THE VISION

"We’ve been taught that conflict is fearsome. When we understand that conflict is actually an energy that can bring us all together, our dreams and accomplishments become bigger and better.

 

I help people with differing opinions and agendas get big things done. You can use conflict to generate opportunity, collaboration, and excellence and endless possibilities for all."

- JEANNE M. STAFFORD - 

 

THE MISSION

Redefining the Way 
We Communicate

Jeanne M. Stafford is a leadership advisor and collaboration specialist. She helps boards, CEOs and executive teams get big things done even when the people involved have differing agendas and opinions.

Jeanne has advised and spoken to leaders in over a hundred industries including energy, engineering, finance, food services, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, non-profits, technology, and utilities.

As a keynote speaker Jeanne has given hundreds of talks to clients such as Columbia University, Standard and Poor’s and Thomson Reuters. She is the Immediate Past President of The National Speaker’s Association in New York City.

As an author her articles have been published in the Huffington Post, and she wrote the book Think. Drink. Eat. Move.; 4 Steps to YES, in which she teaches readers how to achieve fulfillment and joy using the simplest means.

Jeanne is the creator of the leadership concept, The Devotion Factor, Reinventing Leadership Using What You’re For.

 

Board Service

National Speakers Association, New York City Chapter President (2021 – 2022)

National Speakers Association, New York City Chapter Vice President + President-elect (2018 – 2020)

The Beljanski Foundation, Board Chair (2018 - 2022)

Garden City Scholarship Fund, Board Member (2010 – 2019)

Julia Maloney Scholarship Fund, Board Chair (2013 – 2019)

New York City Children’s Theater, Board Member (2007 – 2014)

Alumnae Board Trinity College Board Member (2006 – 2018)

Committee on Special Education, Garden City UFSD Volunteer (2005 – 2014)

Creative Alternatives of New York, Board Member (2000 – 2006)

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THE JOURNEY SO FAR

2023

NEW RELEASE

Fall - Expected publication date of next book

2022

CERTIFIED REINVENTION PRACTITIONER

Recognized as a trainer and authority of groundbreaking, advanced tools for business strategy including (and not limited to) Future Fit Framework, Toto Matrix, Six Pillars Framework and Titanic Syndrome.

2022

REINVENTING CONVERSATIONS

Host weekly event on audio app (Clubhouse Friday 8am EST). Audiences learn to solve problems, open up to new ways of thinking and be a driving force for their existence.

2021

PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER

Led the reinvention of business association post pandemic.  Launched a first ever subscription membership including monthly in person and virtual events, an increase of 4x pre pandemic benefits for members.

2011-2020

JEANNE STAFFORD'S NETWORKING DINNER

Hosted senior leaders at small dinner event. Facilitated audience discussion on professional and personal development.  Guests and speakers represented fields of finance, law, healthcare, philanthropy, entertainment and engineering.

Jeanne Stafford’s Networking Dinner will be returning in person in New York City in the Spring 2023

2018

Jeanne’s interactive book helps her clients and audiences thrive when they’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive, and lacking in focus.

2016

HUFFINGTON POST

Contributor publishing monthly blogs on professional and personal growth and collaboration.

2015

NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

Received professional accreditation from The National Speakers Association.

2007

STAFFORD AND COMPANY LAUNCHED

Worked with individuals and companies to 10x their production as a strategy consultant and coach.

2001

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE

Navigated the world of autism spectrum disorder as a parent and champion for inclusive learning for all.

1994-2001

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK CITY

Directed economic development initiatives harnessing the power of the new administration and its vision.  Generated over $10 million in income to the City of New York with engagement of national and international diplomatic audience. 

1993

FINANCE DIRECTOR - GIULIANI FOR NEW YORK

Collaborated with corporate and political leadership to surpass fundraising goals for the victorious mayoral campaign.

1989-1992

CONSULTANT FOR REPUBLICAN PARTY INITIATIVES 

Campaign for Governor (Johnny Isakson, Georgia), Florida Republican Party Stateman’s Dinner, and USO 50th Anniversary – designed and implemented fundraising with national team.

1987-1989

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE - TEAM 100

Worked with National Leadership Committee to raise over $22 million in single contributions of $100,000 and more.  

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