Over the past 25 years I’ve spoken and taught thousands of people how to use their brains to stop negative self-talk in it’s tracks and create the lives they want. To inquire about having me speak at your event, contact us.


I use the newest brain research to teach people and teams how to speak to themselves to get results they want.

I have over 25 years of experience teaching people from executives to sales people to teenagers about how to end negative self-talk. My presentations explore the discoveries that cognitive psychology has made about training the brain to help us attain our goals and achieve the lives we want. Each attendee leaves with tools that teach them not only how to change the way we think, but more importantly, how we can teach our brain to embrace that change.

Proven Results. The Numbers Don't Lie.

How do I know this works? I began teaching classes on positive thinking at a business college in Santa Rosa over 25 years ago. Business schools have a notoriously low retentions rate. They are made up of mostly non-traditional students who haven’t finished high school, never went to college and are trying to better their lives. They often have jobs, kids and are overworked and underpaid, so it’s understandable that many of them end up dropping out. However, we quickly noticed during this time that the students that took my course on positive thinking didn’t drop out. For this reason the president of the college required everyone enrolled at the college to take my course to graduate. During the years that I taught my class the retention of the school went up to 93%. 93%! That’s pretty unheard of along business college lines. But that’s what the power of positive thinking can do.

After that experience I was 100 % sold on the power of a positive mindset and I’ve gone on to teach this material and train tens of thousands of people including clients like Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, State Farm and Sonoma State University. I’ve seen personally the changes that people are able to make in their lives simply by changing the way they talk to themselves. My simple but powerful message focuses on helping us understand how our mind works and how to use the amazing tool we call the brain.

My Topics:

How You Can Learn ANYTHING!

It’s not magic…it’s science!

Here I present an eye-opening look at how our brains conform to the messages we give them. By knowing how to optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves to create new, positive self-images of how we see ourselves, and who we want to be. Understanding this opens doors to creating more success in our health, personal relationships, and our businesses.

In this presentation, you will:

  • Discover how your brain learns from your thoughts and the information you feed it.
  • Understand how your brain believes and accepts everything you tell it.
  • Learn to think in new ways that will help you make positive life changes.

The Power of a Positive Mindset

Did you know that we an actually learn how to  to be more optimistic? By looking at the research on learned optimism by Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, I prove that we are able to rise above such setbacks as job loss, financial hardship, sickness and unexpected tragedies by knowing how to change the way we think. In this presentation, you will learn how to:
  • Uncover the difference between learned optimism and learned helplessness.
  • Change the way you think to rise above the challenges all of us face at one time or another.

Tame Your Mind. Unleash Your Life Ten Series Workshop Training

I offer my Tame Your Mind Training (TYMT) as well as customized coaching in both your business, and your personal life.

The TYM program trains you to create a positive mindset that will empower you to achieve your goals. I start by creating a customized coaching program for you, (No cooking cutter program here!) My programs are designed to change what you are saying to yourself about yourself to stop negative thinking in it’s tracks and help you meet your personal and business goals.

My Focus is on Results.

With my TYM program you receive help: 

  • One-on-one exploration and clarification of the results that you or your employees want to achieve.
  • Help with determining where you are now to define the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
  • Help identifying what is keeping you from where you want to be in your life, and your business.
  • We then create a new set of messages, rather than the ones you are telling yourself, about yourself,
  • These new messages then become a new mindset that leads you to where you want to be in your life.

“Thanks, Steve. I truly appreciate all you have done for me and our people. What you’ve done for us at State Farm. Your class is being used by our Agency Force and assisting our agents on getting results. You really have made a great positive impact on me and our team.”

Greg Jones, Supervisor of Administrative Services, State Farm Insurance

“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."

Maury Schulkin, M.D. , Kaiser Permanente

"A big thank you to Steven. I dropped 3 clothing sizes and nearly 60 lbs. since I took his workshop in 2016. I used the power of my subconscious to get me here."

Judy Baker, Marketing Strategist

"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, Legacy Mechanical

I have previously spoken or given trainings for:

Commonwealth Club 

Golden Gate Club of San Francisco

Rotary Interact Leadership Conference

Rotary District Convention

State Farm Insurance

Kiwanis Clubs of Oakmont

Soroptimist Club of Santa Rosa

Kaiser Permanente Medical Groups

North Bay Association of Realtors

El Camino Community College

Napa County Office of Education

Drug Abuse Alternatives Center

Alzheimer’s Association

MedLite Weight Loss & Wellness

Head Start Program

Ensearch Management Consultants

TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly)

Oakmont Gardens

Aegis of San Rafael

Merrill Gardens of Rohnert Park

Chancellor Place of Windsor

Varenna in Santa Rosa

Oakview of Sonoma Hills

Aegis of Napa Assisted Living

Merrill Gardens of Sonoma

The Carlisle of San Francisco

Lodge at Paulin Creek

Aegis of Corte Madera

Heffernan Insurance

Somerford Place

Rotary Clubs (District 5150)

Rotary Clubs (District 5130)

Rotary Clubs (District 5170)

Rotary Clubs of (District 5160)

Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce

SIR (Sons in Retirement)



Successful Thinkers Network

San Mateo BEST Connect

Tri-Valley Consultants Forum






O’Connor Woods Senior Living

Full list on request