About Steve Weber as Conference Host and Change Ambassador
Experiences Enhance Learning and Connectedness
When people within organizations are connected – change is much easier. All businesses must continuously be changing and evolving to keep pace in today’s world. Businesses already well connected only need to keep learning, evolving, and growing. Businesses in which the people are not well connected need a more radical change – they need to transform themselves. They need some type of a change initiative or change experience to help them reconnect.
Creator of Experiences that Encourage Change
- Change Ambassador
Steve strategically uses his Gump character to breaks down walls and move organizations forward quickly. He is excellent at reading situations, maintaining a focus on the primary goal, and understanding the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. Steve creates experiences that encourage change.
Organizations that Need Immediate Change
Steve has the ability to provoke new ways of thinking in his own special way. His Forrest Gump character breaks down barriers and open minds and hearts. He has the ability to see the big picture while working purposefully on the ground level. His ability to communicate effectively from the board room to the lunch room creates change in subtle but important ways. Steve values action. His communication style is simple, straightforward, and/or gump-like. He specializes in working with organizations that need an immediate change.
Steve works with organizations at the roll out or communication phase of a change initiative. Steve will efficiently evaluate your situation and quickly grasp what needs to occur. He’ll generate new ideas to start things moving. He provides rational reasoning for his ideas. His practical and logical mind helps him find new paths. He seeks solutions to keep things moving.
Steve possesses a unique combination of talents: rational thinking and a warm personal style. He easily connects with people using his affectionate, friendly approach. He keeps his inner emotions in check. This adds to the Gump mystique while keeping the focus on your change objective.
He is very capable of carrying on a conversation with superficial pleasantries, but prefers to dig directly into the meat of a topic. He has little patience for the status quo. Steve loves change.
Ability to Stay on Message
Steve keeps everyone focused on long-term goals. He not only withstands distractions he deflects them. He radiates calm leadership and remains firmly in control. He’s self-aware. Provocative. He is intelligent and determined while maintaining an understated approach. He’ll remain on track and helps others stay on track. He’ll even build the track if necessary. Steve will stay on message and deliver your message effectively. Steve communicates both his message of Gumption and your message of change simply and directly.
Combination of Analytical Thinking with Creativity
Steve is unhindered by traditional ways of working and thinking. He’s highly creative yet organized and disciplined in his approach to problem solving. He will frequently take immediate action to allow a creative solution to reveal itself. Steve has the ability to change direction and speed very quickly when immersed in finding a solution to a specific challenge. He permits himself the time and space to continue to remain cognizant of the big picture while immersing himself in the devilish details.
An Outsider Working on the Inside
As a freelancer and outsider, Steve isn’t constrained by normal office politics. He’s a creative thinker who thrives on reinventing. He’s different than the pack. In fact, he doesn’t belong to a pack – he’s a lone wolf. He is independent, witty, and sharp. He is occasionally biting – when necessary.
Steve has the ability to see a future that others don’t. His strong drive to come up with a different approach keeps projects moving. When he brings alternative opinions to dull meetings people wake up. When he brings fresh ideas to stale thinking new ideas emerge. Steve will gladly overturn the status quo in business, in politics, in education, and in charitable organizations.
Builder and Designer
Steve’s earliest career was as a tradesman. A builder. He put things together from a blueprint and plan. Steve understands the necessity of starting with a strong foundation. Today, Steve uses those same skills to help organizations implement change initiatives. For example, you don’t need a new paint job if the foundation is crumbling. You fix the leak in the plumbing before repairing the damaged floor. Steve views a major change initiative as a blueprint with a series of steps and projects that need to be completed in a logical, sequential order.
Continuing to Do Something That’s Not Working is Insane
Steve is positive and creative. He’s very direct. He promotes common sense and 100% personal responsibility to make transformation occur. He loves change. He has no tolerance for doing something because that’s the way we do things … or That’s the way it’s always been done. If it makes sense – great! … continue to do it. If it doesn’t make sense – trash it! … it’s history. Steve simply wants to move things forward and get things done.
As a Host, Steve has the ability to permit people to feel welcomed and important. He keeps events moving and on schedule. He provides continuity. He creates a better overall experience for attendees. He can plan the event’s content from start to end.
Steve often makes a vibrant first impression. Buoyant and social, he embraces new situations and relationships with zest. His personality allows him to add distinct value through dynamic interactions.
When Speaking or acting as your Conference Host, Steve’s enthusiasm is contagious. He speaks with energy. He’s uplifting. Inspiring. He’s clearly different from your typical speaker. He uses expressive gestures and makes eye contact with his listeners. He knows how to captivate an audience – whether it’s a keynote in front of 5000 people, a room of a few hundred, or a group of two or three in the hallway.
Steve adds value by starting action. He starts ideas by provoking new thinking and action. His passion has the capability to ignite a room full of people.
Steve has the ability to socially ‘turn on the juice’ and can quickly build relationships and spread a message. He vividly shares his ideas and perspectives, adding energy to conversations.
Multi-day Conferences, Meetings, or Events
Steve’s love and best value to clients is serving as Host for multi-day events. He’s not only one of the keynote speakers, he’s the emcee, greeter, and the glue that holds the event together. Steve does have the ability to shine in the spotlight although his real gift is getting others to shine in their spotlight. He’s self-assured playing the supporting role.
His colorful personality allows him to make friends easily. Even in the stiffest of settings, people quickly warm to him. Attendees start communicating with excitement and others follow suit. All get involved. He’s infectious. His optimism is contagious.
At the end of a long day or conference, Steve ensures that your meeting won’t fizzle. When a conference needs an audible called – Steve will call it! He concludes by reinvigorating the attendees toward their mission.
Want to still learn more about Steve?
The Gump Years
This is the story of how Steve became Forrest Gump for Bubba Gump Shrimp and the 15 year journey of Gumption.