Steve Gandara and the Excellent Cultures Team have spent over four decades helping leaders transform corporate cultures and leaders into A RELENTLESS COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. He has served a wide range of leaders and firms from startups to Fortune 500s. Clients include corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, family businesses, labor-union leadership and sales executives as well as clergy and nonprofit leaders both as executive coach and consultant. Clients praise his expertise in helping them devise strategies that build great leaders and corporate cultures surpassing competitors and delivering amazing returns while maximizing professional and personal growth of leaders and employees alike.
Using a unique combination of scientific assessment data, seasoned experience and proprietary technology, Steve and his colleagues have designed and orchestrated strategies delivering client ROIs ranging from 225% to 1750% in less than two years. Their unique “Service-Over-Self Organizational DNA” that produces a “Culture of Relentless Commitment to Excellence” generates distinct competitive advantages. Client leaders and firms maximize their current success, capture new opportunities, transform their people and organizations, and reach new heights of performance and profitability. Proven scientific diagnostic tools and technology combined with the wisdom of seasoned, battle-tested experience unleash innovation and creativity that produce measurable impact on revenue, cost savings and bottom lines. Offerings include everything from scientific assessments to leadership and executive coaching, both live and virtual workshops, sustainable mobile learning, web-based tools and full-scale corporate transformations.
A retired US Army Reserve Officer, husband to Denise, his wife of nearly five decades, father of two natural and nine adopted children with nine grandchildren, Steve leads a busy life. When not meaningfully engaged with family or clients, he has served in volunteer positions as a high school youth mentor, school board member, licensed foster parent, minority scholarship fundraiser, church board president, social service charity board chairman and college board of regents chairman. Steve has also taught college classes in entrepreneurial leadership and speaks regularly to corporate and business leaders about high-performance leadership, team building, diversity & inclusion and corporate culture transformation. He also regularly delivers Achieving Excellent Culture workshops both live and virtually to leaders ranging from middle managers to CEOs of organizations from startups to Fortune 500s in diverse geographical locations.
“Principles and practices that change your organization for the better. They are truly timeless as I’ve seen them work for over 25 years now.”
David Jaworski, Microsoft Exec.
“As a result of our outstanding sales performance, we became the fastest growing Toyota region in the U.S.”
Gladys Spencer, Manager of Training and Organizational Development
Toyota Central Atlantic Division