Steve Farber

Business Leadership Expert, Author, Coach and Consultant

Steve Farber is a top leadership keynote speaker, author, consultant, and the president of an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of “Extreme Leaders” in the business community. His best-selling book,The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership is a recipient of Fast Company magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Award” and was named one of the “Ten Best Business Books of 2004” by the on-line resource, The CEO Refresher

  • Steve Farber`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Farber`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Steve Farber`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Farber`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Radical LEAP: Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond

Audience: Primarily for Officer, Senior Executive and Manager level. In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication ...

Audience: Primarily for Officer, Senior Executive and Manager level.

In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication and fearlessness. People won’t follow empty rhetoric, but they will respond to significant, meaningful and dramatic action. As an Extreme Leader, you need the ability to influence, the power to transform and the courage to change the world of your company, your customers and your industry. In The Radical Leap, Steve shows you how to use the LEAP framework-Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof-to do just that-and radically improve your organization and your life.

Learn More

Radical Accountability: Making the LEAP From Individual Contributor to Extreme Leader

Audience: For Individual Contributors or Organization-Wide participation. Whatever the challenge at your company-improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate ...

Audience: For Individual Contributors or Organization-Wide participation.

Whatever the challenge at your company-improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate culture, recruiting and retaining great talent, building teamwork, fostering innovation-it all comes down to this: someone has to do something significant and enlist others to help. Someone, in other words, has to take accountability. Someone has to lead. And it doesn’t have to be the boss. Leadership, ultimately, has nothing to do with the title on your business card or your position on the organizational chart. It’s about who you are and what you do to change things for the better-regardless of your “place” in the company. In Radical Accountability, Steve will show you personal strategies for being the architect of transformation from any position or level in the company.

Learn More

Leading Radical Service: The Extreme Leader's Guide to Blowing Your Customer's Minds

Audience: For Officer, Senior Executive, Manager and/or Individual Contributor level. We all know that customer satisfaction is no longer enough. But creating a consistently mind-blowing WOW! Experience for ...

Audience: For Officer, Senior Executive, Manager and/or Individual Contributor level.

We all know that customer satisfaction is no longer enough. But creating a consistently mind-blowing WOW! Experience for your customers demands imagination, empathy and creativity from every employee in your company. What are you doing about it? Steve offers four qualities that you, as an Extreme Leader, must demonstrate to create customer-obsessed business people at every level of your organization: Passion, Obsession, Creation and Exhilaration. Drawing on provocative business cases, research and personal experience, Steve will take you beyond the conventional customer service wisdom and into the realm of customer love.

Learn More

The Vision Paradox: The Extreme Leader's Guide to Seeing in the Dark

Audience: Primarily for Officer, Senior Executive and Manager level. Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, said, “A visionary is the one who learns to see in the dark, not the one who describes...

Audience: Primarily for Officer, Senior Executive and Manager level.

Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, said, “A visionary is the one who learns to see in the dark, not the one who describes it.” Just when a business vision is the hardest to create, that’s when people need it most. How do you build and communicate a picture of tomorrow when you’re trying to make it through the chaos and commitments of today? Drawing on several cases and proven practices, Steve will help you to create and articulate a vision of your piece of the organization. You’ll learn practical strategies to build commitment and inspire action in yourself and in others.

Learn More

The Extreme Leadership Session: Working Without a Net

Here’s the idea: Steve’s been in the trenches. He has 15 years of experience working with thousands of business leaders in all kinds of industries. And most of that experience has revolved around having open, honest and powerful ...

Here’s the idea: Steve’s been in the trenches. He has 15 years of experience working with thousands of business leaders in all kinds of industries. And most of that experience has revolved around having open, honest and powerful conversations about the nature of leadership with his clients and then helping them to apply new ideas to their specific challenges. To put it simply: there is no script when you’re dealing with your client’s current business realities.

Now, the fact is that Steve delivers one helluva keynote speech. And he loves to do it. But the Extreme Leadership Session is a departure from the keynote-speaker norm, because there is no script. With the exception of a couple of principles to set the stage, there is no specific list of points to be covered. The audience will determine the course of the program. Right there. Right on the spot. And the program will develop according to the group’s most pressing leadership needs and questions. THIS WOULD SCARE THE LIVING HELL OUT OF MOST “PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS.” Take away their script, and you take away their net. And most speakers either don’t like that, or, frankly, have nothing to say beyond the scripted word. Farber loves it, and so will you.if you have the nerve to give it a try.

Here’s the way it works:

1.  Farber sets the stage and proposes a few challenging ideas to the group. He briefly defines Extreme Leadership and talks about the importance of open dialogue.
2.  The audience-which could be as small as 10 people or as large as several thousand-forms into small “clumps” (that’s a technical term), has a quick discussion according to Farber’s guidelines and then generates One Important Question about leadership as it relates to their current work/life situation.
3.  Farber fields the questions (as many as possible giving the amount of available time and the size of the group).
4.  And away we go! Learning about the leadership principles that people need right now.

Learn More

The Radical Edge: The Extreme Leader's Guide to Uncommon Achievement

Steve Farber re-defines the conventional meaning of the term “personal accountability” and takes the practice of Extreme Leadership to an even higher level of challenge and self-discovery. Based on Steve’s inspiring, daring, and ...

Steve Farber re-defines the conventional meaning of the term “personal accountability” and takes the practice of Extreme Leadership to an even higher level of challenge and self-discovery. Based on Steve’s inspiring, daring, and unforgettable book, The Radical Edge program is an experience that will show you how to stoke the fires of your business, amplify personal joy and meaning, and change the world for the better-all at the same time.

Learn More

About Keynote Speaker Steve Farber

Steve Faber’s second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” Steve Farber is a contributor to the anthology, Leading Authorities on Business: Winning Strategies From the Greatest Minds in Business Today, and is the author of the Extreme Leadership audio series.

A subject-matter expert (SME) in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Steve Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who speaks over 100 times a year to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena; from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

More About Steve Farber . . .
In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Steve Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since. He was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company, where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes and Terry Pearce. In 2000, Steve Farber established his own company, assuming the role of president and CEO. Steve Farber is also the co-founding director of The Center for Social Profit Leadership (part of the Legacy XXI Institute), a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and he sits on the Board of Directors of the world-renowned program, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

Coaching and inspiring Extreme Leadership at all organizational levels is Steve Farber’s passion, and he does so with a style that is part strategist, part social commentator, part comedian, and all energy.

Testimonials

“Steve Farber always has people sitting on the edge of their seats, hanging on to his next words … He brings leadership and leadership concepts down to lay terms and makes it real … and meaningful … to the entire audience.”

Lisa Roth

Sales Program Manager, Sun Microsystems

“Steve Farber captures his audience early and they never let go. With his skillful use of wit, humor and real stories, he educates his audience. His is a keynote second to none.”

Bob Weigand

Director, Management Training and Development, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network

“You gave us concepts to think about as we lead our teams to success! Since returning to Atlanta I have been focused on providing Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof to improve our team.”

Regional VP

First Home Mortgage

Close

COVID-19 special virtual keynote fees are available for webinars. Fees listed above are for a live keynote – Please ask your advisor for special pricing on virtual keynote / webinar fees.

The BigSpeak Team

Close

My Catalog

PDF



Clear All

You have not added any speakers yet.