Stacy Cook is a motivational keynote speaker,trainer and consultant. In a modern workplace where eight of every ten professionals say they need help learning how to manage stress, the importance of resilience has never been more profound. Stacy offers a rare combination to help - someone who has personally struggled to overcome adversity and tirelessly studied human development to understand the building blocks of inner strength.
With a master’s degree in Adult Learning & Leadership from Columbia University, Stacy melds academic rigor with practical execution to help clients and audiences unlock new levels of awareness and capability. As an inspiring speaker and thought leader, her inspiring personal story helps drive positive change with everyone from new employees to the C-Suite.
“Stacy's energy was fantastic and her presentation was very clean and professional. She's one of the presenters we've seen so far who really seems like an expert in her field with quality information to share. I left feeling like I could set real goals with my boss to improve our relationship and achieve the results we're both striving for together.”
Today’s workplaces are more dynamic than at any point in history. Change is a constant,persistent and overwhelming force that puts pressure on everyone. Building resilience is a powerful tool we can use to overcome adversity and respond to this dynamic environment, finding ways to be effective while also taking care of ourselves holistically.
Stacy has developed PUSH, a prescriptive model to help organizations and individuals build resilience in the workplace and in life.It’s the result of a labor of passion inspired by personal misfortune and fueled by an intense desire to understand how people work.
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It happened in the blink of an eye. As a child, Stacy Cook suffered a traumatizing accident that nearly took her leg. She lost part of her foot and faced a series of complicated surgeries to try and rebuild it. Doctors believed she would likely never again be able to do the things that kids do – run, jump or even walk normally.
It was an awfully young age to reach a crossroads. But the adversity – and Cook’s reaction to it – would build a lifetime of resolve and resilience in her she may not have found any other way. She did indeed walk, run and jump as a child. And as she grew up, she constantly challenged herself to overcome adversity with activities like distance running, back country hiking and other adventures. Her resilient personality has formed the cornerstone of a career spent studying human learning and helping organizations develop practically creative solutions to challenging, real-world problems.
Today, Cook is a dynamic keynote speaker, trainer and consultant. In a modern workplace where eight of every ten professionals say they need help learning how to manage stress, the importance of resilience has never been more profound. Cook offers a rare combination to help – someone who has personally struggled to overcome obstacles and tirelessly studied human development to understand the building blocks of inner strength. With a master’s degree in Adult Learning & Leadership from Columbia University, Cook melds academic rigor with practical execution to helpclients and audiences unlock new levels of awareness and capability. As a sought-after speaker and thought leader, her inspiring personal story helps drive positive change with everyone from new employees to the
Cook has delivered dozens of keynotes and conducted more than 3,000 hours of classroom corporate training –showing clients how to harness the power of resilience to improve emotional intelligence, communication skills, leadership skills, teamwork and more. She has been corporate speaker at the ATD International Conference and Exposition, the world's largest event fortalent development and learning professionals, and the SHRM Annual Conference,the largest human resources convention in the world, among others. From inspiring speaker assignments to panel discussions, Cook delivers unique insights in an approachable, engaging way, covering emerging employee training and development trends and practical advice for goal setting, team building and overcoming obstacles.
Cook’s personal story of perseverance and practical advice for applying it in a variety of scenarios helps leaders and companies around the world cultivate their own resilience to drive improved performance. That’s the value Stacy Cook can bring.