"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 -
Redefining the Way
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.
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)
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
Fall - Expected publication date of next book
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.
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.
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.
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
PUBLISHED: Think. Drink. Eat. Move.; 4 Steps to YES
Jeanne’s interactive book helps her clients and audiences thrive when they’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive, and lacking in focus.
Contributor publishing monthly blogs on professional and personal growth and collaboration.
NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION
Received professional accreditation from The National Speakers Association.
STAFFORD AND COMPANY LAUNCHED
Worked with individuals and companies to 10x their production as a strategy consultant and coach.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE
Navigated the world of autism spectrum disorder as a parent and champion for inclusive learning for all.
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.
FINANCE DIRECTOR - GIULIANI FOR NEW YORK
Collaborated with corporate and political leadership to surpass fundraising goals for the victorious mayoral campaign.
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.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE - TEAM 100
Worked with National Leadership Committee to raise over $22 million in single contributions of $100,000 and more.