Connecting People
to Opportunities

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.


From Stacy's Blog

Book Review of Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes, and Paradigms

November 17, 2017

“A thoughtful, eye-opening, and useful collection,” says the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business How does mentoring work for people who aren’t white males seeking more money and status at work? Women and people of color strive to answer that question through this collection of essays edited by Audrey Murrell of the University of…

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“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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