I am that motivating college business professor that you always wanted to have class with, and the executive you always wanted to work for. I offer speeches and training sessions that will leave you with a deep dive into business concepts that will help leaders build their organizations and sharpen their business practices.
Price Range: $2500 to $5000
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
With experience as a college and university professor, you can expect moments where you will feel as if you were in a classroom with an exciting professor who simplifies complicated topics. With experience as an athlete on every level and as a high school and college football coach and trainer, you can expect to be motivated. As a business executive and corporate trainer, you can expect strategic discussions and simplification of business topics. With a diverse background, Steve will tap into the needs of your organization/audience and tailor his presentation to their needs. Regardless of being on stage or walking through the crowd, audiences will comfortably connect with Steve and his presentation. Expect to learn, laugh, be challenged, but most importantly, see positive change.
Steve McCullar, MPH, MBA, PhDc
An experienced speaker and trainer, Steve McCullar is an energetic personality who has worked with local, national, and international businesses, as well as having taught future business leaders in the classrooms as a professor. He has dedicated himself to studying leadership throughout academia, achieving several degrees with top honors (Bachelors of Science, Masters of Public Health, Masters of Business Administration, PhD in Public Policy & Administration). As a member of Toastmasters International, Steve has worked to master his craft of public speaking.
As a premier Keynote Speaker, Steve expertly weaves his experiences into captivating training that provide hands-on experiences, discussions, and nontraditional exercises that draw out the best in audiences. With laughter and thought-provoking topics, his audiences are always intrigued.
Steve McCullar is on a mission to work with organizations through process improvement and preparing tomorrow’s leaders. From the continental US to the Solomon Islands, he has addressed leaders and brought his powerful message and ability to connect with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just a great personality and passion to help others; it is the depth of his experience and systematic thinking that creates lasting results.
Over the past decade, Steve has expanded his role as a professor and keynote speaker, to a corporate trainer and leadership development consultant. He has spoken at conferences, conducted one-on-ones with CEOs, as well as created a business lab for students on college campuses. His trademark business labs have allowed students to learn and be challenged in a corporate setting, learning such things as how to conduct themselves in a board meeting, making presentations to executives, and how to prepare for the unexpected. He has transformed many college and university students into confident leaders for tomorrow.
Steve proudly served his country as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman, where he traveled the world. This experience also allowed him to serve on his first humanitarian mission to Surabaya Indonesia. Since that time, he has continued to serve on humanitarian missions working with organizations such as Project Hope and serving on the executive board for the Red Cross.
In our ever-changing world, today’s modern business is transforming. New strategies need must be identified, and creative ways of working with customers must be implemented — these customers are both external and internal. Steve McCullar is always excited to deliver a high-impact, customized message.
Additional Booking Notes
These are Steve McCullar’s terms and some best practices—applicable when Steve is your featured speaker.
First, I appreciate the opportunity to come share my experiences with your organization, group, or audience. I want to work closely with your point of contacts to ensure we have an energetic presentation that delivers. Second, to deliver you the best experience possible and to prevent glitches or misunderstandings, I’ve created this list of suggestions and requirements. Thank you for inviting me, and I look forward to working together to make your event fun, memorable, and impactful.
Here’s how to get the most when you feature Steve McCullar as your speaker. Please have the person responsible for the event actively confirm that you’ll make these things happen and that you accept these terms.
• Steve uses his laptop and a remote control that he brings with him. If needed, he can bring his presentation on a flash drive, or send prior to the event.
• His computer needs to be at the front of the room with his computer so he can access it. He often pulls up examples to share when his audience asks questions, or hops to areas of greatest interest to keep the room energized.
• AC power should be within six feet of the computer and the laptop must be set up within reasonable sight (no more than 5-7 feet) of the most distant point while he will be standing. It works best to have it on a low table rather than a podium.
• If sound output or external video is required, he’ll confirm this with you—please let him know when you need to know this by.
• For groups of more than 25 people, he needs a wireless lavalier microphone. He just can’t be as smooth with a wired, handheld, and won’t use a podium microphone. Please test sound on all areas of the stage for volume and for feedback–if they cannot be resolved, please advise him of “danger spots.”
