Gleichman Commercial64Stephen focuses on leadership and organizational performance, using his background as an executive, teacher, coach and writer to help others achieve transformational results for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

Through his work as an independent consultant and as the founder of Transformation Systems International, he is engaged with companies, diverse organizations, and governments throughout the world. His passion is coaching leaders to design and deliver transformational initiatives that will bring their organizations to a higher level of awareness, achievement, and performance.

Prior to founding Transformation Systems International, Stephen was executive director of The Performance Center, a multi-university research center (VirginiaTech, Oregon State and Portland State). It used academic and applied research to synthesize and integrate the best theory, models and ideas in the quality management, leadership and transformation sciences to form a whole-systems approach to organizational, community and societal transformation. He was also a senior leader with Procter & Gamble, where his fascination with effective change and organizational transformation took hold.

He is an active industry and community volunteer. Commitments have included serving in various leadership and board positions with American Society of Quality;  City Club of Central Oregon; United Way of Wyoming County, Penn.; Boy Scouts of America; and on several church councils. He also chaired the Better Business Bureau of  Kansas City, Mo.

Stephen earned an M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans.

He and his wife Marla live in Bend, Oregon. They are enjoying an empty nest, but love that their two children live nearby.