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Small Small Business Community: Content, Masterminds & Coaching

In July of 2020, I launched, along with a number of other small business coaches and experts, an online membership community focused on helping small, small businesses. You can find it HERE at

Three monthly plans will be available at to allow members to get content & connections specific for small, small business owners; they will also have the opportunity to join masterminds and private coaching, all very reasonable rates. Further, reach out if you want an even bigger discount for being part of the pilot.

For 30 years, I brought clarity and innovative analytical solutions to several large corporations (Allianz, Medtronic, Thrivent, 3M). I hold a degree in mathematics and an MBA with emphasis in nonprofit management; I am a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and certified in Strategic Workforce Planning. My most prolific roles included actuarial, capital markets hedging, and workforce analytics.

Speaking: TEDx | Keynote | Breakout | Seminar

I have given more than 140 talks and would love a chance to share with your group.

Training Talks: Most of my talks share insights on businesses and nonprofits reaching their full potential, including direct applications to help the audience.

Keynotes: I am a TEDx speaker who does keynote talks about leadership, business optimization, and living our best lives.

Podcasting: SSB Podcast and RecPoker

The Small Small Business Podcast is being launched in July, in conjunction with the new SSB Community. Click HERE to find it on the SSB website or find it wherever you get your podcasts!

Since 2017, I have hosted the RecPoker podcast which has spawned a number of related activities. You can find the podcast, membership site, and everything else you want to know at or by clicking HERE.

Poker: Playing, Podcasting, Coaching & Membership

I started playing poker about 2010 as a way of connecting with my kids, but immediately fell in love with the game. It’s such a beautiful blend of logic, strategy, psychology, and variance that really fuels my competitive juices.

Over time, I began playing more, building relationships, and finding a community of people who loved to both learn and have fun playing. Starting with the RecPoker podcast, the community was born.

Please click HERE or go to to find out more about what we have going on in this ‘vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.’ You can even get a free membership to take advantage of some of our member benefits.

Want to see my results as a tournament player; my stats are right HERE including more than $106,000 in career tournament cashes. Not bad for a recreational player!

Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills

In late 2009, I co-founded Our Response, a non-profit focused on improving the quality of life for communities in northern Rwanda.

As volunteer Executive Director, I have led four trips to Rwanda and raised more than $2.5 million to move these areas toward self-sustainability.

I love talking about my time in Rwanda, which has taught me more about life and myself than any other experience in my life. This video is just one of those I have created to capture the memories from my trips. More videos are available HERE on my YouTube channel

What Others are Saying…

“He is the rare individual who navigates complex topics with ease… who can impart groundbreaking ideas with charm and subtlety, allowing participants to remain open to his unique message.” — Shaun Johnson, The Big Band Experience & Tonic Sol-fa

“There is a Chinese proverb that immediately brings Steve to my mind, “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Steve is a builder of “windmills”, a builder of ideas and actions that transform minds, people, and produce results.” — Laura Smith, HR Consultant

“Steve is an incredible speaker and a deeply compassionate soul who views the world through a large, wide-angle lens.” — Shannon Kirkeide, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

“I have seen few with Steve’s unique ability to take complex issues with many layers, drill down to the core, and walk people through a step by step plan to reach their objective.” — Stacey Nelson, St. Francis School District

“He has consistently demonstrated the unique ability to serve strategically with a true spirit of service to others. I have the highest regard for Steve in all respects.” — Greg Carlson, Executive Director at Presbyterian Homes

“Steve has an uncanny ability to separate the signal from the noise and let the data and facts tell the story. Having a short conversation with Steve on a complex topic, you will walk away feeling like an expert.” —Tom Paustian, VP Derivatives Portfolio Manager

“Steve has a great style that takes systems thinking and complicated processes and makes them digestible for the listener.” — Greta Nelson, Parent Educator

“With natural leadership and an easy smile he makes the necessary inroads required for passing along important information.” — Mark Coughlin, Immanuel Church

Let’s Make This Happen!

Shoot me an email at or call/text 651.587.5435. We can set up a 15 minute call to figure out if there is some way I can help you accelerate your progress to the life and/or business you are dreaming of. I would love to be a part of you intentionally living your best life!

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