Steve Finkelstein is an accomplished business coach, author, facilitator and speaker. He is an expert in strategic planning and business execution. Steve helps his clients achieve their business objectives by developing a culture of innovation, collaboration, planning and execution.
As a business coach, Steve works with business owners and leaders to enhance their leadership effectiveness resulting in improvements in the areas of finance, employee engagement, teamwork and overall organizational performance.
In his book, Play Smart to Win in Business – Leadership Lessons from Center Court to Corner Office, Steve uses the tennis sports analogy to raise your game and apply the same concepts to business. These include preparation, being in shape, having the right equipment, practicing, planning, developing strategy, keeping score, building a strong team, and executing/play to win.
Steve’s workshops are energizing, engaging and action oriented. His key to success includes the right preparation, planning, prework / surveys, workshop design and making it interactive and fun.
Speaking provides the opportunity for Steve to share his depth and breadth of experience and tools. Several of his favorite presentations include: Creativity in Business, Are You Ready to Grow?, The Right Measures to Drive Results, and Execution. Many of his speaking engagements are followed by a 1-2 hour workshop to applying the concepts learned by the participants to solve real world challenges and problems.
His work experience includes being a Consulting Partner with both Deloitte and Grant Thornton and a Senior Manager with Dun & Bradstreet Software. He started his career with Monsanto in a variety of accounting, systems, quality improvement and special project positions.
In 2008 Steve became an entrepreneur and co-founded Experience on Demand – a management consulting firm. His firm was voted #1 Best Consulting Firm in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly readers in years 2013, 2015 and 2016 and in 2016 they were a BBB Torch Award winner. In 2016 Steve received the University of Missouri Distinguished Career Achievement Award and in 2017, he was selected as “100 St. Louisans You Should Know To Succeed In Business”.
Steve is an active member in three international magic clubs and has earned his Doctorate in Magic. Steve is a “Go Giver” and has been involved in 55+ Nonprofit capacity building projects to include strategic planning, board engagement and leadership coaching. Steve has a B.S.B.A from UMSL and is also an Army veteran.