Stacey Staaterman is a leadership and career growth coach. Her background is diverse. She has a marketing and advertising magazine industry background but went out on a limb to begin her coaching career and has experienced success and satisfaction. Today Stacey outlines her journey from working for a magazine published by American Express and describes when at a national sales meeting, she heard the ‘future does not fit in the containers of the past.’ The “light bulb” went off for her. She wasn’t in the right “container.” Tune in today to find out if you are in the “container” right for you and hear Stacey’s insights and strategies for career growth and success.
In This Episode:
[02:45] Stacey shares her passion as a career coach and her history at American Express
[11:35] Leaving American Express and taking an unknown career path: tech or coaching
[19:57] Why you shouldn’t stay in a position where you feel trapped
[23:06] Engineering your exit package
[33:32] What is success in life
[42:39] Stacey advises ways to accelerate your career
Engineer your exit before you leave a company. Ask former employees what their exit package was and work from a position of knowledge.
Twenty-five and thirty years ago, a person accepted a position at a firm and stayed their entire career. That doesn’t happen anymore. Keep your skills fresh where you are because you never know when your company will change product or direction.
Prepare your resume with more than skills, knowledge, job history, etc. The resume should include other attributes like motivations, leadership behaviors, and career goals.
Stacey Staaterman is a PCC-level Certified Professional Coach (Leadership, Career). Recognized by BUSINESS INSIDER as one of the Most Innovative Coaches, Stacey works with people seeking more fulfillment, happiness, and reward from their career and professional pursuits. Stacey is a regularly featured leadership and career expert appearing in Forbes, Fortune, Men's Health, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also a member of the FORBES Coaches Council.
Stacey has coached people at Google, Amazon, New York University, American Express, SIRIUS/Pandora, Chanel, Random House, LVMH, Travel + Leisure, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prudential, Consumer Reports, Fortune, Post Foods, Inc. Magazine, Marsh & McLennan, MIT, Random House, Blackstone, Deloitte, Legal Zoom, Bloomberg Media, and EY.
Before becoming a professional coach and consultant, Stacey held leadership positions in the advertising and media industry for more than 20 years – with American Express (Travel+Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures), Time Warner, Fast Company, Meredith Corporation, and Scholastic. Stacey received her B.S. in Advertising from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Communications) and earned additional credentials through IPEC Coaching, Marshall Goldsmith Inc., Kickstart Your Edge Leadership Coaching, and Rutgers University.
Stacey is also an active community volunteer. She is Vice Chair of the Board for West Essex YMCA in Livingston, New Jersey, and serves as the Character Development Officer with Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron in the New Jersey Wing of Civil Air Patrol. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter in New Jersey.