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Stacy is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, trainer, coach and mentor. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, top-tier universities, nonprofits and governmental agencies, helping them to build more effective teams and organizational cultures through socially intelligent leadership practices.

Inspiring Ideas

Stacy writes and speaks passionately about leadership, mentoring, inclusion and diversity. Explore the ideas she’s most excited about in her archive of blog posts, publications and multimedia recordings.

Audaciously authentic, authentically audacious

Stacy inspires her clients and students to dream big,
take risks and find strength in working with others
toward achieving a common vision.

Mentoring: Creating Mutually Empowering Relationships

Stanford Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership

While mentoring is often viewed as one person giving and the other person receiving, Stacy Blake-Beard, Professor of Management at Simmons College, defines mentoring as a mutually empowering relationship where both parties learn and benefit. Blake-Beard offers insight into the importance of developing mentoring relationships that are based in both similarity and difference – where individuals can build... More

The Power of Mentoring as a Transformational Process

TEDx Ursuline College

In her insightful talk, Dr. Stacy Blake Beard, Professor at Simmons College, calls us to recognize the importance of mentoring and the ways it can transform our lives.

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From Stacy's Blog

“I think I did not fit her image of what a doctoral advisor would be.”

September 4, 2017

In talking with the journalist who authored this article, I was reminded of how big a factor unconscious bias is in our relationships — even mentoring interactions. An important action step is to make these unspoken and invisible dynamics more visible. Read the article here.

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Book and a cup photo by Aaron Burden

A New Day

December 12, 2016

A dusting of snow…
A lighted scented candle…
An elegant ballad playing through the speakers…

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Running with the Wolves

September 15, 2010

As Anna told her story about dogs and wolves, I was fascinated. I think I was drawn in because her story resonated with where I am in my life right now…getting ready to break out of the pack of dogs and head out on my own. Away from the safety and confines of humans, into…

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Some of Stacy's valued clients