About Life Junctions and Stacy

Life JunctionsThank you for wanting to learn more about Life Junctions!

When you’re a talented and caring woman…

People in your life heavily rely on you to get things done. You feel obliged not only to do those things but to do those things well.

Early on, you probably did manage to get it all done. But, with time, as your family, network, and reputation grew, so did your responsibilities and the demands made on you. Somewhere along the line you started to think…

“Something’s gotta give.”

“There’s something missing..”

“This isn’t quite right.”

The good news is…

You’re not alone. And, while you may feel overwhelmed, you don’t need an overhaul. You’re simply at a life junction. And, I’d like to help you through it–just as I have for many women like you:

  • Smart women who can’t seem to figure out what they want to do with their lives,
  • Mothers who left successful careers to become primary caregivers of their children, but would now like to find rewarding work beyond the work they already do at home, and
  • Women who are dedicated to their careers and their loved ones, but have little time and energy for themselves.

I started Life Junctions because…

I am devoted to helping talented 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…

  • Working with women one-on-one as their coach,
  • Sharing what I’ve learned through speaking and writing, and
  • Conducting social science research and studying others researcher’s work,

Work with my 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 it is.

I love what I do because…

I have the privilege of witnessing how women unlock their own potential and transform the lives of their families, communities and workplaces. I get inspired by the work my clients and I do together. I delight in their newfound joy and 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.




In case you’d like a few more pertinent details …

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 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 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 volunteer as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and at the New York Women’s Foundation.

I love to knit. I like to garden. I don’t like to exercise.

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