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Golden Career Strategies President Stacey Bevill becomes South Carolina’s first FEBI® Certified Coach

Stacey Bevill uses a unique assessment tool to tap professional potential

by John Jeter January 6, 2021

The test I took from Stacey Bevill’s coaching firm confirms that I’m a “Very Low Organizer”: “Your spontaneity makes others who need more structure uncomfortable. You may not care so much what others think of you, which may make you less sensitive to feedback.”

Here’s the thing about that feedback from the Focus Energy Balance Indicator test, though: It’s spot-on.

“There’s nothing woo-hoo about this,” says, Bevill, the first FEBI-certified coach in South Carolina and one of only 25 in the U.S. She now uses the instrument in her work as president of Golden Career Strategies.

FEBI (sounds like “Phoebe”) stems from nearly 100 years of research. In the 2000s, Dr. Ginny Whitelaw, who has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Chicago and once worked with NASA, developed FEBI with Mark Kiefaber. Whitelaw is now CEO of the Institute of Zen Leadership; IZL owns FEBI.

“FEBI in my mind is really understanding what you’re trying to achieve,” says Steve Olson, who sold Golden Career Strategies to Bevill in 2017; he had purchased the outplacement and career-development company from Myles Golden, who started the firm in 2002.

“It’s like another tool in the toolbox,” he says. “How do I make myself more productive? How do I make myself a better communicator?”

Of the test he also took, Olson says, “The idea is not helping you just finding a job, it’s supposed to be transformational. It’s supposed to change your approach to life.”

FEBI generates an Energy Balance Profile with four energy types: Driver, Organizer, Collaborator and Visionary.

“I love the fact that it doesn’t just label you,” Bevill says of FEBI, “but it says, ‘Here are four different ways that you can work.’ You have access to all of these, so it’s not like a pigeonhole: ‘Here you are; deal with it.’ It’s, ‘Here you are, and here are opportunities for growth.’”

That is, the assessment aims at helping you balance your energies to enhance leadership effectiveness and personal growth.

Bevill, who started her own marketing company 21 years ago, hasn’t stopped growing as owner and president of the Greenville-based Golden Career Strategies. She has earned certifications from Case Western Reserve University; Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia; Newfield Network Executive Coach Training School; and Clemson’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Emily Alpert, FEBI operations manager at the Wisconsin-based institute, worked with Bevill in IZL’s fall program.

“One of the first things that immediately comes to mind is that she just is truly a delight,” Alpert says. “This will sound corny, but Stacey radiates the same type of energy for me as what I expect from a field of sunflowers.”

Bevill hopes she can use FEBI to help professionals blossom, too.

“I thought that this is an incredible tool,” she says, “because I don’t want to be in a position where I give somebody an assessment and it’s like. oh, well, that’s just how you are. I want people to be able to be the best they can be.”

How does FEBI work?

The test measures four “energy patterns”: Driver, Organizer, Collaborator and Visionary. FEBI also focuses on movement, body language and other physical manifestations of leadership strengths (and weaknesses):

“These energy patterns, based in the way the nervous system functions, show up at every level: in how you move, feel, think, work, lead or relate to others and behave in the world,” the assessment says, to wit:

  • Driver: Direct, challenging, loves to win, stays on point. Characteristic movement: pushing, thrusting
  • Organizer: Steady, disciplined, does the right thing, one step at a time. Characteristic movement: holding form, shape
  • Collaborator: Engaging, enthusiastic people-person, fun-loving. Characteristic movement: to and fro, swinging
  • Visionary: Thinks big, outside the box, open to new ideas, lets go. Characteristic movement: extending, hanging

Source: Flow Energy Balance Indicator. Used by permission. Developed by Ginny Whitelaw, Ph.D. and Mark Kiefaber, © 2005-2020, IZL. All rights reserved. This report may not be reproduced without permission. FEBI is a trademark of IZL

FEBI’s results

The test took me about 17 minutes to complete. I soon received a 17-page assessment and a follow-up debriefing from Golden Career Strategies’ president and owner, Stacey Bevill, the only FEBI-certified coach in South Carolina.

The results, loaded with charts and graphs and lots of fascinating reading, offer an all-too-accurate portrayal. Among other things, I am a “High Collaborator,” which means:

  • Playful
  • Funny
  • Goes back and forth on decisions
  • Builds consensus
  • Talks a lot
  • Values cooperation and teamwork
  • Optimistic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Political
  • Sometimes says one thing and does another
  • Not always taken seriously.

