"Stephen Hacker is renowned in the field of transformational change and leadership."

He believes this is a critical area of focus for leaders today – in business, in government, and in the community – because of accelerating change in our environments and the challenge of successfully adapting to it so people and organizations can thrive. His inclusive approach to leadership development addresses the interdependent roles of individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole. Through training, consulting and coaching, and speaking and writing, Stephen guides people through the journey of understanding leadership, developing trust, and achieving breakthrough transformation.

Training

Stephen is the founding partner and chief architect of Transformation Systems International. In this role, he has been instrumental in designing custom short courses and intensive two-week leadership programs that provide a unique blend of learning opportunities designed to advance each participant’s knowledge, skills, and capabilities to facilitate transformational change. Learn more about the Exploring the Possibilities with Transformation Systems International. 

Consulting & Coaching

Stephen is available to consult with people and teams challenged with leadership gaps, lagging performance, or stagnant energy. Working with proven quality tools, he helps organizations assess their situations, identifies trainings, and then provides coaching to shift thinking from “change is hard” to “change is exciting.” As a result, people can think differently about opportunities and challenges, and engage in setting goals and designing strategies to affect personal growth and organizational transformation. In short, Stephen helps people mature into the leaders they want to be.

Speaking

Stephen is a dynamic speaker who brings the intensity and passion he feels for his topics to each occasion. His varied background with Fortune 500 companies and start ups; academia; local, state, federal and foreign governments; and as a volunteer in his community gives him broad perspectives about organizational structures and cultures. As a result, he has the unique ability to relate to many different types of groups, and to talk relevantly and meaningfully about engaging in change. Consider the speaking topics listed on this page, or talk with  Stephen about what topics would be significant for your organization today.

News

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New Book from Stephen and Marvin: Lead Self First Before Leading Others

At the core of exceptional leadership is the ability to lead self. Some level of...

New Article by Stephen: Find Your Strength by Leading Yourself First

Find Your Strength by Leading Yourself First: In order to lead others successfully it is...

In the Right Direction

Use inflection points to monitor the success of your cultural transformation efforts....

What was the Point? Meaning Flowing from Disruption.

Read Stephen’s latest article What Was the Point? Meaning Flowing from Disruption...

Please enjoy my most recent article in Global Business and Organizational Excellence,...

Courage in the Face of Nonsense: Leading in the Workplace

Leaders must draw the line between using rules in an attempt to drive compliant behavior...

Evoking Collective Spirit through Soulful Organizations

Having recently returned from Gdansk, Poland, following a study mission, my thoughts...

Holistic Thinking in a Subsystem World: Collaborating to Create Inspired Visions

During a summer hiking adventure in southern France, I had the opportunity to visit the...

Is the Workplace a Zombie Breeding Ground?

Read Stephen’s latest article in The Journal for Quality &...

The Importance of Being Grounded

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an address by David Petraeus, retired US Army...