Articles by Stacy Eads

About Stacy Eads

Edmond native & UCO Alumna, Stacy Eads, is an award-winning “Most Admired CEO” who scaled her company as a Woman in Tech before becoming an International Scaling Up Business Coach. She now empowers other CEOs from $2M to $200M to embrace their leadership potential through quarterly strategic planning. Her talent is in high demand to CEO Coach, Train Teams, and Speak at Events in both the U.S.A. and Canada.

Stacy Eads’ career affiliations include 50 Women Making a Difference award, Circle of Excellence award, Torch Ethics award, Most Admired CEO award, Edmond Chamber & UCO Mentor, Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma Board of Directors, TEDx OKC Speaker Coach, and Ambassador Chairwoman for the Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce.

Demystifying the CEO role

By Stacy Eads | February 22, 2024

Let’s demystify more C-Suite titles, including the ever-evolving role of the CEO. Because as you grow, your role advances as the company changes over time. A small-business CEO does not have the same day-to-day functions as a larger company CEO who has already surrounded themselves with a C-Suite of executives, such as a CFO – Chief Financial Officer, a COO – Chief Operations Officer, or a CMO – Chief Marketing Officer. That makes sense, right? After all, as your company grows, you grow with it!

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Demystifying the CFO role

By Stacy Eads | January 19, 2024

There’s a very clear trend among my business coaching clients. As they expand from small, owner-operated ventures of under $1M to mid-sized companies of $5M to $50M, the need for a good team becomes evident.

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110 think tank questions 

By Stacy Eads | December 14, 2023

As the calendar rolls to December and you prepare for your holiday festivities with family and friends, ’tis also the season for annual strategic plans and budgeting forecasts. Executives across America will gather. Some will sit in dimly lit boardrooms with mahogany walls adorned with Inc 500 plaques, while others take a more modern approach of executives hiking to a retreat in the woods for solitude and peace. Either way, their goal is the same: to “think tank” their way to success in 2024 before the starting line gun goes off on Jan 1 and the race begins.

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6 questions for your annual retreat

By Stacy Eads | November 7, 2023

Recently, I had the pleasure of being invited to Harvard, along with 75 CEOs from around the globe, to attend a co-hosted event between Dr. David Ricketts and acclaimed business author Verne Harnish. It was the pinnacle experience to walk onto the esteemed campus, capping our year-long 20,000 Scaleups initiative.

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How to gamify your team goals to hack success

By Stacy Eads | October 6, 2023

STOP. Think about the last time YOU WON. What was it? Did you score the winning run in your adult kickball league last weekend? Still reminiscing about that hole-in-one at the corporate golf tournament last fall?

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Boosting your company’s value

By Stacy Eads | August 8, 2023

I became a Certified International Business Coach because I loved the idea of sharing the tools I find with other CEOs, as I do in this monthly Edmond Business column. Right now, I fly all over North America, helping firms of all sizes scale up their companies toward a strategic exit strategy. 

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Want to sell your business soon?

By Stacy Eads | July 4, 2023

I became a Certified International Business Coach because I loved the idea of sharing the tools I find with other CEOs as I do in this monthly Edmond Business column. Right now, I fly all over North America helping firms of all sizes scale up their companies toward a strategic exit strategy. 

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AI as a tool for your company

By Stacy Eads | May 2, 2023

As a business coach helping companies strategize their leadership roadmap every 90 days, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about how new AI tools, like ChatGPT, can help or hurt their organizations in the short-term and long-term future. Here’s a list of AI-based or smart-technology resources you and your team may find helpful.

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Leaders are readers

By Stacy Eads | April 4, 2023

If you didn’t make time for significant business reading in 2022, it’s a great goal to set in 2023. Spring is a lovely time in Oklahoma to grab a good book and sit on your back porch swing, absorbing the rays and the knowledge.

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Are your KPIs leading you to success or lagging behind?

By Stacy Eads | March 7, 2023

You probably already know Key Performance Indicators (often shortened to “KPIs”) are metrics used to measure the success of an organization or the performance of an individual. The real question is: How do you know if you are measuring the right things?

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