Where all that you care about come together
Family Career Passion
What brings you here
Most likely you've landed here because you are a
high achieving, deeply caring woman or parent
. You're smart and good at what you do. You've been successful in your career and at home. You don't need an overhaul or a complete makeover. You'd just like a tweak or a boost. You've come to the right place. I work with talented and loving women and parents just like you. Together we pinpoint problems, overcome challenges and find solutions specific to your unique situation in a way that is surprisingly
fun, fast and easy
. Or, perhaps you're looking for a speaker for your event and want to look into my credentials. Either way, I'm glad you found me. Let me know what I can do. Stacy
Tweak your life
High-acheiving deeply caring women and parents
My clients are already very good at pretty much everything they do. They have (or had) successful careers. If they have children, they’re wonderful parents. They also tend to be smart, thoughtful, funny, engaging and passionate. They seek me out because they want to improve, make a change, or start something new. And, working with me makes that work easier and more efficient and fun.
Finding the right "career-family-self" mix for you
Pursue a new endeavor (such as starting a business or switching careers) Tackle an important project you with confidence and agility (like writing a book) Find something outside work and parenting (a hobby, a passion or volunteer work) Feel less overwhelmed by all your responsibilities and the demands made on you
Expert information to create customized and proven solutions
Contrary to popular belief, good life coaches don't tell clients what to do. Rather, they work with their clients to find the
for a particular challenge. My clients have
detailed, focused knowledge
of their own lives. That is, they are experts in their fields and careers and know their children and loved ones well. They each have their own values, opinions and personalities and are well aware of their circumstances and resources. I offer the
breadth of knowledge
accrued from my education, research and experience with past clients and my own life. In other words, I know a lot about what tends to work and what usually doesn't when it comes to improving the junctions of career-family-personal life. I also provide
. My clients often find it comforting to learn that what seems like a unique struggle for them is actually quite commonplace. Or they discover talents they didn’t realize they had because I provide an outsider's view.
I love sharing what I have learned from my clients with parents, schools, employee groups, and professional organizations. I translate research, statistics, and academic findings so that participants walk away with concrete strategies they can use in their own lives. I aim to uplift, calm, and engage even the most weary or discouraged audience. Some popular talks include: Twist, Tinker and Tweak Your Thoughts: Dispel four common myths that hold you back Calming the Jitters: How smart women build lasting confidence Transfer Values, Not Just Funds: How savvy parents endow children with tools for success The Right Attitude, the Right Job: Adjust your roles for greater work-life satisfaction Reboot Your Hard Drive: Fine-tune use of tech, time and energy for more ease and less stress You Don’t Need Golf to Network: Identify your personal board of directors and assemble diverse advocates who care and share I can easily customize any of the above topics and tailor my talk to different audiences. I speak at events large and small--from delivering keynote addresses at conferences to leading interactive workshops at employer offices...and even moderating discussions in private homes.
To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact Rachel at
Parents Support Group
National Association of Law Professionals
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Want to book Stacy for your event?
Contact Rachel@Winefsky.com or call 212-390-1923
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"Working with Stacy has been life changing for me. I began our sessions knowing I needed more balance in my life but unsure of what I actually wanted or how to achieve it. From the very first session, Stacy’s empathy and extensive training in the field were apparent. Most impressively, she was able to zero in on what I needed to do for myself at that moment and suggest small, tangible steps to take before the next session. It is amazing what just these small, concrete steps did to immediately improve my outlook on life! After working with Stacy, I was able to make a career change from one in which all parts of life had been stressful to one in which
I am now enjoying all aspects of life!
Also, I cannot overstate how beneficial working with Stacy was for my marriage — because of Stacy’s support, my husband did not feel like he had to problem-solve for me during my time of transition, and our family was happier as a result!"
"Stacy taught me to focus on what's working and reduce the 'noise.' I learned my own worst enemy is myself. Reprogramming my voice to be more positive and accepting goes a long way.
What a difference it has made to learn to let myself off the hook.
"Working with Stacy, I learned that my happiness is up to me — I can't rely on other people to make me feel happy.
I need to find and pursue the things that make me happy
. [She reminds me to] take small steps — don't feel overwhelmed that you need to do everything at once. Focus on your strengths."
Stacy is so well read, she is always sharing wisdom I would not get otherwise.
It is like having someone filtering much of the good information that is out there and selecting the thought, book, [or] idea that is just right for me. … She has helped me to sift through the clutter of my life and my thoughts and root me in what is important. The end result is a peace and calm that I really need to keep navigating life."
"Stacy helps me to take myself and my ambitions seriously — to break the habit of dismissing my strengths and my dreams, to combat perfectionism and to
take more joy in the process of creating the life I would like
. I've learned that I am not really at or required to start at square one. I am in many cases much clearer about what I want and much closer to having what I need to progress. It's OK to proceed as a work in progress — to experiment — without waiting for everything to be "perfect" before I begin."
"Stacy helps me to t
ake deep breaths and break down overwhelming projects into manageable, doable steps
. As a working mother with a lot on my plate, [I feel] this process … as simple as it may seem … has been extremely valuable."
"When we began working together, I wanted help to complete one specific project, but after just three months, I am amazed by how much I have
grown in my career and personal life
. I can’t thank you enough!"
"I want to thank you for all your help. Many of your phrases and your encouragement to stay positive run through my head all the time. Our work together has helped me
navigate the first vital months of adjusting to life with two children.
I look forward to being back in touch when I’m ready to navigate my next chapter."
"Stacy is a caring and thoughtful coach. Her empathetic, accepting manner allowed me to explore many of my values, goals, and drivers, which I didn't even know were there! I always look forward to working with her each week, as I always self-discover, learn something new, and move forward on projects. Our work together was very productive and directed and assisted in my
accomplishing many projects that I would have put off without her
. I recommend Stacy to anyone who wants to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually."
"Stacy is an insightful listener who hears the question behind the question. She offers
heartfelt support and wisdom
to her clients, enabling them to move powerfully toward their goals!"
"Stacy is a
caring, compassionate, and intelligent
coach. She has extensive knowledge of her field, which makes her an excellent choice for moms who are looking for guidance from an experienced professional."
FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
"The myths and strategies were all extremely helpful.
They were all 100 percent applicable to my professional life.
I feel calmer just sitting in this workshop. Thank you! So helpful and insightful."
"I attend many lectures and workshops around the city that address different concerns and interests.
I do not know when I have attended a lecture as meaningful and useful to me personally and professionally as this one.
Stacy's presentation was informative, interactive, and explorative. Her wise and approachable presence was a pleasure to experience."
"I really learned a lot — and
I loved the exercises
"I was lucky to be part of Stacy's “Get Your Life Back, Mom” class. I do not want to give away her secrets but really think that all can benefit from it (not only mothers).
The goals I have started to set for myself are now part of a clear path that is broken into steps that are no longer overwhelming and are achievable.
And trust me, Stacy makes you accountable — and that keeps you on track."
Stacy S. Kim, Ph.D.
Work-Family Researcher and Coach
I founded Life Junctions LLC because I wanted to help high-achieving, deeply caring women and parents balance their ambitions, passions, and energy for the people they love. I've studied work-family issues and early childhood education for over 15 years. I have worked for such institutions as Columbia University and the Families and Work Institute, where I coauthored
Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much
with my two of my mentors Ellen Galinsky and James T. Bond. I earned my doctorate in educational policy and leadership at the University of Pennsylvania; 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 the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Honolulu and currently live with my husband and two children in New York City. I love to knit. I like to garden. I am still learning to play tennis and swim.
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