Sometimes it takes getting away from it all to really get down to business. This is especially true when facing a new challenge that warrants more rigorous focus than usual. Or when a new or different group dynamic is desired, if not essential. Steve has designed and facilitated executive retreats for senior leaders from Abbott Labs, Bank of Montreal, Cargill, ExxonMobil, HP, and Merck & Co, among others. He has also worked with smaller high tech companies, start-up businesses, and professional firms as well as non-profit organizations.
Steve knows how to accentuate tough work with the right balance of adventure, and yes, sometimes even fun. In collaboration with you, the client, Steve and his staff choose unique venues when possible, to create a memorable experience – from a dude ranch in Oregon to the meadows of Southern France to a Benedictine Monastery in the Rockies to an island in the Florida Keys. Whether working on post-merger integration of a senior leadership team, the imminent challenge of down-sizing and re-structuring an organization, or the on-boarding of a new senior leader, Steve deftly facilitates and engages the group. He has the confidence to ask the difficult questions through which leadership grows and develops while building relationships and deepening trust.
Steve works closely with clients to identify near-term outcomes as well as more lasting benefits for the team or group and the organization they serve.