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.
“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.”
— Wells Fargo
“I have tremendous admiration for Stedman Graham and the mission he has chosen. He not only lives the message presented, but he is a powerful example. I know how genuine, deeply genuine Stedman is about helping people achieve their highest potential for success.”
— —Stephen R. Covey, Author
“Stedman Graham’s training seminars are highly effective because they make you focus on the true leader within yourself.”
“Leaders with a servant’s heart who manage from their identity will provide the most effective leadership in the 21st century.”
— JP Morgan Asset Management
“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.”