Drawing on Steve’s more than 20 years of working with professionals to dramatically improve their success, the “MindShift” he offers frees people from unnecessary pessimism and puts them back in touch with the source of their enthusiasm for work and life.
Although Steve Chandler graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the military studying language and psychological warfare; he credits his own life experiences with failure as the most valuable tools for helping others. Steve’s audiences are inspired by stories of his “low points” – it gives them hope, because they realize that they are not nearly as bad off as he was – they figure if Steve can transform his life, so can they!
Steve Chandler is now the author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies. He has twice won the national Audio of the Year award from King Features Syndicate. A popular guest on TV and radio talk shows, Steve Chandler has recently been called "the most powerful public speaker in America today."
Steve is also a master coach that has helped train hundreds of coaches to transform many lives and businesses. He created the Coaching Prosperity School to assist coaches to build a strong practice and create great clients www.CoachingProsperitySchool.com
Steve believes in the power of coaching so much that he just signed a four-year contract with his own coach, the legendary Steve Hardison. www.TheUltimateCoach.net
Steve Chandler appeared in an episode of NBC's Starting Over, an Emmy award-winning reality show based on transforming the lives of six women through life-coaching. Chandler was selected to role-play "father for a day" and to coach Allison, one of the participants at the house.
The show's host, Iyanla Vanzant, said "Everyone at the show is still talking about Steve Chandler. The world will be a better place when this hits the air. I thanked God for him showing up and doing what he did for Allison and for the show."
Steve and Amy Hardison
LET THE BEAUTY WE LOVE BE WHAT WE DO
(pictured in Venice with his lovely wife Amy) is my life coach which means for me that he is my business consultant because he has taught me to do business as if it were the very music I loved the most.
The beautifully creative spiritual poet Rumi recommended, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."
Which is why at a recent seminar I gave on "100 Ways to Create Wealth" I rolled a piano out and sang, "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." My life in music.
I've written about Steve Hardison (www.theultimatecoach.net) in many books. In 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself I said that I could write an entire book about Steve Hardison's remarkable work in coaching and consulting, and someday I just might. Examples of ways that he coached me to higher levels of performance are plentiful. But I think the greatest thing he has taught me is the value of coaching itself.
Once you open yourself up to being coached, you begin to receive the same advantages enjoyed by great actors and athletes everywhere. When you open yourself up to coaching, you don't become weaker----you grow stronger. You become more responsible for changing yourself.
In The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck writes, "The problem of distinguishing what we are and what we are not responsible for in this life is one of the greatest problems of human existence...we must possess the willingness and the capacity to suffer continual self-examination."
The best coaches show us how to examine ourselves. It takes courage to ask for coaching, but the rewards can be great. The best moments come when your coach helps you do something you have previously been afraid to do. When Hardison would recommend that I do something I was afraid to do I'd say, "I don't know if I could do that."
"So don't be you," he would say. "If you can't do that, then be someone else. Be someone who could do it. Be Brando, be Bruce Lee, be anybody, I don't care, as long as you do it." Steve's coaching contribution to my life is illustrated in these words by French philosopher Guillaume Apollinaire: Come to the edge,' he said. They said, 'We are afraid.' 'Come to the edge,' he said. They came. He pushed them. And they flew.
And now Steve Hardison finally, after all these years, actually has a website: www.theultimatecoach.net.
And I believe these words by Rumi could also have been written by Hardison:
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.
p.s. I remember years ago Steve Hardison was coaching me and asked me to read a book about the Summerhill school. I did and was wowed. And just a few days ago I thought about that when I came across this wonderful story from Hare Brain/Tortoise Mind; How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less by Guy Claxton:
Summerhill, the progressive English school founded by A. S. Neill, is run by a council, the 'moot', which meets once a week. Every member of the school, from the newest five-year-old to the oldest teacher, has a single, equal vote. The moot decides everything: school rules, bedtimes, sanctions to be applied in particular cases. It is the mid-1970s. The founder and his wife sit quietly in the meeting listening to a complaint being brought by two girls against one of the boys who has, allegedly, been irritating them by, among other things, flicking them with towels. The mood of the meeting is against the defendant. Student after student denounces him. A harsh penalty looks likely.
Both Neill and his wife sit with their hands raised, waiting to be invited to speak by the thirteen-year-old girl who is chairing the moot. Eventually Mrs Neill has her turn. 'Just think how dull your lives would be if you didn't have these boys to annoy you,' she says, with a twinkle. The meeting laughs. Then Neill speaks in a gruff, laconic voice, as if he is raising a point of procedure. 'I don't think the meeting has any right to interfere in a love affair,' he says. Again the meeting laughs. The boy and one of the girls grin sheepishly at each other. The meeting moves on.
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"Two Guys Read Moby-Dick"
by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill
Terry worked in advertising – as a writer and creative director – for more than thirty years in Toronto , Detroit , Washington , New York , London and Paris . After quitting, Terry started writing for himself. He's written and published poetry, essays and short fiction. In 2005, he won the Playhouse on the Green (Bridgeport, CT) playwriting competition with his first play Hamlet – The Sequel , and published his first book – Two Guys Read Moby-Dick (co-written with Steve Chandler). It was a good year. The second book in the “Two Guys” series – Two Guys Read the Obituaries – was published in the fall of 2006.
