Speaker Bio and Photos

Steve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to bridge the strategy to execution divide to drive successful transformational change. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises to set the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.

Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Steve serves as the Immediate Past President of the Midwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). The purpose of ACMP Midwest is to develop change professionals who provide substantial value and expertise to the organizations they serve – through a lens of creativity, passion and excellence.

When speaking, Steve weaves in lessons from his rich and diverse history including agriculture, winemaking, lay-ministry and association leadership – in addition to his varied corporate, public sector and non-for-profit business and leadership experience.

Steve spent most of his adult life in southwestern Michigan and now lives with his wife in Chicago. His hobbies include Chicago history, architecture, and family history. He still owns the southwestern Michigan family vineyard his parents purchased in the 1960’s.

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Steve's Webinars

Driving a New Culture to Embrace the Digital Age

How to Accelerate your Strategy Implementation

Exceptional Sponsorship

Free Assessments

Please call me for a free consultation about either, and how I can help you achieve more value and greater success – both for your organization, and for you.


Leadership Readiness Assessment

A free assessment to determine leadership readiness to lead change.

Organizational Culture Assessment

This assessment helps you understand the degree to which your culture is ready to embrace transformational change.

Transformational Risk Assessment

This tool provides a structured format to document and prioritize risks and issues.

Transformation Complexity Assessment

This assessment helps you determine the degree to which your transformation will affect your organization.

Case Studies

Peralta Community College District

How Steve helped disarm a highly resistant faculty organization to achieve one of the most successful projects in college history.

AbbVie, Inc. U.S. Medical Affairs

Learn how Steve helped a leadership team increase employee engagement scores by 35% and reduced attrition from 16% to 7%.

BUILD Chicago, Incorporated

How Steve energized executive leadership and the board president to launch the organization into phenomenal growth.