The Brain Whisperer Asks: What Do You Want to Master in Your Life?

Steven R. Campbell

The Brain Whisperer Asks: What Do You Want to Master in Your Life?

Steven R. Campbell is an award-winning author, speaker and mentor to individuals and organizations. Known as “the Brain Whisperer,” he teaches how your mind can be your greatest adversary and, when understood, can be transformed into your greatest friend and ally.

After working in hospital administration for 20 years, Steven acquired his Master’s Degree in Information Systems and went on to pursue his greatest love—teaching, where he served as a college professor and eventually educational dean for another 20 years.

It was a professor that Steven developed a curriculum based on brain science to help students end negative thinking, improve focus and clarity, and ultimately transform their lives.

Steven uses his 20 years of research and university teaching to present easy-to-understand principles that may be applied immediately to improve the quality of our thoughts and lives, while teaching us how to access the true power of our minds. He also shares the latest research about how the brain learns and how much of our behavior is based not on the truth, but rather on the truth as we perceive it.

Helping People Embrace Change and Realize their Dreams

Through his “Tame Your Mind, Unleash Your Life” day-long seminars, presentations and materials, Steven has helped thousands of people embrace change and realize their dreams. His simple but powerful message focuses on helping us understand how our mind works and how to use the amazing tool we call the brain. Steven has shared these secrets in his third book, “Making Your Mind Magnificent.”

Today, Steven regularly conducts seminars around the nation on changing what we say to ourselves about ourselves. Audiences have included such organizations as hospitals, drug abuse programs, weight loss programs, Head Start programs and public schools. He also hosts a two-hour weekly radio program titled “Making Your Mind Magnificent” on KOWS FM radio in Sonoma County, California.

Steven lives in Rohnert Park, California with his wife, Mary.

Organizations Where Steven Has Spoken

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco

Golden Gate Club of San Francisco

Rotary 2011 Interact Leadership Conference – Keynote

Rotary 2010 District Convention – Keynote

State Farm Insurance  – Keynote

Kiwanis Clubs of Oakmont, Napa & Healdsburg

Soroptimist Club of Santa Rosa

Kaiser Permanente Medical Groups, Northern and Southern California – Keynote and All Day Seminar

North Bay Association of Realtors – All Day Seminar

El Camino Community College in Los Angeles – Keynote

Napa County Office of Education – Keynote

Drug Abuse Alternatives Center – Four Series of Ten Workshops, Keynote  at  Annual Fundraisers

Alzheimer’s Association – Northern California and Northern Nevada- Keynote

MedLite Weight Loss & Wellness in Santa Rosa

Head Start Program in Santa Clara County – Keynote

Ensearch Management Consultants

TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly) – Keynote

Oakmont Gardens – Four Series of Ten Workshops on Making Your Mind Magnificent

Aegis of San Rafael – Ten-Workshop Series

Merrill Gardens of Rohnert Park – Ten-Workshop Series

Chancellor Place of Windsor – Ten Workshop Series

Varenna in Santa Rosa – Four Series of Ten Workshops on Making Your Mind Magnificent

Oakview of Sonoma Hills – Ten-Workshop Series

Aegis of Napa Assisted Living – Ten-Workshop Series

Merrill Gardens of Sonoma – Ten-Workshop Series

The Carlisle of San Francisco – Ten-Workshop Series

Lodge at Paulin Creek – Ten-Workshop Series

Aegis of Corte Madera – Ten-Workshop Series

Heffernan Insurance

Somerford Place – Senior Community Living

Rotary Clubs (District 5150) Ignacio, Fisherman’s Wharf, Sausalito, Tiburon-Belvedere, Mill Valley, San Rafael Harbor, Novato, Burlingame, Foster City, Mission San Rafael

Rotary Clubs (District 5130) Petaluma Valley, Sebastopol Sunrise, Napa, Napa Sunrise, Calistoga, Glen Ellen-Kenwood, Santa Rosa

Rotary Clubs (District 5170) Niles Fremont, Dublin, Los Altos, Campbell, San Leandro, Morgan Hill, Fremont

Rotary Clubs of (District 5160) Vacaville, Vallejo, Pleasanton North, Alamo

Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce

SIR (Sons in Retirement) Branches: 92 Oakmont, 147 Petaluma, 76 Santa Rosa, 22 San Rafael, 100 Petaluma, 35 Los Altos, 122 San Rafael, 1 San Mateo, 68 San Rafael, 58 Petaluma, 132 Rohnert Park, 157 Healdsburg, 134 San Rafael

Job Seekers: ProMatch, CSIX Connect, Career Action Ministries, Job Connections, Phase2Careers, Marin Professionals, Experience Unlimited Contra Costa County

