Whether you're employed or own your own business, isn't it time you stopped dreading Mondays?


    Let us help you LOVE WORK AGAIN



    Have you gotten your FREE copy of A Guide to Love Work Again? Email stacy@platform53.com to tell us what you thought about it and let us know what other books and resources you'd like to see us develop. If we get a good response, we'll continue to release more free books and resources in the future to help you. Sign up below to be the first to hear about them.

    Clarity Session

    90 Minutes $150

    You've got amazing ideas in your head. You know the impact you want to have. You know how you want to show up for your ideal client. It's all in your head, and yet it feels all jumbled when you try to put it into practice. Let us work with you in a short and impactful customized session to get you the clarity you've been looking for so you can propel yourself and your business forward with clarity and confidence.

    Resume Help

    Starts at $750

    Capturing your awesomeness in one page is difficult to do alone, especially if you're making a career change and trying to figure out how to frame your past experience so that it's relevant to recruiters in a new field. Our unique and tested approach takes the stress out of resume writing and builds your confidence for interviews in the process.

    Brand Foundation Work


    Does your business need help articulating its foundational brand elements to drive it forward in the right direction? We work with companies to craft mission, purpose, and vision statements, hone in on your values, operating principles, and desired culture, figure out your ideal client, and develop a brand architecture. This is the work that gets all stakeholders on the same page, helps you make decisions, and creates the inputs needed to develop an effective brand identity, website, and communication and marketing strategy that really highlights what you offer in the best way possible.


    Starts at $39

    Sometimes all you need in order to love work again is to be doing it in the right environment. If your physical space isn't allowing you to thrive or the people (or lack therof) aren't enabling you to do your best work, come to Platform 53. We welcome you to join our supportive and inspiring community of independent and remote professionals pursuing work they love via our flexible, month-to-month plans for work and meeting space. It's time to uplevel what you do by investing in your happiness.

  • I'm About








    Futuristic - Ideation - Maximizer - Belief - Strategic

    I've been told more than a few times that I am a very passionate person with an entrepreneurial outlook on life. I thrive on being a creative change agent, using business for good, helping people pursue purpose-driven work (say that five times fast!), exploring and creating the new, developing innovative spaces, and advocating for amazing customer experiences.


    While I've worked extensively with large corporations, my true passion is helping out small and local businesses, independent workers, and community initiatives. I love helping these individuals and groups hone their craft and figure out how to be the best at meeting the needs of the people they want to serve while doing what they love.

    I do independent consulting and coaching work, and also own and operate my own coworking space, Platform 53. I love getting involved with lots of diverse projects, so reach out if you'd like to see how we might collaborate.


    Career & Brand Strategy Expert

    Helping people pursue meaningful and fulfilling work

    Cincinnati, OH (January 2014-Present)


    I believe everyone should love what they do, and the key to that is applying your unique gifts to things you care about in order to make a positive influence on the world. I help people and organizations get clarity and gain confidence on their path forward, whether they are looking to make a job change or uplevel their business.


    Founder, Owner, and Chief Visionary Officer

    A coworking community for independent & remote workers

    Covington, KY (August 2012-Present)


    Platform 53 is on a mission to revolutionize the way we work and engage with others. We are a diverse community of independent professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and mobile workers. We provide not only work and meeting space, but a platform for our members to share ideas, connect with others, get inspired, learn, support each other, and collaborate. The industry calls this ‘coworking’. We call it awesome.


    Expert Partner

    Innovation from empathic insights

    Norwood, OH (January 2013-March 2016)


    Consult on or lead various research, innovation, and strategy projects for Fortune 500 and local companies in CPG, Food & Travel as an Expert Partner for Seek, a boutique research and innovation firm.


    Consumer Mkt Knowledge Manager

    The voice of the consumer

    Cincinnati, OH (September 2008-October 2012)


    Uncovered consumer insights and identified opportunity areas for innovation and communication to deliver breakthrough business results. Projects focused on close-in commercial and product innovation as well as long-term brand strategy development, including portfolio organization/optimization and long-term product innovation (3-10 years from launch). Launched Gain Dishwashing Liquid and worked on Charmin, Puffs, Cascade, and Dawn brands.


    Buying Office Intern

    Expect great things

    Menomonee Falls, WI (May 2007-August 2007)


    Developed strategies for improving and re-launching a new clothing department via sales data analysis, competitive assessments, and collaboration with marketing and merchandising departments. Identified ways to streamline processes and increase profits.


    Special Events & Entertainment Intern

    Crafting fun experiences

    Milwaukee, WI (May 2005-August 2006)


    Assisted in interviewing and training three new interns and preparing the new Entertainment Director for the Fair. Organized over 60 special events including competitions, daily parades, and corporate sponsor days for the 2005 and 2006 Wisconsin State Fair either individually or with a team.



    Volunteer, Pro-bono & Organization Involvement

    Founding Board Member & Brand Strategist

    Simplifying activism to cultivate nonpartisan change

    Cincinnati, OH (February 2016-Present)


    Creating not-for-profit from the ground up as a founding board member.


    Developing all brand foundations including mission, purpose, vision, values, who, and brand architecture.


    Leadership Team, Facilitator, Administrative Lead

    Building a strong foundation for marriages

    Cincinnati, OH (January 2013-Present)


    Sit on the leadership team, inputitng into key decisions for the ministry.


    Lead couples through a pre-marital class at Crossroads to help them create a strong base for their marriage.


    Lead coordination of administrative team, handling all logistics, setup, and volunteer signup.

    Entrepreneurship Involvement

    Shaping young, aspiring entrepreneurs

    Cincinnati, OH (November 2014-May 2017).


    Provided entrepreneurial coaching for early stage business plan ideas for students in business venture class Fall 2015 semester and Spring 2017.


    Assisted in creating a vision for the redesign of the Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship Spring 2015.


    Spoke on an entrepreneurship panel November 2015.

    Brand Development Committee

    Rebranding MainStrasse Village in Covington, KY

    Covington, KY (October 2014-May 2016)


    Assisted in developing and launching new MainStrasse Village logo in collaboration with the MainStrasse Village Association, BrandFuel Co. and a small team of local residents and business owners with experience in branding.


    Advisory Board

    Shaping the future of the BIT program

    Bethel, OH (January 2015-December 2015)


    Advised the University Of Cincinnati-Clermont County on the redevelopment of their Business Information Technology (BIT) Program.


    Shared industry trends and desirable professional skills to input into a new curriculum.


    Spiritual Development Team

    Discovering ways to help others grow spiritually

    Cincinnati, OH (September 2014-April 2015)


    Various volunteer roles assisting Crossroad's staff including writing The Daily, a weekday devotional email.


    Worked behind the scenes with Crossroads staff to understand the spiritual development journey and how to optimize programs to help people grow in Christ.


    Startup Committee

    Connecting the region's startup ecosystem

    Northern Kentucky (March 2015)


    Member of a startup committee created through the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to connect entrepreneurial organizations within the region.



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