Bridging the Gap Between Management and Leadership
HI, I'M STACY MAYER.
I’m a High-Performance Coach and Facilitator for emerging leaders who need help figuring out their next career move and channeling their energy in the right direction.
As an ambitious business owner and dedicated mom who came from a high-stress hedge fund background, I know what it’s like to want to expand your impact without burning out. To feel self-doubts get in the way of your desire to lead and inspire. To want to move up in your organization without jeopardizing your family life. To feel so exhausted, you can’t imagine how you’d be able to take on more responsibility even if you did have an opportunity for career advancement. All while having that unshakeable feeling that you’re meant for more than picking up the slack or filling team gaps...
I know because there was a time when I knew something had to shift in my career, too.
Improv, hedge funds and challenging assumptions
I moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. But instead of pounding the pavement at auditions, I started my own theatre company, Manhattan Comedy Collective, where I produced and performed in hundreds of improv and and sketch comedy shows in Times Square.
At the same time, I took a job at a hedge fund to pay the bills. Even though I thought the corporate box would crush my creative soul, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed working alongside these high achievers.
But with my love for meditation and yoga, I didn’t fit the corporate status quo. Yet here I was living the life of a true New York overachiever, working at high-stress hedge fund while running a competitive theatre company.
Still no matter how much I thrived off the fast paced lifestyle and looked up to the talented execs around me, I could see that most of them were on the verge of burnout…and I was, too.
I wanted to get ahead in my career, but not by leaving my dreams behind.
So I purchased a one-way ticket to India to discover what my version of success looked like.
I did a lot of inner work on that pilgrimage and realized that my corporate background was not at odds with my passion for coaching and wellness. And that’s when I decided I’d carve out my career path on my own terms, leaving the financial security of my hedge fund job behind.
Since then, I’ve coached countless high potential managers into higher level leadership roles and learned that you don’t have to be good at everything to be a great leader. You don’t have to have all the answers. And you don’t have to be stressed or work longer hours.
Reframing how you think about your specific big picture role in your organization can help you finally transition into that more fulfilling leadership space you know you were meant for, so you can really put your big vision into action.
My career path has always been an exercise in reinvention.
And after all the self-doubts, all the missteps, and all the leaps of faith that led me here...
Here's what I learned:
- You can reinvent yourself in work and life if you know how to improvise. By bridging mindfulness and leadership, I found a way to carve out my own niche in executive coaching.
- You can expand your impact without burning out. I built my business while I raised my kids. Getting ahead isn’t about doing more. It’s about being more. More strategic, more self-aware, more mindful.
- You can step into a position of influence without losing your sense of self or compromising your values. It simply comes down to pinpointing your strengths and developing your personal leadership style.
Management is a skill set. But leadership is a mindset.
Getting to that next level in your career or finding more fulfillment in the role you’re in is about doing the inner work, not just skill-building.
I want to share with mid-level managers how they can define their natural strengths and discover their unique leadership style, so they become respected thought leaders and changemakers in their organizations. And all by showing up the way they want to be seen, in a way that’s aligned with their true values and innate talents.
That’s why I integrate mindfulness, positive psychology and emotional intelligence into my coaching and leadership trainings to help high-potential managers like you step into more impactful leadership roles and create better work-life integration.
In addition to working 1:1 with clients through Stacy Mayer Consulting, I collaborate as a coach and facilitator with The Bulling Towne Group and Platinum Exchange women’s leadership program. I facilitate off-sites and certified workshops in Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and Meyers-Briggs (MBTI). I’ve also developed workshops in Strengths Based Leadership, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Mindfulness at Work, and lead breakout sessions at Executive Retreats using improvisation games, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
MY CORE VALUES
Always take responsibility for your actions, your destiny, and how you show up in your personal and professional life.
Diversity is the cornerstone of innovative teams. If you want to change a relationship, start by changing your approach.
The most effective leaders prioritize personal development and keep learning. If you’re not growing, you’re stagnating.
- ICF Certified Coach
- Post-Graduate Training in Personal and Executive Coaching and Positive Psychology and Well-Being Coaching Certification - College of Executive Coaching
- Platinum Exchange, women’s leadership program - Coach and Facilitator
- MBTI and TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Certified instructor
- 15+ years of corporate experience
- Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
- Advanced meditation student - Shambhala Meditation Center
- 25+ years in acting, public speaking and improvisation
Ready to become a high-performance leader ...and finally get the respect and recognition you deserve in your career?
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MY COACHING APPROACH
“Stacy’s stand-out qualities include her ability to read people well, create a safe environment for honest discussion, and unlimited levels of humor and compassion to any situation!”
I first met Stacy in February 2016 when she was assigned to be my professional coach via the Platinum Exchange Women’s Leadership Program. Throughout a five month period of time, she and I spent many hours together during hands-on training as well as customized one-on-one sessions. Stacy was available when she said she would be, communicative and very flexible if my schedule changed. I would not hesitate to work with Stacy again, and in fact, will seek her out the next time my career takes me into new and uncertain terrain.
Director of Localization Solutions at Autodesk
THE OFFICIAL BIO
Stacy Mayer is a High-Performance Coach and Facilitator for emerging leaders who are ready to take their career to the next level or in search of deeper fulfillment in their current organizational roles. An ICF certified coach with a background in corporate finance, improv comedy and mindfulness, Stacy takes an integrative approach that combines evidence-based leadership frameworks, confidence building tools, emotional intelligence and positive psychology to transform managers into leaders.
Her 1:1 professional development programs and team-building workshops help managers build the skills and self-awareness to make a bigger difference in their organizations, so they can finally gain the influence and recognition they deserve at the leadership level.