Friends for almost five decades, Steve Chandler and Terry Hill maintain a lively and often hilarious correspondence about reading Melville, people who've died, and pretty much anything else that strikes their interest. They are engagingly susceptible to digression.
In the persona of "Dr. Ludiker", Fred Knipe has entertained audiences in all parts of the country at conventions and executive retreats and on video for RCA Records. His advice-filled comic talks written about the professions of those in attendance have delighted, among others, psychotherapists, lawyers, and broadcasters. His play, “Ludiker”, a comedy in two acts, debuted in 2003 and has been presented in Seattle and Minneapolis.
As sole writer of "The Desert Speaks", a natural history series broadcast in approximately 100 PBS markets, he has won four Emmys.
The Steve Chandler
|“The word is astonishing. Until I saw Steve Chandler speak, I would never have believed that you could successfully combine hilarious comedy with the most powerful transformational message I have ever heard.
This is one astonishing consultant. I fully expect to see him on the cover of TIME as Person of the Year within three years. He will completely alter the world of personal achievement.”
- Steven F. Hardison
“He’s an insane combination of Jerry Seinfeld and Anthony Robbins. If you hear Steve Chandler speak your life will be forever changed.”
- Fred Knipe
Four-Time Emmy Award Winner/ PBS
|"Steve Chandler's words of wisdom and motivational techniques have guided me as a public servant and helped me to achieve my goals. If you want to grow as a person and make a difference in the world, put this book on your reading list right now!"
- Jim Kolbe
|“Steve Chandler is the most original and inspiring figure in the highly competitive field of motivational speaking.”
- Arthur Morey
"Steve Chandler's coaching has had a tremendous impact in my life. He was vital to my personal transformation from a man of ideas and dreams to a person of action and reality.”
- Radames Soto
Wall Street Journal
"Some books that can help you awaken and begin to change are ones by Steve Chandler, who I am reading lately. Great stuff. I'm becoming a fan of Steve Chandler."
- Joe Vitale
| “Steve Chandler changed my life. I’ve truly appreciated Steve’s mentoring and wisdom in my capacity as a manager. Rarely does a day go by that I don’t consciously remember and use something that he’s taught me.”
- Michael Giudicissi
Director of Sales & Marketing
Heritage Home Healthcare
|“Steve Chandler is such a highly effective life coach I’m sincerely considering naming my next cat after him. He’s made that big a difference in my life, professionally and personally. If you EVER have the opportunity to work with Steve in any way, whether it’s one-one-one as a coach, experiencing him speaking, reading his books, or catching him for a few minutes in a restroom somewhere, TAKE it — it’s the chance of a lifetime.”
- Carolyn Freyer-Jones
Vice-President of Admissions & Marketing
University Of Santa Monica
|35% increase at QWEST
“After Chandler’s seminars we had an increase in sales bookings of 35%... there’s no sales motivator like him and no one has anything that even resembles his breakthrough content.”
- Mitch Paluso
Director Sales, Western Region, Qwest
|“Chandler has a profound impact on the bottom line.....”
“Steve Chandler is not your typical public speaker/teacher. Rather than love-em-and-leave-em, Steve demands accountability from both his students and himself. His follow- through means that his students achieve meaningful, long term changes in their behavior. And these changes not only lead to more productive lives, but also have a profound impact on a business's bottom line.”
- Bill Lavidge
|"100 Ways to Motivate Yourself is wonderful, inspirational, honest and courageous. It speaks from every page. It is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients and friends."
- Devers Branden
Nathaniel Branden of What Love Asks of Us
|“Chandler just lights you up with the glow of his internal neon. . . …....so rock solid and so reassuring.”
- Lisa Schnebly
|“Steve Chandler is a great inspiration. I listen to his tapes every day. Yes, every day. I set about changing myself, and the end result was pure freedom and the sense of ownership. I am free because I feel no fear, no envy, and no aversion to truth. Chandler showed me where to start and where I want to go from here. And the best thing about Chandler's method is that you can start anywhere, any time in your life.”
from Bangkok, Thailand
|“Steve is a miracle worker!"
President & CEO
Brannigan & Associates
|“Thanks to Steve Chandler for the gift of empowerment and encouragement he gave to my brain tumor research team. His humor, his transparency, his confidence in the outcome, and his passion to impart guided council to my colleagues and staff contributed to the session’s overwhelming success. In the last two days, the chatter and dialog among my coworkers has been upbeat, hope-filled, and truly a manifestation of a heightened ’ownership’ position of the circumstances.”
- Michael E. Berens, Ph.D.
| "If you put together the best of Anthony Robbins and Wayne Dyer what you would have still wouldn’t be half as good as Steve Chandler.”
- Dale Dauten
|“For the past year, Steve has found things about myself that I had no idea I was doing and helped me reinvent myself to the person I am today. I have always had desire to constantly improve myself and continuously grow but nothing in my life has made such an impact as Steve Chandler's coaching. I have personally seen improvements to my own abilities as well as my sales team as I have taught the ideas and concepts that I have learned from Steve. It was the very best investment I have ever made.”
- Wade Wilson
St. Louis Missouri
|“Steve Chandler’s coaching has helped me with his subtle wisdom to see opportunities to grow through very challenging personal and professional times. I would—and have—recommended his coaching to people that want their life to be as big as possible.”
- Wendy Crawford
Career Resource Center Manager