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Stacey began in business at the very young age of eleven when he had his first paper route and the entrepreneurial spirit was lit in him. He opened his first business in 1977 at the age of sixteen, a portrait photography studio. He operated that business for eleven years before beginning his career in sales, marketing, consulting and public speaking.

Since 1992 Stacey has worked with small business owners, helping them develop successful marketing strategies, effective pricing structures and in developing their business plans.

He has also done extensive teaching, sharing his insight and business knowledge on the national level as an Approved Business Instructor and Studio Management Services Consultant for the Professional Photographers of America.

Also active in his church as a lay minister, Stacey has had a strong desire to combine his business teaching and his faith life to bring a faith based perspective to business through his teaching and consulting.

In answering what he believes is his calling to use the gifts he has been given—speaking and teaching—he began In the Spirit Consulting in 2004.

In the Spirit Consulting’s mission is—Helping you realize the potential of your passion. It is designed to help small businesses and individuals discover and get the most out of their gifts and In turn help them become more successful professionally, financially and personally.

Profile Summary:
Coaching and Consulting Le Roy, IL
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Community service has always been an important part of Stacey’s life. He is an active member and has served on a number of boards and committees. What follows is a list of those experiences.,

Boy Scouts of America-Member since 1968. Earned his Eagle Scout award in 1976. Member of the Order of the Arrow since 1974. Received Adult Leader Training Award in 1983. Stacey has served in a variety of adult positions including assistant scoutmaster, finance chairman, Scoutmaster and currently serves as the troop committee chairman.,

LeRoy Kiwanis Club-Member since 1985. Served as chairman of various club committees. Club president 1987-1988, 1999-2000. Distinguished officer’s award. Club bulletin editor, first place winner in district newsletter competition. Kiwanian of the Year 2000. Community Layperson of the Year 2006.,

LeRoy Chamber of Commerce-Board of directors 1983-1988, president 1986.,

LeRoy Recreation Commission-Charter member and secretary 1986-1988. Responsible for the development and construction of a multi-use sports complex.,

LeRoy Civic Organization-Charter president 1993-1996, 1998-99. This is an umbrella organization of not-for-profit organizations in the community. It is responsible for organizing and running two community festivals annually.,

Faith Lutheran Church-Served on church council since 1995, President 2006-2009, Financial Secretary 2003-2006. Treasurer 2000-2003. Serves on a number of church committees, chairman of the Fellowship committee. Teaches Sunday school, serves as an assistant minister.,

McLean County Fair-Served as a photography judge for the McLean County 4-H 1992-1998.
Work Experience:
Current In The Spirit Consulting Bloomington, IL
• I began In the Spirit Consulting with the mission of: “Helping You Realize the Potential of Your Passion”. It is designed to help small businesses and individuals discover and get the most out of their gifts and In turn help them become more successful professionally, financially and personally. As the owner, I handle all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business. I work directly with the small business owner to help them discern and achieve their goals.

1992-2007 Customation Inc/H&H Color Lab Kansas City, MO
Studio Consultant
• Began with Customation in 1992. In November of 2005 H&H Color Lab purchased Customation. Began working with H&H as part of the acquisition. Customation/H&H Color Lab provides photo finishing and digital imaging services to professional photographers. Responsible for securing and maintaining customers for the company. Assisting clients in all aspects of their business operation has been vital in accomplishing this. Current territory includes all of Illinois and two-thirds of Indiana. Sales volume tripled between 1992 and 2000. A dramatic change in the industry forcing price concessions has resulted in a sales decline over the past six years. Created and maintained the customer contact management software utilized by the sales team, also wrote and edited the Customation marketing newsletter, which was distributed to all company clients.
• Since 2003 have also been contracted with the Professional Photographers of America as a Studio Management Consultant, working one-on-one with business owners. Helped them in most aspects of their operation, including business plan preparation, financial analysis, market planning, workflow and personnel management.
• Became an Approved Business Instructor through the Professional Photographers of America. Since 2000, have lectured extensively throughout the country on both the local and national platform, tea
1986 - 1988 Illinois State University Normal, IL
• Attended two semesters and completed fifteen hours of general studies
Organizations / Affilations:
Professional Affiliations

Professional Photographers of America- Member since1980. He received his Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1999. Accredited as an Approved Business Instructor in 1999. Served on the Business Initiative Committee from 2000-2005, as chairman of the nominating committee and a number of Action Teams. Currently contracted as a Studio Management Consultant.

Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois-Served on the board of directors from 1986-1989, board secretary 1989-1992, elected vice-president in 1992.

Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois where he earned his service degree in 1993.

Past Member of the American Society of Photographers, Southern Illinois Art League Chicagoland Professional Photographers Association Indiana Professional Photographers, Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild and the Professional Photographers of Chicago.
Stacey Friedlein is located in Le Roy, IL and has the following skills: Coaching and Consulting
Consulting, Business
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Coaching and Consulting

Category: Business
About our company

Who is In The Spirit Consulting?

We are a company founded on a system of values and principles seated in our core beliefs. For us this is based on a Christian understanding of God and his role in the world.

It is not our intent to push our beliefs on our clients or students. We respect others who may believe differently than us. Our objectives are to help them identify their own values and beliefs and assist them in implementing those into both their lives and businesses creating a foundation for which they can grow and succeed.

This unique approach allows people from all walks and beliefs to gain maximum value from our services. We will not compromise our beliefs and we will not ask our clients to compromise theirs.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Cr. Photog., PPA-ABI, CBM, S-PPANI
Years Experience: 32