Steve Heller


Steve Heller is a dynamic and committed leadership coach, who specializes in helping leaders achieve new levels of personal effectiveness. Steve is particularly interested in the power of clarity, consistency and constancy in driving performance breakthroughs in organizations. His clients have included corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, educators, non-profit executives, attorneys and scientists in functional areas such as: Corporate Management, Sales, Human Resources, Finance and Administration, Marketing, Operations, Legal and IT.


With over 30 years of industry experience and 16 years of coaching experience, Steve’s skills in successfully managing change in times of turbulent market conditions derive from real-world experience. Throughout his years in executive and line-management positions, Steve developed a reputation as a highly effective leader. He is especially skilled at linking team behaviors to bottom-line goals and coaching individuals with a combination of honesty, directness and a genuine commitment to their personal growth and success.


Steve is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.  Later, after six years as an Adjunct Faculty member for that program, Steve served as its Program Director from January of 2015

through early 2017.  He is a member of the International Coaching Federation, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Steve holds a BSE degree from the Johns Hopkins University and an MSE degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He contributed a chapter titled “The Case for Cultivating Present-Moment Self-

Awareness in Leaders and Coaches” to Christine Wahl, Clarice Scriber, and Beth Bloomfield, eds. On Becoming a Leadership Coach: A Holistic Approach to Coaching Excellence.


A lifelong learner, Steve has studied new leadership paradigms with Dr. Margaret Wheatley, adult development theory with both Dr. Otto Laske and the team of Dr. Barbara Braham and Chris Wahl, full body presence with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, leadership agility with Dr. Bill Joiner, presence-based coaching with Doug Silsbee, growth edge coaching with the team led by Dr. Jennifer Garvey Berger, coaching leaders in complexity with Doug Silsbee and Carolyn Coughlin, the Cynefin™ framework for complex adaptive systems with Dave Snowden’s Cognitive Edge team and Clean Language with Marian Way.


Trained and/or certified in the administration of the following instruments:

  • PPI’s Clark Wilson series of 360 feedback surveys
  • EQ Map emotional intelligence profile
  • DISC personality inventory
  • Lominger’s Leadership Architect framework and Voices 360
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Booth Leadership EQ 360 (LEQ)
  • Denison Leadership Development Survey
  • Kouzes | Posner Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
  • Enneagram Type Indicator
  • Team Dialogue Indicator
  • The Attentional & Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile and Leadership Culture Survey
  • Leadership Agility 360 (LA360)
  • TetraMap
  • Story Typing & Narrative Intelligence Tools

Steve Heller

“Michelle’s work with our Premium Sales Team resulted in improved teamwork and increased overall performance.”
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