Hey there! I have exciting news ...

My new book is coming in June to empower you to create

Your Balanced and Bold Life: Work Less, Live More, and Be Your Best.

Hey there!

I have exciting news ...

Coming in June:

Your Balanced and Bold Life: Work Less, Live More, and Be Your Best.

Your Balanced and Bold Life: Work Less, Live More, and Be Your Best.

Balance is

a strategic move

in a world with so many demands and expectations.

Pre Order Now!

This pivotal book will teach you how to take back control of your days, calm your mind, feel confident in you choices, be there for others while making yourself a priority too, and more. Stacey shares real-life messy lessons through personal stories that will leave you thinking, I'm not alone,

or, At least I didn't do that!

MEET YOUR MENTOR

Stacey Olson

Stacey L. Olson is a Leadership and Positive Psychology Certified Coach and has more than 15 years of corporate experience. She works with leaders and professionals at all levels, many of who have the daily juggle of work, kids and rest of life -- all the things -- helping them to create more balance and less stress without sacrificing their performance.

Stacey has also gone through her own transformational change from being close to burning out trying to juggle her own demanding corporate career and family life to now thriving (even in the messiness of everyday life) and figuring out what it really takes to have it all . . . hint, you have to stop doing it all!

You can lead even stronger, perform even better, and enjoy life so much more when you do!

There is a better way

to be successful than what we've been taught or told all our lives.

Being busy, overwhelmed and working long hours, while sacrificing your well-being and family time, is simply not necessary and it is hurting your performance.

It's keeping you from being your best as a leader, as a parent, as a person.

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Be At Your Best Roadmap

Your complete step-by-step guide to being at your best, for more balance and less stress.

FREE DOWNLOAD

Be At Your Best Roadmap

Your complete step-by-step guide to being at your best, for more balance and less stress.

Stacey Olson, CPPC, Leadership and Positive Psychology Certified Coach

I'm Stacey!

I work with leaders and teams who want to go from being too busy and burning out to creating more balance, well-being and higher levels of performance.

You can work less and be more effective. You can feel happier and be your best at work and home even with all the demands and messiness of everyday life. You can lead by example by taking care of yourself and focusing on what really matters, creating a positive ripple effect for others around you.

This all starts with an understanding that our happiness and well-being fuel performance and success. Yet this is what's often sacrificed to "get the job done". The traditional thinking that if we just work harder, we will be successful and then we'll be happy, is backward and is undermining performance.

Because it is really hard to be your best when you are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, scattered and pulled in so many directions, or sacrificing your values and what’s important to you.

CERTIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

CERTIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

Imagine if you could be at your best at both work and home, WITHOUT all the overwhelm, worry and working the long hours. What would your life look like then?

Work with me

Courses + Group Coaching

THE BALANCED LEADER™

Whether you want to say no with more confidence, make a big shift to focus your time and balance your life, or become the balanced leader you want to be, we have a next step right-sized for you. Check out on-demand courses or group coaching.

Speaking + Workshops

CONNECT VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON

Support your team or organization with a keynote or workshop on balance, focus on what really matters, resilience, well-being and positive leadership for greater satisfaction, engagement, mental health, relationships, performance, and more.

Private Coaching

CONNECT. CLARIFY. CREATE.

Looking for a leadership or executive coach to help you become more balanced, less overwhelmed, focus on the right things, and something else? Book a call and we can see what's right for you! There is currently a waitlist for Fall 2024.

Work with me

Courses + Group Coaching

THE BALANCED LEADER™

Whether you want to say no with more confidence, make a big shift to focus your time and balance your life, or become the balanced leader you want to be, we have a next step right-sized for you. Check out on-demand courses or group coaching.

Speaking + Workshops

CONNECT VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON

Support your team or organization with a keynote or workshop on balance, focus on what really matters, resilience, well-being and positive leadership for greater satisfaction, engagement, mental health, relationships, performance, and more.

Private Coaching

CONNECT. CLARIFY. CREATE.

Looking for a leadership or executive coach to help you become more balanced, less overwhelmed, focus on the right things, and something else? Book a call and we can see what's right for you! There is currently a waitlist for Fall 2024.

