You want to get out from underneath non-stop meetings, petty politics, AND be home for dinner with your family.
But more than anything, you want to feel happy going to work on Monday morning, and KNOW that you are making a difference.
After leaving my own soul-crushing job in the dust and helping dozens of other accomplished professionals do the same, I know you:
If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.
In fact, this the “before” story of nearly every client I’ve worked with, and as a recovering corporate executive myself, I get it. I really do.
You’ve poured your energy, creativity and intelligence into an industry for years – achieving success and rewards that used to motivate you. You’ve always put your customers, company and colleagues first. You’ve been the fixer, the closer, the champion, the one who gets it all done.
But somehow, the fun has faded – and if you are honest with yourself, you feel burnt out much of the time. Even worse? You know it’s costing you big time – with family, friends, your health and more.
Let’s not kid ourselves here – we both know figuring out what’s next has never been more confusing, frustrating and disheartening.
You’ve probably told yourself for months: “Next week, I'm going to buckle down. I'm gonna focus on those online applications and reach out to recruiters and my network.”
But despite your best intentions, you’ve gotten stalled. While time can be a challenge, your biggest hurdle is knowing what you really want next. As a result, you’ve had few meaningful discussions with prospective employers, and even trusted confidants don’t know how to help you.
Want to know what’s missing? Vision and Accountability.
When you know what you are looking for AND consistently take steps towards it, change will come.
When you design a job-search strategy based on YOUR ideal career experience, amazing professional opportunities will become apparent, and within reach.
Imagine feeling more confident about your value in today's shifting job market...
You can only get this level of clarity, results and forward momentum when you start investing in YOU the same way that you’ve invested in your COMPANY and JOB for years!
Conducted online, this program will provide you with clarity, inspiration, practical actions and accountability to help you design the career and life you want most.
Working live online with me and a small group of professionals on a similar journey, you'll receive consistent support and mentorship to help YOU take actions that get results.
Renovate Your Career will show you how to:
Figure out what do to next with your career – so you can inject more meaning and fun in your life.
Identify specific career opportunities, including some in previously unexplored areas.
Implement a personal marketing strategy to attract attention from recruiters, hiring managers and influencers.
Amp up your natural talents and mastery to foster more positivity and growth.
Renew your self-confidence in the face of today’s disrupted job climate — Identify toxic patterns that hold you back on the job and keep you from greatness.
Shift from feeling stuck to feeling confident in your accelerated pathway to a more powerful, fulfilling career.
And the best part is, we are going to do it together AND in partnership with a small group of other accomplished professionals who like you, are committed to renovating their careers. Our work together will build rock solid personalized strategies and actions to make it happen.
Click the link below to schedule a complimentary call with me to learn more and see if this is a fit for you.
Participants receive weekly homework assignments and accountability check-ins on progress.
Your Investment: $997 paid in full
So are you ready to get renovating?
Note: Meaningful transformation requires intense collaboration and support throughout the process. Space is limited.
Enrolling in Stacey’s Renovate Your Career coaching course was one of the smartest decisions I ever made.
I signed up for it at a time when I was feeling uncertain about what I wanted the next phase of my career to look like. The course gave me the practical tools, focus and emotional support from Stacey and my fellow classmates that I needed to feel like I was taking the right steps toward shaping my career into what I want it to be.
What’s great about Stacey is that she takes a “no BS” approach to her coaching style and shares personal stories of her career highs and lows while pushing you to ask yourself the tough questions. I finished the course feeling confident that I can succeed in any career path I choose to pursue. It’s about knowing the right questions to ask your potential employer, but it’s also about knowing the right questions to ask yourself. I could not recommend Stacey more highly as a career coach. The lessons I learned and the connections I made from her class are invaluable.