I score as a “Moderate Driver” (on the low side), a “High Visionary” (also on the low end), a “High Collaborator” (122 points out of 140) and a “Very Low Organizer.”

Further, the document provides tips on how to strengthen these things. To boost my (very real) low organization skills, FEBI says, “Nothing will increase your ease in the Organizer pattern more than moving in it. Develop a 20- to 30-minute-a-day practice doing the following types of activities,” such as:

  • Ballet, waltz, and dances of precise form
  • Meditation, reflection, time to pause
  • Walking, jogging (and other step-by-step activities)
  • Word puzzles, logic puzzles
  • Ceramics
  • Paint-by-number
  • Dressage (formal horseback riding)
  • Kayaking (slow and easy)
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Marching band and other drill squads

Makes a lot of sense. It takes no small time-management organizational skill for me to take an hourlong bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Source: Personal assessment, FEBI.


Golden Career Strategies offers Veterans a complimentary Stress + Well-Being Assessment that includes a 30-minute review and tips for reducing stress + building resilience

In honor of Veterans Day this week (11/11/2020), Golden Career Strategies is offering the first 50 veterans that register online a complimentary Stress + Wellbeing Assessment that includes a 30-minute review and tips for reducing stress + building resilience. https://www.goldencareerstrategies.com/veterans-day-2020/

 

 


Golden Career Strategies President Stacey Bevill becomes South Carolina’s first FEBI® Certified CoachGolden Career Strategies President Stacey Bevill becomes South Carolina’s first FEBI® Certified Coach
Greenville, SC, November 10, 2020 — Stacey Bevill, President of Greenville-based Golden Career Strategies, recently earned the prestigious designation of FEBI® Certified Coach. She is one of fewer than 25 FEBI Certified Coaches in the United States and the only one in South Carolina. Bevill joins an elite group of coaches trained in four continents. The Flow Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI) assessment is a validated psychometric instrument that measures four energy patterns in the nervous system that map to four personality factors, four ways of moving, and four essential modes of leadership. As a FEBI Certified Coach, Bevill works with leaders and teams to shift from unproductive coping habits and behaviors to sustainable improvements. A simple online assessment followed by coaching enables leaders to understand the patterns they typically use, how to access each of the four leadership patterns at any moment and target its use at the right time. Rather than merely identifying habitual behaviors, the coaching and workshops introduce simple and sustainable practices that enable participants to access all four patterns. FEBI training is essential for meeting goals, effective communication, mutual respect and understanding, motivation, and engagement.“What I love about FEBI is that there is no labeling,” said Bevill. “Unlike many assessments that confine by defining a personality or behavior type, FEBI includes learning simple, sustainable ways to develop each of the four leadership patterns so you can access your strengths and use the best pattern in any situation. I am passionate about offering sustainable solutions.”In addition to the online assessment and coaching, Golden Career Strategies offers two half-day workshops to enhance the learning experience. The first workshop, Targeting Your Leadership Energy, builds leadership agility and emotional intelligence. This session helps leaders work with their own nervous systems, learning which leadership patterns they favor and how to shift into any pattern that aligns with needed outcomes. Most leaders have heard repeatedly of an area where they could be more effective but find it hard to change. This workshop provides physical ways to expand their capability, build empathy, and embody change. The second workshop, Harnessing Your Team’s Energy, brings teams together to understand how the patterns show up in team members, team dynamics, and the team overall. This session also explores how the patterns connect to the team’s purpose and context, including leveraging and developing the team’s leadership patterns for maximum effectiveness and sustainable results. Rob Falke, a client and President of the National Comfort Institute (NCI), stated, “Your work with our Curriculum Development Team here at NCI has been remarkable. Your [FEBI] assessment and coaching are truly valuable and sustainable. We consider your ability to present true principles so we can hear and immediately act on them as your gift. Our weekly meetings and day-to-day conversations are now filled with an awareness of each other’s energy patterns and how to apply them to our work and relationships. We see where to strengthen and compensate for each other in complete respect, rather than wonder where we’re coming from. Our new knowledge has also provided a great source for humor and team building. Our load has been lightened by it, and we’re more united and stronger than ever. Thank you.”Learn more at www.goldencareerstrategies.com or www.febiassessment.comFEBI was developed by Ginny Whitelaw, Ph.D. and Mark Kiefaber, © 2005-2020, IZL. All rights reserved. FEBI is a trademark of IZL.

