Steven Pearce Bio

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.

Steve spoke at a client event we hosted, where he delivered a slot on personal impact - he had the much dreaded post-lunch session to a large room of over 120 people. His slot was enjoyable, funny and practical; he not only kept the room awake but also fully engaged. I have pasted a selection of comments from attendees who gave us feedback on the day. I would proactively recommend Steve to others.

Good presenter – kept everyone engaged / Brilliant – a lot of information which was v. Useful! / Really good, energised, believable and some top tips / An excellent post lunch slot/Kept my attention and not my favourite subject matter generally / Important subject matter well delivered / Good for graveyard slot, no chance of falling asleep!!! Good tips to use in practice / Good, thought provoking / You could not fall asleep / Good upbeat session / Plenty of food for thought and action points to consider / Very energetic presenter, good for post lunch session.
- Angela Brown, Head of Marketing, PwC Middle East