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Episode 12: Stacey Groll
August, 2018

Women have such powerful wisdom to share about career, relationships, fear, love, 
raising children, politics, travel, well-being, wonder, and so much more. We need to hear 
women's voices, from all walks of life, much more often. The learning from each of our journeys 
creates threads of connection that help us thrive, both individually and collectively.

Stacey is first, and foremost, an independent woman.  She is a single mom of a beautiful daughter, Bryanna. She is a daughter, a granddaughter, a friend, a colleague, and more – as so many of us are. 

She works for the City of Manitowoc as Assistant to the Mayor.  Prior to serving in this role, she worked in retail for nearly 17 years before taking a job with The Chamber of Manitowoc County, which greatly assisted her in being ready for her current position.

Stacey was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin by two very loving parents and two older brothers.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and attended Lakeshore Technical College afterward.  She is currently back in school, finishing up her Associate’s Degree, and then will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at Lakeland University.  It’s important to Stacey to finish what she started, and she has some educational goals to reach!

Four (of several) defining moments in her life where she walked away being a different person, a stronger person, include a suicide attempt at the age of 16, the unexpected death of her brother, the lifelong alcohol addiction and ultimate demise of her dad, and being divorced while co-parenting with a great friend.  Stacey had decisions, as all of us do, to make about whether these life situations would make her weaker and more vulnerable, or stronger and more independent.  

In this episode, Stacey shares how she has learned to face life’s challenges head on, focus on the learning from each experience, and apply the wisdom she’s gained for the benefit of both her own and others' growth.

60 minutes, 1 second

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