What I am about
Not your typical business keynote speaker, I have a curious background and talent stack that I use to infuse my presentations with a unique perspective that gives my audiences something new to think about and hopefully implement in their work and lives.
I had a successful 30 year career in information systems as a program developer, systems engineer, and product manager. I was also a business analyst for a Fortune 500 insurance company and held the title of Vice-President of Performance Measurement Systems for a healthcare information corporation.
In 2011 I forged a new path by launching my own entertainment business, performing magic and mentalism shows across the U.S., captivating audiences with psychological illusions.
Through my study of magic and the psychology of illusions, I discovered how the subconscious mind invisibly affects human behavior and decision making.
I explore the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral science to gain a deeper understanding of cognitive illusions: biases, heuristics (mental shortcuts), and other illogical and often irrational impulses that guide how we think, feel, and decide.
What I discovered is that these insights have valuable applications in the domains of leadership, relationships, culture, communication, productivity, and creativity.
In 2020 Steve became President of the Kentucky chapter of the National Speakers Association.
Steve with his daughters, Lindsay and Tara.
A business's mission is nothing more than a high-level goal they set for their enterprise. Since my enterprise is me, this is what I hope to accomplish through my business:
To use my unique combination of experiences, education, talents, passions, and crazy ideas to help people and organizations elevate their ability to make decisions and get things done that achieve their goals and reflect their values.
My values also drive my work, so please check out my
Click here to learn about my self-proclaimed area of expertise - "decision performance"