Steffan Surdek

Steffan Surdek

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Leadership Advisor - Leadership and Conversational Debt expert

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Mastering Leadership and Unleashing Your Potential

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Mastering Leadership and Unleashing Your Potential with Steffan Surdek
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Leading Through Crisis

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Co-CREATIVE LEADERSHIP with Steffan Surdek
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The Surdek Team

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Ordaining Reality Radio Show w/Steffan Surdek

STEFFAN SURDEK BIOGRAPHY

With over a decade of experience in leadership coaching and an impressive track record of delivering over 2500 hours of workshops, training, and talks, Steffan Surdek is a thought leader on co-creative leadership, dedicated to enabling leaders and teams to unleash their full potential through a collaborative and inclusive approach.

Steffan believes that every voice counts within an organization. He helps management teams collaborate more effectively and reduce communication barriers, leading to increased organizational performance.

His unique expertise allows him to customize and adapt his teachings to meet the specific needs of his audience, ensuring both informative and relevant workshops and conferences. His signature talks on co-creative leadership showcase his innovative approach to fostering unity, complexity, and emotional intelligence in teams. His interactive and engaging talks leave a lasting impression.

Author of “The Way of the Co-Creative Leader”, Steffan published content on various platforms like Forbes, Cutter, and Wellness, as well as on his own leadership blog. A dynamic speaker, he inspires and motivates leaders to adopt co-creative leadership practices.

In a constantly evolving world, Steffan’s voice stands out and guides those seeking authentic, collaborative, and resilient leadership. A true facilitator of change, he transforms both teams and individuals.

Steffan’s hallmark is co-creative leadership, an innovative philosophy he developed working with leaders over the last 12 years. Co-creative leadership unlocks the potential of organizations by giving a voice to every team member and empowering them.

Steffan helps leaders to become facilitators rather than directors, enhancing everyone’s capabilities and fostering collective intelligence.

His approach centers on the following five key skills: being a voice among others in the conversation, unleashing the leaders around them, developing the capacity of their teams, dancing with the system, and fostering learning through practice.

This transformative approach revolutionizes how organizations communicate and innovate together. Steffan’s work drastically reduces barriers to collaboration and opens up new growth perspectives. Co-creative leadership is a compass for teams seeking lasting impact and agile transformation.

Steffan has successfully coached numerous high-level management teams, delivering over 2500 hours of engaging leadership training, while also contributing to over 150 articles, videos, and podcasts, resulting in transformed leadership dynamics within organizations and measurable improvements in efficiency, innovation, and employee satisfaction across various industry sectors.

Books

The Way of the Co-Creative Leader
The Way of the Co-Creative Leader
The workplace needs a new way of leading that engages and motivates people. In this groundbreaking work on leadership development, experienced coach Steffan Surdek introduces you to co-creative leadership and the five key skills of a co-creative leader. This book anchors the five key skills in...
Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum
Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum
This is the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments. Written by three of IBM’s leading Scrum practitioners--in close collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community of more than 1000 members worldwide--this book offers specific,...

Articles & Media

Influential Leaders: Steffan Surdek

Mom Consultancy

Steffan Surdek is an in-demand leadership development coach and corporate trainer. His drive is to expand the notion of leadership to include each member of the team. As a widely recognized principal consultant, his work has a strong business impact. Steffan helps reshape cultures and guide them in becoming more collaborative and efficient. Steffan believes connecting with people at a personal level is the key that allows him to contribute to a greater cause. His passion is to make a real and sustainable difference with his clients in all aspects of their lives. Steffan often speaks at global conferences about co-creative leadership and the power of teams. He believes that his passionate...
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Lean Change Management

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Using Change Canvases - Interview with Steffan Surdek at Agile 2015
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The Business Code Podcast

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Co-Creative Leadership: Steffan Surdek
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Agile Know-how

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Why the rush? Interview with Steffan Surdek, co-creative leadership consultant
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Steffan Surdek Topic Presentations

Unlock Your Organization's Potential With Co-creative Leadership

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  • Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of modern leadership with this keynote on Co-Creative Leadership. As today’s leaders navigate beyond traditional boundaries, this talk unfolds a blueprint for cultivating vibrant, collaborative work cultures.

    Dive into the world of co-creative leadership and discover the five key skills of a co-creative leader:

    • Being a Voice Among Many in the Conversation: Co-creative leaders ensure their voice is one among many, inviting challenge and diverse perspectives, while also honing their ability to listen and recognize valuable ideas from others.
    • Unleashing the Leaders Around You: By identifying individuals with latent leadership potential, co-creative leaders create opportunities that encourage and nurture their growth into the leaders they are destined to be.
    • Building the Capacity of Your Team: Co-creative leaders are committed to their team’s continuous development, enhancing their skills to forge a high-performing team capable of driving sustainable change.
    • Dancing with the System Around You: Understanding that teams and organizations are complex, adaptive systems, co-creative leaders adeptly respond to and influence the dynamic interplay within their environment.
    • Fostering a Culture of Learning by Doing: With a firm belief in action over discussion, co-creative leaders champion the practice of learning through small, iterative experiments that lead to meaningful insights and capabilities.

    You will walk away with a clear understanding of how to embody these skills to elevate the engagement of your team and drive innovation. Expect an interactive session filled with real-world examples, actionable strategies, and the opportunity to engage with Steffan in a thought-provoking Q&A.

    Transform into a leader who does more than manage — become an inspiration, empowering others to take the initiative and co-create a thriving future for your organization.

Three Secrets To Co-create Lasting Change and Empower Your Team

Beyond Endurance: the Co-creative Leadership Blueprint for Resilience

Leading Together: the Co-creative Leadership Path To Empowered Teamwork

Courageous Conversations: How Co-creative Leaders Master the Art of Difficult Discussions

Unseen Costs: Confronting the Shadows of Conversational Debt

Testimonials

Steffan Surdek presents fundamental concepts that leaders face on a daily basis with remarkable simplicity. Each concept comes with a real-life story that makes it easy to understand.

Yves Perreault

Event Organizer
Revenu Québec

Steffan Surdek is such an energetic and engaging speaker and his passion for the topics showed. We were very Impressed.

Jean Hutton

Community of Practice Lead
TD Bank Financial Group

Steffan Surdek is an excellent speaker and his presentations are very interactive and interesting. He has an amazing ability to connect with the audience and his enthusiasm is contagious.

Preethi Subramanyam

VP Professional Development
IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais

Steffan presented many times for us at our monthly IIBA events and was also the keynote speaker at one of our yearly events. It is easy to see that Steffan Surdek embodies the essence of co-creative leadership when he talks to his audience. In a world where the human dimension of change is lost to all the noise & hype around AI, his approach shines the light on the most important aspect of projects: PEOPLE! His commitment to fostering collaboration and shared leadership is truly inspiring.

Georges Bryson

VP Professional Development
IIBA Montréal

Steffan Surdek‘s work really brings together the worlds of Tribal Leadership and Agile software development in an interesting way. I think highly of him and how he brings these worlds together in a clear and simple way.

Dave Logan

Co-author of the NY Times best-selling book
Tribal Leadership

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