Steve Adubato

Steve Adubato, PhD

Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Author & Motivational Speaker
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The Communication Connection: Speak from the Heart

The Communication Connection: Speak (and Listen) from the Heart is a dynamic, "hands-on" seminar that will dramatically change the way you talk, listen, and connect with others. It will teach seminar participants that being a truly great communicator is not simply about being naturally articulate or being a "good talker." It is not about fancy visuals and dry PowerPoint presentations, or hard-core sales pitches, or who does a "data dump" with tons of facts, figures, and technical wizardry. What really counts is making an authentic connection with other people that comes not merely from the head but from the heart.

The Communication Connection: Speak from the Heart

This Stand & Deliver seminar series will focus on "executive presence." The Communication Connection seminar series will highlight tangible tools and skills that will help the individuals on your management team more effectively present themselves and represent your organization. 

Leading Change in Challenging Times 

This Stand & Deliver seminar is based on the philosophy that all professionals are "leaders" regardless of where they might fit in to the organizational chart. We will provide seminar participants with practical leadership tools and strategies in dealing with the many pressures of organizational life. We will coach participants toward becoming "change agents" who don't simply accept change, but embrace and lead it. 

Dealing with the Media: You Don't Have to be a Victim 

If you think the media's agenda is to make you "look bad," how exactly can you manage this stressful experience and come out on top? Stand & Deliver president Steve Adubato has spent much of his professional life as a broadcaster and journalist. A winner of 4 Emmy awards (3 as "Best Anchor") for Channel 13 (PBS) in New York. He has provided expert media communication analysis for MSNBC, FOX News and ABC/7 in New York. Steve uses these experiences as well as his years as a communication coach and trainer to help seminar participants develop effective media and crisis related strategies that will help get the message across under the most difficult of circumstances.

Oh, No! Not Another Meeting!

Let's face it, most meetings can be deadly. They often go on too long, aren't focused and sometimes aren't really necessary. Why not make this valuable time as productive as possible? This Stand & Deliver seminar will allow participants to actually facilitate meetings that focus on realistic and challenging workplace issues and situations. These meeting "scenarios" are played out in a supportive and encouraging environment with seminar participants providing constructive feedback to each other. 

Why Book Steve Adubato?

  • He offers practical and relevant leadership tips and tools focusing on such timely topics as---great leaders taking responsibility when things go wrong, making tough decisions in times of crisis, knowing how and when to apologize as well as the ability to manage one's own emotions in a variety of challenging and difficult situations.

  • He reveals the secrets to being a powerful and persuasive communicator and presenter in a variety of settings that will dramatically change the way you talk, listen, and connect with others.

  • He conducts executive coaching for a variety of clients ranging from CEOs to middle managers, from athletes to investment bankers, from magazine publishers to sales executives.

  • He will focus on on overall branding and “executive presence”, while highlighting tangible tools and skills that will help the people on your team more effectively present themselves and represent your organization.
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    Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, syndicated columnist, distinguished university professor, lecturer and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of leadership and communication skills, Steve also served in the mid 1980’s as New Jersey’s youngest state legislator at the age of 26.

    Steve currently anchors three television series produced by the Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC) — State of Affairs with Steve Adubato, the weekly, issue-oriented, public policy series exploring the state of affairs on critical issues being addressed in the New Jersey Statehouse; One-on-One with Steve Adubato, the nightly series that brings viewers in-depth interviews with some of the region’s most compelling personalities, including artists, authors, academics, media personalities, health experts and sports icons; and our newest series, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, featuring leaders, innovators and experts who explore the critical issues, trends and challenges facing society today. Steve has also anchored many high-profile television specials including an exclusive, primetime special with US Senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. Steve has been the recipient of four prestigious Emmy® Awards for his work on public television, including “Best Host”, from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    The CEC’s series air on PBS stations Thirteen/WNET (the flagship station in New York), NJTV in New Jersey and WHYY- TV 12 in Philadelphia and on cable on Verizon FiOS1. Select programming can also be heard on National Public Radio (NPR) stations WNYC and WBGO and on AM970 The Answer. Programming can be found online through several digital platforms including,,,,, and as well as on the CEC’s website and on Steve Adubato’s YouTube channel.

    As a media and communication expert, Steve is a regular contributor to MetroFocus, a PBS series in the New York region and has appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and FOX5 as a media and political analyst. Steve has also done significant work on the radio by offering contributing media commentary on NPR as well as 77WABC, WOR 710 and AM970, where he is also the host of the radio show/podcast, Steve Adubato’s Leadership Hour, based on his book, Lessons in Leadership. Steve has also appeared on national radio, providing political and media commentary on SiriusXM.

    Dr. Adubato has served as a distinguished visiting professor at New York University and has also been a lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States Military Academy at West Point, Montclair State University as well as Rutgers University. Steve is also a visiting lecturer at Rowan University and Seton Hall University. Steve received his Undergraduate Degree from Montclair State University, his Master of Arts from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and later his Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from Rutgers University. His academic research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society and the current state of communications, media and journalism.

    A much sought-after motivational speaker through his firm Stand & Deliver, Steve has conducted communication and leadership workshops for a variety of clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Stand & Deliver is a dynamic, hands-on professional development and executive coaching program, which Steve created to help today’s professionals reach their potential as leaders. Through Stand & Deliver, Steve developed the “Lessons in Leadership” platform to provide leadership advice, tips and tools in the form of columns, videos, seminars, as well as his recently published book, Lessons in Leadership. Columns and videos can be found through numerous print and online platforms including NJ Business Magazine, Meadowlands USA Magazine,, and, among others.

    As a syndicated columnist, Steve also writes a monthly column for New Jersey Monthly magazine. He is the author of five books, including three focused on interpersonal, professional and crisis communication: Speak from the Heart, which was featured in Fortune Magazine, as well as Make the Connection and What Were They Thinking? His fourth book, You Are the Brand, examines the brand strategies of over thirty individuals and companies. His latest book, Lessons in Leadership, explores the connection between leadership and communication offering practical leadership tips and tools as well as powerful case studies from prominent leaders.

    Steve has been named as one of New Jersey’s “Power 100” – New Jersey’s 100 most influential people – by and In addition, New Jersey Monthly magazine named Steve one of the top five most powerful media figures in the state, as one of the “50 Most Interesting People in New Jersey,” and as one of the “25 Most Influential People in New Jersey.”

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    "Steve was absolutely wonderful...warm...just perfect...the event could not have been better."
    --Private Party