FOUNDER and CEO
Steve Scanlon is the Founder and CEO of Rewire, Inc., a company centered around teaching how the human mind shapes the path to success. His focus is on bringing current neurological discoveries to bear in areas of leadership, management, sales and operational performance, interpersonal communication, improved corporate culture, and personal excellence. Using the concepts of Lizard Brain, emotional intelligence, metacognition and mindfulness, Steve helps companies, teams and individuals better understand how to make effective changes for radical improvement. The ability to effectively manage change can not only improve our personal lives, but can be a powerful competitive advantage in our businesses, and Steve wants to help people understand that authentic and sustainable change is possible, and happens from the inside out. His strength is making the science behind how the human brain works not only more accessible to a broader audience, but also applicable to how we manage our day-to-day lives.
Steve has a BBA in Finance from James Madison University and over twenty years of experience as an executive in the corporate world before moving full-time into high-performance business coaching, when his passion for growth and development expanded beyond simply his own performance to the idea that he could help others achieve greater potential as well. Throughout his career, he has focused on helping other people find ways to fulfill their greatest potential, dedicating over 20,000 hours to one-on-one coaching with business executives and other top performers, and presenting hundreds of workshop and keynote sessions with teams and groups of all sizes.
He is a certified behavioral analyst in both the DiSC and Myers Briggs assessments, and a self-proclaimed neuroscience geek. In 2008 Steve founded Avivamiento in Mexico (AIM), a nonprofit that, in conjunction with other nonprofit organizations, supports a community in Tijuana through building homes, food programs, school programs and running a women’s shelter. He is the author of two books: Reality and Hope: Reflections From a Coach’s Chair, and Still the Lizard: Transformation Is Closer Than You Think
KEYNOTES AND WORKSHOPS
All topics can be adapted to the needs of either a keynote session or workshop.
The Next Frontier: Emotional Intelligence as Competitive Advantage
Many industries are going through a season of unprecedented change (whether that change is through technological shifts, regulatory changes or shifting consumer bases) and are looking for a way to grow in the midst of that change. Even more than that, the best companies are looking for difference-makers that will allow them to emerge as leaders in their industry. Emotional Intelligence is that edge. In this fun, interactive session, Steve teaches what Emotional Intelligence is, why it’s a such a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and a set of Emotional Intelligence skills that attendees can start using right away to set themselves apart from their competitors.
Creating a Growth Culture: Leader as Coach
In company after company, and case study after case study (Colgate-Palmolive, Microsoft, Aetna, to name a few), we’ve seen the positive impact of coaching on the work of leaders throughout an organization. When leaders embrace a coaching mindset in their role, engagement improves and the need for hand-holding and constantly putting out fires goes down. But one of the hardest transitions most managers make is going from being a top performer to leading a team. In this workshop, Steve teaches managers how to lead through taking a coaching approach with their people. He’ll cover both the coaching mindset and the tactical skills leaders need to thrive in their roles. This participate session is designed to add value to new and seasoned managers by teaching them brain-based coaching conversation skills to apply to their teams right away.
Still the Lizard: Thriving Through Change
A Still the Lizard session focuses on how our brains work against our being able to make positive changes, and what we can do about it. Steve will show your group the four characteristics of the lizard brain that work against our rational minds to keep us retreating back to old, unhelpful patterns of thought and action. And he will provide six useful tools for counteracting the lizard brain’s limiting impulses. The goal of this interactive session is to facilitate client growth through a holistic approach to all aspects of life—when you help your employees become their best selves, they will bring their best to your business.
Applied Implementation: The Art and Science of Getting Stuff Done
There is currently a massive gap between what science has discovered about motivation, productivity and performance, and what people are doing in their work on a daily basis. And it’s really not due to laziness—it’s because the drivers of action, implementation and top performance remain untapped. In this engaging and easy-to-apply session, Steve bridges the gap of what science has discovered about how humans actually get stuff done, and brings this knowledge to bear on how we can grow our work and accomplish our goals. People will walk out of the session with a set of strategies that they can apply immediately to start getting stuff done, hit their goals faster and build the sort of careers and lives they truly desire.
In addition to the specific topics listed above, the concepts of Lizard Brain, emotional intelligence, metacognition and mindfulness can be customized to meet the desired focus for your group, be it in areas of leadership, management, sales and operational performance, interpersonal communication, improved corporate culture, or personal excellence.