Steven Iwersen is a leader. He helps organizations develop a stronger leadership core and culture. He is a Keynote Speaker that has a tremendous ability to connect with the individual as well as the entire audience. Humorous, thought-provoking, and personal.
He presents a fast-moving and entertaining program on how to work with uncooperative people. The subject of conflict management has never been more relevant and exciting! Steven is the author of The Porcupine Principles! How to Move Prickly People to Preferred Outcomes – a leadership fable.
Steven breaks through the usual with the unexpected, inspires and involves the audience. He speaks at conventions, conferences and in private training events for corporate, government and association clients.
He is the founder of Aurora Pointe, LLC, a speaking and leadership development firm. He moved into the speaking and coaching business after 25 years in leadership roles ranging from not-for-profit organizations and business. His background includes responsibilities in the retirement living industry, business news, and the ministry. He knows the joys of building highly motivated teams and the agony of working with grumpy people.
Steven was the 2015-16 Co-Host for the Voices of Experience (an audio/video magazine for the National Speakers Association). He was the 2012-13 Chair of the NSA Chapter Leadership Council. He received the NSA Presidents Award of Distinguished Service in 2013. He has served as the President of the NSA-Kansas City chapter. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Chambers of Commerce in La Mirada, CA; Nampa, ID and Ottawa, KS, all of which have included executive positions including President of the Board.
He is an entertainer. He is a vocalist with a Big Band, singing the standards from the Sinatra era when his travel schedule allows.
Steven is the proud dad of three boys and now a grandfather to five adorable girls and two amazing grandsons. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife, Brandy, where they enjoy great Jazz music and the world’s best BBQ.