Steve’s company, the Foundation for Excellence, Inc., is often the counsel of choice by non-profits, faith-based institutions and congregations for leadership and staff training, Board development, team building, CEO coaching, clergy coaching, feasibility studies, and annual and capital fundraising campaigns. The Foundation has assisted non-profits, faith-based organizations and congregations raise more than a half billion dollars for worthy causes worldwide.
Steve has counseled with and spoken to community leaders, business professionals, politicians, organizations and institutions, as well as congregations and clergypersons all over America. Steve has earned more than 4 million flight miles traveling domestically and around the world counseling, guiding, sharing, and speaking in virtually every imaginable community, business, and religious context.
Steve is a wildly popular and widely read blogger on world issues, politics, interfaith relations, and spirituality beyond “organized religion.” His blogs at the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
“I want to help my audiences learn and live the kind of life,” says McSwain, “that will enable them to come to the end…and, they will come to the end…feeling a deep and profound sense of contentment, joy, and fulfillment knowing their brief passage on earth is leaving it a more conscious, compassionate, and charitable place to live. Tell me something, what could be more important than this?”
Top Ten Reasons to hire Steve:
10. His pant size is 36/30, but only when wearing J.C.Penny’s “stretch waist pants” for men in mid-life crisis.
9. He lives in Kentucky, home of 90-proof bourbon, baseball bats, fried chicken and cigarettes, which explains why the state motto is, “If it kills you, it was made in Kentucky!”
8. To mid-westerners, he sounds like a hillbilly from Kentucky…because he is.
7. Every year, students in his classes at the University of Kentucky give him the highest marks as a professor of communication and public speaking. But what else would you expect when, on the day of “Professor Evaluations,”
6. He’s authored 3 books and writing a 4th. But, if it’s like the others, it’ll do nothing, too.
5. He’s 58 years old. He was supposed to be 59, but his parents held him back a year.
4. He’s a former Baptist minister…and, still in recovery.
3. Although he admits to loving all religions, he maintains a secret love affair with that of his own.
2. He’s spoken to audiences numbering ten thousand or more, but he’s just as boring to audiences of ten persons or less.
1. If these 9 reasons have not convinced you to hire Steve already, maybe a serious one will: Steve has something important to say about life and how to live it…about how to so live and leave a legacy that makes this world a better place for generations to come.
Steve is wise but witty. One moment, audiences are laughing; in the next, they wipe back a tear, inspired as they are…
By his real-life, heartwarming stories…but wild and hilarious tales, too, of life as a minister’s kid;
· His extensive, and sometimes, perilous travels to nearly every continent on planet earth and all before the age of eighteen;
· His encounters with nearly every major religious group on planet earth and the valuable lessons he learned from it – Jews and Muslims in the Middle East as well as Hindus and Buddhists in the Far East.
· His life as a minister…his life in “post-ministrypause”…
Steve is witty, but wise. You’ll see. Your audience will, too. They’ll thank you for inviting him, for audiences always do.
After being invited more than once to speak at his parish, Father Jerry Kaywell, pastor of one of the largest Catholic parishes in America with thousands in weekly attendance, put it this way: “Quite simply, Steve is a miracle on stage. Not only does he have that rare ability to inspire others to reach for the life they’ve only ever dreamed of living, but he gives others the satisfying sense they truly belong here…that they are of infinite value and worth to Life itself.”
Dr. Steve McSwain
Dr. Steve McSwain