Bridging the Gap Between Management and Leadership
HI, I'M STACY MAYER.
I coach corporate managers to get promoted into senior leadership roles. My clients include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious technology companies - and the amazing humans who work for them -- as well as professional associations.
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.
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
“I highly recommend Stacy Mayer to coach you to a higher level.”
Stacy listens intently and that is a rare skill. By listening to what you say, she hears what you really mean. She quickly identifies key opportunities for achieving your personal best. She has been instrumental in finding within me that next level. Her clear and positive communication style gets to the very honest point of what leaders need to change in order to become their best and to achieve their highest goals.
Chief Financial Officer
THE OFFICIAL BIO
Stacy Mayer, one of North America’s most highly sought after coaches is on a mission to get 1000 talented managers promoted into leadership positions each year worldwide. Her clients include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious technology companies - and the amazing humans who work for them -- as well as professional associations.
As a certified executive coach, Stacy takes an integrative approach that combines evidence-based leadership frameworks, confidence building tools, emotional intelligence and positive psychology to empower leaders to step into their higher leadership potential so they can go from under-appreciated, under-recognized and underpaid to respected, rising stars.
Her podcast “Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer” provides insightful, proven communication strategies for corporate managers. It’s the “how to” for repositioning and building confidence in real-time problem solving abilities so that leaders can advance their careers, while being true to themselves.