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Steve is an advisor, director, speaker and author who works with leadership teams to drive change, stimulate innovation and substantially improve performance. He successfully leverages over thirty-five years of experience working as an operating executive, director and consultant at both global Fortune 100 companies and mid-size companies. He also served as a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, where he advised private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Steve’s special talent lies in looking at every situation with “Fresh Eyes” to seeing and identifying the real issues, accelerating the pace of decision making, driving change and improving performance.
He currently is President of Engaged Leadership Advisors, Chairman of US Auto Sales, and a senior advisor to Milestone Partners. He is a columnist for Inc. magazine and is a highly sought-after public speaker.
Steve earned his BA from City College of New York and his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of business, and lives in New York City.
Steve is a sought-after speaker who gives talks to diverse audiences including industry conferences, corporate sales meetings, private equity conferences and at Davos. He is a very energetic speaker who infuses passion, action and confidence into your next business gathering.
Steve will engage, inform and entertain your audience with his penetrating insights, down-to-earth, no-nonsense sensibility and humor. All of Steve’s talk are filled with compelling stories garnered from his personal experiences and are interwoven with his unique and successful Five Principles of Engagement.
Steve’s talks are tailored for the specific audience and topic and always provide relevant, actionable information and tips that attendees can take home and use.
Steve formed Engaged Leadership Advisors to work with CEO’s and their leadership teams to drive change and significantly improve performance. He leverages his successful senior level operating experience in both global Fortune 100 companies, mid-size and venture backed companies as well as having advised leaders while at Alvarez & Marsal. Having “sat in the chair” his experience includes driving growth (both organically and via acquisition), leading turn-around situations and changing strategic direction.
Given the breadth and depth of his experience, Steve is able to look at every situation with “Fresh Eyes” – constantly asking questions about why things are the way they are, and more importantly, how they need to be transformed. He engages with CEO’s and their leadership teams to identify and address these issues, allowing organizations to drive transformational change and produce significantly improved performance.
Just miles from the beach, Sears Executive, Steve Goldstein was shocked to find four snowblowers for sale in the Garden Center of their Miami store. Speaking with a salesman, he learned that this was not a one time mistake – they were being shipped to and returned from the same store for thirty years. This one story became a metaphor to Steve for the dysfunction in most companies, large and small.
Whether it’s having snow blowers for sale in a place where it never snows, or a more pervasive issue–like having so many meetings scheduled there’s no time left to actually solve problems–dysfunction within large organizations is so prevalent that most people accept it either as an inevitable fact of corporate life or they assume someone else will deal with it. But must it be this way?
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Being a leader in today’s world isn’t easy. There are unprecedented challenges to face and new obstacles to overcome. Are you ready to engage, transform, and get results for your business? Then Steve Goldstein can help you become the leader your team deserves. Driving Change with Steve Goldstein is built for professionals looking for new and innovative solutions to everyday leadership problems. Whether you are trying to steer a startup towards success or struggling to open up communication in the office, the answers are here.