Stedman Graham

  • Bestselling Author
  • Leadership Expert
  • CEO, S. Graham & Associates

Stedman Graham delivers his powerful message throughout the country and abroad to corporations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, community groups and professional associations. Any business or professional interested in improving their performance and sustaining achievement will benefit from participation in an SGA Success Process Speaking Event or Seminar.  Graham’s audiences include world leaders, corporate and business professionals and diverse organizations. Each Keynote Address and Seminar is tailored for the particular audience in attendance or the specific needs or goals set out by the client.

 
  

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Stedman Graham is one of today’s leading authorities on emotional intelligence. His training seminars are highly effective because they make you focus on maximizing the true leader within yourself.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Stedman Graham
  • Community Relationship Management, Cleveland, OH
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pearson Scott Foresman
  • BICSI
  • JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Merrill Lynch
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I Have a Dream: The Nine Step Success Process to Building Your Identity in 2010 and Beyond

The Nine Step Success Process is a life management and performance system designed to build your identity and give you the tools to create your future. This methodology is based on the premise that individuals hold the power to their success or failure: that knowing who you are is the first step in ...

The Nine Step Success Process is a life management and performance system designed to build your identity and give you the tools to create your future. This methodology is based on the premise that individuals hold the power to their success or failure: that knowing who you are is the first step in self actualization, the first step to self leadership and leadership.

The Dynamics of Leadership

Great leaders share an ability to inspire, guide and motivate their followers. In The Dynamics of Leadership, Stedman Graham, best-selling author and businessman, shares his insight into how participants can master the hard skills necessary to succeed in the business world, cultivate their potential ...

Great leaders share an ability to inspire, guide and motivate their followers. In The Dynamics of Leadership, Stedman Graham, best-selling author and businessman, shares his insight into how participants can master the "hard skills" necessary to succeed in the business world, cultivate their potential, expand their opportunities and empower themselves to participate at all levels of leadership and organizational development. He stresses the importance of advocacy and mentoring to help others aspiring for greater achievement.

The Competitive Advantage in Business Leadership

Stedman Graham works with business leadership and executives to help them align business strategies. Moreover, he offers them a process for developing and performing in business that is congruent to their own Life Brand. Once leaders have a personal vision and know who they are, they can act on wher ...

Stedman Graham works with business leadership and executives to help them align business strategies. Moreover, he offers them a process for developing and performing in business that is congruent to their own Life Brand. Once leaders have a personal vision and know who they are, they can act on where they want to be personally and professionally. With this knowledge, they are better equipped to work authentically and ethically toward business objectives. Leaders who participate in the Competitive Advantage in Business Leadership program will be able to consciously articulate not only what needs to be done, but why it needs to be done. This collective knowledge is then the catalyst for serving up and rallying around the action plan regarding "how" to create, share and achieve business objectives. This source of personal and business transformation is intended to create an environment that works better for the leader, the company and those impacted in the surroundings.

Leaders Not Labels

When we focus on performance and strive toward excellence in our professional lives, we shed the relevance of external labels based on race, gender, age, ethnicity, lifestyle or physical ability. We are personally responsible for how we view and respond to diversity. In Leaders Not Labels, Stedman G ...

When we focus on performance and strive toward excellence in our professional lives, we shed the relevance of external labels based on race, gender, age, ethnicity, lifestyle or physical ability. We are personally responsible for how we view and respond to diversity. In Leaders Not Labels, Stedman Graham helps people to recognize that it is about recognizing your own strengths, being proud of your own culture and never having to apologize for who you are. Acceptance, tolerance and excellence start from within, based on self-knowledge and self-reliance. With those abilities, you can lead by example and perform at the highest level. Without them, you can't even lead your own life effectively.

Build Your Own Life Brand

You can start to maximize your potential once you know exactly who you are and what is important to you. Once you know who you are and what drives you, only then can you begin the process of branding yourself into the market. Stedman Graham champions messages on how to polish your brand - your promi ...

You can start to maximize your potential once you know exactly who you are and what is important to you. Once you know who you are and what drives you, only then can you begin the process of branding yourself into the market. Stedman Graham champions messages on how to polish your brand - "your promise." His messages are tailored to the individual and/or the overall organization (including how to garner recognition, appreciation and response for your corporate brand and value).

You Can Make It Happen: A Health and Lifestyle Program

You Can Make It Happen: A Health and Lifestyle Program focuses on self-awareness and personal performance as the best way to achieve optimal results. Once a person changes his thinking, he is better able to change his patterns and re-program to create new habits. With the approaches and tools gained ...

You Can Make It Happen: A Health and Lifestyle Program focuses on self-awareness and personal performance as the best way to achieve optimal results. Once a person changes his thinking, he is better able to change his patterns and "re-program" to create new habits. With the approaches and tools gained, participants are equipped to recognize core issues, remove obstacles to success and create opportunities. They are given a process to move beyond their problems and work toward who they want to become. The information Graham conveys to audiences will begin to equip them with grassroots principles of health and well-being that can be applied for a lifetime.

Business Development: Strategic Positioning and Marketing

One way to improve profitability in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment is to align business strategies and develop leaders and leadership capacity from within the organization. This positions business in the marketplace and gives leaders access to the industry. Both persona ...

