Steve Newman has spent his life as an educator in several countries, namely Uganda, Norway, the U.K., France and the U.S. The first half of his professional life included being a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, four years in theater education in Norway, two years as an educator with Ballet Rambert, and five years as a Lecturer in Marketing in various universities in France. For the past twenty years his career has been devoted to Executive Development and the challenge of using educational opportunities to broaden the capabilities of senior and next generation executives at leading companies. He worked at Ericsson as Program Director for Executive Development for 15 years. Since retiring from Ericsson in 2012, Mr. Newman has been an independent consultant in New York City, working on projects at Columbia Business School and Boston University and partnering to found an initiative to teach executives the significance of digital innovations in a networked society. He is a Fellow at HITLAB in New York. Mr. Newman is an expert at designing and leading executive development programs across the globe. In addition he works with executives, coaching them on issues concerning strategy, alignment, organizational culture, leadership mindset and values, and leading with purpose. He has a Bachelors and a Masters Degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he studied Theater. He also has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an MA in Teaching Foreign Languages from the School for International Training in Vermont.