Steve Gandara and the Excellent Cultures Team have spent FOUR DECADES PRODUCING THE WORLD’S BEST CULTURES FOR THE WORLD’S BEST COMPANIES DELIVERING TRIPLE and QUADRUPLE digit ROI’s. A Hispanic American, Steve grew up in a West Texas family of overachievers, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, served as a US Army Reserve Officer, and completed post graduate work in management and leadership at Texas Christian and General Motors Universities. He has served a wide range of leaders and firms from startups to Fortune 500s as both executive coach and leadership consultant. His clients include corporate execs, entrepreneurs, business owners, family office leaders, labor-union leadership, and sales execs as well as clergy and nonprofit leaders. Clients praise his expertise in helping them devise and implement strategies that build great leaders and corporate cultures of unity that celebrate diversity and surpass competitors by 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 including awards for Top Performance, Best Places to Work and Workplace Diversity. Proven process, scientific diagnostic tools and technology combined with the wisdom of seasoned, battle-tested experience unleash innovation that produces 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, proprietary web-based tools and full-scale corporate transformations.
Husband to Denise, his wife of nearly five decades, father of two natural and nine adopted children with eight 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 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, Corporate Unity that Celebrates Diversity 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 Startups to Family Offices to Fortune 500’s 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, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Teams, former President of Microsoft University
“Our high 95 percent engagement scores on the Toyota Survey (including hourly workers) are a result of the hard work of our team along with great programs like Excellent Cultures.”
George Christoff, President, Toyota de Puerto Rico