Connect*Work*Thrive Conference – Keynote

Successful Thinkers Network – Alameda, Fremont

San Mateo BEST Connect – Chamber of Commerce Educational Program

Tri-Valley Consultants Forum

BACN (Bay Area Consultants Network)

TRAIN Tracy Resource And Information Network

SHARE (Social and Health Agency Resource Exchange) East Bay

CALA (California Assisted Living Association)

SING (St. Isidore Networking Group) Transition Ministry of St. Isidore Catholic Church

O’Connor Woods Senior Living – Staff + Residents


“Without reservation, this was the best presentation I’ve seen in many years. Some years ago, I heard a presentation by Lou Holtz, the famous football coach, and many of the things he said have stuck with me and been useful going through my life. I would rank a presentation by Steve Campbell to be of that same caliber. Steve is a wonderful mentor and guides the audience on a journey of self-awareness and personal growth. It would be impossible to not be happier after hearing him speak, and I will carry a few of his insights on personal happiness with me for the rest of my life. I liked him so much, I bought two of his books….one to keep and one to share with important people in my life.”
~ Richard Almini, President & CEO, Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc.

“I have been the leader or co-leader for SING for nearly 15 years. I have heard over 500 speakers during this period. Steven’s talk will stand as one of our standouts…not just for our members but for me as well. I came to the meeting with a number of unresolved issues on my mind. Steve’s “Okay…I don’t care” line hit me like a ton of bricks and helped me get resolution the next day. I have since used this and his metaphors with several people I mentor.”
~ Thomas M. Loarie, Speaker Chair, SING-Transition Ministry of St. Isidore Catholic Church

“Steven was outstanding. It took only about 5 minutes into his presentation when I knew that were in for a wonderful ride….as I scanned the audience, I saw many smiling and nodding their heads in affirmation. His topic quickly tapped into some underlying challenges that we all struggle with. He frequently referenced his sources, authors and experts in the field to further punctuate his points and theories. The use of his personal stories and experiences made his presentation human and relatable. It was very apparent that his presentation was very carefully crafted over a long period of time to come to this superb finished product. I can only speak from a subjective point of view, but his presentation was by far the best we’ve had so far.
~ Scott Chambers, DC, Program Chair, Rotary Club of Niles Fremont

“I’ve been meaning to contact you about Steven Campbell’s presentation to our club, but I wanted to wait until I could really sit down and tell you how AMAZING we thought he was! Steven’s presentation on “How We Learn” was inspiring, thought provoking, and perfectly executed.  He has an incredible way of turning science and complex theories into accessible and easy to understand information.  He is a phenomenal teacher who truly knows how to engage his audience.  I feel I can speak for the group when I say that we all left his presentation with a better understanding of ourselves and the power of our thoughts. Thank you very much for arranging for him to speak to our club!”
~ Megan Mordecai, Administration Chair, New Generations Rotary Club of Santa Rosa

“While in graduate school I was an assistant speech and debate coach. I tend to be a bit judgemental at conferences and judge speakers like I’m at a collegiate tournament (not a trait I’m particularly proud of but nonetheless ). You, kind sir, are one of the best speakers I’ve heard in a good long while. You held that room’s attention even though you had a tough time slot, directly after lunch. Did you notice when you were closing you could hear a pin drop? Many thanks for a terrific, possibly life altering,  afternoon!  I needed to hear your words. I think that picking your session was quite likely a “God thing.””
~ Carol Pickard, Attendee, CALA Conference 2016

“Steven’s presentation was dynamic, engaging and entertaining. We all walked away with some great information that we could all use personally and professionally. I think everyone, young and old, should listen to one of his talks to help them live the life they dream of…it’s possible using some of the techniques he shared!”
~ Kelly Miller, Programs, TRAIN Tracy Resource And Information Network

“Steven Campbell had the Chamber members spellbound with his engaging style and subject matter.  He has the right mix of science, story and humor that keeps everyone interested and looking for more information.  I had no idea that our minds were so powerful.”
~ Pam Stafford, Rohnert Park City Council Member

“Bottle him up and let every caregiver have a case!”
~ Northern California Alzheimer’s Association

“I have been traveling, but postponed leaving for Colorado so I could hear Steve talk, and I am glad I did. His explanation of how our brains process what we tell it was eye opening, and undeniable when you think about it. Thank you very much for arranging his speaking to us.”
~ Ed LaBarre, Program Chair, Rotary Club of Sausalito

“When I first heard Steve, it seemed that after he started speaking, suddenly it was over! He was fabulous and his ideas where amazing, I bought his book and literally started reading it while I walked away after his presentation.”
~ Michelle A. Douhitt, Sacramento, CA

