About Steve

steve-borekSteve Borek
Professional Certified ICF Coach
Board Certified Coach
Certified NOW WHAT® Facilitator

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When someone asks me about my background, I always start with my youth and growing up in the projects, today some would call “the hood,” of Westchester County in New York state.

Living in an impoverished neighborhood taught me lots of lessons.

From early on I realized each one of us is unique and we all have a story to tell.

I am very curious about people and see them at their very best.

Some say I’ve been coaching others all of my life. Maybe so. What I do know is that I was destined to be a part of the Coaching Profession from the very beginning.

I attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and received a BS majoring in Accounting & Finance. During my senior year I became very interested and fascinated with computers and business software. So, I leveraged my knowledge of debits and credits to help entrepreneurs streamline their businesses with computerized accounting systems.

I have held numerous positions as Sales Executive, Management, Project Manager, and Trainer in the computer, software, and consulting industries for over 20 years.

I have successfully helped build a half dozen different business’s with numerous software & hardware products in multiple industries.

I have experience working with a wide range of companies large and small.

Solopreneurs, healthcare, legal, education, government, manufacturing, distribution, and international concerns to name a few.

My personal customer service experiences have been varied from Mom & Pop owners, Board of Directors, C-Level, Middle Management, Finance, HR, Engineers, and skilled folks on the Shop Floor.

I have developed an empathetic and supportive communication style focused on helping my customers achieve their goals. Although I truly enjoyed partnering with organizations and seeing them succeed, my most satisfying experiences have been the relationships I have created along the way. I am very lucky.

A big believer in continuous improvement, I decided to pursue a graduate degree at night while advancing my professional career during the day. I attended Syracuse University and earned an MBA majoring in International Business and graduated with honors. I thoroughly enjoyed the educational experience as well as the camaraderie of fellow students and faculty.

I then discovered the wonderful profession of coaching. I received my formal coaching education from Coach U which is an ICF accredited school. Interesting enough, I have more coaching education hours than both college degrees combined.

Coach University is one of the top accredited Coach Training organizations worldwide.

Today, in addition to my global coaching practice, I’m a faculty leader at Coach University. I enjoy leading discussions regarding questioning, listening, personal foundation, and business coaching conversations.

I love working with clients from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures. I’ve coached over 400 clients in a half dozen countries by phone and Skype.

Personal stuff. I’m single. Two grown children. Five inches taller than six foot. I’m not all business. I attend yoga class several times a week, love to run, produced eight plays for community theatre, took up piano late in life, enjoy getting lost on a mountain on a 15K hike, decent golfer, and I just achieved my open water diving certification.

I’d be honored to be your partner to help you achieve your endgame quicker. In fact, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing. Nothing.

Credentials

  • coachu-300x56Certified Behavioral Analyst – CPBA, CPVA, CPHDA
  • PCC, ICF Certified Coach
  • PMC – Professional Mentor Coach
  • Board Certified Coach BCC
  • The Leadership Challenge Facilitator
  • Team Advantage Certified Coach
  • Coach University, Faculty Leader
  • Erickson College International – Vancouver BC, Guest Blogger
  • NLP Practitioner
  • mPWR10 Trainer
  • BS, Mercy College, Cum Laude
  • MBA, Syracuse University, Cum Laude
  • CUCG, Coach U
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Syracuse University Chapter
  • Certified Print Coach
  • Host, Profit Lounge SIG for Professional Coaches
  • Board of Directors (past,) Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors (past,) Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

Giving Back

icfI’m dedicated to volunteering, serving the community, and giving back because I’ve been fortunate to achieve so much.

Some of my favorite organizations are the Rescue Mission, Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, Coach Approach, The Coach Initiative, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Beaver Lake Nature Center, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and mentoring students at my alma mater, Syracuse University.

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