Stacey Guenther

A contemplative scholar, Stacey’s research centers on groups and how they can enter a state of deep connectedness called coherence. She is passionate about helping groups cultivate their beingness and open themselves to new forms of relating. Stacey recently earned her doctoral degree in leadership and change from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Stacey is a certified leadership coach (PCC), an organization development consultant, and a facilitator. Stacey is a member of the faculty for George Mason University’s Organization Development and Knowledge Management program and is affiliated with George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. She is the principal of a small consultancy, Awakened Impact, and additionally, is a certified meditation teacher (CMT-P).

An active scholar-practitioner and leader in the scholarly business and spirituality field, Stacey is currently involved in three different writing and editing projects.

  • Co-editing a volume being published by Routledge in 2024 called Leadership at the Spiritual Edge: Emerging and Non-Western Concepts of Leadership and Spirituality. Her chapter in the book is called Enacting Leadership from a Place of Oneness.
  • Co-editing an open-source volume supported by the Fetzer Institute being published by Springer Nature in 2025. The volume is called Redefining Sacred Spaces in the Age of Technology: Innovations and Pitfalls. Stacey’s chapter is on reframing groups from doingness to beingness. 
  • A co-editor for a special issue of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion whose focus is on global technologies that enable global consciousness. The special issue is expected at the end of 2024.

Stacey was born and raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. She now lives just outside of Asheville, NC, with her spouse and two rescue dogs, Bodhi and Gracie, where she enjoys being close to nature and hiking on trails that allow her to take in the purple mountains’ majesty.