Stacey Gibson

Career Ownership Coach

The Entrepreneur's Source


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Professional Bio

A seasoned marketing professional, Stacey has successfully collaborated for over 30 years with large companies, franchise organizations, franchisees and small business owners alike. Stacey began her career in the ad agency arena as a media buyer planner working for clients like McDonald’s, Wachovia Bank and Holly Farms Chicken. Shortly thereafter she was tapped to work in corporate marketing at Hardee’s Food Systems, where she radically improved media buying performance and accountability, and McDonald’s Corporation, where she helped lead her region to #1 in the US for same store sales. With a thirst for a more diverse business vitae, Stacey returned to ad agency marketing and rose to the role of Media Director. When family matters necessitated a move to rural northwest North Carolina, Stacey deployed her skills to small businesses in her community to build awareness, retail traffic, and sales. Throughout her career Stacey discovered her true passion was mentoring. Thus, for her, helping others realize their personal and professional aspirations through franchise ownership is more than career it is a dream come true. A dream she eagerly shares with anyone open to exploring their own possibilities!

Stacey lives in Blowing Rock, NC with her daughter and stands ready to set in motion your journey of discovery.


Parent: The Entrepreneur's Source

136 Highland Ridge Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605


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Appalachian State University 1984


Volunteer Work

Western Youth Network / Festival of Trees Committee Member

Areas of Expertise