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

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Stedman Graham’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Stedman Graham has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. He is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. As an educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of Identity Leadership. Graham considers it his mission to transform followers into leaders. He has a passion for helping young people adopt a larger vision for their lives.

He is the author of eleven books including two New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book, “Identity: Your Passport to Success” is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he taught a management strategy course entitled “The Dynamics of Leadership.” Graham is currently a distinguished visiting professor at colleges and universities throughout the country. Active in community work and philanthropy, he is on several boards including the boards of Junior Achievement.

Graham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in social work from Hardin Simmons University, a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) from Ball State University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Coker College. Graham has also served in the U.S. Army and played professional basketball in the European League.


Testimonials 5

  • “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

  • “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

  • “Stedman is an artist with unique communication skills that so effectively helped reached individuals on levels that possibly they never have experienced. I believe the candor, openness of communication, ‘tough love’ talk, and practical discussion on their skill development will lead to remarkable maturation and an appreciation of greater personal accountability and personal development.”

    Mike Fox

    CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center

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The Nine Step Success Process focuses on developing greater self-awareness and stronger self-leadership skills, allowing learners to realize how they can be more engaged in their path to personal and professional success by practicing how to effectively manage their lives.


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