Stacey has over 15 years’ experience developing ethical and powerful leaders in both the private and public sectors. Her approach is systemic and results oriented, based largely on principles of human behavior and psychology.
As a young woman, while working full-time to finance undergraduate and graduate school, she came across girls and women who never thought they had the capacity to change their lives and make a difference for themselves. Those girls and women stayed in Stacey’s heart and mind as she progressed through her career. As a graduate psychology student, she was determined to influence girls and women to “step into” their own power and believe that they were strong and capable, no matter what obstacles stood in their way. At the time, she did not know how she would do it; she just knew she would.
Early in her career as a clinical psychologist, Stacey became passionate about working with adolescent girls. She found there was a misperception about this population: girls in this stage were viewed as difficult, oppositional, and hard to engage. What others categorized as oppositional, she saw as feisty, passionate, and eager to experiment. Stacey recognized that these teens wanted to engage in relationships, not run from them. Working with girls taught Stacey so much about being a woman and the strong developmental continuum from girlhood to womanhood.
Stacey specializes in consultation, assessment, group facilitation, and one-on-one coaching sessions for leaders at all levels of an organization. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, diversity, women’s leadership, mentoring, teambuilding, and change management. She previously held the positions of Director of Leadership for Women’s Leadership Exchange, a national multimedia company specializing in leadership for women, and Director of Business Development for Total Leadership, a Wharton Business School–based organization.
Her research on women and power combined with her extensive experience developing executive women and consulting with organizations invested in diversity has led to the formulation of a model of power that she uses to create sustainable initiatives and programming to advance gender intelligence within organizations.
As a presenter, Stacey has been a keynote speaker for Women’s Leadership Exchange and has presented at the United Nations Women’s Conference and Womensphere panels discussing gender bilingualism, diversity, mentoring, and power. She has facilitated workshops at Fordham University Graduate School and the women’s alumni association of Columbia Business School. She has been on Good Day New York; was featured in O Magazine, Shape, and The New York Post; and has been interviewed for multiple NPR radio shows and 1010 WINS. In January 2015 her book Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders will be published by Simon and Schuster.
Stacey earned her doctorate in psychology from Albert Einstein Medical Center, an MA and postdoctoral certificate in psychoanalysis from Columbia University, and a coaching certificate from New York University. She is a Professionally Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified to deliver Total Leadership (a Wharton-based leadership program), DISC (measurement of communication style) and MISCEIT (an emotional intelligence aptitude assessment.)