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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.

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

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.



Would your leaders be familiar with this?


  • 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.


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The New Leader by Stacey Ashley

The New Leader is ideal for

  • New leaders, and leaders of leaders, ready to have more influence and make more impact in their role
  • Leaders who are prepared to do the work to get the results that matter
  • Leaders who need to create the time and space to think, and move from reactive doing to strategic leading

The New Leader is not ideal for

  • Those not ready to take personal responsibility for their leadership
  • People who are not prepared to follow through with their commitment
  • Individuals who don’t recognise the importance of being a leader

Participants will walk away from The New Leader with

➤ 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

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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.

The New Leader™ is typically a 12-month program.
Not quite ready for that?
Talk to Stacey about her 6-Month or Kick Starter Options of The New Leader™.

Dr Stacey Ashley CSP is a Leadership Visionary.

Big Leadership.

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

Our world needs Big Leadership.

To lead this marathon of change, leaders must navigate the complexities of globalization, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, hybrid work, massively accelerating change, a multi-generational workforce and more.

With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence, and credibility.

The author of six Amazon #1 best-selling books about leadership, Stacey has a talent for translating complex concepts into simple & practical ideas for immediate application.

Stacey is obsessed with possibility, and helping leaders to create a future of possibility.

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

She helps CEOs and their teams:

✓ 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



I recently completed Stacey’s group leadership program. It has been 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 tool box 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, Defence Housing Australia
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.

Thom Thornton
Thom ThorntonDirector Audit, Risk & Compliance NSW, Department of Communities & Justice
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.
Karen Pezzutto
Karen PezzuttoSenior Manager, Operational Excellence Westpac
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.

Samantha Sutton
Samantha SuttonSenior Change Manager QBE Insurance
Stacey’s experience, advice and availability to act as a sounding board has helped me to build resilience and develop effective strategies for responding to issues as they arise. 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 SimsAssistant Secretary, Commercial Vaccination Providers | Australian Department of Health
Stacey and I have worked together for over a year, and over that time she has allowed me to focus my career goals, transition to a new role, and enhance my skills in communication and planning. She has allowed me to step up my performance, and has changed how I work. Stacey has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to step up in their career.
Carmel Pollino
Carmel PollinoResearch Director, CSIRO