Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacey Lindsay.
Stacey, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Everything that has fueled my career circles back to a feeling I’ve had since I was very little: that perspective and narrative are vital to everything we do. Growing up, I was engrossed watching powerful female journalists such as Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour inform the world. I was inspired to find my own path in that whirlwind of journalism and storytelling. While an undergrad at Emerson College, I interned at the local CBS affiliate in Boston. The opportunity to shadow incredible reporters like Sharyn Alfonsi left an indelible mark on me. I ended up pivoting to another form of storytelling—film—for a bit, which led me to New York City to work for Magnolia Pictures and then to Los Angeles to work for James Caan, who is still my greatest mentor.
While I loved working in the film business, I was yearning to write. So, I headed back to school to earn my master’s in journalism. From there, my world of writing and reporting expanded. I worked in the print and digital world as an editor before heading to the Four States region to be a news anchor and reporter. This role served as a boot camp in many ways; a way to learn the ins and outs of interviewing, reporting, and editing, producing and anchoring a live evening newscast. It was riveting. It also opened my eyes and heart to new perspectives, hopes, dreams, and challenges.
After my work in broadcast TV, I returned to LA to freelance. I eventually became the articles editor at goop.com where I helped to create new franchises and I wrote and produced a bulk of the content about civics, social impact, environment, design, career, money, and entrepreneurship. My time at goop granted me access to the most amazing, brilliant people (including my co-workers and the CEO) and to my true desire, which is to deeply explore stories that put values and humanity first. In my work today as a media consultant and journalist, I work with brilliant mission-focused individuals and companies to help them to hone their editorial and storytelling mission. I am also the editorial director of The Conscious Investor, a weekly magazine and newsletter that covers the world of impact investing, social good, and mission-focused entrepreneurship.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I am always appreciative and intrigued by the answers to this question as I love to learn how people surmount obstacles. (And I’m always curious if anyone ever has had a smooth road.) There have been many obstacles in the classical sense—deaths of family members and friends, career politics, capital concerns, escalating world issues—and there have been many things in the less talked about sense, which include self-doubt, microaggressions, unaligned values with peers, corrupt institutions, the exploitation of hard-working people. I could go on. What I have always yearned for and continue to strive for is to be in situations where humanity truly comes first. Or, at least, I aim to be surrounded by people who make that paramount. I want to learn from and be around people who put the collective welfare of others first well before an individualist drive to “succeed.” This can be a challenge in our capitalistic world, but it is a worthwhile challenge as there are so many incredible, soulful, altruistic people out there.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
This is such a beautiful question that renders me a bit shy. I am so honored to work with people who are always looking to expand, to learn, and to grow. And I am so incredibly grateful to write, to collaborate, and to produce content. I still feel like that little girl who had her hands propped on her chin while she watched the journalists on TV. Now that I get to carry out my facet in the gem of media is a gift that I’ll never overlook.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Truly, any conversation with my father. If only I had a flux capacitor, I’d go back and have one more very long lunch with him.
- Website: https://www.staceyannlindsay.com/
- Phone: 9175281246
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @staceylindsay