“In all my years as a practicing psychologist I have attended many seminars on the brain and behavior….but none quite like yours. “Intelligent Heart” is such an apropos name! Your style of presentation is so intellectually and emotionally palpable it’s actually scintillating at times. The material seems fresh and exciting even if it already familiar. Everything comes alive.”
~ Kelley Shawn Dolan, Ph.D

“Stephen came to our Rotary Club, and gave a very captivating presentation. He had his audience at full attention within the first 2 minutes of his presentation. His topic was of a nature that was very new information for our club members. I highly recommend Stephen if your group needs a speaker.”
~Dee Patel, Program Chair, Rotary Club of Vacaville

“I think it would be safe to say that Steve changed several people’s lives after listening to his presentation. I would recommend Steve as a lecturer, speaker, or mentor to anyone interested in improving his or her life of business career. If you ever have the chance to go listen to one of Steve’s presentations, DO IT. You will not be sorry.”
~ Michael Sinatra, Service Category: Writer/Editor

“Steven was everything you said and more. He was entertaining, funny, thought provoking, informative and very personable. I can see why people flock to a full day seminar with him! Every comment so far has been positive!
~ Mike Hoffman, Program Chair, Rotary Club of Foster City

“Within 30 minutes, I learned a few actionable tips from Steven on how to get my brain working for me in a positive way to remove self limiting beliefs and begin a new life today.”
~ Edward Niu, Rotary Club of San Leandro

“Steve has the ability to “strike home” with the manner in which he presents his topic “How We Learn” which leaves you thinking “‘Huh, how come I didn’t know that?” He has a gentle way of persuasion. Our group already wants him back to speak on the topic of “Feelings”.”
~ Hilary Toyryla, Speaker Chair, Job Connections

“Steven is engaging and an all pro speaker. He knows how to take over an audience and keep them interested. I would recommend him for any audience of any age.”
~Chuck Seebock, Little Sir, SIR-Sons in Retirement Branch 147 Petaluma

“Steven presents a clear roadmap for how we might better utilize our most important asset, our brain. His simple-to-understand lecture makes it easy for anyone to walk away with a game plan to improve their cognitive capabilities and learning skills.”
~ Boku Kodama, Director, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Rafael

“Steven combines scientific information with an entertaining delivery which makes for a captivating presentation. There were several people from our Rotary Club who asked for his contact information so that they could schedule him to speak at other organizations. I highly recommend him to any group that is looking for a speaker or motivational workshop leader.”
~ Tina Orsi-Hartigan, Rotary Club of Los Gatos

“Steven’s presentation hit all the right notes and was well received. He is able to take a large amount of information and synthesize it for the group. He works the room well and has plenty of humor mixed in. Very solid presenter with only 30 minutes. Impressive.”
~ Dick Bugarske, President, Kiwanis Club of Healdsburg

“He was perfect…..I looked at the faces in the crowd and they were all focused and engaged in the topic…..and he knows how to hold em. I think he sold a bunch of books too……once again you have provided me with a winner.”
~ Bob Nuell, Little Sir, SIR-Sons in Retirement Branch 22 Ignacio Pacheco/San Rafael

“Steven reinforced for me the study of the brain that I have spent my whole life working on. Just about the time I get it…something comes up that catches me up in my own negative behavior. I KNOW many people who spoke to me after the presentation felt the same way. He truly is a gift to all of us working hard to stay on the right path! I have his CD in my car and I look forward to playing it every time I shut the door.”
~ Rafaela Morillas, Oakmont Kiwanis

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“In all my years as a practicing psychologist I have attended many seminars on the brain and behavior… but none quite like yours. Your style of presentation is so intellectually and emotionally palpable it’s actually scintillating at times. The material seems fresh and exciting even if it already familiar. Everything comes alive. You really have found your calling, and it is a profound pleasure to witness and participate in it! Thanks so much.” —Kelley Shawn Dolan, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist

“Steven gave a talk that was very well received. We invited him to expand on these themes with monthly noon talks at Kaiser, which are still ongoing. We learned a positive way of responding to our mistakes and growing from them. We learned how to identify self images that we carry within ourselves that keep us from reaching our potential. We then learned how to create new self images and use them to move toward our goals.

“It sounds simple, but the effects can be rapid and powerful. Several of our staff, and physicians, found some of the effects life-changing. It led to an improvement in teamwork and morale and positive attitudes on the unit. I read his book and used it to help myself. As a result, I have developed a positive approach toward improving areas in my personal and professional life that I had previously figured would never change, but now are making some positive steps.”

—Maury Schulkin, M.D., Kaiser Permanente