Michelle Stacy

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  • President, Keurig Inc. (2008-2013)
  • Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University
  • Vice President of Global Business Management, Gilette (1982-2005)
  • Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (A Nielson Company)

If you drank a cup of coffee, brushed your teeth or shaved this morning, your life has already been impacted by Michelle Stacy’s leadership.

For the last 35 years, Michelle Stacy has built a career that has culminated in leadership positions at Gillette, P&G, and most recently as President of Keurig. These companies have all benefited from her ability to develop and articulate a clear vision and strategy, build brands, and identify avenues for growth.

Michelle’s key to managing and driving exceptional growth has been her ability to create a positive and focused culture that generates high employee engagement, as well as talent for creating company-wide commitment to lead with a higher purpose.

 
  

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Michelle’s insights on developing a culture of organizational engagement provoked discussions that lasted long after the end of her keynote speech. Her command of the topic and her experience as a CEO made the lessons she shared less about theory and more about the real and tangible impact for a successful business. She captured the audience with genuine style and powerful storytelling. She brought the topic to life by translating it into meaningful insights for the audience.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Michelle Stacy
  • Ropes & Gray
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • NBTY
  • iRobot Corporation
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Full Engagement Leadership: Balance, Hidden Stars, and Apples: What I Learned Over Coffee

The only “things” within an organization that can CREATE are its people. Only people can generate growth because only people can innovate. Yet, employees are the most undervalued, under-motivated resources. WHY? Because most leaders let their employees become disengaged. A leader&rsquo ...

The only “things” within an organization that can CREATE are its people. Only people can generate growth because only people can innovate.

Yet, employees are the most undervalued, under-motivated resources. WHY? Because most leaders let their employees become disengaged.

A leader’s ability to generate employee engagement is a skill that is critical to creating positive business results.

Michelle’s talk will outline simple skills that leaders can develop in order to build a fully engaged team.

10 lessons leaders learn from Michelle:

  1. Why it’s essential to be yourself (and how to do it!)
  2. How to balance 6 key components of leadership
  3. How to build a personal leadership statement
  4. Why “seeing the apple” is important when listening to opinions
  5. How to create engagement by bringing out “the star” in everyone
  6. How to build a powerful mission & value statement and bring it to life
  7. What you do, and how you do it, creates the culture
  8. What it means to “listen for greatness” from others
  9. The importance of the middle to drive business results
  10. How to use the Corporate Mission to create employee engagement and shareholder value

Keurig, Gilette Mach3, and Oral-B: 5 Strategies that Transform Innovation

In Michelle’s keynote speech on Strategy and Innovation, she begins with insight into building a strong strategic vision and culminates with strategies to create exciting innovation prospects. Strategic Vision and Planning Creating a Mission and Vision Building an OGSM (objectiv ...

In Michelle’s keynote speech on Strategy and Innovation, she begins with insight into building a strong strategic vision and culminates with strategies to create exciting innovation prospects.

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Creating a Mission and Vision
  • Building an OGSM (objectives, goals, strategies and measures)
  • Planning and managing growth

Sustainable Innovation

  • Transformational Innovation: getting the most from innovation
  • Building an innovation culture, capabilities and resources
  • Identifying and leveraging your consumers 

Women's Leadership: My Career Journey: Balance, Leadership and Personal Choices

Michelle was a member of one of the first classes of women to attend Dartmouth College, and from that moment continued to be a trail blazer. Over the last 35 years, she has balanced both a successful career and a successful marriage. Together, Michelle and her husband, Bud, have raised two children ...

Michelle was a member of one of the first classes of women to attend Dartmouth College, and from that moment continued to be a trail blazer. Over the last 35 years, she has balanced both a successful career and a successful marriage. Together, Michelle and her husband, Bud, have raised two children who are now adults and forging their way in their own careers.

Along the way, Michelle has managed many of the challenging balancing acts and trade-offs that one experiences during life’s journey.

In Michelle’s keynote speech on Women’s Leadership, you will learn how to consider the “Right Choices” for your life and career, and may even have a laugh or two as she shares stories about her colorful journey that has been fully enjoyed!

5 Insights You will Learn:

  1. It’s about making choices
  2. It’s not a straight road; be prepared for bumps
  3. Making the most of the bumps
  4. 7 things that make “the dual career” easier
  5. Don’t measure yourself on anyone else’s time schedule

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Biography

Michelle is a senior leader with the consistent ability to run and scale businesses. She is committed to creating world class cultures by developing and articulating a clear vision that ignites the organization to deliver innovation, drive top line growth, and build powerful global brands. She creates forward thinking vision and executable plans that have driven strong growth at Gillette and Keurig. Of tremendous value has been her ability to create a positive and focused culture that delivers both financial results and a commitment to a higher purpose.

Michelle is currently on the Board of Directors of Tervis Tumbler Company and Young Innovations Inc.; a Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (a AC Nielson Company); and is a professional speaker on leadership, innovation & growth, and sustainable capitalism.

In her previous position, Michelle was President of Keurig, Inc., a $2 billion division of Keurig Green Mountain [NASDAQ: GMCR], where she had full P&L leadership with direct reports in all functional areas. During her five year tenure, Keurig's single serve coffee system grew from 2+ to 16+ Million installed households delivering a CAGR of 61% in net sales and 74% in operating income and propelling total GMCR sales from $493 million in revenue in 2008 to $4.3 Billion revenue for F'2013. Her commitment to leadership, sustainability, and culture resulted in Keurig being elected to the top 10 places to work in Massachusetts two times.

Prior to joining Keurig, Michelle had a 25 year career with Gilette through the Proctor & Gamble acquisition of Gillette in 2005. In her last role at P&G, she was Vice President & General Manager Global Profession - Oral Care where she directed the Global Professional activities for the Crest and Oral-B brands, led 700 people in 70+ countries, oversaw $220MM in net sales, delivered over $20MM in cost reduction and integration efficiency, and created a highly efficient global organization structure.

Previous leadership roles at Gillette included Vice President, Global Business Management-Stationery Products Division at Parker & Waterman, and Vice President of Marketing USA, Grooming and Personal Care, during the highly successful Mach 3 launch.

Michelle started her career in product management at Clairol and Richardson-Vicks.

She received her Masters in Management from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, her B.S. from Dartmouth College.