Are You Ready for Better?

Ready for Better

Do you want to become a better leader, embrace personal development, or improve your team’s engagement and innovation? Perhaps you have an idea for a book or a passion for learning a new subject or language. After founding and working in a marketing company for 17 years, I knew it was time for a change. This is my journey so far, followed by several tips to support your journey. I hope it inspires you. “What one man can do, another can do.” (The Edge)[1]

Opportunities Abound

For over a decade, I had the opportunity to provide marketing services to Myles Golden, founder of Golden Career Strategies. After Myles passed, I continued to work with Steve Olson, the second owner and later my mentor.

After our marketing meetings, I would ask Steve if I could update him on what I was accomplishing in coaching and manufacturing via training and certifications. Steve always listened, and I believed I would become one of his coach collaborators. In 2020, Steve offered me an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I never dreamed that one day I would be the owner of GCS!

When we are steadfast in our actions to fulfill our vision and mission, our opportunities can be more significant than our dreams.

Listen with Curiosity and Follow Your Intuition

I was often questioned about the number of certifications I earned in coaching and manufacturing. I understood why. Many people joke that coaching is an industry worth over 4.5 billion dollars per year globally because coaches are continually taking classes, believing that the next course will be the game changer to help them be good enough. For me, it had nothing to do with self-esteem. It was about investing in myself to perform the work I wanted to do for many years. I liken the strategically selected coaching and manufacturing training to creating a tapestry that becomes more tightly woven and colorful.

Why Manufacturing?

The three Ps for manufacturing success include product, process, and people. I understand process and believe no matter how good your processes are, they are only as good as your employees’ engagement. Engagement requires trust, communication, resiliency and belonging. As a professional coach, I focus on people and offer services to increase profits and improve quality, safety, and retention.

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
-Zig Ziglar

Recently, SC Biz News published its statewide 2024 Manufacturing Power List honorees. I am filled with awe and gratitude for this honor, knowing that this would never have happened without the support of many who provided encouragement, wisdom, knowledge, unwavering belief in me, introductions, and staying true to my vision.

Creating a Better Life

I share my story because I know firsthand that we can create a better life. Joseph Campbell, author of The Heroes Journey, said,

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”

Opening Doors

What if your only resolution was to create the life you want to live? Do you want a promotion? Do you want new or improved personal or professional relationships? Do you want a more cohesive and engaged team? Is there a process you want to improve?To achieve your desire, what will you start saying yes to? What will you start saying no to? What action steps are you willing to take?

Seven Tips for Success

  1. What do you value? Establish your mission and vision. Discover your tribe and explore opportunities. They are often closer than you realize.
  2. Identify your why. You need to identify your why to see the how. Why do you want this change? How will it help you? How will it help others? Review your why often to stay focused.
  3. Ask for help and guidance from trustworthy sources and ultimately follow your intuition. Request meetings with others whom you admire. We often have the same traits as those we want to emulate. Make the most of the time by clearly identifying what you would like to learn from them beforehand and deeply listen to hear, not respond.
  4. Regardless of how small the steps are, commit to daily activities that will lead to transformation. Visualizing is not enough; concerted effort is required. Continually prioritize actions that will lead to your success.
  5. Expect and prepare for resistance. See tip #2. Keep your plans close to your chest. Don’t share them with everyone. When we choose to improve our lives, others may feel threatened by how our changes will impact them. Additionally, our brains do not like change. Embrace resiliency techniques and believe that you can improve your life.
  6. Pay attention to your thoughts; avoid self-sabotage. Question self-talk and beliefs. Are they even true? Challenge them as they may no longer serve you.
  7. Invest in yourself. Engage with a professional coach who identifies the coaching relationship as built on trust, mutual respect, and no judgment and acknowledges you have the wisdom you need. Your coach will support you through powerful questions and conversations, and you will learn to access that wisdom and grow your intuition.

Are you ready to learn more or get started? Let’s talk. Schedule your complimentary consultation today at or call Stacey at 864-527-0425


About Stacey Bevill – Stacey Bevill is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Board-Certified Coach (BCC). Additional credentials include Positive Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner, Inspired Leadership, and Coaching for Managers. Stacey is a HeartMath® Certified Coach, Trainer, and Stress & Well-Being Assessment Provider. She is a Zen Leadership Practitioner and Flow Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI®) Assessment Certified Coach (Leadership Patterns), a Myers-Briggs MBTI® and a The Leadership Challenge LPI 360® Certified Practitioner. She is also a certified Harrison Assessment provider.

SC Biz News 2024 included Bevill as an honoree on their 2024 Manufacturing Power List. She has received “value-added” training for her manufacturing clients: Certified Agile Change Management and Local Change Agent (credentialed by APMG), Certified Master Project Manager® trained in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 – Standards and Audits. She is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Spartanburg, and Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute (GLDI); is an active volunteer with One to One: Women Coaching Women; and serves as one of four volunteer coaches in South Carolina for Veterans through Stand Beside Them. She also volunteers for CoachAid, which offers complimentary coaching to Executive Directors of Nonprofit Organizations. Bevill is a contributing author for the South Carolina Manufacturing Association and was awarded the Rotary International District Service Above Self award.

About Golden Career Strategies (GCS) – GCS helps organizations maximize their employees’ effectiveness and potential by providing innovative organizational and leadership development, assessments, team and individual coaching, custom training and workshops, onboarding, and outplacement services. For individuals, GCS offers many tailored services, including The Golden Career Course™, Assessments, Coaching / Consulting, and more. GCS clients include executives in transition, recent college graduates, those seeking encore careers, entrepreneurs, and others. Complimentary consultations can be scheduled online at Everyone is welcome to attend the popular Golden Career Strategies Monthly Monday Morning Roundtable for professional career development via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Register online at  Learn more and register for our Monthly Upskilling and Networking event.


[1] The Edge is a 1997 American survival thriller film written by David Mamet and directed by Lee Tamahori. It stars Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.

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