Stedman Graham is chief executive officer of Stedman Graham & Partners, a
New York-based integrated marketing firm that specializes in reaching the
urban market. Graham is also chairman and chief executive officer of Stedman
Graham Training & Development, an educational company that creates
customized corporate training and leadership development programs.
Can Make It Happen &
Build You Own Life Brand
- Professional Speaker
- You Can Make It
Happen - A Nine-Step Plan For
- Build Your Own Life Brand!
- Become a Standout in
Your Work, Your Relationships, and Your Community
Grahams professional development has been guided by his nine-step
empowerment philosophy, designed to manage both professional and personal
situations. You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success details
Grahams system for personal growth. A youth version of the Nine-Step Plan
will be published in 2000.
"None of us are defined by our circumstances, nor
are we defined by how other people perceive us. It is up to each one of us
to define ourselves, and that is a life's work. Each
of us has the ability to lead a dynamic life by pursuing our unique goals
and dreams. There are no limits to what you can do."
Equally crucial to Grahams philosophy is a commitment to youth and
community. He is founder and executive director of Athletes Against Drugs (AAD),
a nonprofit organization of athletes and other civic leaders committed to
developing leadership in youth. AAD provides in-class curriculum to Chicago
Public Schools and conducts corporate leadership visits, parent workshops,
role model presentations, community and volunteer projects, as well as
sports clinics with professional athletes.
Stedman Graham is an adjunct professor at the
J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and
serves on several charitable boards of directors including the national
board of Junior Achievement (JA). Graham received a bachelors degree in
social work from Hardin-Simmons University and a masters degree in
education from Ball State University.
You Can Make It Happen
A Nine-Step Plan For
- A professional
training, leadership development and program that
is based on Stedman Graham's proprietary Nine-Step Plan for
Success. Graham tailors the Nine-Step Plan
for corporate clients and incorporates it into a program developed in
cooperation with client human resource professionals and based on an
understanding of the client's business goals, corporate culture,
operating environment and human resources objectives.
Build Your Own Life Brand!
Become a Standout in Your Work,
Your Relationships, and Your Community
- From traditional corporations to the Internet, from top
executives to people trying to make a difference in their
communities, branding has become one of the most important concepts
in professional and personal marketing today.
Stedman Graham shows
his audience how to use branding -- the technique employed by
major advertisers to distinguish their products -- for their own
|"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for
presenting the "You Can Make It Happen" session at our Peoria Marketing
Conference. The information you presented was well received by all in
attendance. You supplied your audience with comments they can take back
to their office and implement into their day-to-day lives. Your
presentation was very motivational and right on target. Thank you for a
State Farm Insurance Agencies
|"What a week! The entire Manpower organization,
Glaxo Wellcome, and the Greater Research Triangle community thoroughly
enjoyed your visit to North Carolina. I am still receiving phone calls
and e-mail's complimenting your message with regards to enhancing the
quality of life for other people."
President & COO
|"Thank you so much for sharing so generously of your
time with the Department of Labor's Youth Program Staff. Your message
and your approach to helping young people bring focus to their lives is
truly inspirational. My staff benefited greatly from your insights."
Secretary of Labor