Work with me

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The secret of how leaders who have it all - life balance AND high performance - operate behind the scenes

Discover the powerful choices available to you to take back control of your days, have more time and energy for what really matters to you at work and at home, and feel happier, less overwhelmed and more present in your life.

The secret of how leaders who have it all - life balance AND high performance - operate behind the scenes

Discover the powerful choices available to you to take back control of your days, have more time and energy for what really matters to you at work and at home, and feel happier, less overwhelmed and more present in your life.

Being Real & Resilient

Discover how busy leaders are navigating daily stressors and setbacks with more ease, confidence and optimism in uncertain times.

Being Real & Resilient

Discover how busy leaders are navigating daily stressors and setbacks with more ease, confidence and optimism in uncertain times.

Be At Your Best Roadmap

Your complete step-by-step guide to being at your best, for more balance and less stress.

Tools & Resources

Coaching to success!

What people are saying...

"Working with Stacey has allowed me to learn how to prioritize my most important work, build boundaries around my workday and since working with her I’ve felt less overwhelmed and more productive in my days."

Jenel

PROJECT LEAD

"When I first started, I was feeling so off-balance with life. Now, I feel so much better! I am far more balanced, I feel calmer, and I am way less overwhelmed in my day. This allows me to see more clearly the things that matter the most and focus my time and energy on those things, and I feel proud of myself and what I have done each day."

Kendra

Director

"I am cultivating a new understanding of what success means to me, to ensure that I am able to deliver great job performance, but also personal balance and satisfaction."

Tamara

architect

"Deeply committed to helping clients with transformational change. I highly recommend her!"

I had the pleasure of working with Stacey in the corporate world at FCC, where she was a stellar portfolio and project manager. She was viewed as a high-potential employee and was leading the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office when she left FCC to follow her passion, which is bringing out the best in others through coaching.
As a seasoned coach and consultant, I am proud to be a mentor of Stacey’s. She is intelligent, perceptive, warm and
deeply committed to helping clients with transformational change. I highly recommend her!

Kellie Garrett

Executive Coach, Speaker

"Deeply committed to helping clients with transformational change. I highly recommend her!"

I had the pleasure of working with Stacey in the corporate world at FCC, where she was a stellar portfolio and project manager. She was viewed as a high-potential employee and was leading the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office when she left FCC to follow her passion, which is bringing out the best in others through coaching.
As a seasoned coach and consultant, I am proud to be a mentor of Stacey’s. She is intelligent, perceptive, warm and
deeply committed to helping clients with transformational change. I highly recommend her!

Kellie Garrett

Executive Coach, Speaker

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Feeling Overwhelmed With Too Much On Your Plate?

January 26, 20243 min read

What would change if you felt more in control of your workload and days?

A few years ago, when I felt overwhelmed with everything to do, I would double down on my efforts and hard work.

I would put in longer hours, push through the overwhelm, and tell myself that when I got all caught up THEN I would slow down and give myself a break.

But this approach was a VERY stressful way to live. And not very productive after all!

How about you? How do you typically respond when you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything to do?

The most common answers I hear are:

  • Push harder, work longer, and beat yourself up for not doing more

  • Procrastinate by starting, stopping, checking social media and doing anything except the important thing you need to do

  • Sitting with your head in your hands, almost paralyzed and having trouble focusing with the stress of 100 other things on your mind

  • Breaking out in tears or impatient with the people you love because the pressure to keep up with it all is getting to you

And you likely also tell yourself that when you get all caught up THEN you will give yourself a break!

None of these responses help you to feel better and keep you in a state of overwhelm.

And you end up not getting done the important things you need to get done (which just leads to more overwhelm).

First off, this is common and you're not alone and there is nothing wrong with you!

When demands for your time and attention come faster than your ability to keep up, the feeling of control goes away and overwhelm sets in.

But the truth is that when you are overwhelmed, you are:

  • less focused and productive

  • less calm and present

  • more likely to make mistakes and tasks take longer

And it feels pretty crappy too!

Feeling overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing.