About Golden Career Strategies (GCS)GCS helps organizations maximize their employees’ effectiveness and potential by providing innovative organizational and leadership development and outplacement services. For individuals, GCS offers many tailored services of support and direction for discovering a rewarding career; these clients include executives in transition, recent college graduates, those seeking encore careers, and entrepreneurs. Everyone is welcome to attend GCS’s popular Monday Morning Roundtables from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom. You can register online at www.goldencareerstrategies.com.About Stacey W. Bevill

Bevill is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), certified by the internationally acclaimed Newfield Network Coaching Institute and credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additional training includes Positive Intelligence (by founder Shirzad Chamine), Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner (by founder Judith Glaser), Inspired Leadership from Case Western Reserve University, and Coaching for Managers from the University of California, Davis. Stacey is also a HeartMath® Certified Coach, Trainer, and Stress & Well-Being Assessment Provider.

She has received “value-added” training for her manufacturing clients: ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal/Supplier Auditor, IATF 16949: 2016 – Understanding Standard and Auditing, Certified Master Project Manager® and has finished the classwork and passed the exam for her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and is currently working on her final project. Bevill is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Spartanburg, The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute, and Furman Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate. She is an active volunteer with One to One Coaching as a coach lead and volunteer coach. Bevill is a contributing author for Livin’ Upstate and was awarded the Rotary International District Service Above Self award.


Golden Career Strategies Acquired by Ask and Receive Coaching President Stacey Bevill
Stacey W. Bevill, BCC, ACC, NCC, MPM® recently acquired long-standing coaching and consulting company, Golden Career Strategies.

Stacey Bevill acquires Golden Career StrategiesGreenville, SC, September 29, 2020Stacey Bevill, Founder and President of Upstate-based Ask and Receive Coaching, recently acquired the long-standing coaching and consulting firm, Golden Career Strategies. Golden Career Strategies (GCS) was founded in 2002 by Myles Golden, who passed in 2017.

Golden Career Strategies helps organizations maximize their employees’ effectiveness and potential by providing innovative organizational and leadership development and outplacement services. For individuals, GCS offers many tailored services of support and direction for discovering a rewarding career; these clients include executives in transition, recent college graduates, those seeking encore careers, and entrepreneurs. GCS’s popular “Monday Morning Roundtables” will resume on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Bevill purchased the company from Steve Olson, the second owner and a Greenville-based executive and career strategist. Olson will stay on as a senior consultant and coach. “I am proud to pass along GCS to Stacey Bevill, who I know has the experience, the credentials, the drive and the same high regard for service,” said Olson.

Ann Golden, former president of GCS and widow of founder Myles Golden, stated, “Stacey has worked with Golden Career Strategies as a collaborative partner for fifteen years. She has the necessary experience, credentials, and emulates the standard of excellence and the desire to serve through GSC that started with Myles and continued under Steve’s ownership. I am pleased that the essential services provided by GCS will continue under Stacey’s leadership.”

Many in the community have strong ties to Golden Career Strategies. Dr. Dee Kivett, CEO of NextGen Supply Chain Integrators – deemed one of South Carolina’s 25 Fastest-Growing Companies, noted, “Golden Career Strategies helped my husband and me transform our career path as a family, not just as individuals. By helping us take a strategic look at our goals in life, not just what our ‘next jobs’ would be, we both found better fulfillment in our careers, became more engaged in our community, and reached a great balance to allow us to enjoy life! I cannot think of a more qualified person than Stacey Bevill to take over the leadership of this fantastic organization. She is the most credentialed and most qualified coach in the Upstate.”

Bevill enthusiastically added, “I am very excited about the opportunity to continue Golden Career Strategies’ tradition of excellence. The career-related services provided by GCS are a perfect complement to the non-career related coaching and consulting we will continue to provide via Ask and Receive Coaching.”

Bevill has more than 20 years of business and marketing experience and has master’s level certifications in coaching, marketing strategies, entrepreneurship, project management, and quality. Through Ask and Receive Coaching (a division of Ask and Receive, Inc.), Bevill and team have offered various services designed for organizations and individuals, including coaching, business and marketing consulting, and customized workshops. Bevill is passionate about helping organizations improve communication, employee engagement and motivation, mental fitness, and quality. She also strongly supports individuals interested in personal leadership and vision, resiliency, and wellness.

