Helping individuals and groups reach their potential through action.
Steve understands that each individual is different and has different objectives they want to achieve. He uses a very simplistic and direct approach to help individuals achieve his or her goals. His experiences as a member of a highly skilled team and team leader, as well as participation in individual and team competitions, give him a dynamic edge in applying these ideals to sports teams and business groups. Steve will help you BE THE ONE in any endeavor you choose.
Specific to the individual's needs targeting career, individual, and self-discipline goals.
Sports, youth groups, businesses - specific to a group's needs: team building, leadership, morale building
Partnering directly with parents to assist them in fostering a vision of their desire for their child's / children's future
**A no-cost initial consult is recommended to make sure that Steve and his method is the right fit for you.
"I worked closely with Steve during my Sophomore year in High school, trying to get past my general discontentment with the people in my life, mainly my family. During my Freshman year of High school my Father survived an Aortic dissection, and soon after my parents were divorced. I found that slowly, but surely I began to look for an escape from reality, and in an attempt to hide my own shortcomings, anger, and malice towards the people around me. I began to lie, cheat, and got involved with drugs. My mother in an attempt to reach me and with much love got me in with Steve to help me cope and get over my own inadequacies. Steve took me in and mentored me closely and with a firm hand guided me towards what it meant to be a man of quality, and of an outstanding character. However, I was not yet willing to hear what he had to say, and I took some of his words to heart, but many of which fell on deaf ears at that point in time. Everything came to a boiling point when my mother along with Steve confronted me about a young man that I had given drugs to and he overdosed. Steve presented me with a choice of getting help at my own free will, or continue and be sent to an alternative school. That night I chose to get the help I needed. Steve set me up with a program in Montana, where I became clean, sober, and most importantly a man of character and who had morals and values that I will not compromise for anything. I am incredibly grateful towards Steve for all the help and hospitality."
I can’t say enough good things about Steve and his teachings. I love his approach and methods. He is a very caring and down to earth guy that truly loves helping people. His methodologies are clear and concise. When I reached out to Steve for my son Kolby, I had reservations that anyone would be able to help him. After a few sessions I was sold that Steve would be able to help and guide him where he needed to be. Steve set some very clear goals, boundaries, and expectations for Kolby to meet and exceed. Steve would always do follow-up calls with me to discuss the week's goals, expectations, and I always knew what was going on with Kolby’s progression. With Steve’s methods, guidance, and some tough love he was able to get Kolby back on track and the help he needed. Kolby and I will forever be grateful to Steve for his time, effort, patience, and friendship!!!
I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who is seeking an ally in changing their life, finding their path, or groups seeking that individual that will inspire them and their teams toward great things! Steve’s combination of experiences gives him a unique ability to listen and see the root of problems. His energy and talents with engaging individuals and groups, makes him a natural at turning the obstacles he sees into workable solutions. Steve is not the guy that will give you the trend of the day or buzz words to fill time. He’s the guy that you come to with an obstacle, and Steve will give say here’s what I see, we got this, and you’ll be inspired to take that jump or make that journey!
Steve Gowin draws upon over twenty five years of experience in the US military and Law Enforcement to bring an exceptional level of energy and commitment to motivational speaking. His straight forward and direct style is particularly effective with the younger audiences. His ability to project a simply stated, yet viscerally appealing common sense approach to self directed improvement forms a cornerstone of his approach. He directs participants towards an attainable and adoptable focus on actual life changes, rather than a simple momentary "feel good speech". The differences he has made with local youth have been truly impressive, and I can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly passionate motivational speaker with a goal towards fostering an environment of empowered life changes in any audience.
Steve Gowin founded his goal-oriented counseling service, Targeted Motivational Engagement (TME), in 2015. Through TME, Steve has been able to address hundreds of children and adults on the topics of goal setting and personal improvement.
Steve spent six years in the U.S. Army in a light infantry unit as a combat engineer (Sapper). He served as a team leader and earned the rank of sergeant after two years. It was in that leadership role that Steve recognized his passion for helping individuals and groups reach their potential through action.
Steve spent 23 1/2 years in law enforcement where he was a member of a major metropolitan-area SWAT team. He served as a team leader and was involved in planning and conducting numerous high-priority complex missions, as well as developing and writing current standard operating procedures for his team.
Steve was an instructor for both the Washington State Sniper School, and for the Washington State’s Basic and Advanced SWAT school. Steve has taught, trained and competed with other teams both nationally and internationally. Currently, Steve is a consultant and instructor for the U.S. Department of State providing anti-terrorism training throughout the world.
Steve lives on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Mt. Rainier with his wife and two teenage daughters.
Steve is a firm believer in living what he teaches. You can follow Steve on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn under Targeted Motivational Engagement. There you can learn more about Steve and see that he truly believes what he talks about…he doesn’t just say it, he lives it.
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