So now, when I feel overwhelmed, I do the exact opposite of what I used to do.

Instead of pushing harder and plowing through the overwhelm, slow down and do less (it will feel counterintuitive).

By slowing down and doing less, you can focus your time and attention on what really matters.

You can give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all.

You can learn to manage your mind to feel more calm and centered.

You can honor what you need rather than staying overwhelmed day after day.

You can feel better and experience more joy in the everyday moments.

And you can get back to feeling more in control of your day.

Knowing how to turn down the volume on overwhelm can improve your well-being and performance, and get you back to feeling calm and focused.

In a post on LinkedIn, I shared three (counterintuitive) ways to step out of the overwhelm when your plate is too full. 

Give it a read, and then let me know what would be most helpful for you right now?

You can be overwhelmed for 15 minutes or an hour, instead of day after day.

You get to choose!

Stacey L. Olson

What Next?

You can sign up for Stacey's masterclass, The Confident "No" here.

Stacey Olson

Stacey L. Olson is a Leadership and Certified Positive Psychology Coach, has 15 years of corporate experience and has gone through her own transformational change from burning out to balanced in life while performing at a high level (both in her corporate career and own business). She works with professionals who want to work less, live more and be their best even with all the demands, high expectations and messiness of everyday life. Stacey is the founder of The Balanced Leader™ program and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking.

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blog image

Feeling Overwhelmed With Too Much On Your Plate?

January 26, 20243 min read

What would change if you felt more in control of your workload and days?

A few years ago, when I felt overwhelmed with everything to do, I would double down on my efforts and hard work.

I would put in longer hours, push through the overwhelm, and tell myself that when I got all caught up THEN I would slow down and give myself a break.

But this approach was a VERY stressful way to live. And not very productive after all!

How about you? How do you typically respond when you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything to do?

The most common answers I hear are:

  • Push harder, work longer, and beat yourself up for not doing more

  • Procrastinate by starting, stopping, checking social media and doing anything except the important thing you need to do

  • Sitting with your head in your hands, almost paralyzed and having trouble focusing with the stress of 100 other things on your mind

  • Breaking out in tears or impatient with the people you love because the pressure to keep up with it all is getting to you

And you likely also tell yourself that when you get all caught up THEN you will give yourself a break!

None of these responses help you to feel better and keep you in a state of overwhelm.

And you end up not getting done the important things you need to get done (which just leads to more overwhelm).

First off, this is common and you're not alone and there is nothing wrong with you!

When demands for your time and attention come faster than your ability to keep up, the feeling of control goes away and overwhelm sets in.

But the truth is that when you are overwhelmed, you are:

  • less focused and productive

  • less calm and present

  • more likely to make mistakes and tasks take longer

And it feels pretty crappy too!

Feeling overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing.

So now, when I feel overwhelmed, I do the exact opposite of what I used to do.

Instead of pushing harder and plowing through the overwhelm, slow down and do less (it will feel counterintuitive).

By slowing down and doing less, you can focus your time and attention on what really matters.

You can give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all.

You can learn to manage your mind to feel more calm and centered.

You can honor what you need rather than staying overwhelmed day after day.

You can feel better and experience more joy in the everyday moments.

And you can get back to feeling more in control of your day.

Knowing how to turn down the volume on overwhelm can improve your well-being and performance, and get you back to feeling calm and focused.

In a post on LinkedIn, I shared three (counterintuitive) ways to step out of the overwhelm when your plate is too full. 

Give it a read, and then let me know what would be most helpful for you right now?

You can be overwhelmed for 15 minutes or an hour, instead of day after day.

You get to choose!

Stacey L. Olson

What Next?

You can sign up for Stacey's masterclass, The Confident "No" here.

Stacey Olson

Stacey L. Olson is a Leadership and Certified Positive Psychology Coach, has 15 years of corporate experience and has gone through her own transformational change from burning out to balanced in life while performing at a high level (both in her corporate career and own business). She works with professionals who want to work less, live more and be their best even with all the demands, high expectations and messiness of everyday life. Stacey is the founder of The Balanced Leader™ program and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking.

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