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Steve Merman specializes in helping individuals and organizations effectively align their interests, goals and competencies to meet customer requirements and sustain competitive advantage. His coaching approach helps people get to the issues quickly in a way that supports and encourages learning and growth. His intervention skills assist individuals and organizations in selection, succession planning, and leadership and executive transitions.

Steve was manager of Human Resource Planning and Development for Amoco Production Company in Chicago. His tenure at Amoco included time with the Amoco Management Learning Center as a faculty member/consultant. He also has held numerous leadership positions with the American Society for Training and Development and served as its 1992 National President. He served as general manager of King Chapman Broussard and has been a professor of counselor education at the University of Colorado at Denver. Steve is a frequent contributor to articles regarding career management and assessment, as well as co-author of job search and career management publications. His most recent publication is a chapter on career development in the Training and Development Handbook from McGraw-Hill. He is also co-editor of Basics of Career Systems Development.

A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Steve holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is certified as a Co-Active Coach by the Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, California, and is a member of the International Federation of Coaches where he holds the designation Professional Certified Coach. Steve has certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, Strategic Programs 360, LEA, Benchmarks, and Birkman Method.

Like many of Headwaters’ colleagues, Steve is an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys fly-fishing, biking, snowshoeing, golf and has a passionate interest in natural history. His recent travels have included treks in India, Bhutan and Africa.