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Our Founder

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Steven has designed customized learning strategies to meet many varying learning needs, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, across multiple industries including the restaurant, electronic, healthcare, and financial industries.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Training and Development in the Inland Northwest, Washington, as well as Orange County, California.

Steven attended the University of Southern California where he received his Masters of Science in Education (studying Cognitive Psychology and Instructional Technologies), B.A. in English-Creative Writing, and Management Development Certification with USC’s Office of Executive Development.  It is also where he gained his deep passion for USC Trojan Football.

Award-Winning Designs

  • Perspectives Best of Best Award, 2011, Best of Best Custom Online Training
  • Yum Brands Achieving Breakthrough Results Award, 2010, from the Chief People Officer for successfully leading the re-architecture of management training curriculum from written/instructor-led to a comprehensive online curriculum.
  • QSR Magazine Best of Best Award, 2005, Best of Best Training Tools for Team Member Training curriculum
  • Aurora Awards Platinum Best of Show Award, 2004, Best of Show Video for Taco Bell Orientation Video

Author & Speaker

Speaking Engagements:

  • Developing Online Training @ Skillsoft Perspectives Conference
  • Team Member Training @ FRANMAC Convention
  • Employee Training & Development @ Cal State University-Fullerton
  • Innovative Training @ ASTD Inland Northwest
  • Selecting for Fit @ CLC Restaurant Annual Conference
  • Coaching for Impact @ CLC Restaurant Annual Conference

Published Writings:

  • Creative Training Techniques
  • ASTD Orange County Newsletter
  • Orange County Register

Certified:

  • Online Virtual Facilitation (NetSpeed Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA)
  • Virtual Host Certification (NetSpeed Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA)
  • Qualitative Focus Group Facilitation (Customer Research Inc., Minneapolis, MN)
  • Leadership Development (Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego, CA)
  • Corporate Trainer (FranklinCovey, Irvine, CA)

Full of Life

Family

Steven lives on a small horse ranch near Spokane, WA, with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and four wonderful children.  The Williams Family’s “all in” approach to life has led to many wonderful adventures that leave them feeling like they are “living the dream.”  The family gathers regularly to watch and/or attend USC college football games—Go Trojans!  Now, Steven is applying their “all in” approach and community mindset in creating the Corporate Learning Group.

Community
The Williams Family have a strong connection with Millennials and regularly host college groups from Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and Moody Bible Institute.  They also serve their community by coaching and volunteering with Little League Baseball.

Purpose
Steven was part of Rick Warren’s volunteer writing team for the book, “Purpose Driven Life.”  On the topic of purpose Steven says, “When the Lord calls me home, if my wife says I have been a loving husband, my children say I have been a wonderful dad, and I have loved God and others, then that will be success achieved.”