An Effective Communicator and Executive Coach
Steve is CEO of Dale Carnegie Training for SE Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of MI. He is also the #1 trainer in the world for Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage and Leadership programs. In this role, Steve works to empower executives by developing their skills in effective communications, leadership, sales, and public speaking. Steve is also chair of Vistage, the worldwide leader in executive coaching.
A Recognized Team Builder
Steve is a leader in building successful teams, including managing licensing and business development efforts for 35 Fortune 500 companies. His efforts with these companies collectively generated over 1,200 new products, 5.2 billion in annual sales and created 55,000 jobs.
A Successful Negotiator
Steve has successfully negotiated major agreements with General Motors, the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Lucas, Dreamworks, NEW LINE, Nissan, Hefty, American Airlines, Jack Daniels, Dr. Pepper/7 UP, GE, McDonalds and Burger King.
An Experienced Business Executive
Steve’s business experience was gained at Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Kimberly-Clark, Marvel Entertainment and as President of Riddell Sports where he worked with the NFL, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Brett Farve, and Emmitt Smith to develop new and better equipment. In each position, Steve demonstrated an ability to significantly grow the businesses through creative approaches to product development, new product introductions, advertising, promotion, and team building.
An Active Community Member
Steve is on the board and serves as treasurer of the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Franklin Economic Development Commission, which offers over $300,000 in “free” career training for those who have lost their jobs. This training boasts a 98% placement rate within 8 weeks. Steve is also a member of the IBAW (Independent Business Association of Wisconsin), the Waukesha Business Alliance, the Franklin Business Consortium, the ABLE South Chamber of Commerce Association, the ABLE West Chamber of Commerce Association, and the Polish Cultural Center. He serves as a Polish Fest volunteer, has coached youth and high school football, baseball, basketball and soccer, and is also a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish.
An Accomplished Student and Athlete
Steve received his BA and Masters of Management from Northwestern University (J.L. Kellogg School). He played both baseball and football, and as captain of Northwestern’s Football team, received Outstanding Senior Leader Honors, Academic All-Big Ten, Phi Delta Theta All-American and Academic All-American Honorable Mention honors.
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