Stephen’s passion is in helping leaders bridge the gap between what they think their culture is and how their people actually experience it. With a knack for sharing the right message, in the right way and at the right moment, Stephen engages with people to help them form deeper connections to themselves, their work, the people and world around them. He’s worked alongside optimist and bestselling author, Simon Sinek, since 2011. Feeling stifled on his own corporate track, Stephen was struck by Sinek’s vision of a more inspired, safe and fulfilled world of work. What started as a position answering fan email, he's grown to take on the role of Chief of Staff, lead Brand Experience and a global team of speakers and facilitators to ensure every product and experience represent the organization’s most deeply held values and beliefs. Stephen has also led hundreds of his own keynotes, workshops and team and leadership development programs. With the right mix of passion, experience and professionalism, Stephen was an obvious choice to narrate the audiobook for the 2017 best-seller Find Your Why. He co-hosted the Start With Why Podcast, tallying over 900,000 downloads in more than 180 countries. Stephen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a focus in leadership, communication and strategy. He’s worked with purpose and people first leaders and organizations around the world and serves clients in any industry where humans work. Stephen lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two children.
"Stephen’s ability to simplify and challenge is both rare and unique. He has been an invaluable resource in helping me and the teams with which I work bring in entirely news ways of thinking and operating. This has led us to move from good strategy to great. He’s not just a resource for strategy and leadership, he is the personification of them."
- VP Sales Strategy, Mastercard