About Steffan

My name is Steffan Surdek and I have always been driven to expand the notion of leadership to include each member of the team. I am a highly sought after global leadership development coach and corporate trainer.

As a widely recognized principal consultant at Surdek Solutions, my work has a strong business impact, helping reshape business cultures and guiding them in becoming more collaborative and efficient.

I believe that connecting with people at a personal level is the key that allows me to contribute to a greater cause and consistently make a real and sustainable difference with my clients both in their professional and personal lives.

I am often asked to speak at global conferences about the power of co-creative leadership and leveraging the power of teams. My passionate and dynamic storytelling style engages audiences and makes the learning stick. I also write about authentic and co-creative leadership for many different business web sites.

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As a coach, Steffan opened multiple doors to me which I ended up going through and transforming my leadership significantly. He is very supportive and adapts very well to the needs and rhythm of the person being coached. I can say that that Steffan is the person who has had the most profound impact on my personal development in my career of over 25 years as a leader of people. I am thankful to him and I would recommend him as a coach to anyone who is willing to get outside her/his comfort zone and take a leap in her/his leadership journey.
Alain Fortier
Director, Operational Support Systems  - Bell Mobility
As VP Professional Development, I had the opportunity to work with Steffan when he delivered excellent workshops for the IIBA. He is an excellent speaker and his presentations are very interactive and interesting. Steffan has the amazing ability to connect with the audience and his enthusiasm is contagious. Steffan is a wonderful person and it has been an absolute pleasure working with him.
Preethi Subramanyam
VP Professional Development  - IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais
I have seen Steffan speak several times and I am always impressed by his depth of knowledge, his speaking style and his ability to clearly get his message across.
Stuart Houlahan
Houlahan Solutions
Steffan has provided high-quality content for SearchSoftwareQuality.com in the form of Webcasts, podcasts, and articles. It's always a pleasure to work with Steffan because he goes above and beyond in professionalism and quality.
Yvette Francino
Site Editor  - Tech Target
Steffan is such an energetic and engaging speaker, and his passion for the topics showed. We were very impressed.
Jean Hutton
Organizer TD Developer Network Annual Event  - TD Bank Financial Group
Your passion and compassion are very evident in your speaking engagements - for all audiences. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for you helping to awaken that “passion” in the participants in the many conferences we have braved together. Again, thank you for amazing changing experiences, you stretched our thoughts and provided a road map for even greater achievement.
Marie-Christine Legault
VP Business development and partnerships  - Pyxis Technologies

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