I’ve been obsessed with the intersection of career and family for as long as I can remember.

And, I started Life Junctions because I wanted to help smart and caring women find the time and energy for meaningful work and deep connections–two critical ingredients that bring us lasting and authentic happiness.

I do this through…

For example, work with my early coaching clients resulted in the discovery of The Lighthouse Method, a way to figure out what you want to do with your life when you don’t know what it is. I connected ideas with existing research evidence and published a short e-booklet to describe it. As more clients found it helpful, I wrote a feature article in Real Simple and gave many talks. To share the strategies with more people, especially those who could not afford my coaching, I recently launched an online course.

I love what I do because…

I have been privileged to witness how women unlock their own potential and transform the lives of their families, communities, and workplaces. My clients inspire me not only with their accomplishments but also with their newfound enthusiasm.

While I’ve been fortunate to receive some good press, I’m more proud of kind words from clients, audiences, and those who have hired me to speak.

Again, I’m so glad you’ve found me, and I’d love to connect with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

More About Stacy

Before Life Junctions, I had studied work-family issues and early childhood education for over 15 years. I was a research scientist at the Columbia University’s National Center for Children and Families and a senior research associate at the Families and Work Institute, where I coauthored Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much with two of my mentors Ellen Galinsky and James T. Bond.

I earned my Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership at the University of Pennsylvania (where I also received my MS in Ed. in early childhood education); my coaching certification at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)–an International Coach Federation-accredited program; and my bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University (Go Cats!).

I was born in Seoul, grew up in Evanston, Los Angeles, and Honolulu, and currently live with my husband and two teenagers in New York City. I share a bit more about my own “life junctions” in personal essays I’ve written for other publications.

I’ve volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and as a grant reviewer for the New York Women’s Foundation and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Recently served, I had the honor of serving as a facilitator of Sacred Ground (a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race) at my church.

I love to knit while listening to books. I like to garden but don’t like to exercise.

In addition to English, I speak Korean, R, and SPSS. I can read Stata. While I started out with SAS, I’m very rusty now. (Yes, I’m a data geek.)

For a more formal bio, click here or visit my LinkedIn page.

Header photo by Lisa Hancock.