About Stacey W. Bevill – Bevill is a Board Certified Coach from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), certified by the internationally acclaimed Newfield Network Coaching Institute and credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additional training includes Positive Intelligence (by founder Shirzad Chamine), Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner (by founder Judith Glaser), Inspired Leadership from Case Western Reserve University, and Coaching for Managers from the University of California, Davis. Stacey is also a HeartMath® Certified Coach, Trainer, and Stress & Well-Being Assessment Provider.

She has received “value-added” training for her manufacturing clients: ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal/Supplier Auditor, IATF 16949: 2016 – Understanding Standard and Auditing, Certified Master Project Manager® and has finished the classwork and passed the exam for her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Stacey is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Spartanburg, The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute, and Furman Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate. Bevill is an active volunteer with One to One Coaching as a coach lead and volunteer coach. She is a contributing author for Livin’ Upstate and was awarded the Rotary International District Service Above Self award.


Stacey Bevill receives BCC designationAsk and Receive Coaching CEO Stacey Bevill Earns Board Certified Coach (BCC) Credential from Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
Stacey W. Bevill, BCC, ACC, NCC, MPM®, is one of only 55 Board Certified Coaches in South Carolina with fewer than 10 BCCs in the Greenville-Spartanburg Area.

Greenville, SC, September 17, 2020 — Stacey Bevill, Founder and President of Greenville-based Ask and Receive Coaching, recently earned the prestigious designation of Board Certified Coach (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). The BCC credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for their clients. Board Certified Coaches have met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts. One of fewer than 10 Board Certified Coaches based in the Greenville-Spartanburg Area, Bevill joins an elite group of only 55 BCCs statewide.

Bevill has over 20 years of experience in business and marketing and has master’s level certifications in marketing strategies, entrepreneurship, and project management. Through Ask and Receive Coaching, Bevill and team offer various services designed for organizations and individuals, including coaching, business and marketing consulting, customized workshops, and more. Bevill is passionate about helping organizations improve communication, employee engagement, quality, and mental fitness. Bevill supports individuals interested in personal leadership and vision, resiliency, and wellness.

“Coaching provides a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the maximization of personal and professional potential. Organizations that provide coaching for their team leaders and employees enjoy benefits such as increased employee engagement, improved communication skills, teamwork, and decision-making as well as increased productivity and employee retention,” said Bevill. “Our goal is to provide services that increase the bottom line for companies. We help them create an environment that promotes innovation, cooperation, communication, and quality by motivating and inspiring their employees with sustainable change.”

About Stacey W. Bevill – Bevill is certified by the internationally acclaimed Newfield Network Coaching Institute and credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her additional training includes Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner (trained by founder Judith Glaser), Inspired Leadership from Case Western Reserve University, and Coaching for Managers from the University of California, Davis. Stacey is also a HeartMath® Certified Coach, Trainer, and Stress & Well-Being Assessment Provider.

She has received the following “value-added” training for her manufacturing clients: ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal/Supplier Auditor, IATF 16949: 2016 – Understanding Standard and Auditing, Certified Master Project Manager®, and is currently working on her final project for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina and the Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute. Bevill is an active volunteer with One to One Coaching as a coach lead and volunteer coach. She is a contributing author for Livin’ Upstate and was awarded the Rotary International District Service Above Self award.

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Stacey Bevill adds HeartMath® Certified Coach to list of professional credentials

Stacey Bevill adds HeartMath® Certified Coach to list of professional credentials
April 23, 2019

Stacey Bevill, founder and CEO of Ask and Receive Coaching LLC, recently earned the prestigious designation of HeartMath® Certified Coach from the HeartMath® Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people to create and maintain a state of operational flow as they move through their daily challenges. HeartMath is an evidence-based system that teaches heart-centered self-regulation and resilience building skills. By practicing these easy to learn tools and techniques, individuals learn to take charge of their mental, emotional, and physical systems.

Bevill is one of a select few HeartMath Certified Coaches in South Carolina.

As a HeartMath® Coach, Bevill is licensed to share the HeartMath techniques and technology to help her clients reduce stress and anxiety and help them build resilience. Bevill provides her HeartMath expertise to Upstate manufacturing companies – with focus on the automotive sector, as well as law enforcement, fire departments, and other first responders. She also provides one-on-one coaching to individuals, some referred by their cardiologists.

