Stacy Padula named Top Global Impact Author of the Year by IAOTP

New York, New York, United States - 01-19-2023 -

Stacy Padula, author, educator, counselor, and entrepreneur was recently selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) as the Top Global Impact Author of the Year for 2023. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor, choosing the Top Global Impact Author comes with great purpose, admiration, and respect. This member inspires others, shows gratitude, brings people together, and helps people feel connected. With her service, she has displayed innovative leadership practices, pushed others towards success, and made sure people's voices leave an impact. Ms. Padula has superior performance in her field. She is passionate about her work and holds high morals and integrity in all she does. IAOTP will honor her for this distinction at their Annual Awards Gala being held in December 2023.

Stacy is the Founder and President of Briley & Baxter Publications LLC, a publishing company in support of animal rescues. In 2021, Briley & Baxter Publications began helping new authors break into the publishing industry while donating 10% of all publishing royalties to animal rescues. Recipients have included Last Hope K9 Rescue, the Wolf Conservation Center, WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue, Dachshund Rescue of South Florida, Little Paws Dachshund Rescue, Tiny Tim On Wheels Foundation, Freedom Service Dogs of America, and Silicon Valley Pet Project. Through her publishing company, named after her own miniature dachshunds, Stacy has published over 30 authors and released over 50 books thus far. The mission of the company is to not only help new talent get discovered, but also publish books that inspire readers to use their gifts and talents to positively impact the world. Notable books published by Briley & Baxter Publications include former NLH player Norm Beaudin’s biography The Original: Living Life Through Hockey written with Kim Passante, Netflix’s “Last Chance U’s” beloved English Teacher LaTonya Pinkard’s Nate & His Magic Lion, NBA Coach Brett Gunning’s On the Right Path series co-authored with Stacy, and Hollywood director/writer/producer Michael Caissie’s upcoming crime novel Between Heaven & 42nd and Broadway. Stacy has also helped young authors such as Isabelle Semas (age 18 when her book The Crash was released) and Teddy Biron (age 20 when his book The Lighthouse Keeper Saves the Bay was released) break into the industry. Through Briley & Baxter Publications, Stacy uses her mentoring skills, along with her years’ worth of experience as an author, to guide writers through the process of getting a book published and marketing it to the world. Briley & Baxter Publications has accumulated sales in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, reaching thousands of readers across the globe with inspiring and positive messages.

Prior to founding Briley & Baxter Publications, Stacy was already a successful published author of young adult books. Her first series, Montgomery Lake High, was published between 2010-2014, and each of the five books help teenagers navigate social battles commonly faced in high school. Stacy’s award-winning Gripped series (published 2019-Present) focuses on prescription drug abuse and mental health in teenagers, following the suspenseful story of NFL hopeful Taylor Dunkin and his community. Gripped is currently being adapted for television by Emmy award-winning writer and producer Mark Blutman. In 2020, Stacy began working closely with NBA Coach Brett Gunning on a faith-based children’s book series titled On the Right Path, which shares life lessons with readers through the game of basketball. On the Right Path was endorsed by Pastor Joel Osteen, NBA Hall-of-Famer Kevin McHale, and Mike D’Antoni as a series that belongs in every school, church, and library. Stacy is now the author of thirteen books with her next two currently in the works.

In addition to her literary endeavors, Stacy also runs a highly successful college counseling company in Massachusetts for which she works full time, guiding high schoolers and their families through the complicated college application process. Each year, Stacy takes on 15-20 students to counsel and mentor, helping them select their college majors, choose their colleges, build their resumes, write their application essays, and fill out their applications. Prior to founding South Shore College Consulting and Tutoring in 2016, Stacy was the director of operations at another private education company for eight years, where she managed a staff of 30 tutors and developed all company curriculum. 

Throughout her illustrious career, Stacy has received many awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. This year, she will be featured in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders publication being released first quarter of 2023. For 2022, she was selected as Top Inspirational Author of the Year, was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards gala at the Bellagio Hotel, and was featured on the famous Planet Hollywood Billboard on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Her book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told won the Gold Award for Best Teen Book in the Readers’ Choice Book Awards. She was also invited onto the judges panel for the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious contest for creative young adults, sponsored by Scholastic, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. In addition to her most recent accomplishments, Stacy was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square, New York City as Empowered Woman of the Year in 2021 and selected as Top Educational Consultant of the Year by IAOTP in 2019. She was nominated for her region's "40 Under 40", named a Social Impact Hero by Authority Magazine, featured on the cover of T.I.P Magazine, and awarded the Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also been featured in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, as well as Cambridge Who’s Who for Young Professionals.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated, "We are honored to have Stacy as a part of the IAOTP family. She is an excellent educator and life coach, and she brings these talents to bear in every position of leadership she has had. She has remained true to her community obligations and has made outstanding efforts in all of her affiliations, earning her recognition as a one-of-a-kind by IAOTP. We look forward to celebrating her accomplishments again at this year's Gala."

Looking back, Stacy credits her tenacity, faith, and mentors for helping her along the road, as well as her unwavering dedication and enthusiasm for her companies’ successes. When not working, she enjoys traveling, teaching Bible studies, taking online classes, and spending time with her family. In the future, she plans to continue offering professional advice to authors, students, and their families in any way she can.

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 About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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