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In the last 12 months,
Stacey has worked with…







Big Leadership.

Leaders with big vision, who challenge the status quo, make bold decisions, & take brave action, create the future.

Our world needs Big Leadership.

Dr Stacey Ashley CSP helps CEOs & their people to flourish while they navigate the complexities of globalization, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, massively accelerating change, & a multi-generational workforce operating in a flexible work environment.

With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence & credibility. The author of 6 Amazon #1 best-selling books on leadership, Stacey has a talent for translating complex concepts into simple & practical ideas for immediate application.


Stacey’s Trending Signature Keynote Topics

Big Leadership

Big Leadership

If not now, when?

We need Big Leadership. We need bigger thinking. We need bolder decision-making. We need brave action to create the future.

This session offers straightforward insight into what makes it important for leaders to adopt Big Leadership, and the impacts if they do not. As well as providing practical ideas and approaches for how.

It is time for leaders to go big.

Power Up

Power Up

Simple ideas to nourish your leadership energy, outlook, and wellbeing.

Leading significant change and transformation is no easy task. After months and years of being attention out, giving generously to the people and world around them, leaders are feeling the effects of leading enormous change.

In this interactive session with Stacey, learn how to support your leadership of self, creating a sustainable way for you to lead, so you continue to show up every day. Develop your energy, positivity, resourcefulness, outlook, and resilience.

It is time to focus on you.

Leading Possibility, First Lead Yourself

Leading Possibility, First Lead Yourself

Whether you’re leading yourself, your family, your team or your organisation, our turbulent world will never be the same again.

In this interactive session Stacey will share with you:

  • Practical tools and strategies to First Lead Yourself,
  • Strategies for self-support and personal resilience,
  • The importance of connection with your tribe

Why Aren’t You Coaching Yet?

Why Aren’t You Coaching Yet?

Transform Your Organisation With Coaching

Coaching is one of the keys to scaling your leadership impact, bringing out the best in yourself and the people around you. In this interactive and enlightening session, Stacey will introduce you to:

  • Why having a Coaching approach is key for leadership success
  • What Coaching really is
  • How to go about developing your coaching leadership

You will walk away with coaching tools you can use in your next conversation.

3 Keys To Great Leadership During Turbulence & Emergency

3 Keys To Great Leadership During Turbulence & Emergency

In this interactive session, Stacey will share with you the 3 keys to great leadership during emergency, turbulence and change.

You will gain practical tools and strategies for leading the people around you including:

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




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 Gibson
Founder & Director of Accounting Heart

I couldn’t recommend Stacey 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
Regional Talent & Culture Manager, Accor Hotels

What stood out to me was Dr Stacey 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. I highly recommend Dr Ashley as a speaker for any event.

Christina Cavallaro
Special Counsel, Macpherson Kelly

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
Head of Content, Smart Procurement World

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

Some Notable Keynote Speaking Events:

► Department of Premier and Cabinet Tasmania CIO Initiative
► CPA Australia Virtual Congress
► Women|Future Conference by Stevie Awards
► Middle Managers Online Muster
► International Women’s Day, Accounting Innovators Australia
► Leadership Academy Webinar, Institute of Management Accountants, USA
► Senior Leader Conference, Lendlease Asia
► Women in Northrop Conference, Northrop, NSW Australia
► Northrop Annual Conference, NSW Australia
► Change Management Institute NSW Australia Virtual Global Event
► Women Future Conference Stevie Awards Asia Pacific
► Virtual HR Summit Ariva Academy Philippines
► Women in Finance & Investment Network Leadership Summit
► 15th Smart Procurement World Indaba Conference
► Camilla National Retail Conference – Virtual
► Associations Forum 12th Annual Conference
► CDAA National Conference

► Employee Engagement Conference – The Business Case For Happiness At Work
► Institute of Chartered Accountants India 5th International Conference
► CPA Australia Annual Congress,  Fiji
► CPA Australia Annual Congress, Australia (Sydney & Perth)
► Safety Institute of Australia, Annual Visions Conference
► Australian Workplace Learning Conference, Australian Institute of Training & Development
► QLD Education Master Teachers Conference
► International Women’s Day, ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)
► APAC (Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches)
► Women Business Leaders Conference, WICCI
► World HRD Congress, Coaching Leaders for Future
► Women Economic Forum
► University of Sydney Business School, Business Not As Usual
► HR Tech Summit
► US National Leadership Development Day x 2

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About Dr Stacey Ashley

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 14-time international Stevie Award-winning Coach, including Thought Leader of the year 2023, 9 times Telstra Business & Women’s Awards nominee, and was named in the Global Linkedin Top Voices 2018 and 2021.

Stacey shares simple, practical & actionable ideas for developing Big Leadership in a VUCA world, coaching in the workplace, resilient leadership, and  and leading possibility. Helping leaders move from reactive to strategic leadership.

Why Dr Stacey Ashley

Dr Stacey Ashley CSP is a professional speaker, as well as an author and coach.

She loves working with her clients to create an end-to-end experience that leaves their people thinking, enriched, and with some practical action to take forward.

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.

In recent years, Stacey has spoken to more than 30,000 people in over 30 countries across 45+ industries about the changing demands of leadership, equipping leaders with the practical tools they need to navigate this change.

Be confident that your event will go ahead as scheduled, as Stacey can present both face-to-face and online.


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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, APAC 2022 Conference Chairman
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
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.
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 delivering 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.
Madan Jangra
Madan JangraVice Chairman at Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Australian Chapter
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 CEOs, all of whom gained a great deal from her experience and insights.
Vince Lendrum
Vince LendrumCEO & Business Owner, Vince Lendrum Pty Ltd
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 Online Event
Stacey’s session was enriching, practical and truly effective in providing possibilities for transformation. Her translation of complex concepts into easy and doable tips is simply brilliant. I think filling our cups, fostering connection, elevating our practice and operating in our zone of genius are illuminating & inspirational thoughts that will help us face up, show up and step up to a better 2021.
Dr. Anne Dolly K
Dr. Anne Dolly KPresident, APAC (Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches)
It was an absolute delight to have Stacey as our Guest of Honor at WBLC 2020, she was outstanding! We received more useful tips about leadership during the session. Stacey really knows what she’s talking about! The trick is to continuously try and put these leadership concepts into practice. Thank you for such an insightful session. We will continue to always request and recommend Stacey for speaker sessions in future.
Dr. Shweta Singh
Dr. Shweta SinghFounder | Women Thought Leader| Entrepreneur | Speaker | Mentor & Advisor | Learner | Patent and IP Advisor
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 in the field that definitely helps her clients achieve their goals.

Dikshita Awotarowa
Dikshita AwotarowaFounder & President at Women in Finance & Investment Network
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