About Life Junctions and Stacy

I’m so glad you found Life Junctions!Life Junctions

I help talented and caring women and parents navigate their lives so they have more energy and time for their ambitions, passions and relationships. (Many people call what we do “work-life balance,” but I try to avoid this term. I explain why it is limiting here.)

Since starting my coaching practice in 2008, I’ve learned a great deal working with my clients. Together we’ve uncovered customized solutions to feel…

  • More confident and competent and less overloaded or maxed out
  • More concentrated and focused and less busy or scattered
  • More calm and joy and less dissatisfied or frustrated
  • More connected and nourished and less lonely or drained by others

The lessons were too good to keep to myself, so I began writing a newsletter. Then, I started speaking. And, most recently, I’ve written my first ebook. I confess, it’s not always easy, but for the most part, I find my work very rewarding.

My goal is provide clients, readers, and audiences with the most relevant research, stories and examples, strategies and tips so that they (you) can make small tweaks to live a more fulfilling and meaningful now.

Ready to get started? Here are some links to try:

  • I write a monthly article, Life Junctions Newsletter. You can find past articles here and sign up here.
  • I summarize key take-aways from books I read in Stacy’s Book Notesalso published monthly. You can find past notes here, and sign up here.
  • For those who want to get unstuck and figure out what to do with their lives, I wrote a short ebook, The Lighthouse Method, which you can learn more about here and purchase here.
  • I’ve received media attention and very kind words from clients, audiences, and those who have hired me as a speaker.

Welcome! I’d love to hear from you…email me by clicking here.



A bit more about me

Before starting Life Junctions, I had studied work-family issues and early childhood education for over 15 years. I have worked for such institutions as Columbia University’s National Center for Children and Families and 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 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 Evanston, 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.


For a formal bio, click here.