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
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