- Tracy Perez, RYC Winter 2019
I thought a “career coach” would be a relentlessly cheerful, find-your-spirit-animal-and-ride-it-all-the-way-to-your-dream-job kind of person. Stacey is not that person. She IS smart, sensible, sympathetic, and totally down to earth. (She also has a great sense of humor.) Having lived through many of the same challenges her clients have, Stacey empathizes and strategizes from a place of hard-won experience. But she’s also gifted at zeroing in on stumbling blocks and helping uncover strengths to guide clients toward overcoming the former and capitalizing on the latter. While my own next chapter is still a WIP, I’m much better armed—and better aimed—thanks to Renovate Your Career and Stacey.
-Andrea Messina, RYC Spring 2019
When I saw the words "Valley of Despair," I instantly relaxed and smiled. According to a chart in Stacey's class, the Valley is a low point in your transformation journey, a place I'd steadfastly remained for too many months to discuss. Seeing this interesting chart label helped me realize I was part of a complex process—and that I wasn't remotely alone. To me, this is the embodiment of Stacey's work. She takes one of mankind's most grueling and joyless processes, and turns it into a compelling mental and spiritual journey to find out who the hell you are and what you really want to do. Oh, and you'll be joined by six or seven fellow travelers, all in the same boat, who will help you take this career crap less seriously.
Any time during my job search that I needed her feedback, Stacey showed up—with always-honest feedback, a new written exercise related to my issue, the right TED speakers to watch, or a direct challenge to get out of my comfort zone. She crushed it every time.
I just noticed a document on my desktop called "stacey_story." Had no idea what it was. I can't remember if it's a comment she made to the class or something addressed directly to me on our Facebook page. It says "So the big questions are, what story are you in most of the time? A story to success? Or a story of failure? The stories, the words, the thought loop matters." I saved it because I wanted to think about it more, which I will now. On another note, I have exited the Valley of Despair and entered into a great new job.
- Brook Lundy, RYC Spring 2019
When I exited the print magazine industry after 26 years, working in publishing was all I had ever known. Deep down I knew that I needed to find a new path, but the prospect felt totally overwhelming. Two different friends in my network suggested an exploratory call with Stacey, but I was initially hesitant because I consider myself a pretty self-sufficient person and wondered what she could do for me that I couldn’t do for myself. After a few too many mind-numbing days spent surfing LinkedIn, The Muse, Glassdoor and Indeed with no forward motion whatsoever, I decided to make the call.
As it turned out, there was a TON that Stacey could do for me that I couldn’t. Some of it was purely tactical: for instance, she helped me completely revamp my resume and exponentially increase my LinkedIn network. But even more importantly, Stacey politely but pointedly got me to crystallize my priorities and really imagine what various futures could look like. The weekly sessions also provided a great framework for staying cognizant that time was passing—not working in an office, I often felt like I wasn’t sure what day it was. My weeks started to revolve around the Tuesday night sessions, which was helpful.
In the end, Stacey and her RYC program helped me focus on figuring out what needed figuring out. The group dynamic was great too, I loved the ‘we’re all in this together’ vibe and it made me feel accountable to invest time in the weekly homework. I very highly recommend Stacey to anyone ready to get serious about getting unstuck professionally.
- Jonna Gallo, RYC Winter 2019
And if you still have questions, I have answers...
Q: What if I can’t make one of the sessions?
A: No problem. All of our group sessions are recorded in case you need to miss one or two —and for future reference. We will cover a ton of great information that you might want to revisit at another time.
Q: My confidence is shot and I’m a little embarrassed by my situation. Do I have to talk about it in front of others?
A: No worries. You will never be forced to share more than you are comfortable with. What most participants love about their RYC group is the camaraderie and support from others. You will likely find that others share the same insecurities and concerns. Working with others is a great way to keep the worries in perspective and relieve stress.
Q: I really need a resume re-do and my LinkedIn profile sucks too. Will we work on these?
A: YES! A powerful professional story is a key driver for the results you want. We will audit and rework your job searching tools — resume, profile, content strategy, elevator pitch and professional bio.
