About Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney has been trusted for over 20 years by Executives and Top Leaders
Imagine this for your organization:
This can happen inside of your organization when you follow a step-by-step process that doesn’t require endless hours of your valuable time.
I learned several processes through personal experiences and now successfully apply them within countless organizations and repeatedly see that these processes work rapidly for them, too.
Here’s the Backstory
I grew up as a scrawny, nerdy kid that didn’t have a lot of friends. I didn’t connect well with people and was frequently bullied throughout my younger life. I had learning disabilities due to hearing and sight problems that were later corrected, and received help from Easter Seals in order to catch up to the other children.
I credit my parents with teaching me how to problem solve so I wasn’t left behind.
My engineering father would break down a problem into complex steps, and my brilliant mother would patiently take those steps and simplify them for me.
From those experiences, I learned that step-by-step solutions can be used repeatedly, always produce the same result, and can be taught to others.
Shortly after I pledged a fraternity at James Madison University in Virginia, I found out that I’d gotten in because they felt sorry for me, not because they liked me. I was stunned. When you’re eighteen years old and new to college, you want to be liked more than anything else.
After I licked my wounds, the engineering side of my brain kicked into gear. I asked myself, “Steven, how do you become popular?” After giving it some thought, I observed certain qualities in all popular kids. From there, I designed the steps to help me cultivate each of these qualities. By the time I was a junior, things had improved: I had become my fraternity’s president.
This experience taught me:
It’s why I do what I do today – and have done so for over 25 years with a diverse group of clientele such as Lockheed Martin, Defense Logistics Agency, and Marriott.