Steve Manderscheid, Ed.D., ACC

Organization Development Consultant

Building Leadership Capacity


Steve has twenty five years of experience and a diverse background working with business leaders on organization and leadership development initiatives in large and small national and international organizations. Steve works with clients to find the right solutions that have real positive financial impact. Steve challenges his clients to look past quick fix solutions and identify changes that will be effective in the short and long term.

Steve is a 2019 Fulbright Scholar in Innovation and Organizational Change. He is also the chair of the graduate Human Resource Management program in the College of Business and Technology at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. Steve loves to travel and has made his way to 37 countries to teach, consult, and explore culture. He has also facilitated strategic planning and leadership development workshops across industries and nonprofit organizations. Steve’s research agenda is focused on leadership development and strategic management. In particular, he has published and co-published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and two book chapters.

Professor and Chair of Human Resource Management, Concordia University

Principal Consultant (Alchemy Consulting)

Norstan Communication, Manager of Human Resource Development

Liberty Diversified Industry, Senior Training and Organization Development Consultant

Empak, Training and Development Specialist

3M, Training and Development Fellow

AMEC Foster Wheeler, Children’s Hospital and Clinics, Truth Hardware, Augsburg College, Apogee, Inc., Digital River, 3M, The St. Paul, Empak, Inc., Liberty Diversified Industries,, Connect Computer, RCRI, Norstan Inc., Degussa, Volunteers of America, Federal Reserve Bank, Allina, SHRM, Nelson Building and Development, The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, hrconnection, and Kyiv Mohyla Business School–Ukraine

University of St. Thomas, Ed.D., Organization Development, 2005

University of Minnesota, M.Ed., Human Resource Development, 1994

St. Cloud State University, B.A., Science of Technology, 1990

ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

My Favorite Books

Blue Ocean Strategy

Leading Change

The Innovator’s DNA