Q: I don’t know what I want to do next. Is this program going to help me?
A: Many people are confused about what to focus on next. This program is designed to get you thinking about new possibilities and the wider landscape of business. Industry disruption requires that all of us be ready to adapt and evolve with the new needs of business. Together, we will zero in on your preferred skills and your ideal experiences to help you explore your options and define your target companies/industries.
Q: Who else in the program?
A: Participants are curated to foster a supportive and powerful community of people with shared backgrounds. This is a program designed for experienced people who are committed to creating change and love collaboration.
We are in one of the most disrupted and rapidly evolving times in business. Globalization and technology are creating waves of evolution across nearly all industries. I know you see it. While some of it is scary, we are in a time of tremendous opportunity. With the right support and due diligence, YOU can rewrite the rules and design a career that works best for YOU instead the company, the job and the industry.
Renovate Your Career is a facilitated group program specifically designed for the unique circumstances facing established, successful professionals who are burnt out. This program provides streamlined guidance, accountability and group support – to accelerate the changes you are seeking. And the mentorship I provide is grounded in real world experience from my 20+ year corporate career – which means you will move beyond theory and concepts into actions and results.
Click the link below to schedule an exploratory call about Renovate Your Career.
The Spring 2020 program will serve a curated group of professionals. Space is limited.
Then: Depleted and pissed off.
That’s how I felt for all too often during the last few years of my hotshot New York City advertising career. For years, I worked with the world’s biggest brands on their advertising campaigns. I created partnerships between global media, like Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, CNN Networks, Fast Company and brands like Lexus, Hilton, American Express, and LVMH. For years, the work was thrilling, energizing, and even glamorous.
I rose up the ranks by creating innovative deals that made tons of dough for everyone involved. I navigated airports, recessions, tech bubbles, and industry disruption on a regular basis. Most of the time, I was crushing it – nimbly putting out fires, appeasing grumpy clients and babysitting frazzled colleagues. And while I was lauded for making sense of the chaos, I started to feel like I was being crushed – by politics, 24/7 demands, endless meetings, a brutal commute and a nagging sense that my work had no meaning. <sigh>
Then, it got worse. I stopped sleeping. And when I did sleep, I broke teeth grinding through the stress of my job. I had no time for hobbies and barely knew the community I’d lived in for 5 years. Every day I would wake my daughter just before 7am so I could say goodbye before slogging through my commute. My husband seemed like an old friend I ran into every once in a while, over a pile of laundry or school forms. I swear my cleaning lady spent more time at my house than I did. My career had become painful. I was missing so much of my life working my ass off.
Then one day as I sat listening to a guest speaker at my umpteenth global team meeting, a light bulb went on. Our speaker closed his remarks saying: “the future does not fit into the containers of the past.” Those words hit me like ton of bricks. He was speaking about the advertising business, but to me it was a crystal-clear call to make some changes in my life.
I’ll admit my immediate inspiration faded — as I let the pressure cooker corporate world consume me again. But I kept coming back to that quote again and again. (I even had the quote imprinted on a set of mugs for my team.)
For months, I tried to “will” myself into finding a new career path in my “spare” time – until I finally realized I couldn’t do it alone. So, I built a support system. I worked with a trusted mentor and surrounded myself with new people and new ideas. I read books and steeped myself in TED talks. I worked on my mindset and confidence because I knew there would naysayers who might push me off course. I leaned on anything that fostered forward action towards my goal of a new “container.”
Now: Energized and Inspired
Today, I have a career that energizes and inspires me every day. Many of my skills and expertise areas have translated to my new career vision. In all things (career and otherwise), I strive to honor my core values: discovery, authenticity and connection. When I look back, I can track all of my successes to these three loves, and all my failures to ignoring what matters to my soul. Today, I live my values by helping others discover and design their own blue print for happiness, fulfillment and reward in life and work.
Can I help you break out of your container and discover what’s next for you?