• Hi, my name is Stacy.

    I'M A COACH.



    I help women in survival mode to prioritize themselves so they can invest their time and energy in ways they love.

  • What is coaching?

    Coaching is a relationship over time that helps you bridge the gap

    between where you are now and where you want to be.

  • I coach women who...

    want to show up more fully within themselves, in their relationships, their work, their passions and their life

    know they're tapping into and sharing only a small portion of their gifts with the world

    have been waiting for the right external circumstances before taking a bold leap towards what fulfills them

    • "I'll take the leap when I get my dream job..."
    • "I'll make it happen when I get the courage to leave this job..."
    • "I'll go for it when I land the right partner..."
    • "I'll make myself a priority when..."
  • Photo of Stacy by Katya Nicholas

    So nice to meet you!

    Born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, my life and career has taken many twists and turns and do-si-dos.


    I grew up with a love of lip sync dance parties, exploring nature, and handstands in the city pool. I've always been fascinated by human interactions and even at a young age, I loved any opportunity to experience what made others light up. I've been told I have contagious enthusiasm (my 89-year-old Grandpa calls me "a sparkplug")!


    I left my small town for college at CU Boulder as a Business student with the hopes of someday opening my own flower shop. Within my first month of college, I was sexually assaulted. My life trajectory took a sharp turn and after a period of grief and numbness, I began to care deeply about social justice. That's when I started working in nonprofits.


    My nonprofit career invited me to get up close and personal with people in their suffering, healing, learning, growing, and dreaming of a better life. I've worked in nonprofits in small rural areas as well as bustling urban cities like San Francisco and New York City. My work in nonprofits took me into hospitals and courtrooms as a domestic violence advocate, inside San Quentin State Prison to support inmate rehabilitation programs and to share my experience as a sexual violence survivor in a Restorative Justice class for inmates. I wrote grants for affordable housing in SF's Tenderloin district, and I raised over $9 million in funding for a nonprofit that teaches job skills and helps unemployed and underemployed San Franciscans find good jobs. I led an organization providing support and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence at 29 and I also worked at a nonprofit that taught citizen witnesses of human rights abuses to harness the power of video technology.


    After working in nonprofits for over 13 years, I took a course at Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts, and for the first time ever, I realized that I was worthy of living a life that filled me up too, not just a life about fighting injustices. I wanted to fight FOR something, not just AGAINST. It was then that I discovered my "good"ness was already in me, it wasn't something I had to prove in my career path.


    Mama Gena's Mastery course sparked a[nother] totally new direction for me. I moved from NYC to Portland, OR in 2014 (after winning a drawing - ask me to tell you that story sometime!) and followed my passion to work with flowers. It was time to do something that was fun for me - that finally felt like enough. After my stint in floral design, I joined the corporate Customer Experience team of a natural grocer, where I advocated for customers and coached employees on how to delight their customers.


    In the Spring of 2017, I made the choice to hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail with my partner at the time (yes I have seen the movie Wild). I stopped hiking after I walked 800 miles and raised $10,000 for The Breathe Network, a nonprofit that I serve on the Board of that connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners that offer sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic support. Shortly after I stopped hiking, I moved back to New York City to join the staff of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts, where I enrolled women in courses, spearheaded Student Affairs, and project managed all communications.


    In early 2019, I started my Co-Active coaching journey (I completed all five core coaching courses in four months!) and I fell in love with the experience of supporting others to create the life of their dreams. In August 2019, I founded Compass Rose Coaching and I now serve a global network of individual coaching clients. In June of 2020, I completed (and enjoyed!) all requirements to earn my professional coaching certification - I'm now a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

  • Testimonials

    Nita, Founder and Creative Innovator

    "One supercharged coaching session with Stacy really helped me get unstuck in ways that years of therapy / coaching never have. She's so positive - not in that over-the-top fake way - but in that compassionate grounded-in-truth kind-of-way. The way that shines a light on a path forward. Her actionable steps are practical and easy to implement, so much so that everything just clicked.


    Thank you Stacy, your grace and kindness have been the gifts that keep on giving, and I cannot recommend you enough.


    If you're feeling stuck, do yourself a favor and reach out to Stacy."


    G, Educator and Peacebuilder

    "It's my first time seeking coaching, even though I'm at a really good place in life right now. As I approach 50, I'm looking to parlay my career, continue to improve my relationships, and learning how to have more overall clarity. Stacy has been wonderful for me. She's totally attuned to who I am and what I need. She truly listens. I just love her joyous outlook on the world, and look forward to every meeting with her. "


    Sarah, Freelance Broadcaster

    "I was apprehensive about hiring a life coach as I’ve already had a therapist. After one session with Stacy I realized how different the two were and how much I needed coaching in my life. Working with Stacy is a life-changing experience. Her ability to listen and be compassionate yet stern was just the balance that I needed. I realized how important it was to have somebody that would really hold me accountable. Somebody I could check in with. Whether you’re stuck in a spinning spiral and you can’t pivot out of it or you’re on the brink of needing to change that one toxic relationship or make that next step forward with your career or finding a balance in your life, I’d highly recommend Stacy. She is the complete package; focused, reflective, productive, practical, and supportive."


    Donna, Entrepreneur

    "At a time in my life that was completely imbalanced, I was lucky enough that a friend referred me to Stacy. After our initial meeting, I knew this was going to be a life changing journey. Right up front, Stacy is honest about what our journey may look like, to make sure both of us are comfortable with each other and a good fit. This was great!!


    It also gave me a sense of ‘Team Us’. Someone I can trust, share my thoughts without judgement, explores my hurdles with respect and compassion, and facilitates a path of moving forward. Best of all, Stacy brings ‘real’ positivity to the table and gentle guidance with lots of helpful resources for success. Success can be many things to different people and Stacy is on board to dive into any of those areas. Such as; personal growth, emotional reflection, business ideas, financial stumbling blocks, and having a fulfilled life that feels comfortable to ‘me’.


    I am on a better path, moving forward, feeling more & more centered and true to myself, and continually discovering where my future may lead me. Thank you Stacy!!"


    Kate, Coach, Writer, Podcaster, Entrepreneur

    "Stacy was so incredibly masterful at taking me on a journey that showed me exactly how powerful I truly am and how to reclaim my power in my life and business. Hovering in her spirit is completely transformative! Her nature is pure, playful, and good. I felt completely supported and seen working with her as my coach.


    I came away with insights that will stay with me forever and practical things I can do on the day-to-day to make sure I stay in alignment with who I am and what I am calling into my life.


    She has a gift and I consider myself so very privileged to have worked with her. I recommend Stacy to anyone without reservation."

  • Let's work together!

  • My Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations

  • Pema Chodron says...

    "Fear is a universal experience. Even the smallest insect feels it. We wade in the tidal pools and put our finger near the soft, open bodies of sea anemones and they close up. Everything spontaneously does that. It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. We react against the possibility of loneliness, of death, of not having anything to hold on to. Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."

  • Let's stay in touch!

    I'll share practices, resources, new offerings and occasional updates with you.





    Let's connect!


    Click here to book a call.





All Posts