“Through Ask and Receive Coaching, my mission is to provide services that increase the bottom line for companies and create an environment that promotes innovation, cooperation, communication and improved quality,” said Bevill. “The HeartMath certification program taught me an array of research-based techniques to help people increase their resilience in today’s emotional climate and connect with their heart’s intuitive wisdom for higher choices and guidance.”

According to Bevill, companies provide HeartMath training for their employees to boost performance, as well as refine communication skills, enhance decision-making and creativity, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and reverse the negative impact stress has on health and quality of life. “Those who go through HeartMath training often see improvements in sleep, the ability to maintain composure in challenging environments, quick judgment, and adaptive thinking, and the capacity to reset after tough experiences,” she added.

About Stacey W. Bevill

Bevill is certified by the internationally acclaimed Newfield Network Coaching Institute and by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition, she has the following credentials: Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner (trained by Judith Glaser), Inspired Leadership certification from Case Western Reserve University and Coaching for Managers certification from the University of California, Davis.

She has received the following “value-added” training for her manufacturing clients: ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal/Supplier Auditor, IATF 16949: 2016 – Understanding Standard and Auditing, Certified Master Project Manager®, and recently completed training to become a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Spartanburg, The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute, and Furman Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate. Stacey is an active volunteer with One to One Coaching and serves on the Newfield Network Alumni Committee… She was awarded the Rotary International District Service Above Self award.

What’s behind the name, “HeartMath?” Visit https://www.heartmath.org/support/faqs/heartmath-system-faqs


Ask and Receive Coaching CEO Stacey Bevill:

Completes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Manufacturing and Service Certification of Training, 04/2019

Becomes a Certified HeartMath Coach, 03/2019

Earns “Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Practitioner” designation, 12/2018

Completes training for IATF 16949: 2016 – Understanding Standard and Auditing, 10/2018

Completes training for ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal/Supplier Auditor, 10/2018

Opens new office: 4109 E North Street, Suite 300A, Greenville, SC 29615, 09/18

Earns Inspired Leadership Specialization Certification, Case Western Reserve University, 08/2018

Earns Coaching Skills for Managers Certification, University of California, Davis, 05/2018

Awarded MPM® – Master Project Management Certification, 03/18


Ask and Receive Coaching CEO Stacey Bevill earns Associate Certified Coach credential from International Coach Federation
April 17, 2018
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Stacey W. Bevill, ACC, NCC, MPM® is one of only 50 ICF Certified Coaches in South Carolina.

Stacey Bevill, founder and CEO of Ask and Receive Coaching LLC, recently earned the prestigious designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF offers the only independent and internationally recognized coach credentialing program.

Bevill has over 20 years of experience in business and marketing and has a master’s level certifications in marketing strategies, entrepreneurship and project management. Through Ask and Receive Coaching, LLC, Bevill and team offer coaching for organizations and individuals, as well as business and marketing consulting, and customized workshops. In addition to helping organizations, Bevill is specially trained to assist entrepreneurs and to provide coaching for individuals interested in personal leadership and vision and resiliency and wellness.”

“Coaching provides a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires maximization of personal and professional potential. Organizations that provide coaching for their team leaders and employees enjoy benefits such as increased employee engagement, improved communication skills, teamwork and decision-making as well as increased productivity, and employee retention.” said Bevill. “Our goal is to provide services that increase the bottom line for companies and also create an environment that promotes innovation, cooperation, communication, and quality by motivating and inspiring their employees.”

ICF-credentialed coaches meet the highest professional standards and adhere to a strong code of ethics. Applicants must meet several requirements, including completing a minimum number of hours of coaching experience and coach-specific training hours. In addition, coaches who apply for an ICF credential are assessed in their coaching standards and competence both orally and in writing by experienced, independent assessors under strict examination conditions.

About Stacey W. Bevill

Stacey W. Bevill received her coaching certification from the internationally recognized Newfield Network Executive Coach Training School. She is a trained Add Heart Facilitator™ (HeartMath) and a somatic coach (evidence-based neuroscience of the brain and body connection). Bevill is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and will soon complete the Inspired Leadership Certification from Case Western Reserve University. This certification details topics such as Conversations that Inspire, Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, and Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change. Bevill has a master’s level certification in Marketing Strategy from e-Cornell, master’s level certification in Entrepreneurship from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Lander University. She is a certified Master Project Manager® and a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Spartanburg, The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, and The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grass Roots Leadership Development Institute. Visit www.askandreceivecoaching.com to learn more.