Stacy DiStefano

Cues and Views

Consulting for Human Services Founding Principal Stacy DiStefano, in brief.

Stacy DiStefano

Home: Philadelphia, PA.  Age: 52.  Birthplace: Rahway, NJ.  Organization: Consulting for Human Services.  Title: Founding Principal.  Significant other: Frank (husband).  Alma mater: Arizona State University.

Current project: Launching a podcast.  Latest contribution to others: Mentored two young women to promotions last month.  Hobbies: Reading, cheering for the Eagles and Sixers, long city walks in search of great cocktails and food.  Recent travel or adventure: A glamping yoga retreat with one of my best friends.  Last book read: A Carnival of Snackery, by David  Sedaris.

Personality profile: ENTJ.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Supportive.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Safe, honest, loving and full of sarcasm.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Direct, collaborative, reliable and fun.  What is your greatest joy? Love.  What natural talent have you neglected? Swimming.

What book have you repeatedly read? Catcher in the Rye.  What’s featured prominently on your office wall? A picture of my Dad with my youngest daughter, both now deceased.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My grandmother, Carmela.  What is the best advice you received growing up? You can’t always be the smartest one in the room, but you can always be the most prepared.

What change would you like to see in the world? Housing and healthcare as a human right.  What mega-trend most excites you? Remote work as a norm.  What is your hope for the younger generation? That they realize learning a trade is equally as important and valuable as a college-track career.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Resilience.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? Katherine Hepburn.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A teacher.  What advice would you give your younger self? Travel more!  What period in your life would you do differently if you could? My twenties.

Personal motto: You get what you tolerate.  Favorite quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be  right - for you’ll be criticized anyway” (Eleanor Roosevelt).  Desired epitaph: She never lost her sense of humor.

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