• To have the highest-energy presentation, a single screen should be off to one side or well above the stage, not center stage because the presenter is the focal point and the slides are merely supplemental. Steve can’t move around when he’s forced off to one side, unable to pass by the screen without obscuring it, so the session’s energy is much less than it could be.
• It’s critical to have a clear front-stage area. You’ll be glad he’s not the sort of speaker who hides behind a lectern. A podium at the front of the stage (center or side) blocks your audience’s view of their speakers. And it’s awkward to dodge. It also doesn’t work to have his stand behind or to the side of tables or props for your other sessions. If the front of the stage is full of stuff, he’ll can stand on the floor which sort of precludes the reason you have a stage in the first place. Tuck furniture (except his small table) at least 5-6 feet from the front of the stage if you absolutely can’t remove it.
• Steve loves to cooperate with your team on a tech check, preferably 20-30 minutes before he goes on stage. Hot swaps (resulting from back-to-back sessions with no break in between) are a recipe for disaster and they drain the audience’s energy, stress out the tech team, and worry the speaker. Please schedule a (minimum) 10-15 minute break before the presentation in order to switch equipment and clear the stage, if necessary.
• If we’ve agreed to permit recording the session, plan ample time to test sound pick up and to verify that the sound patch doesn’t interfere with the projection-output quality (sometimes an issue).
Scheduling & Logistics
• To create some anticipation for the session and to allow for AV setup and testing (discussed above) it’s best to schedule a break before Steve takes stage.
• Also consider scheduling a break right after Steve’s presentation. It helps facilitate that high-energy scrum at the front of the room for people who want to say “hey,” ask questions, and share their epiphanies. Plus, you get break-time conversation for people discuss what they just learned.
• Because he never wants to let you down as a result of wonky airline performance, Steve prefers to arrive the night before. Please arrange or recommend a hotel that’s either at the venue or closer to the airport than the venue itself. He’ll need a nonsmoking room.
• Steve does not drink alcohol or smoke.
• Steve would enjoy meeting with your executives prior to his speech. Dinner the night before is nice if travel permits. This interaction is helpful for personalizing the presentation for your group. Plus, he likes meeting nice people.
Slides and Handouts
• Steve doesn’t convert his slides to anyone’s templates. Ever. Templates don’t distinguish one presentation from another. Steve’s presentation slides are carefully designed to graphically supplement his verbal content; they don’t mirror the words in his speech. The alternative is that he’ll be fine presenting without slides if needed.
• Steve’s full slide deck is not available for download or to publish as notes or a handout. If you need an outline of the presentation for educational certification requirements, one can be provided on the day of the session.
• Steve owns and retains all rights to his materials and content. Always. They cannot be reproduced or distributed.
Recordings and Photos
• Feel free to take photos before and during Steve’s talk but please, no flash photography during the presentation.
• Unless we specifically agree (there is a price difference) you don’t have permission to record (audio or video), resell, or distribute Steve’s talk.
• You agree that Steve has the right to photograph and video record the session, as well, and use photos online or in print.
“Steve McCullar is a leadership development and training expert. Not only does he have experience on university and college campuses as an award-winning professor teaching business strategies and skills, and publishing research, but he has life experiences and stories to share with you.
Steve holds multiple degrees in healthcare and business, as well as experience as a collegiate and professional athlete, veteran (US Navy Hospital Corpsman), and Senior Corporate trainer. He travels internationally and enjoys working with various types of audiences.
He is the great cousin of inventor, Garrett Morgan, who invented the stop light and gas mask, and happy husband, excited dog owner, and fun grandfather.
He won’t stand behind the podium and may be walking through the crowd. You can call him: Steve, Dr. Steve, Coach, or Hey You!
Today, let’s listen as he sheds new light on…”
A nice, short intro like this is way better than reading Steve’s full bio aloud. But if you’d like more facts, the bio has them.
Influences & Inspiration
Dry Erase Board, markers, eraser (Workshops)
AC power strip
Place to plug in laptop