About Stedman Graham
As Chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates (SGA), a Chicago-based management and marketing consulting company specializing in Corporate and Education Markets, Stedman Graham is a Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Educator and Corporate Business Consultant. Mr. Graham reveals the link between personal identity and maximum success, and shows how to transform your thinking to achieve every personal and professional dream.
Mr. Graham delivers his identity message throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities and community groups. He has coached everyone from world leaders to small business owners to gain a better understanding of who they are, build a well-developed personal identity, and become more focused as they work toward their goals. “A strong identity gives you the freedom to realize your full potential,” says Graham, “and allows you to gain the personal wisdom it takes to achieve success.”
In his life-changing keynotes and seminars, Mr. Graham shares his unique Nine-Step Process that frees you from the socially constructed box that labels and limits your existence – and even your destiny.
• You Can Make It Happen: A 9-Step Plan for Success
• Identity: Your Passport to Success, based on his latest book, a Wall Street Journal Best Seller
• Identity Development
• Minds Matter: Mindfulness is the Key to Success
• The Dynamics of Leadership
• Diversity: Leaders, Not Labels
• Build Your Own Life Brand
• Personal/Group Development
A popular media guest, Graham speaks from experience, revealing personal stories and those of others who’ve used his unique Nine-Step Process to build a life that matters to themselves and those around them. In his powerful presentations, he shares obstacles he faced growing up and the strategies he used to get past his own self-doubt to become a successful business and community leader. “Living the Life you were meant to live can be achieved with the Nine-Step Process,” says Graham, adding “It starts with step one – and that’s understanding who your are.”
Stedman Graham has made it his mission to bring Identity Development programs to people and organizations world-wide, helping them strengthen who they are based on their interests, natural abilities, talents and passions. Through seminars, lectures and workshops, he provides tools for all people to determine their own identity and open the door to a life of success.
Some of his clients include Wells Fargo, Gulfsteam Aerospace, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, General Dynamics, Merrill Lynch, the US. Departments of Labor, Education and Agriculture, Morgan Stanley, Harvard and Wharton business schools, the Indiana Pacers, CNN, CVS, Manpower, and many more.
You’ll leave Stedman Graham’s dynamic presentations with a deeper understanding of who you really are, ready to transform your thinking, release your full potential, and step into a leadership role in your personal and professional life.
• Stedman Graham served in the U.S. Army and played basketball professionally in the European League.
• He’s been an adjunct professor or guest lecturer at Northwestern, Harvard, Wharton, Chicago University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, National University, Highpoint, Howard, Temple, Morehouse, and Pepperdine University.
• He has proudly serviced our active military, veterans and their families through programs at Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Jackson, NATO, the Military Child Education Coalition and internationally at Landstuhl, Germany, and the US Military Community in Rotterdam, Holland.
• His Teens Can Make It Happen program has been utilized in numerous middle and high schools in the US and abroad, providing positive growth for our leaders of tomorrow, as well as their parents and teachers.
Graham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.
What People Are Saying
“The most worthwhile day I have spent in a long time. The seminar made me believe I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. The time spent networking with outstanding leaders from across the country was invaluable. I had the opportunity to explore different ways to adjust daily challenges and make a difference. Marketing obstacles arise daily and I believe I have a different set of tools to tackle these obstacles with new insight. Thanks for a great day, I wouldn’t miss the next one.”
~ Pearson Scott Foresman, Marketing Director and Design Manager, Pearson Education
“I am writing to thank you for making the 92nd Commencement at Coker College a successful and inspiring occasion. Very positive comments are still coming in from the students, parents and faculty about your address. Harris De Loach, Chief Operating Officer of SONOCO, told me that of all the commencement speeches he has heard, your speech is at the very top of the list!”
~ Dr. Ronald Carter, Dean of Faculty, Coker College, Hartsville, SC
“The entire Manpower Organization, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Greater Research Triangle Community thoroughly enjoyed your visit to North Carolina. I am still receiving phone calls and e-mails complimenting your message with regards to enhancing the quality of life for other people.”
~ Jeff Stocks, President and COO, Manpower
“Stedman Graham Teaches the essence of Leadership in his workshops. Leadership is not about product, but people and relationships. The program put the individual in control of his or her career and life.”
~ Jim Cimino, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
“It was a pleasure to participate in the session as it was lively, well received and sets a positive and enthusiastic tone for this new component of the You Can Make It Happen in the Job Corps program. Your significant personal commitment ultimately lead to a mix of training, activities and media that clearly resonated with many of the students. The pilot complements the goals and objective of the Career Development Services System well, providing additional tools and support to our students as the progress toward achieving their personal and professional goals.”
~ Lauren Morales, Center Director, Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center
“Thank you so much for sharing so generously of your time with the Department of Labor’s Youth Program Staff. Your message and your approach to helping young people bring focus to their lives are truly inspirational. My staff benefited greatly from your insights.”
~ Alexis Herman, Former Secretary of Labor, Washington D.C.