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As an external consultant, Stacie has a great collaborative approach that enables her to partner well and in turn creates or adapts her content to meet the needs of customers.
Her sessions are designed around useful content yet it is more her delivery and application that gets results. Stacie is a great presenter, and her fun role-play exercises, case studies reflection and instant action planning that make the sessions interactive, fun and engaging. Feedback from participants include that she is a passionate easy going coach and great to work with.
Stacie Speaker has a very unique and effective coaching style. She is smart, motivated and has the right personality to drive your business. She quickly understood my challenges and together we created a solid action plan to move my company forward. Her realistic and easy-to-talk-to approach made her very relatable to the team and the return on investment was invaluable.
When I first started working with Stacie I was at a crossroad, should I stay at my current company or move on. She is a very compassionate listener and helped me identify the undercurrent of what was happening and the crux of what I needed. I was able to decipher what was at the heart of the issue for me.
I felt I wasn’t being valued or acknowledged in my position and I wanted to be seen as a leader.
She helped me gain the confidence to be more assertive and find my own voice which has been a big breakthrough for me. I had a great conversation with my boss about the goals I want to achieve for my career and together we put an action plan in place, giving me more responsibility to help grow and manage the business and myself.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my website to learn a little about me and if we are going to work together which I hope we do, I would like to get the opportunity to learn about you too, so please feel free to reach out.
Now on with a few fun facts…
My name is Stacie Speaker, born, raised and still living in California and yes, “Speaker” is my given name.
I earned my degree in Communications from CSU Fullerton, seven years AFTER I started, mind you I got a BA, not a PH.D., it’s a long story, but if you have the time, just ask. After graduation, I worked in Hollywood behind the scenes on tv shows and movies. Years later I transitioned into corporate America where I helped market kids’ toys for the largest entertainment licensing and toy manufacturing companies in the world.
I was happy in the world of entertainment and toys, I mean heck I spent the last 20 years of my life building relationships, listening and helping people solve problems, and being part of teams who created memories for kids of all ages, through the movies and toys we made. However, and I’m guessing here, but at one point in your life, you may have experienced a profound moment when something happens, and it changes the trajectory of your life. If you haven’t, hold on because one thing is certain, change is coming. This change I speak of is real, I know this because it snuck up and slapped me right in the face.
It was like every other day at the office, until it wasn’t. My boss approached my desk and asked me to join her for a meeting. After she introduced me to the other woman standing in the conference room, we all sat down, and with a somber look, and proceeded to share with me my position was being eliminated due to a restructure and it was my last day. “What?” is all I could sputter. A wave of emotions washed over me anger, sadness, and fear. I panicked. I started to fight for a job I didn’t like. I listed all the reasons they needed to keep me and eventually I realized it didn’t matter, the decision to end my employment was made without me. I slowly got up from the table, walked back to my desk, gathered my things and walked out the door.
Weeks later, after some well-deserved and self-induced wallowing, I got an ass kicking from my best friend. She told me to get my crap together and figure out what’s next.
I went into R&D mode, you may think research and development, but it was actually release and destroy. I knew I had to tear down all my old habits and beliefs if I was going to make a change and figure out what was next. One thing I knew for sure, I wasn’t going to be a future guest at someone else’s “Your Fired” table.
So I did things the old-fashioned way, I dusted off my notebook, grabbed a pen and started a list. Through lots of reading, introspection and reflection, I realized I have a degree in communication, I enjoy helping people solve problems and with the last name SPEAKER, was the trifecta that led me to become a Communication and Conflict Resolution Expert and Coach.
I earned my certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and launched my own business, Stacie Speaker Coaching. We work with leaders in organizations to help empower them to lead their teams effectively and specialize in working with women leaders to find their unique voice and leadership style.