Steve Lishansky

Steve LishanskySteve Lishansky is the founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimizer) of OPTIMIZE International, specializing in developing top leaders, senior executive teams, and high performing organizations noted for their focus, passion, alignment, impact and results. An inspiring speaker, executive coach, and executive team facilitator, Steve's effectiveness with leaders has led to high level engagements with organizations as diverse as Cisco, Fidelity Investments, Novartis, State Street, EMC, Johnson and Johnson, Booz Allen Hamilton, MetLife, NASA, Arby's, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oakley, Canadian Tire, Parexel, Parelli, The Coast Guard Foundation, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

His passion for excellence and making a huge impact with his clients has led Steve to work with thousands of leaders and managers from more than 40 countries around the world. His specialties include working with senior leaders, executive teams, and high potential future leaders in:

  • Mastering the Dynamics of Effective Leadership: Executive Coaching and Training Programs that produce high-impact, sustainable results with leaders, their teams, and their organizations through bringing forth leadership and optimal results by fostering greater clarity, focus and impact with and for their people
  • Becoming an Indispensable Partner™ in Key Business Relationships — Training and Coaching Programs that develop highly effective inter-personal communications, influence, and relationship-building skills necessary for increasing the clarity, value, impact and results created with clients, key stakeholders, and employees
  • Optimizing Overall Team and Organizational Results — Facilitation and Coaching Services for maximizing leaders' leverage with their people, their people's effectiveness with each other, and high level strategic alignment of senior executive teams — all in the service of enhancing leaders' clarity, focus, impact and critical results
  • Challenging and Expanding Leadership Thinking and Action — Professional Speaking Presentations — in the areas of leadership, executive team performance, what makes coaching successful, and building thriving cultures that dramatically improve organizational performance and results

Steve's service to his professional communities has led him to being President of the largest chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA), as well as the largest chapter of the International Coach Federation, where he was a 2012 inductee into their Coaches' Hall of Fame.