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Steve Lerer is the Founder and Lead Strengths Strategist at the Lerer Group. He is also PhD Candidate in Education and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University where he studies Strengths-Based Development.

Steve is a strategic, high-performing professional with leadership experience and expertise in learning, change, and organizational management. His professional history includes designing learning and talent development programs with a focus on strengths-based approach to attain a multi-faceted workforce that optimizes synergy and achieves positive results. He has strength and expertise in leading management initiatives to promote outreach and engagement, recruitment, staff development, retention and succession planning. Steve is also one of the few coaches who has completed the Gallup Strengths Advanced Coaching training and the Coaching Builder Talents training.

As a Strengths Coach and Campus Facilitator, Steve has created programs and initiatives to develop strengths in students and staff across the UC Merced campus and the UC System. He has done this individually, with teams, and with large groups. His focus on and experience with asset-based education and personal development will be a great benefit to you in a coaching development plan.

Steve received his B.A in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and his M.A in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. He was also recognized in 2018 as one of the 20 under 40 in Merced County, California.

Steve is also a husband, father of three, triathlete, and food enthusiast. In July 2015, Steve completed his first full 140.6 Ironman race.