Trainer & External Combustor
The first time Combustion President Leslie Ehm saw Stephen Friedman ‘do his thing’ she was scheduled to go on right after him. She was not happy about this.
In short, Stephen is brilliant. And his brilliance isn’t just pure intellect (although he has that in spades). Stephen has an incredible ability to read and connect with people. His ‘no bullshit’ yet completely committed and sincere approach makes his learning irresistible and transformational.
With an M.A. in Psychology, 20 years of training, teaching, facilitating and coaching experience in over ten industries and as a lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Leadership at the Schulich School of Business – he is truly the real deal. His passion for leadership and management skills, group and team development, organizational learning, and all walks of interpersonal skills makes Stephen Combustion to the very core.
Stephen is Combustion’s official ‘go-to’ guy for all things Leadership. As our resident guru, he handles everything from 1-1 coaching (Executive and otherwise), to consulting and training on a variety of critical organizational and people challenges. He is the embodiment of the Combustion ethos of ‘loving people’ into change while pulling no punches in the process’. Oh – and he’s hella funny.