Stacey is a keynote speaker, successful businesswoman, mother of five and inspiration to thousands of people who have adopted her life lessons.
Using her street smart wisdom, Stacey lives by the philosophy (and helps others do the same) that to be more, you need less.
Raised in housing commission accommodation with an absent mum, Stacey experienced child sexual assault. By 14, she was living in a shed. At 15 she was pregnant. At 19, she had two kids and was homeless. At 21, authorities gave her a stark choice; change her life or lose her kids. Stacey had to make big changes. When all she knew was battling, figuring out goals for her ‘new life’ seemed impossible.
By 22, Stacey was raising three kids on her own and had survived domestic abuse.
With her no-bullshit style and humour, remarkably, Stacey, has not only survived to tell the tale but managed to defy the odds by using her street smart wisdom to thrive, and help others from all walks of life do so too. As the co-founder of a million-dollar printing business, her tenacity and commitment have seen her nominated for several business awards.
As a qualified leadership coach, author, and mentor, Stacey is known for her rawness, honesty and compassion.
However, it is as a motivational speaker that Stacey is best known. For the past 5 years, her keynote speeches have captivated audiences across Australia. In fact, the self-described ‘rough-around-the-edges chick’ often pinches herself when rubbing shoulders with everyone from those in rags to those in riches.
Sharing the stage with countless thought leaders, Stacey has also appeared on TV shows such as the Today Show, 7.30 Report and 60 Minutes to share her against-the-odds life story. She has featured in many newspapers and magazines such as BRW, The Age and The Herald Sun.
You don’t realise your own strength until being strong is your only choice.
CHALLENGES ARE OPPORTUNITIES
The times you’re stopped in your tracks or have to deal with failure are often when you learn the most important life lessons. Those situations often create space for something new and better to occur.
YOU’LL NEVER FEEL READY
So just start moving. Take one small step each day. Small steps lead to courageous decisions. Once you start making courageous decisions, you’ll begin to face your fears head-on.
LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU SIDEWAYS
Accept that sometimes you will get knocked down. You never know when life is going to knock you sideways. It’s not personal; it’s just what happens but getting back up is a choice.
WOULD IT SURPRISE YOU TO KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE WHEN FACED WITH A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION, STILL RESIST CHANGE DESPITE KNOWING THE REPERCUSSIONS?
I totally get it. Because when I look at my own life, change only ever happened when my back was up against the wall, when life dealt me a do-this-or-else ultimatum. Now I’m SO grateful for the experiences of my past as they’ve allowed me to understand what other people go through in the toughest of times.
I believe we all have the ability to change…. every single one of us! The reason we often resist change, is that we just haven’t found the right tools yet…. I feel I know exactly what tools people need. In fact, I’ve helped many people change their lives.
Nothing thrills me more than inspiring others to transform their lives, whether that be discovering their purpose, quitting a job they hate (and finding one they love) and discovering a life of fulfilment. I know it’s possible to take any step, big or small, to change.