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Michelle Stacy      

Corporate Leader on Growth, Innovation & Culture; Former President of Green Mountain's Keurig Division

A respected consumer insight expert with a proven ability to consistently manage and grow global brands, Michelle Stacy is an established business and corporate culture authority, former executive at Gillette and Proctor & Gamble, and former president of Green Mountain Coffee's Keurig. By developing and articulating a clear vision, she has created world class corporate cultures and achieved results with her ability to ignite an organization to deliver innovation, drive top line growth and build powerful global brands.

During her five-year tenure as president of Keurig from 2008-2013, global revenue soared as the company's single-serve coffee system grew from 2 million to more than 16 million households. Previously, Stacy had a 25-year career with Gillette, where she served as vice president & general manager, global profession—oral care, leading a team of 700 employees and directing worldwide activities for the Crest and Oral-B brands, including delivering $20MM+ in cost reduction and integration efficiency.

She is currently on the board of directors of iRobot Corp, The Tervis Tumbler Company and Young Innovations Inc., is a director advisor to The Cambridge Group (an AC Nielson Company), and is an executive in residence at the Harvard Innovation Center.

With an innate ability to develop strategy, build brands and identify avenues for growth, Stacy offers insight and techniques to help transform any business. With firsthand knowledge of the qualities necessary for effective leadership in the current and evolving work environment, she discusses how to create an engaged, innovative and motivated workforce that produces results.

Speech Topics

Five Strategies that can Transform Innovation

Michelle Stacy helped develop three products that transformed their categories and delivered significant market share growth: Keurig's single serve coffee makers and K-Cups; Gillette's Mach 3 razor; and Oral B's Pulsar and Stages Toothbrushes. She analyzes these introductions and discusses five strategies that can improve and transform innovation. By looking at innovation from the standpoint of what is possible and then what is probable, her strategies can change the course of innovation for any organization.

The Secrets to Creating Full Engagement Leadership

Michelle Stacy knows firsthand the qualities a truly effective leader must have in today's fragmented workplace. She reveals the secrets embodied by the most successful leaders and discusses how to create an engaged and motivated workforce. She addresses the importance of being honest, being whole and being balanced and why these three factors are critical for successful leadership today. For organizations looking to define themselves and maximize develop their own leaders, Stacy challenges them to ask themselves what benefits they derive from being a leader how and their individual leadership style impacts their teams.

Leadership Choices: A Guide for Women Executives

Michelle Stacy was one of the first classes of women to attend Dartmouth College and started her career after graduating from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. She has had a dual career with her husband of 33 years and has raised two children. She shares personal journey and the choices she made in the struggle to balance family and career. She will talk about the value she learned in "Stepping Back to Step Forward" and how these moves actually helped to accelerate her career.

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