Please note that I have significantly cut back on my speaking engagements in order to concentrate on my writing and community projects.  While, at this time, I am not seeking speaking engagements, feel free to reach out to me if you would like to speak to me about your organization's needs.

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Photo taken by staff at Northern Virginia Community College. August 20, 2015.


Targeted facilitation to raise awareness, challenge assumptions, and create action.

ANY presentation has to be about the audience, NOT me. When I come to your institution, conference, or company, I recognize that you are the thought leaders within your space. I facilitate conversations, raise questions, and move toward action within your institutional culture.

I develop and facilitate professional and personal development programming that emphasizes the power of well-thought out small choices that when consistently applied move you toward your larger goal. We will talk about real issues—issues that matter to you. Providing simple, usable, and practical suggestions, I help participants improve their lives one thought at a time, one plan at a time, one step at a time. I can weave music, humor, and interactive activities into a memorable, high-energy and focused message. Keynote presentations give the audience an experience—not a speech.

Click on the video snippet below to see me working with an audience. In this particular session, I facilitated an intimate workshop about reflective strategies for growth and resilience.


TGRN Bridge

Program Topics and Issues (Selected)

For me, the work begins before I come to your organization. I do not want to bring a "canned" program. Past groups have appreciated this preparation to understand what the event is about and what the participants need. So, while you will find program titles/topics/descriptions below that audiences have enjoyed around this nation, know that I will tailor my visit to your needs. That sounds so simple, doesn't it? 

Please keep in mind: I am not a life coach and do not provide legal advice. I facilitate conversations and help your teams raise and confront important questions about what they do, why they do it, and how they do it.

His other topic areas include (alphabetically listed):

•    Community Building and Resilience
•    Critical Thinking
•    Do Your Goals Resonate with Your Soul? The Second R.E.A.D.
•    First Day of Class: People Before Paper
•    From Silos to Bridges: Building Organizational Connections
•    How Big Is Your BUT?
•    Personal Well-being and Balance
•    Psychosocial Factors for Student Success
•    Reflective Practice for Professional Growth and Personal Resilience
•    Retention: Why Do Students Stay And Why Do They Leave (Your Institution)
•    Student Engagement, Motivation. and Persistence
•    Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?
•    The Time Management Myth: The Power of Priority Management
•    The 7Rs of Life Success
•    You, An Author? Why Not YOU?


Steve recognizes that effective organizational training and employee development must address the identified needs of the participants.

Bibliography. Click here for suggested readings for personal resilience and professional growth.