Steve is a dynamic and committed ICF-certified leadership and executive coach who bridges the gap between potential and performance. He is particularly interested in the power of clarity, consistency and constancy in driving performance breakthroughs in organizations. With over 30 years of industry experience in IT and telecommunications, Steve’s skills in successfully managing change in times of turbulent market conditions derive from real-world experience. His clients have included corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, educators, non-profit executives, attorneys, scientists and MBA students.
Steve has coached extensively in the Washington, D.C. area. Clients include senior leaders in numerous civilian and defense agencies of the U.S. government, the George Washington University World Executive MBA program, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the District of Columbia Bar and AARP.
In his spare time, Steve serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. He recently contributed a chapter to the forthcoming revised edition of On Becoming a Leadership Coach: A Holistic Approach to Cultivating Coaching Excellence (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition, Steve served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Washington, DC chapter of the International Coach Federation (including a term as its President), and is a member of the team of coaches that provides pro-bono professional coaching to TED Fellows via the Harnisch Foundation’s SupporTED program.
“From our very first session I found Steve to be professional, engaging and knowledgeable. As a coach, Steve possesses a great combination of listening skills, experience, intuition and insight. Steve listens deeply, asks penetrating questions and motivates you to improve both your strengths and weaknesses.”
Director, Verizon Business
“Throughout our work together, I found Steve to be fully committed to my goals and aspirations, and to my personal success. He served as an extremely valuable resource for me, providing the absolute right blend of support and challenge, inspiring and motivating me, and helping me to find innovative approaches to the issues.”
Candidate for US Congress, Florida District 2
“What is it that I expect and am not willing to compromise in a trusted advisory relationship? Intelligence, authenticity, courage and a genuinely caring heart. Steve Heller is one of those rare, not only professionals, but human beings. Any organization working with Steve Heller can count on receiving impeccable professionalism, competence, and dedication. He is a true servant leader. He will bring a calm, steady, and grounded presence, intelligence, and kindness to any group of which he is a part.”
Director, A.R.Z.U International