Carrie Stack, M.Ed.

Carrie Stack, M.Ed.

Founder of SYI
Trainer, Coach, Author
Motivational Speaker


“In over 30 years in education, I have never seen a trainer, teacher or workshop facilitator change the dynamic in a room like Carrie Stack. Her positive energy engages and motivates attendees to participate in the process of self improvement like nothing I have ever seen.” ~Steve Quann, Senior Advisor for Technology in Education, World Education, Inc.

As a CEO of a mid-sized not-for-profit, I have had many occasions to hear inspirational trainers across the country and abroad, however Carrie Stack surpasses them all.” ~Sue Todd, CEO, Pathways for Children, Inc.

“Carrie Stack established a new benchmark for professional development in the district, with which all future training will be judged on.” ~Richard Pelletier, M.S., C.A.G.S., Director of Student Services

Her powerful, passionate, and compassionate delivery made everyone realize that no matter who we are, or where we are in our lives, we all suffer adversity, but it’s how we handle our hardships that makes all the difference in the world. She is truly a unique and positive force.” ~Lori D’Alleva, Director, Charlestown Adult Education

“Carrie has the ability to bring out the best in people. I brought her in to work with our sales, marketing, and support group and she left a great impression on all of us. The response from the team was astounding and appreciative. I would absolutely recommend her. She is an outgoing individual with lots of energy that will help your group see the positive as well!”~Shane McCarthy, Sales Manager, N. America, SAGE

“Carrie has a tremendous reputation in the field, as both a trainer and a coach.  She is a dynamic trainer with the unique ability to successfully work with diverse populations- from teens to senior managers.  Her work is rooted in finding the positive/strengths and building from there, which is an important foundation for agencies to support staff and build programs. It is rare to find someone that is able to integrate an extensive background working in the field, with such solid training skills.” ~Margo Casey, Executive Director, North Shore United Way, Beverly, MA

“We were thrilled to bring Carrie Stack to Texas as the keynote speaker to kick-off our statewide literacy conference in August 2013.  Not only was Carrie inspirational, and provided some concrete tools on how to incorporate the positive in to work/life, she was incredibly funny.  Her keynote address was uniquely tailored to our audience of literacy providers and she was the perfect speaker to kick-off our conference, as attendees left the opening session feeling energized and excited about their work! ” ~Lori Donley, Executive Director, Literacy Texas

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THE DREAM BOSS: Inspire Individuals and Teams to Succeed
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Leader: Someone in a position/role to positively impact, motivate, and inspire others. If this definition of “leader” applies to you- at work, at home, or in life, this book has tools to help.

First published in 2012, the updated version of The Dream Boss gives people concrete strategies to build the emotional intelligence skills needed to inspire individuals and teams to succeed. This book is centered on the skills/traits people identified as being held by the best leaders/bosses they’ve ever had the privilege of working with. The best leaders are:
Powerful: Know – They know how to succeed, as well as support others to succeed.
Positive: Like – They have the ability to find the positive in people, situations, and events- both at work and at home.
Professional: Model – They consistently model boundaries, respect, integrity, and emotional intelligence skills.
When leaders expand their ability to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional they are more effective-and happier-both at work and in life. 

This book encourages people to lean in to what is going right, what is working, what is getting done and what is going well, and helps them use the power of the positive to shape how they move through the world. Whether you are a man or a woman, new at this or have years of experience, if you’re a CEO or you work in the home, show up in life from this place and you’re going to win. Big.


“Inspiring, well-written, and packed full of good solid ideas on not only how to become a great leader, but a better human being.” 
-Harvey Deutchendorf, internationally published author of 
THE OTHER KIND OF SMART, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success

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The Dream Boss: Inspire Individuals and Teams to Succeed

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