Navigating a toxic workplace with Stacy Campesi

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This is one of those conversations that’s going to be applicable to 99.9% of you, because who hasn’t experienced a toxic workplace at some point in their life??

Whether you’re a college student folding clothes at the mall or a Senior VP at a large firm, toxicity ABOUNDS—In the form of cattiness, disengagement, resentment, and groupthink, to name a few culprits.

It’s about time we tackled this subject, so we invited Stacy Campesi, one of our very best friends, to share her well-earned advice about how to navigate a toxic work environment. We talked about:

  • The relationship between toxic workplaces and “good girl syndrome”
  • Why “toxic” is a misused word, and why using it makes the problem worse
  • How we can identify an unhealthy environment ahead of time, before we ever make a commitment
  • When to stick it out, and when it’s OK to bail
  • What steps YOU can take to improve your environment, based on what Stacy has seen work for herself and her clients

After you’ve listened, leave a comment to let us know how Stacy’s advice resonated with you!


One of the biggest conundrums of a toxic work environment is that it drains your life force to the point that all you can really do is come home, pass out on the couch, and binge Netflix until it’s time to go to bed and do it all over again.

When you’re stuck in that kind of vicious loop it’s hard to get any perspective or clarity. And while you absolutely want to get out of your current situation, you don’t necessarily want to jump to something else without being sure it’s actually the right move.

That’s something we focus on all the time in 1-on-1 coaching. If you need to insert a major disruptor into the toxic loop you’re stuck on, reach out to us:

Fill out the quick form on this page and we’ll talk it out.


Stacy Campesi is a certified professional coach and workshop facilitator. She is passionate about helping unfulfilled, overachieving professionals find career confidence and clarity.

Stacy loves working with smart, ambitious women who lead with heart and are so used to giving to others that can’t even recognize their own wants or needs without feeling selfish. By cutting through the uncertainty, self-doubt, and fear of disappointing others that holds them back, Stacy is able to help her clients make decisions that get them what they want, without compromising a thing!

Stacy is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She is also certified as an MBTI & Emotional Intelligence practitioner.

Find Stacy on her website, connect with her on LinkedIn, and listen to her nuggets of wisdom on Voxer @stacy_campesi.


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  • Stephanie

    You ladies are becoming my new BFFs with your spot on ‘words of wisdom’ podcasts! It has been no more than 1 month since I discovered your website and I don’t really remember how I stumbled upon it but am so glad I did. Whoever came up with your business name/website is a genius because it is exactly what you do. Give “clarity” on a variety of topics in a very short amount of time. You both (aka Krachel) and your guests are truly inspiring and amazing women!

    About toxic workplaces, it took me until middle age to realize that no job or dollar amount is worth destroying your emotional/physical health. Cheers to you all for enlightening the younger generations!


    • Rachel East

      Thank you so much for this compliment, Stephanie! It makes us feel like the effort is worth it when we hear feedback like this from people like you. 🙂