Keynote Speaker Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham

CEO, Best Selling Author, Educator and Businessman

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Illinois, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

  • I Have a Dream: The Nine Step Success Process to Building Your Identity in 2010 and Beyond
  • The Dynamics of Leadership
  • The Competitive Advantage in Business Leadership
  • Diversity: Leaders Not Labels

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Stedman Graham’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. As a businessman and educator, Stedman Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and organizations around the country. Content is driven by his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™. Stedman Graham’s clients have included: Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, CVS Pharmacy, Georgia Pacific, PRO-LINE International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Manpower, CNN and GlaxoSmithKline among many others.

Stedman Graham has authored ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to SuccessBuild Your Own Life Brand! explores the concept of personal and professional branding. Move Without the Ball is a collection of principles that teaches students that sports are a part of life, not life itself. Who Are You? A Success Process for Building Your Life’s Foundation focuses on success through self-discovery. Stedman Graham’s latest release, Diversity: Leaders not Labels – A New Plan for the 21st Century, shares his unique approach to eliminate barriers to success.

Actively involved in education, Stedman Graham is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Stedman Graham taught a management strategy course entitled “The Dynamics of Leadership.” He also founded and directed George Washington University’s Forum for Sport and Event Management and Marketing – the first of its kind in the country.

Stedman Graham delivers his powerful message throughout the country and abroad to corporations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, community groups and professional associations. Any business or professional interested in improving their performance and sustaining achievement will benefit from Stedman Graham’s powerful message, insight and inspiration.

More About Stedman Graham. . .
Stedman Graham has a lifelong commitment to youth and community. In 1985, he founded AAD Education, Health and Sports (formerly, Athletes Against Drugs), a nonprofit organization with over 500 professional athletes and other civic leaders committed to developing leadership in underserved youth. AAD has served over 15,000 students through scholarships and education. Stedman Graham is also actively involved in leadership efforts and programs in South Africa and is Founder of Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, NJ, and Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, NC. He serves on several boards, including the national board of Junior Achievement (JA) and the 7-Eleven Education Is Freedom Foundation, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Stedman Graham has been recognized for his dedication to the community with the Franklin Covey Humanitarian Service Award as well as the National Urban League Community Service Award.

Stedman Graham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University. In addition, Stedman Graham received his Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Coker College, where he is also a distinguished visiting professor.

Testimonials 3

  • “It was a pleasure to participate in the session, as it was lively, well received and set a positive and enthusiastic tone for this new component of the You Can Make It Happen in Job Corps program. Your significant personal commitment, ultimately led to a mix of training, activities and media that clearly resonated with many of the students. The additional tools and support to our student as they progress towards achieving their personal and professional goals.”

    Lauren Morales

    Center Director, Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center

  • “Stedman’s workshop was both rejuvenating and enlightening. His book will certainly be used in many aspects of my life. I will do my part in recommending his book and spreading his inspirational and motivational message to other colleagues.”

    Katina Reece

    Lucent Technologies

  • “I want to take this opportunity to thank you for presenting the ‘You Can Make It Happen’ session at our Peoria Marketing Conference. The information you presented was well received by all in attendance. You supplied your audience with comments they can take back to their office and implement into their day-to-day lives. Your presentation was very motivational and right on target. Thank you for a dynamic presentation!”

    Cheryl Sowash

    Vice President, State Farm Insurance Agencies

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