Engaged Leadership Advisors

Engage. Transform. Results

Working with leadership teams to drive change
and improve performance


Inspiring Innovation to Enhance Business Performance

Steve is an advisor, director, speaker and author who works with CEO’s and their 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. Steve’s special talent lies in looking at every situation with “Fresh Eyes” – teaching leaders how to see and identify the real issues vs. symptoms, to accelerate the pace of decision making and to substantially improve financial results.


Prior to forming Engaged Leadership Advisors, he served as a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal for 10 years, where he advised private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Previously, he worked at American Express for 15 years where his most recent position was Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank. Steve’s exceptional 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.

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 C


Steve formed Engaged Leadership Advisors to work with CEOs 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.

His experience includes driving growth (both organically and via acquisition), leading turn-around situations, and changing strategic direction. He engages with CEOs and their leadership teams to identify and address these issues, allowing organizations to drive transformational change and produce significantly improved performance.


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 in 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 talks 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 spoke in November to our Directors as part of our A & M Advanced Personal Impact Training program. Delivered in a clear, compelling and humorous style, using real examples, Steven showed us the power of his Five Principles of Engagement – and directly related them to the type of situations our consultants encounter. Our attendees rated Steve’s talk at the highest level on all dimensions because they could put insights from his talks directly into action on the job."


Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal, LLC

"Steve Goldstein was an absolute pleasure to work with; and it was no surprise that some of our conference attendees ‘love him!’ and commented on his keynote as ‘the highlight of the conference.’ We found Steve to be warm, personable, professional, and perhaps most importantly, he actually listened to our guidance about the idiosyncrasies and nuances of our audience and successfully tailored his presentation so that it resonated strongly for them."


Director, Global Education, Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)

Driving Change With Steve Goldstein Podcast

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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.

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