Stephen D. Eiffert

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Steve Eiffert is an established organization consultant and trainer with considerable experience in the areas of management skills, effective thinking and decision making, communication skills and leadership. He is also a nationally recognized expert on the creative process. His book, Cross Train Your Brain, was chosen in the summer of 1999 as the main selection of the Doubleday Executive Program. He has presented over 1500 seminars, programs and talks in the United States and abroad. His Creativity Workshops and Retreats, designed to introduce new thinking paradigms and methods of utilizing more of the human potential, have been popular with numerous companies and groups, receiving wide acclaim.  Some of his clients include: Federal Express, Dial, Tyson Foods, BASF, Motorola, California Energy Commission, Time Warner, Chiron, Microsoft, Miller Freeman Publishing, Inc. Magazine, International and The San Francisco Symphony.

For over 20 years, Steve worked in the advertising industry. For 18 of those years, he was president and principal owner of Eiffert Media Communications, an advertising agency in the Midwest.  A student of improvisation, he studied and trained at Second City in Chicago and later performed for several years with his comedy group "The Evening Edition."  In the summer of 1995, he left the agency business to pursue a full time speaking and consulting career.

He has been an instructor of Advertising at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri and an Instructor of Business and Marketing at Missouri State University, also in Springfield.  While working as an instructor at Missouri State University he received one of the highest ratings from his students of any professor in the business department. Steve Eiffert holds an Undergraduate Degree in Film and Video from Missouri State University, and a Masters Degree in Communication, Cum Laude, from Missouri State University. He has also done post graduate study at the Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University.

Steve continues his relationship as trainer and consultant for the California Council of Continuous Improvement, The American Management Association, and the Management Development Institute at Missouri State University. He is certified in Situational Leadership and Myers Briggs.  Additionally he is a consultant to Panera Bread Company and other organizations and is a frequent speaker at corporate meetings and events.