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McGrath Foundation

Hearing Stacey’s own story and her words of resilience about embracing life challenges for the better was a wonderful opportunity to engage and inspire our team. She took us through her moving story about the setbacks she has faced in her life and how she has turned them around to be forces for positive growth. Her thoughts on being empowered by change are particularly pertinent to the McGrath Foundation as we strive to fulfil Jane McGrath’s vision that every family in Australia has access to a breast care nurse. The life lessons Stacey shared are universally applicable to both individuals and organisations alike.

Petra Buchanan CEO, McGrath Foundation



Stacey Copas reminded us that change can be an empowering experience, and that opportunities often arise when challenges are met with resilience and a positive attitude.  Her presentation style was warm and engaging, and in telling her personal story she illustrated to us that we always have a choice – it’s what we do with it that makes a difference.  She left us with some simple but invaluable tips on resilience – and if anyone has the authority to speak on this topic it’s Stacey!  Stacey was the opening speaker at our workshop, and she left us with no choice but to be our best for the rest of it!

Lesley Geldenhuys Project Support Manager, CSIRO

South East Water


Following a competitive process, Stacey was selected to host a specific component of South East Water's Employee Insights Campaign.  The HR led campaign was recently run across a few weeks as part of a broader employee engagement initiative for all employees.

Stacey worked closely with the Organisational Development team to understand the business needs and to specifically ensure the delivery of an inspiring and interactive series of sessions.

Stacey demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm and commitment and was as excited about the sessions as much as South East Water.  Stacey was compelling and motivational in presenting her story, and strategies to build resilience, titled "Turning Adversity Into An Asset" which was received positively by all participants.

Stacey actively engaged her audience and her professionalism in setting up and delivering the sessions was second to none.  The HR team at South East Water would recommend Stacey to any prospective employer who may be considering a similar initiative.

Leanne Wiebenga Group Manager - People and Performance, South East Water



Thank you for being one our keynote speakers at our Annual Conference in Melbourne on 18 August 2016.

Business brokers in their day to day roles experience the ‘ups and downs’ of their clients and those of the market place. Often, sales plans don’t go to plan, but, a successful outcome is a must for business owners.

Your presentation was inspirational to us all. It brings home the point to just get up and get on with it and not to dwell on disappointments.

We appreciated your time and for sharing yours experiences and thoughts with us.

Graham Long National Chair, Australian Institute of Business Brokers


Your story was awe-inspiring - a truly great way to kick off our National Conference in Adelaide.  Your enthusiasm for life is catching, and people are still talking about your presentation.  The story in how you came to be speaking at our conference is a story in itself of your tenacity and how driven you are, and this drive was evident throughout your talk.  It was entertaining, at times confronting and most of all, inspirational.

We appreciate you sharing your journey with us and reminding us that we all have a choice in how we deal with whatever comes our way.

Nicholas Burt CEO, Facility Management Association of Australia



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 “You’ll be left with a team more efficient and more productive and getting exceptional results…”

Pat MesitiPat Mesiti

Bestselling Author, Speaker and Mindset Expert

Stacey has used diversity to her advantage and her inspirational personal journey is captivating, emotional and compelling. Stacey can motivate and engage a wide audience and inspire them to reflect on their approach to life and seize the moment, acknowledge their strengths and be their best whatever their circumstances. Her spirit and determination are awesome!

D F E E S TDavid Furniss
Regional Manager

Stacey is a truly inspirational speaker. She engaged amazingly with our staff, as she drew on not only her own experiences, but included the challenges unique to our business. It was great to watch a sea of nodding heads, as staff identified with issues and made mental notes of the practical tools Stacey provided to help us build our resilience. I would highly recommend Stacey to inspire other work teams.

Spring_Gully_FoodsChristine Flynn
Training and H&S Manager
Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd


I had the benefit of hearing Stacey speak as key-note speaker at a recent Community Services networking event. Stacey is a magnetically engaging speaker. Her inspirational personal tale captured the essence of resilience and provided a road map of life lessons to rise above adversity. I would thoroughly recommend her as a resilience trainer.

medicare local country southLincoln Size
Chief Executive Officer
Country South SA Medicare Local

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“You’ve given me the key to a door I’ve never been able to open”
Jay Richters

Stacey was the guest speaker at the 2013 Athletics SA Presentation Dinner held at Crowne Plaza Adelaide. Stacey was fairly new to South Australian athletics at that stage and few people were actually aware of Stacey’s story. The 130 individuals in the room that night listened intently to an uplifting story of an inspiring individual who has turned a tragic accident in to a positive and motivating message. Stacey is an excellent and engaging speaker who will inspire any audience with her positive message of resilience.

Athletics S AAdam Bishop

Executive Director
Athletics South Australia

Stacey Copas is a wise woman with a powerful message, a heart of gold, and a sincere desire to make a difference. She’ll take you on an uplifting journey as she openly shares her own struggles, and decodes with simplicity and clarity what it takes to be truly resilient. Stacey is a rare gem in the public speaking world, with a natural ability to connect with her audiences and inspire them to make changes for the better. Lucky are those who get the chance to experience Stacey’s grace, charm and wisdom.

Tricia Karp
Founder & CEO
Wise Talk

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“We connected with how real she was…”


“I attended Stacey Copas’s Practical Resilience workshop in May. Stacey shared her wisdom and knowledge gained from her life experiences in a small informal group format. Stacey’s ability to connect with participants and the relaxed format resulted in a lot of interaction. I found we covered relevant information in two short hours and I am looking forward to learning the rest of the Resilience Principles!”

Vanessa Verstappen
Naturopathy Student
Adelaide SA


Jodi Jacobs

“I have great pleasure in writing and recommended Stacey, not only as a personal speaker & motivator, but as a woman, friend and all round fantastic person that I have come to know.  I love the courage, dedication, persistence & commitment Stacey shows to her work, business, friends and life.  She is a blessing to the people she knows and empowers. I have nothing but the highest level of respect for Stacey and wish her all the best.”
BAPDavid Pascoe

Buy Australian Properties Corporation


“Stacey came into our lives just over twelve months ago. What an amazing, caring, motivational speaker. It is completely inspiring and riveting to listen to Stacey’s story, for what could have been seen to be devastating in someones life Stacey has turned into an opportunity to train and develop others so that they too can motivate people through their experience. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stacey as a huge benefit to any speaking forum.”

Jan & Don Milne
Ultimate Achievers Group

“We got to hear Stacey speak at the 2011 Dolce Vita event, run by Pat Mesiti. Stacey is the kind of woman who oozes strength and has a love for living life to the fullest. We loved listening to every word of her very inspiring story.  Her resilience to the setbacks in her young life, taught us that no matter what happens, take the lesson, be grateful and get going again. Every setback has a ‘hidden’ opportunity in it, so value the lesson and move forward in living your best life!

We truly went away with a CAN DO-attitude and we can’t wait to hear her talk again!”
Sarah Wantier, QLD


“Amazing speaker, amazing presenter, who has an amazing message. Stacey Copas captivates the audience with her unique style. You feel motivated, like you can achieve anything you set your mind on, like sky is the limit. Stacey speak so passionately about resilience that it empowers your life. ”
Olga Sashko, QLD

“Stacey uses her experience to inspire and motivate others into action. Stacey is a competent engaging speaker who’s services could be used effectively from community groups to the corporate arena.”

Sandra Hardie
Director/Principal, Trainer and Motivational Speaker
Innovative Business Training Solutions

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