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Steve S.'s Profile
World authority on service and corporate culture
Steve, CSP is an author, consultant and international speaker who heads up a company based in Australia. He has spoken to audiences in Australia, the UK, the US, New Zealand, UAE, Tanzania, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Ghana and South Africa.
Steve has featured at two World Conferences on Customer Service Management in the US where he rated in the top 10 speakers. He was the only Australian to feature at the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Annual Conference in New Orleans, the recent HDI Conference in Las Vegas and the recent European Conference on Customer Management in London. Steve has shared the stage with Tom Peters (on four occasions), Professor Gary Hamal (twice), Hon Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Don Peppers.
With unique insights that help organisations to profit from an improved culture, Steve is a Past Chapter President of the Australian Customer Service Association, and he has been an evaluator in the Australian Customer Service Awards. He was an invited member of an international team studying standards of World Class Customer Care, organised through the US based SOCAP. He has also achieved international recognition as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) the highest speaker accreditation recognised by the International Federation of Professional Speakers.
Steve was the Customer Service Consultant to the 8th World Swimming Championships. His innovative Customer Service Strategies were used for the first time ever at this major world sporting event. When a senior delegation from the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) saw these strategies in action, the decision was instant - these same techniques were to be used again at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Steve has a Masters Degree from the University of Alberta.
He is a highly sought after keynote speaker, and seminar leader where he combines humour with practical insights into specific strategies to improve corporate culture and customer service. Steve’s presentations consistently rate highest – for his practicality, his informal approach, and his capacity to motivate people into action.
Steve’s clients cover organisations across a wide variety of industry sectors - from the Flight Centre to General Motors, from Dover Court International School in Singapore to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Scotland, from the University of Western Australia to Australian Institute of Management.