Leaders need help to develop the skills that will take them to their next level. Being a subject matter expert, high-performing team member, or doing what you’ve always done is not enough.


It’s simply not good business to promote a leader and then fail to develop them. There’s more to being the leader than just being successful in your old role. Leading a team needs more and different capabilities, tools, processes, and approaches.


I continue to observe many organisations which are not taking enough responsibility for setting new leaders up for success. They need to provide the support and development that equips new managers with the additional skills they need to navigate their new role of team leader effectively.


Yet many organisations are not offering the support their leaders need.


It’s time to bridge the gap.

I’m on a mission to develop as many leaders as I can with The New Leader.


I’m going to help your new leaders, and leaders of leaders, acquire the foundation skills that will make their leadership lives so much easier and set them up for leadership success throughout their careers.




Here are a few of the concerning statistics on this topic:


  • 60% of new leaders fail in the first year [1]


  • 87 % of first-time leaders feel frustrated, anxious, and uncertain about their new role [2]


  • 60% of leaders say they never received training when transitioning into their first leadership role [3]


  • 50% of managers in organisations are ineffective [4]


[1] Ashkenas, 2015. [2] Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins [3 & 4] Center for Creative Leadership



  • Email controls your day.


  • You go to so many meetings you never get any work done.


  • You have conflicting priorities and don’t know where to start.


  • You wish your team would show some initiative and be more accountable.


  • Your to-do list keeps on growing, and you’re not getting to your strategic projects.


  • You’re stressed & working long hours.


  • Your boss is demanding more.


  • You have a lot more stakeholders & customers to deal with, and every one is different.


✔ An easy way to prioritise your work.


✔ A methodology for doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.


✔ A process for balancing your work and your team.


✔ To create some thinking time.


✔ A simple framework for having the more challenging conversations.


✔ A strategy for making meetings more useful…. And shorter.


✔ A comfortable way to create a network and build influence.


✔ Some more tools in your leadership toolkit.






➤ An easy way to prioritise their work.


➤ A methodology for doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.


➤ A process for balancing their work and their team.


➤ Strategies to create some thinking time.


➤ A simple framework for having the more challenging conversations.


➤ Strategies for making meetings more useful…. And shorter.


➤ A comfortable way to create a network and build influence.


➤ An understanding of how to bring out their own best by playing to their own strengths.


➤ Some more tools in their leadership toolkit.


➤ A clear way forward in their leadership career



Director Audit, Risk & Compliance

NSW Department of Communities & Justice


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, plus a high-power-team building block series of workshops. These 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.


Senior Change Manager

QBE Insurance


The New Leader is pragmatic and insightful. Stacey’s authenticity and experience shines through in the real life stories she shares. The tools she provides are practical, easy to use and invaluable to all leaders (new or experienced). 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 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 program and continued coaching I receive.


Senior Manager, Operational Excellence



There’s always a temptation to think that having been performing leadership roles for a reasonable period that a programme 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-implement programme. It was genuinely excellent and a great source of fresh inspiration on a number of fronts.



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.