Our DNA

Leadership Team

Dr. Steve Steff

Founder/President

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Jeremiah J. Steff

Director of Product Development

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Steve Revels

VP Coaching Services

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Larry Smalley

Executive Coach & Consultant

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Jim Brangenberg

Head of Media

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Core Values

Integrity

Through continuously meeting and exceeding expectations, we seek to develop trusting relationships with each customer, partner and team member we work with.

Passion

We are passionate about the impacts of effective leadership and have experienced the effects of poor leadership earlier in our careers. Each Transforming Leadership team member is committed to helping our customers experience the joy and satisfaction of leading well.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of collaboration with clients as well as industry partners. It is through the sharing of ideas, perspectives, needs and solutions that individuals and organizations will experience sustainable positive change.

Vision

To create change that impacts organizations, individuals, families and communities around the world.

We believe that growing as a leader in a corporate environment, will naturally flow to the development of better leaders of self and of family. Such leadership impacts won’t be able to contained there, as they will begin to change in the communities we live in, and eventually, in those we are able to influence around the world.

Mission

To impact the quality of people’s lives in the workplace through improving individual performance and organizational culture.

Transforming Leadership partners with our clients so they can go from where they are, to where they want to be. We help our clients achieve their desired outcomes through adopting positive changes in behavior, backed by best practices in Behavioral Science.

Above all else, our mission is to honor Jesus Christ in all that we do.

Giving Back

Transforming Leadership partners with PATH International (www.pathintl.org) by donating 3% of our revenue to local PATH centers across the United States. PATH’s mission is “to improve, enrich, and make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs.” This unique organization serves over 66,000 special needs children around the world through equine-assisted activities and therapies. 

Transforming Leadership donations are given to PATH centers within close proximity to our customer locations in order to foster community-level development beyond the corporate setting.

Dr. Steve Steff

As the Founder and President of Transforming Leadership, Steve’s goal is to provide business leaders and managers with the skills and resources to face the ongoing challenge of improving productivity while maintaining a balanced life.  Steve is a firm believer in the fact that when you change the way a leader sees the world, you change their world.

Steve has worked successfully with organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With a doctorate in Workplace Leadership and Ethics, a Masters in Counseling, as well as being an ICF certified coach, Steve is uniquely qualified to help leaders identify and eliminate the challenges to improved performance.

Steve is firmly convinced that consistent high performance goes hand-in-hand with a balanced life, and with this in mind, Steve helps leaders become aware of the workplace influences on the home, as well as the home influences in the workplace. As a business owner for two decades, and serving as a business consultant for over fifteen years, Steve has sat on both sides of the desk of “personal/personnel development.” You will appreciate his unique insights into strengths and challenges for you and your team. Focus areas include:

  • C-Suite Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Coaching
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Keynote Speaking

Dr. Steve Steff - DiSC Leadership Style: IS

When once asked what I wanted accomplished in my life, I wanted to be able to say I helped change some lives for the better. Working with senior leaders, improving their effectiveness and improving their impact on people, allows me to have a “multiplier effect.” The leaders we work with are all committed to “getting bigger.” Through their work, their commitment, and their growth, I have the opportunity to improve the work and the lives of far more individuals than would be possible by exclusively working one-on-one.  My passion is scaling the effects of intentional leadership.

Jeremiah Steff

Jeremiah leads product development for Transforming Leadership. With an MBA from Appalachian State in Entrepreneurship, Jeremiah brings energy and valuable insight into the millennial mindset. During Jeremiah’s college career he served in a leadership role in various area businesses, as well as in the academic community.

