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Stedman Graham Biography
As an executive, educator and speaker, Stedman Graham works with corporations, organizations and nonprofits in the areas of identity development, leadership, diversity training, personal wellness, and personal/professional branding.
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. Graham`s latest book, Identity: Passport to Freedom, published by Pearson Education, was released in February, 2012.
Stedman Graham is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. Graham also taught management strategy at Northwestern University`s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. He is a distinguished visiting professor at several colleges and universities throughout the country.
In 1985, Graham 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. Graham serves on several boards, including Corporate Voices, the National Board of Junior Achievement (JA), the 7-Eleven Education Is Freedom Foundation and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
He is also actively involved in leadership efforts and programs in South Africa and is the Founder of Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, NC. Graham 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.
Identity: Your Passport to Success
Have you ever thought about the connection between knowing who you are and success? You might think you have a pretty good handle on who you are, your identity. Even if you do, your identity can change, evolve, and transform. The core idea of this book is this: Your happiness and success in life flow from becoming clear about who you are and establishing your authentic identity - first inside yourself and then externally in the world.
Comprehensive text that guides youths to a better understanding of themselves, their strengths and their desires, while helping them to set goals and devise and achieve plans for realizing their visions. Content includes practical exercises that help bridge the gap between education and the real world. Lessons provide teenagers with the means to boost self-esteem, avoid peer pressure, and handle the daily stresses that come with being a young adult. With the Nine Steps to support them, teens will find and follow their own road to success -- with conviction, perseverance, and pride.
In Part I, Graham provides a working definition of identity, and shares powerful insights about why happiness and success flow directly from establishing your authentic identity. Part II provides a process and structure you can use on your own journey to create your own authentic identity. Graham illustrates this process and structure by sharing others` process of discovery and creation. You`ll learn how some remarkable people chose values to live by, developed a passionate sense of purpose -- and linked their values and purpose to their work in the world. Finally, in Part III, Graham introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for Success, bringing this process to life through the stories of individuals who`ve resolved their questions of identity.
Guiding you along your journey, Graham and his extraordinary interviewees helps you wrestle with questions like: How will you change when you truly know yourself? How can you align your inner and outer selves? How can you keep them aligned, as the world rages around you?
You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success*
Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success*
Teens Can Make it Happen Workbook
You Can Make It Happen Every Day: A Motivational Guidebook
Build Your Own Life Brand!
Move Without the Ball: Put Your Skills and Your Magic To Work For You
The Ultimate Guide to Sports Event Management & Marketing
Diversity: Leaders, Not Labels
Who Are You? A Success Process for Building Your Life's Foundation
I Have a Dream: The Nine Step Success Process to Building Your Identity in 2010 and Beyond.
Alabama A&M University
American Bankers Association
American College of Sports Medicine
Art & Drama Therapy Institute
Ball State University
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Abilene
Black Business Summit-Canada
Boy Scouts of America, Inc.
Buffalo Niagara Business Expo
Camden Children`s Garden
Career Place Ohio
Charleston County School District
Chicago Public Schools
Children Health Education Center
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Cuyahoga Community College
Dogwoods Arts Festival
Executive Women International
Family Advocacy Florence Bertell Academy of Baltimore
Florida School Board Association
George Washington University
Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Harold Washington College
Healthcare Finance Management Association
Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Incentive Marketing Association
International Wellness Conference
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Manchester Craftsmen`s Guild
National Council of Visible Minorities (Public Service Commission)
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Metal Finishers
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
National Youth Crime Prevention Conference
Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Our Lady of the Lake University
Sales & Marketing Association-Chicago
State Farm Insurance Agencies
State of Carolina Department of Health & Human Services
Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
USACE Corps of Engineers
U.S. Olympic Committee
U.S. Department of Education
United Neighborhood Centers of Greater Rochester
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Volunteers of America Oregon
Valley High School
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