Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), and New York Times Best Selling Author
Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. As a businessman and educator, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and organizations around the country. Content is driven by his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™. Clients have included Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, CVS Pharmacy, Georgia Pacific, PRO-LINE International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Manpower, CNN and GlaxoSmithKline among many others.
Graham has authored ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. Build Your Own Life Brand! explores the concept of personal and professional branding. Move Without the Ball is a collection of principles that teaches students that sports are a part of life, not life itself. Who Are You? A Success Process for Building Your Life’s Foundation focuses on success through self-discovery. His latest release, Diversity: Leaders not Labels – A New Plan for the 21st Century, shares his unique approach to eliminate barriers to success.
Actively involved in education, Graham is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he taught a management strategy course entitled “The Dynamics of Leadership.” He also founded and directed George Washington University’s Forum for Sport and Event Management and Marketing – the first of its kind in the country.
Graham has a lifelong commitment to youth and community. In 1985, he founded AAD Education, Health and Sports (formerly, Athletes Against Drugs), a nonprofit organization with over 500 professional athletes and other civic leaders committed to developing leadership in underserved youth. AAD has served over 15,000 students through scholarships and education. Graham is also actively involved in leadership efforts and programs in South Africa and is Founder of Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, NJ, and Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, NC. He serves on several boards, including the national board of Junior Achievement (JA) and the 7-Eleven Education Is Freedom Foundation, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College, where he is also a distinguished visiting professor.
Awards & Honors
• Franklin Covey Humanitarian Service Award
• National Urban League Community Service Award
• Drum Major for Justice Award
• American Advertising Federation Industry Influential
• H. Naylor Fitzhugh Award of Relevance
Stedman Graham delivers his powerful message throughout the country and abroad to corporations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, community groups and professional associations.
Any business or professional interested in improving their performance and sustaining achievement will benefit from participation in an SGA Success Process Speaking Event or Seminar. Whether a client is interested in a workforce or personal development solution, a method of educating a prospect group or organizing their community, Stedman Graham and S. Graham & Associates offer relevant programs for our clients. Graham’s audiences include world leaders, corporate and business professionals and diverse organizations. Each Keynote Address and Seminar is tailored for the particular audience in attendance or the specific needs or goals set out by the client.
4. Health and Lifestyle
6. Personal and Professional Development
7. Marketing and Sales
Seminars & Workshops
For more in-depth educational instruction, Graham conducts seminars and workshops based on the client’s preference and needs. His speeches and seminars are supplemented with his books, including two New York Times bestsellers.
Stedman Graham visits Florence to talk about "Leadership Development"
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Florence, SC- It's not every day that students in the Florence area get hear the wise words of internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, author, and well known long-time partner to Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham. Mr. Graham spoke at the Francis ...
Stedman Graham drops by Florence, calls for 'intervention in education'
FLORENCE, S.C.- Stedman Graham, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and well known long-time partner to Oprah Winfrey, dropped by Florence Monday to flex some inspirational muscle and help people find their own identity. Graham ...
Stand by your woman
Sydney Morning Herald
Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. Talk-show billionaire Oprah Winfrey's partner Stedman Graham is a successful businessman in his own right and staunchly private. His $10 million wealth seems like a penny when compared to Winfrey's, but he has told ...
Insider's Guide: Avalon and Stone Harbor - Philly.com
It's where Stedman Graham, Oprah's sort-of-beau, played when he was a kid, and he's there when he visits his relatives offshore. The occasional pro comes down, but it is mostly ex-high-school and college guys. The system of getting to play is arcane ...
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