Jeremiah is unquestionably a “people person”, and enjoys interacting with the High Potential segment of the Transforming Leadership clientele. Currently certified in coaching and administering the EQ-i 2.0 and the My-DNA Assessments, Jeremiah brings unique oversight and execution capability to Transforming Leadership's product development and coaching teams. Focus areas include:

  • New Product Creation
  • High Potential Coaching

Jeremiah Steff - DiSC Leadership Style: I

The work we do with leaders goes so far beyond just making their teams more productive and profitable. Leadership development means making a difference in every level of that organization and beyond. Of course, the impact of a good leader is felt by their employees, but it’s also felt by their family, friends and community. That is what it’s all about for me. When you make even a small, positive change in a leader, it has a massive ripple effect and everyone around them is better for it. I’m proud to be part of this team that puts so much effort and heart into our work because we know the effect it can have for so many people.

Steve Revels

Steve leads Transforming Leadership's Coaching Services. With a degree in Business Management from Samford University, Steve helped develop and operate a multi-location contractor rental business for over two decades. Steve has served as Development Director and Assistant to the President of Promise Keepers, a national men’s ministry, and served as Director of Staff and Ministry Development for The Bridge Church.

Steve is gifted with the ability to quickly build relationships with clients, and brings the insight, impact and the integrity necessary to help our client leaders reach their full potential. Focus areas include:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Organizational DNA & My DNA Coaching
  • High Potential Business Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development

Steve  Revels - DiSC Leadership Style: SC

Leadership Development directly influences the long term impact and success of any organization. In today’s business culture, the advantages to investing in key leadership, can and does set your organization apart from others. Taking advantage of the diverse skill sets of existing employees, as well as attracting quality personnel, will allow your organization to grow at a pace that you will be prepared to expect. Loyalty, as well as productivity, can be expected from those men and women we choose to develop. With all these added advantages, we can anticipate and insure a positive impact on our organization's bottom line.

Our people are our greatest asset, and our job as leaders is to make them the very best they can be.

Larry brings a deep Human Resource and consulting background to the Transforming Leadership team. His broad management background and demonstrated success in diverse environments have allowed him to develop proficiency in helping organizations create and align their business vision, mission, strategies and metrics.  He has additional expertise in the following: executive coaching, leadership development, organizational development, culture change management, project management systems and competency-based selection and training.

Larry has served as Vice President of Human Resources for Retirement Inns of America (a subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc.), as well as VPHR of National Medical Enterprises, a $1.5B provider of health care services nation-wide.

Larry's academic credentials include a B.A. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude and an M.S. in Industrial Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.  In addition to his consulting activities, Larry has been a visiting professor for the Graduate School of Human Resources Management and Development at Chapman University in Orange, California, with a focus on Strategic Management.

Larry Smalley - DiSC Leadership Style: Di

I develop leaders to: live up to their highest intentions and potential; prepare them for future opportunities; infuse their relationships with greater authenticity, compassion and presence.

I coach leaders by: holding them accountable to set goals, diagnose gaps and create development plans; reframing their thinking by thoughtful questioning; providing significant feedback based on accurate observations.

I believe promotable high performing leaders exhibit the following key characteristics: critical thinking; learning agility; relationship mastery.

Jim Brangenberg

Jim oversees all Media projects for Transforming Leadership, including video production and podcasts. Jim has been involved in small business for over 30 years and has started and run several businesses in consulting, insurance and automotive industries. Jim has a passion for Human Resources, Operations and Business Consulting and brings that passion to every client engagement.

The last two years, Jim's focus at Transforming Leadership has included leadership coaching in addition to overseeing the execution of every media project.

Jim Brangenberg - DiSC Leadership Style: DI

I believe leadership is most recognized at the granular level. Leaders who take time to invest in their people – to bring out the best in them, is what represents great leadership. In our country there is a leadership vacuum. Organizations have spent decades focusing solely on the bottom line and output, that we have often missed the most valuable asset in our organizations – the people. As I look at Transforming Leadership, I see a team that is committed to investing in people.

An organization focused on bringing out the best in their people positively impacts shareholders, stakeholders and customers. Great leadership takes time and an investment of the heart. Leaders without a heart will never make great leaders. Transforming Leadership brings out the leader's heart.