One way to improve profitability in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment is to align business strategies and develop leaders and leadership capacity from within the organization. This positions business in the marketplace and gives leaders access to the industry. Both personal and professional leadership require having the right information and alignment based on values and vision. The intent of the Business Development: Strategic Positioning and Marketing keynote or seminar is to provide business people with the process and tools to position themselves to develop and capitalize on their skills, leadership ability toward building an overall Life Brand that transcends any situation.

Strategic Marketing

Stedman Graham targets the opportunities for business growth through organizing the industry for discovery and innovation and developing strategies for integrated business, marketing and sales. Graham also relates the power of building brand awareness, client service and building individual leadersh ...

Stedman Graham targets the opportunities for business growth through organizing the industry for discovery and innovation and developing strategies for integrated business, marketing and sales. Graham also relates the power of building brand awareness, client service and building individual leadership skills as powerful contributors to business growth.

You Can Make It Happen: The Nine-Step Success Process

You Can Make It Happen: The Nine-Step Success Process puts resources and strategies into people's hands to take control of their lives. Graham shares his insights regarding this systematic approach to organizing and advancing life goals and ambitions. It's the how. Implemented consistently, the proc ...

You Can Make It Happen: The Nine-Step Success Process puts resources and strategies into people's hands to take control of their lives. Graham shares his insights regarding this systematic approach to organizing and advancing life goals and ambitions. It's the "how." Implemented consistently, the process helps build personal and professional effectiveness, increases focus, enhances time management and helps improve relationships.

The Nine-Step Success Process: Business Strategy and Vision

The Success Process can be applied as a unique approach to establishing a company's position in the marketplace by integrating business growth, people and community relationships. Stedman Graham shares his insights regarding this systematic approach to organizing and advancing business goals and asp ...

The Success Process can be applied as a unique approach to establishing a company's position in the marketplace by integrating business growth, people and community relationships. Stedman Graham shares his insights regarding this systematic approach to organizing and advancing business goals and aspirations. Graham demonstrates that when the Process is consistently implemented, it helps build organizational effectiveness, increases focus, promotes shared vision and helps improve relationships.

You Can Make It Happen in College

Today's college students have more options and more challenges than ever before. Technology and subject matter change rapidly. The marketplace they are preparing for is global. Demands, requirements and rules in nearly every profession are everchanging. Access to resources is changing. Competition i ...

Today's college students have more options and more challenges than ever before. Technology and subject matter change rapidly. The marketplace they are preparing for is global. Demands, requirements and rules in nearly every profession are everchanging. Access to resources is changing. Competition is fiercer at the individual and organizational level. We live in a performance-based culture and it matters less and less where you are from, your race or gender, or even what college or university you attended; what matters is how students and graduates are able to interact and produce results. Stedman Graham's You Can Make It Happen In College program enhances academic and personal performance by teaching a process for success. It puts resources and strategies in students' hands to set higher, smarter goals for themselves and be more accountable for their lives in college and beyond. Graham makes education more relevant to students' lives so that they are better prepared to meet the changing environment of the information age. He helps the students to focus not on "being something," but on increasing self-awareness and self-esteem to help them transcend the real and perceived barriers to success.

Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success

In Teens Can Make It Happen programs, Stedman Graham gives students the tools to overcome their fears and embrace their futures, limited only by the vision they have for themselves. He teaches teens that their potential is based on excellence, performance and results, rather than the outdated limita ...

In Teens Can Make It Happen programs, Stedman Graham gives students the tools to overcome their fears and embrace their futures, limited only by the vision they have for themselves. He teaches teens that their potential is based on excellence, performance and results, rather than the outdated limitations of where they are from or what they look like. Graham provides young people with tools, skills and attitudes to achieve academic and workforce success. Programming targets high school students and can be offered as a one-time event or a series. SGA would develop programming format and delivery particulars for the Workshop in cooperation with a client or sponsor.

Move Without the Ball

Stedman Graham teaches student athletes that there is more to life than just being a professional athlete. Today, many teens buy into the illusion conveyed by TV and magazines - that it is easy to be a superstar. Wanting to play sports is a worthy goal. But, what happens if they don't make it? What ...

Stedman Graham teaches student athletes that there is more to life than just being a professional athlete. Today, many teens buy into the illusion conveyed by TV and magazines - that it is easy to be a superstar. Wanting to play sports is a worthy goal. But, what happens if they don't make it? What then? Many young people don't achieve their full potential because they don't understand the process of success. Graham teaches the importance of education, health and fitness, as well as factors contributing to athletic performance. The idea is to be well rounded, which opens up many more opportunities for youth throughout a lifetime. He teaches the Success Process, so teens not only have a Plan B, but a Plan C! In doing so, he ensures they have time to build their dream and realize they can break free and realize their potential as an individual. In a down-to-earth, inspirational manner he encourages teens to stay in school, work harder in their studies and focus their energies into building their futures. He opens minds to set the stage to help teens reach their full potential, no matter the endeavor.

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Biography

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the corporate and educational markets.

Stedman delivers his leadership message throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, and community groups. His message is driven by the Nine-Step Success Process®, a learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity.

Stedman’s mission is to transform people from followers to leaders and change the way they think and learn. He says that “many of us spend years trying to find out who we are and, sadly, too many of us never do. If we fail to define ourselves, we risk letting others define us by our race, gender, and background. We buy into the labels that keep us in a box and, as a result of those limitations, never reach or realize our greatest potential.”

Stedman Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, was on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Graham has also launched an online course, in partnership with the University of Phoenix, based on the Nine Step Success Process® which supports Identity Leadership development.