Steven Pearce started his first business at the age of 21 when, ignoring the warnings of parents and careers advisers, he pursued his passion and founded a professional theatre company that went on to become one of the most prolific in the UK in the early 1990s.
Increasingly fascinated by the concept of business as a performance art, Steven began to apply his communication and advocacy skills in a corporate setting. He was invited to design and deliver training programmes for HSBC and Arthur Andersen, and started to specialise in helping professional advisers develop their impact and influencing ability.
Following a spell as a board director at HR consultancy Stratagem, Steven founded his own business, SPA, in 2007, and has since worked internationally as a consultant and coach to many of the world’s largest professional firms.
He is an in-demand conference speaker, an accredited member of the Academy of Executive Coaching, and his first book Secrets of Influential People will be published by Hodder in 2014.