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

“I have been going to trainings for 40 years and I don’t have ‘a-ha’ moments anymore. Today I had five of them in your training!”~Lee Woodbury, Deputy Director, YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Lawrence, MA

“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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What’s coming up in March? 
-Presenting at Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital! In the works since last year, it’s exciting to report the big day is almost here!
-Also, working with 3 new businesses/agencies to provide training focused on key people skills (with some inspiration, motivation, and humor tossed in!). 

Enterprise Center, How to Improve Your People Skills for Greater Success, October 1, 2013, Salem, MA

Maine Department of Education 28th Annual Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference, June 24-26th, 2013, Sugarloaf, ME.

Massachusetts Department of Education Adult Basic Education Directors Meeting, March 20, 2013, Marlboro, MA.

National College Transition Network Conference, November 7th-9th, 2012, Providence, RI.
Conference attendees included 500+ educators, from 47 states.
*Pictures taken by Ion Sokhos, World Education
Essex County Community Foundation Youth At Risk Conference, June 6th, 2012, Beverly, Ma.
Conference attendees included 740 clinicians, lawyers, teachers, directors, and providers from the nonprofit world and shared highlights of  skills/tools from her newly released book, The Dream Boss: Powerful, Positive, Professional.


In other news:
SYI continues to be busy with trainings/workshops around emotional intelligence skills/tools, which often includes leadership, management, self-care, and communication skills.  In addition to group training,  individual coaching clients continue working hard on personal goals (relationships, health, and money challenges) and professional goals (starting/expanding a business, job hunting, seeking a promotion, and building solid management/leadership skills).

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