20 years of experiences in Consultation service.

Discover the Leader within You.

Let Steve help you uncover your full leadership potential by learning what it takes to experience fulfillment in addition to achieving success! Live sessions are interactive and information is practical, which enhance learning, retention, and application to your daily life.

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Leadership Principles

Learn the fundamentals of leading including public speaking, motivation, team dynamics, time management and goal-setting.

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Career Foundations

Master the basics of networking, mentoring, resume writing, interviewing, and personal branding.

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Financial Basics

Understand the nuts and bolts of personal finance including budgeting, investing, retirement planning, and debt reduction.

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Over 20 years as a leader

Steve is an unyielding supporter of higher education. He received his bachelors and M.B.A. from UCLA and now serves as the CFO and Assistant Dean at the UCLA School of Law. Throughout his experience, Steve learned that many of the skills necessary to “level up” is not taught in school. Follow him to learn more about these skills and his 20+ year experience with public speaking, networking, mentoring, and many more aspects of a leader.

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In the Media

"A public-speaking guru to the UCLA community."

- UCLA Newsroom, 2010

"Big mentor on campus: Toastmaster honored for outreach in UCLA community."

- Toastmasters International Magazine, 2017

"As a visionary leader, Steve has reinvigorated the network with new programming, collaborations and leadership. "

- UCLA Alumni Affairs, 2017


Harry Sefton

"This session was perfect and I enjoyed the humor and playfulness of the presenter!"

Harry Sefton III

Senior Manager, Boeing; Author, The Awesome 8: Love Your Life, Live Your Dreams
Kim Troung

"Thank you Steve for helping me become a stronger presenter. I appreciated all the laughs!"

Kim Truong

Compensation Consultant, Starbucks
Gabriella Forter

"It was a nice refresher course from my business management classes and I learned a few new things. It was very informative."

Gabriella Forter

UCLA '17