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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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How To Know When You Have Too Much On Your Plate

February 29, 20244 min read

Do you find that one minute you can feel on top of everything and then all of a sudden you feel overwhelmed with the high expectations you put on yourself?

Do you want to slow down the pace when you are feeling that way but you also know you need to get things done?

It can be tricky sometimes to know when you have too much on your plate and you need to prioritize better (saying no to what matters less) . . .

OR . . .

If you’re letting the distraction and overwhelm take over unnecessarily, and you just need to focus or take a breather to reset.

I still sometimes walk that fine line of wondering if I have too much on the go (prioritize better) or I am just letting the pressure I put on myself get to me (more about focus and mindset).

Like this week, when Monday threw me for a loop.

My top three work priorities came to a head at once, with important deadlines and unexpected issues with the quality of some deliverables I had delegated.

Usually I can step out of the overwhelm (I shared in an email a few weeks ago how you can too), but on Monday it got the best of me.

I felt almost paralyzed with everything to do, doubted my abilities (big time), and maybe even shed a few tears ;-).

And fell into the old habit of thinking I need to do it all myself.

Which certainly doesn’t help move things forward and feels way more stressful!

It was also my mom’s birthday who passed away a couple of years ago, and so grief was likely bubbling underneath as well.

I am sharing this to let you know that we all have bad days and so that you know you’re not alone if you have experienced this too.

But the problem when we are in this overwhelmed state is we are not getting done what needs to be done, it feels more stressful, and we are less productive.

And it just adds to the pressure!

In times like this, I try to give myself some space for how I feel and honor what I need to get back to feeling more calm and present.

To slow down and do less, but get closer to the heart of what really matters.

Instead of focusing on everything that needs to be done (which is inherently overwhelming) or continuing to think it’s all doom and gloom (once I had a pity party) ….

I gave myself space to feel what I needed and reset.

I broke my priority tasks into smaller chunks.

I set ONE main focus or priority for each day (instead of my usual three) and focused on the MOST important task for each priority.

I reminded myself that my feelings were temporary.

I got back to feeling more in control of my days and week.

Want to feel more in control of your days?

If so, it’s time to get serious about prioritizing your time more effectively. While you take care of your mind and stress levels too.

And if you feel overwhelmed day after day, that is a pretty good sign you have too much on your plate and time to take things off and say no more.

But I get that it can be challenging to figure out where to focus or break things into smaller chunks when you have competing demands and deadlines.

The thing is, everything is NOT equal.

While it’s tempting to keep trying to do everything, it’s a way more effective and sane to get closer to the heart of what really matters.

This means ignoring all the things you could be doing or had planned to be doing.

To focus instead on what will truly move the needle.

To be even more intentional about what you say ‘yes’ and say ‘no’ to.

Now, you might buy into this idea, but how do you get to the heart of what really matters?

Listen to this video for how to prioritize your time in a simple and effective way.

How To Know When You Have Too Much On Your Plate

I've used this approach for prioritizing projects in my corporate career, my weekly to-do list for business, and even what to do in the evening with the kids.

And I used this a few times this week to get back on track and step out of the overwhelm.

Let's keep things simple!

You've got this!

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

How To Know When You Have Too Much On Your Plate

February 29, 20244 min read

Do you find that one minute you can feel on top of everything and then all of a sudden you feel overwhelmed with the high expectations you put on yourself?

Do you want to slow down the pace when you are feeling that way but you also know you need to get things done?

It can be tricky sometimes to know when you have too much on your plate and you need to prioritize better (saying no to what matters less) . . .

OR . . .

If you’re letting the distraction and overwhelm take over unnecessarily, and you just need to focus or take a breather to reset.

I still sometimes walk that fine line of wondering if I have too much on the go (prioritize better) or I am just letting the pressure I put on myself get to me (more about focus and mindset).

Like this week, when Monday threw me for a loop.

My top three work priorities came to a head at once, with important deadlines and unexpected issues with the quality of some deliverables I had delegated.

Usually I can step out of the overwhelm (I shared in an email a few weeks ago how you can too), but on Monday it got the best of me.

I felt almost paralyzed with everything to do, doubted my abilities (big time), and maybe even shed a few tears ;-).

And fell into the old habit of thinking I need to do it all myself.

Which certainly doesn’t help move things forward and feels way more stressful!

It was also my mom’s birthday who passed away a couple of years ago, and so grief was likely bubbling underneath as well.

I am sharing this to let you know that we all have bad days and so that you know you’re not alone if you have experienced this too.

But the problem when we are in this overwhelmed state is we are not getting done what needs to be done, it feels more stressful, and we are less productive.

And it just adds to the pressure!

In times like this, I try to give myself some space for how I feel and honor what I need to get back to feeling more calm and present.

To slow down and do less, but get closer to the heart of what really matters.

Instead of focusing on everything that needs to be done (which is inherently overwhelming) or continuing to think it’s all doom and gloom (once I had a pity party) ….

I gave myself space to feel what I needed and reset.

I broke my priority tasks into smaller chunks.

I set ONE main focus or priority for each day (instead of my usual three) and focused on the MOST important task for each priority.

I reminded myself that my feelings were temporary.

I got back to feeling more in control of my days and week.

Want to feel more in control of your days?

If so, it’s time to get serious about prioritizing your time more effectively. While you take care of your mind and stress levels too.

And if you feel overwhelmed day after day, that is a pretty good sign you have too much on your plate and time to take things off and say no more.

But I get that it can be challenging to figure out where to focus or break things into smaller chunks when you have competing demands and deadlines.

The thing is, everything is NOT equal.

While it’s tempting to keep trying to do everything, it’s a way more effective and sane to get closer to the heart of what really matters.

This means ignoring all the things you could be doing or had planned to be doing.

To focus instead on what will truly move the needle.

To be even more intentional about what you say ‘yes’ and say ‘no’ to.

Now, you might buy into this idea, but how do you get to the heart of what really matters?

Listen to this video for how to prioritize your time in a simple and effective way.

How To Know When You Have Too Much On Your Plate

I've used this approach for prioritizing projects in my corporate career, my weekly to-do list for business, and even what to do in the evening with the kids.

And I used this a few times this week to get back on track and step out of the overwhelm.

Let's keep things simple!

You've got this!

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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