanGlobal Director People Engagement & Experience BUPA
Stacey delivered an outstanding presentation at the Learning and Development Leadership Summit. She was engaging, entertaining and challenged our perspectives on the importance of coaching in developing a high-performance culture.
Chris Bradbury
Chris BradburyDirector of Learning & Teaching, The King's School
Thank you so much Stacey for your fantastic “Workplace Coaching” presentation on Tuesday at the AssociationsForum Conference at the ICC. It went down really well with the audience and the pace of questions was a testimony to the engagement by all who attended.

What I found the best part of your presentation was the practical application of coaching concepts that we can apply now. It wasn’t textbook stuff but valuable DIY concepts that we can apply today. The fact that you also left us with a daily reminder which we can take away from the conference simply reinforces what we’ve learnt. I thought I knew what coaching was until I listened to your presentation. Thanks again and look forward to continuing my coaching journey.

Kegan Kashian
Kegan KashianManaging Director, TCB Consulting

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