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Last updated : March 25, 2003

Biography


Personal

  • Resident of Ridgecrest, California in the upper Mojave Desert since 1981.
  • Persistent thinker, searcher, adventurer, student of life, and vigilant pursuer of self-mastery.
  • Value my commitments; loyal to others. Continually assess my own behavior to integrate what I preach.
  • Strong team player comfortable with managing the creative tension often necessary to generate personal breakthroughs.

Education

  • M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica-intense personal development program, practicing 32 separate communication skills and six contemporary counseling models.
  • M.S. in Administration from California State University, Bakersfield.
  • B.S. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from California State University, Chico.
  • Coach U Graduate
  • Corporate Coach U International Student

Business Skills

Business and Life Coach

  • Five years experience coaching people in perfecting their personal and business lives.
  • Gifted listener, guide, and truth-teller.
  • First Site Manager for CoachVille.com the worlds first and only International Internet Portal for Life Coaches.
  • Served two years as a virtual staff member at Coach U, the world's largest coach training organization.
  • Student at Corporate Coach University International

Trainer and Facilitator

  • Licensed Facilitator for the "Coaching Clinic," a two-day seminar for leaders to experience and learn coaching skills and competencies for application within their workplace.
  • Coordinated and facilitated an innovative work-based curriculum called the Master Worker Project for 5 years at Cerro Coso Community College in California, USA.
  • Facilitated a community collaboration between business, industry, government, education to design a curriculum with 16 workplace competencies.
  • Facilitated "emotional mastery" to enhance personal qualities, i.e., self-esteem, responsibility, integrity, respect, and teamwork.
  • Designed and facilitated over 100 meetings within the business and educational communities to refine project details.
  • Made presentations at national conferences.
  • Recipient of 1997 "Innovation of the Year" Award from Kern Community College District.
  • Project coordinator and member of the Master Worker Board of Directors, a community guidance and certification team.
  • Member and facilitator of the "Creating Healthy Lives" wellness Council and Executive Board in Ridgecrest, CA.
  • Member of the International Association of Facilitators.

Design Engineer and Technical Manager

  • Seventeen years experience in engineering services in both government and industry sectors (held Secret Security Clearance).
  • Directed a department of 45 technical staff. As Director, also served as corporate principal, responsible for personnel matters. Led a team providing a new "full-spectrum" marketing service to government clients.
  • Over 10 years of writing experience completing dozens of successful proposals, reports, manuals, and technical papers.

Professional Writer

  • Wrote online e-books, "How Do I Stop Spam" and "Responsible Email Marketing."
  • Publish an online newsletter called, "The Master Facilitator Journal," distributed to 6,000 readers weekly.
  • View other ongoing projects at CoachSteve.com.
  • Developed three winning grant proposals for Master Worker Project.
  • Documented curriculum delivery and collaborative process in "The Master Worker Guidebook," Vol. 1 & 2.
  • Disseminated both guidebooks to all 108 California community colleges.

Personal Interests

  • I am here to awaken potential in myself and others. I love working with creative people on a spiritual path who are serious about making a contribution.
  • Love to facilitate the reclaiming of dreams by reflecting and endorsing people's innate gifts.
  • Self-directed student of spiritual traditions, consciousness studies, transpersonal psychology, mysticism, perennial philosophies, leadership, and personal growth for 20 years, with a personal library of over 300 books on these subjects.
  • Knowledgeable of alternative healing modalities and the maintenance of optimal health.
  • Attend numerous workshops on contemporary therapeutic and spiritual practices.
  • Private pilot for over 23 years, flying often for both business and pleasure.
  • Musician for over 20 years playing the guitar and occasionally the saxophone.
  • Certified Scuba Diver for over 10 years; enjoy vacations in tropical locations.