Innovative and transformational change leader with the business acumen to ascertain and analyze needs, chart vision, while executing the strategy, and delivering results are trademarks of Stacey Lawson’s career. She is a seasoned Human Resources executive and is credited with having spearheading a comprehensive strategic diversity initiative, increasing employee engagement, and developing and leading talent development initiatives resulting in marked organizational performance.
She has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in people while maximizing organizational effectiveness and human capital. Stacey has established a brand of leadership that cultivates continuous growth, development, and shares the insight from her experiences and lessons learned to motivate others to reach higher through coaching and mentoring. Her personal life mission and purpose is to increase others.
Stacey’s successes have been chronicled and featured in various publications including The Black Collegian, the Black EOE Journal, and the Success Guide. She was most recently recognized as Outstanding African American Alumni from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she also earned both her B.S., in Human Resources Management and her M.S., in Business & Industrial Management Counseling. She received acknowledgement for her contributions to social justice, equality, and inclusion by the Ohio Diversity Conference as a DiversityFirsts and received the Rainbow Award for her community efforts in promoting racial harmony and reconciliation. In 2002, she was recognized as one of Dayton’s Top 40 Under 40. She most recently completed her first book which highlights the “keynotes” of her journey of becoming.
Preferring to just “keep it real” and talk about what’s really going on, Stacey strips herself of all measures of protection that we so comfortably hide behind like our credentials, degrees, stature, and titles.
Using common everyday experiences, in a matter of fact, down-to-earth approach, she will make you think about things in such a way that allows mind and heart to connect.
She will speak to who you are, where you are, and where you are going. Her greatest accomplishment is learning to listen while growing from within. Her biggest mistake is not listening. Her goal is to become less of who she shouldn’t be and more of who she should be.
Regardless of what capacity you come to know Stacey, she will bring forward critical issues and create a compelling case to drive excellence for next level thinking. When asked what keeps her up at night, she replied, “It is the recognition of the fact in knowing that I sit in a seat where I make decisions that impact people’s lives - not a responsibility that I take lightly.”