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Compelling Stories. Powerful Impact.


Change how you see yourself as a leader through Healing-Centered Leadership. Lacy is all about leading with love, integrity, and authenticity. Empower your audience with her transformative story.

Transformative Experience

Lacy is a trauma survivor, person in recovery, and alumni of the foster care and mental health systems. Lacy uses her own hardships, experiences, and recovery as a way to coach others through Lived-Experience Leadership and shares her story to inspire others on their journey of transformation.

Over the past 15+ years, Lacy has dedicated her life to working with those who are seeking growth through coaching, strategic planning, and speaking. She has impacted more than 250,000+ individuals in over 45+ countries across 6 continents.


Worldwide Impact



Lacy reaches audiences, big and small, around the world to share her story and inspire their own transformation.  Lacy has been featured on-stage and at events with celebrities like Demi Lovato, Run DMC, Ray Romano, Justin Baldoni, & Bradley Cooper. 


She has met with world leaders such as then Vice-President Biden, the Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca of Malta. She has been privileged to have been invited to multiple visits to the White House, testified before Congress, and the House of Lords in the UK.



Lacy shares her Lived Experience Leadership on a state, national and international level to help others discover the leader within and live their best, most authentic lives. Topics including leadership, shame, stakeholder engagement, psychological safety, and resilience can be tailored to your audience.

Keynote 1

The Journey Through Advocacy: Sustaining Yourself while Changing the World

Keynote 2

Dare to Lead™:
Live and Lead with Courage and Authenticity

Keynote 3

Women leadership in business



Lacy’s speaking engagements have taken her from college campuses to executive suits, from keynotes at social impact conferences to the Marines, and from centers of research to state departments of health. Some of her speaking engagements around the world have included:

Advanced Behavioral Services Connecticut

American Institutes of Research

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Georgetown Institute

International Coaching Federation

International Foster Care Organization

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Louisiana State University

Mississippi Department of Health

National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery

National Council on Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

University of Maryland

University of Ohio

US Marine Corps

Vanguard Communications

Youth Era

Youth MOVE South Dakota

Book Lacy for Your Next Event

What people are saying

Cactus on Yellow Wall


-Jane Carpenter, CT


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