Steve Lishansky is the CEO (Chief Executive Optimizer) of Optimize International, the company he founded in 1992 for fostering the development of top leaders and high performing organizations in the US and internationally. Optimize International was one of the first firms in the world focused on accelerating leadership development through incorporating high level executive coaching and the strategic alignment of senior management teams. Steve is recognized by clients and peers as a leader in the fields of executive coaching, leadership development, high-value relationship skills, and facilitating organizational alignment, performance, and results. Steve is also the founder and Executive Director of the Executive Coaching Institute (ECI), the first coach training organization dedicated to elevating leadership results by educating top-level executives and coaches in the principle-based, highly effective work he pioneeredSince starting his speaking, coaching and facilitation company in 1992, after a distinguished 20 year career founding and running companies, Steve has worked with senior leaders and their organizations producing results through: executive coaching; consulting; delivering customized educational programs and keynotes; and facilitating executive meetings, retreats and strategic planning sessions. His specialties include working with senior executives, top leaders, and designated future leaders in:Optimizing the value of key business relationships – utilizing effective inter-personal communications and influence skills for increasing the clarity, value, impact and results with clients, stakeholders and employees, leading to high level alignment, high value relationships, and consistency in bringing out the best in their people Mastering the dynamics of effective leadership: producing high-impact, sustainable results with their people and organizations through bringing forth the authenticity that is at the heart of effective presence, communications, and results. This is the quality of leadership that builds optimal results through creating greater clarity, focus and impact with and for their people. Optimizing overall team and organizational results – developing the coaching, mentoring and leadership skills that maximize leaders’ leverage with their people, their people’s effectiveness with each other, and high level strategic alignment of senior executive teams – all in the service of enhancing focus and impact as well as accelerating critical results A brief listing of the types of services Steve offers, and clients he has worked with include:Executive coaching with senior leaders at MetLife, New England Financial, State Street Corporation, State Farm Insurance, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, Freddie Mac, Glaxo Smith Kline, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Eastern Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco, Canadian Tire, Ketchum, CDM (Camp Dresser & McKee), Arby’s (the corporate franchisor), Home Market Foods, and AMC Networks (division of Cablevision)Facilitating senior executive groups to produce high-level strategic alignment that generates exceptionally effective team and organizational focus, and much greater impact in accelerating critical results at organizations as diverse as: EMC, New England Financial Information Services, Agfa, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Johnson and Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Booz Allen Hamilton, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Parexel International, State Street Global Advisors’ IT Group, Freddie Mac, Eastern Bank, NASA, Canadian Tire Corporation, Home Market Foods, The Coast Guard Foundation, and The Federal Aviation AdministrationDesigning and running educational programs on leadership and leading change for top executives at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Keane Consulting, Novartis, Johnson and Johnson, The US Department of Labor, OSHA, Fleet/BankBoston, SunAmerica Securities, MetLife, CDM (Camp Dresser McKee), New England Financial Information Services, Parexel International, and Tri-Gen Energy CorporationCustomizing his Optimizing the Value of Key Business RelationshipsTM programs to transform and reorient the culture at New England Financial Information Services, Fidelity Investments Systems Group, MetLife, State Street Global Advisors’ IT Group, Oakley, CDM (Camp Dresser McKee), Accenture, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Johnson and Johnson, PHCS’ IT Group, Arbys, Washington Association of School Business Officers, and AMS (American Management Systems)Speaking to numerous executive groups on leadership, organizational effectiveness, building high value relationships, executive coaching and development, and building sustainable corporate cultures that thrive on innovation and changeSteve is one of the first Master Certified Coaches with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a past President of their largest chapter, ICF-New England. He is also the Past-President of the New England chapter of the National Speakers Association, and the designer of the personal transformation program Vision to Reality, as well as the interpersonal mastery program Optimizing the Value of Key Business RelationshipsTM (formerly Building High Value RelationshipsTM). His book on transformational leadership and communications – Getting to What is Most Important – The 7 Essentials for Optimizing the Effectiveness of Leaders and Their Organizations – will be published in 2012.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Steve Lishansky and other top speakers and celebrities.