Steven’s greatest desire is to facilitate personal and organizational transformation. A consummate learner, he brings a wealth of theoretical and practical insight to those he serves. He has the unique ability to translate first-order research into effective applications for his clients. Catalyzing his interpersonal skills and decades of experience, he builds trusted alliances to maximize human potential. Steven is passionate about helping others find their avenue to change the world. As a result, his clients successfully build an organizational vehicle which releases people to accomplish their dreams.
Steven is President of TurningWest, a national consulting firm specializing in Organization and Leadership Development. Through more than 30 years as an effective leader and via his doctoral work in Organization Development and Leadership focused on turning around underperforming organizations, Steven has acquired specialized expertise in creating healthy organizations and stronger leaders. Steven marries the academic knowledge of Organization Development and Leadership to the experience gained in his decades of nonprofit executive leadership as well as in the founding of two social service organizations and one non-profit sports organization. He has been a consultant to organizations as diverse as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, First 5 LA, universities, media companies, foundations, both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and agribusinesses.
Steven has written numerous books and journal articles. He is currently writing a book with the working title “Realigning Culture: Creating Lasting Organizational Transformation.” He has the ability to both write and to bring insights to life as an engaging speaker and teacher who has taught at both at the master’s and doctoral levels. He has spoken to audiences across the nation giving thousands of sermons, speeches, keynote presentations, and seminars. He is a member of the Organization Development Network (ODN) as well as the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is an ICF trained executive coach and is working on his official ACC coaching credential.
Steven’s vision is to make this a better world through enabling organizations to reach their goals, thus contributing to a more just and prosperous planet. He believes that more capable leaders make all the difference in improving the lives of our fellow humanity.
When not working, he is a mountain climber, backpacker, fly-fisherman and still loves to play pick-up basketball. Steven has been married to Lisa for 33 years and is the proud father of Johnny and Grace who are off on their own journeys to change the world.