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Stedman Graham      

CEO of S. Graham & Associates, Leadership Development Expert & Author

Stedman Graham is a business advisor, chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm.

He is the author of 12 books, including two New York Times best sellers and one Wall Street Journal bestseller.

As a businessman, educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts training programs for corporations and educational organizations worldwide on the topic of Identity Leadership, based on the philosophy that one cannot lead anyone else until you first lead yourself. He has delivered Identity Leadership programs in The Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, the UK, Bermuda and South Africa.

His proven Nine Step Success Process® drives his powerful message. This success process is based on the principle that it doesn’t matter how the world defines you, it only matters how you define yourself. Graham is honored as a distinguished visiting professor at colleges and universities throughout the country. He is a former adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business where he taught the course, “The Dynamics of Leadership.”

Graham’s clients include Gulfstream, Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, General Dynamics and the US Department of Labor and Education.

As a proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham has demonstrated an enduring dedication to youth and community. His New York Times best seller, Teens Can Make it Happen has become a program utilized in numerous middle and high schools in the US and abroad.

With dedication to community development, Graham is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the Concerned Citizens of Lake Wacamaw, North Carolina. He is also the Co-founder of the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS) and a member of Horatio Alger.

Graham has served in the United States Army and played professional basketball in the European League. Graham holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University and a Masters Degree in Education from Ball State University and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates. Graham serves on several boards and has received numerous awards.

Speech Topics

Strategic Marketing

Business Development: Strategic Positioning & Marketing

Build Your Own Life Brand

The Competitive Advantage in Business Leadership

The Dynamics of Leadership

The Nine-Step Success Process to Building Your Identity

The Nine Step Success Process is a life management and performance system designed to build your identity and give you the tools to create your future. This methodology is based on the premise that individuals hold the power to influence their success or failure and that knowing who you are is the first step in self actualization, the first step to self leadership and leadership.

The Nine Step Success Process is what best-selling author Stedman Graham has come to know as the difference from being conscious or unconscious of what is possible for an American citizen. Understanding the labels of race, gender and class, Graham has spent years creating and developing The Nine Step Success Process to get people to understand the importance of lifelong learning and to show them how to achieve lifelong potential by organizing information around their identity and purpose.


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