Speaking To Leaders Who Want To Be Better

All Keynotes & Workshops are available in Live/in-Person & Virtual formats

Book Steve to speak to your team about his inspiring experience with leadership, self-improvement, and improving the world – one project at a time.

Introducing Steve's speaking & education services

Steve's presentation allowed me to feel safe in my role as a leader
Name withheld on request

This page provides an overview of:

  • Steve’s Most Requested Topics
  • Speaking Videos
  • What Others Are Saying
  • What You Can Expect
I wish we had more time with Steve
Amber Woodford
HR Manager, McCrums Office Furniture

Steve is a leadership Speaker, Coach & Consultant who can help you become a better leader.

He pushes audiences with facts, humour, and battlefield tested common sense that they can implement immediately and you get results.

If you want to check his availability for your event, or if you have some questions before proceeding further, please click Steve@StevenArmstrong.ca or call 403.701.3752 (Yes This a direct number)

It was a great presentation. Steve is very charismatic and shows professionalism why sharing his experiences with us
Carla Michelle Silva De Brito
Lnagara College

My Most Requested Topics

Steve speak’s on topics related to Leadership, leading through Crises & Disasters, Project Leadership, and the human factor of being a boss.

He can customize any presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs.

His goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

Steve’s most requested topics include the following as a keynote or a workshop.

Leading from the front is a profoundly human endeavour, not a technical one.

Being exceedingly human will build healthy organizations that can surpass all other business disciplines to create the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.

The first and most critical step in a healthy organization is creating a cohesive leadership team that is committed to do the ongoing work of developing and maintaining a high-performing team.

We like to view great leaders as infallible heroes who operate above mistakes, bad calls, and distress. Our culture is full of examples of hero leaders from George Washington and Superman.

But according to Steve, “heroic leadership” is a myth and that all of us are In the company of heroes, we don’t realize it.

Heroes not because they have superpowers, but because they come together as extraordinary teams

In this talk, he explains why it’s essential for leaders to not exist “above” those they lead, that “domineering leaders are an impediment to sound decision-making, and why that sort of mindset promotes errors and confusion.

Steve explores why “Exceedingly Human Leadership” promotes humility, empowered employees, a team mentality, and a purpose-driven culture is the antidote to the myth of heroic leadership.

Steve inspires groups to embody the essence of leadership – to provide purpose, direction, and motivation.

In this presentation, Steve draws on over 40 years of executive leadership experience, crisis management, and disaster response to provide effective leadership tactics.

Leadership tactics are equally applicable for difficult times and day-to-day operations.

Steve demonstrates that good leadership and a loyal team come from strong communication, genuinely understanding your people, treating them with respect, and leading with empathy, particularly through hard times.

For most people, leadership is not a natural talent – it is a learned art.

Leader, author, and speaker, Steve Armstrong reveals practical, hands-on leadership advice and skills learned as a soldier and humanitarian.

If we are looking for larger than life heroes, we misunderstand what leadership is. In my experience, ordinary people rise to the occasion in turbulent and trying circumstances.

Key lessons:

  • Leaders Are Made, Not Born
  • Leaders Manage Their Emotions
  • Leaders Respond Rather Than React
  • Leaders are Resilient people who can come from anywhere.

dPicture 005 His experience leading people and applying Leadership tools while humanity was at its best – or worst  – provides the backdrop for his powerful workshop message on Project Management.

 Discover these learning outcomes:

  • How to ensure everyone knows how they fit into the mission
  • How to apply proven Project Management skills to the most complex situations
  • How to succeed by delegating responsibility with the requisite authority
8.5 out of 5! I got 7 usefull tips that will help me in all of my future endevours and wrote everything done in my notebooks
Nicole San Gabriel
Mount Royal University

Steve has video footage of his presentations, podcast interviews and vlogs. 

These video segments offer a small sample of Steve in action and to preview his presentation style and content. 

Simply click on the YouTube icon on the video’s thumbnail image to activate the video. 

Enjoy!

Speaking Examples:

Hear Steve tell the story of managing his worst project … EVER!

Steve talks about being cold & miserable and getting people to work through Trust & Faith 

Steve explored how ‘Data Lied’ during the Slave Lake Wildfires


 

 

Steve is interviewed by Dave Taylor of QR770

Steve is interviewed by Hugh Culver

Steve is interviewed by Jade Roberts

The Essential Leadership Skills Needed To Catapult Your Career

A Ship With Out A Captain – Steve discusses a client who doesn’t want to accept responsibility as the boss!

In A Crisis Throw Your Communications Plan In The Garbage – Start Talking

A witty and powerful speaker with a wealth of management experience that he shares in an engaging manner
Huzefa Khairullah
Government of Alberta

What You Can Expect

  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.Scan 141330001
  • A personal phone consultation with Steve well in advance of your event, so better understand how he can best serve you and your audience.
  • An announcement about your event on Steve’s blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
  • A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
  • A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the presentation’s slide-deck; a copy of Steve’s book (You Can’t Lead From Behind); and, links to books, articles, and other helpful resources.
  • A quick follow-up communication after the event, to make sure your expectations were met.

What Results Do You Want?

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