Senior Client Partner
Steven is a Senior Client Partner in the Leadership and Professional Development practice based in the London office.
He is an award winning international executive educator, coach, advisor, speaker and bestselling author who has worked at the interface of the world’s leading business schools and corporations to design transformational leadership capability interventions for senior executives and key talent segments.
Steven has global experience across industries and has worked in the fields of HR, Leadership and Talent Management, Inclusion and Diversity and Organisational Development.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Steven was Global Head of Leadership, Executive Development and Coaching at an FMCG, supporting the company through the biggest transformation in the industry. Steven also worked with the Deputy CEO and Global Commercial Team of an international broadsheet, assisting in their transformation from print to digital and with a global bank in their Culture and Values transformation, setting up an Academy for their MD’s globally. Prior, he served as Head of DEI and a Vice President in a global top-tier Investment Bank, Wealth Management EMEA and also in a global retail bank as Head of Inclusion and Diversity for the UK, setting up several successful Employee Resource Groups and developing DEI strategy and policies.
Apart from his corporate experience, Steven was an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, an Executive Coach and Consultant for INSEAD, Associate Professor and Executive Fellow for IE Business School and a member of Duke CE’s Global Educator Network.
Steven was invited to serve on the guest faculty team of the prestigious Adaptive Leadership program at the Harvard Kennedy School and delivered visiting lectures for London Business School, the London School of Economics and the American University of Cairo. Steven is a thought leader in Senior Leadership Development, DEI and Transformational Leadership.
Steven is the author of five published books ‘Made in Britain’, ‘Brilliant Networking’ (Pearson) and an award-winning trilogy on leadership which started with ‘Not Knowing’ winner of the Chartered Management Institute’s ‘Management Book of the Year’ in the UK. Steven was also recognised by ‘Thinkers 50’ on their Radar of Most Likely to Change the Future of Leadership and Management and by ‘Management Today’ on their 30 ‘Most Influential’ leaders in HR list. Steven has delivered four TEDx talks.
Steven is trained in Gestalt Psychology, NLP and Organisational Development, Analytic Network Coaching, Ontological Coaching and certified in Hogan HPI, HDS, MVPI and FIRO-B. He holds a BA in Theology, Philosophy and History (First Class Hons) from Surrey University and an MSc in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge Hult Business School.