Steven Iwersen

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Keynote Speaker, Author

Travels From: Kansas City

Topics: Leadership, Change, Motivation, Inspiration

Things I can't live without: Family, Fly-fishing, Coffee

Things I love: Long walks by the ocean, Music, Lively conversations about ideas, Grilling at the bbq

Describe yourself in one word: Optimistic

One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Visit Iceland

I help leaders overcome negative influences so they can create positive outcomes.

Steven Iwersen
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About Steven

Steven Iwersen is the founder and owner of Aurora Pointe, LLC, a speaking and leadership development firm. He is an internationally recognized leadership speaker, trainer and author. He has more than 30 years of leadership and speaking experience — addressing 1,000’s of corporate and association leaders.  

He is the author of: The Porcupine Principles! How To Move Prickly People to Preferred Outcomes Porcupine Philosophy: 365 Leadership Points to Ponder Unplugged: Mindfulness and the Law  

Steven received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, recognizing him at the highest level for his dedication and professionalism.  

He enjoys fly-fishing, jazz music, and bbq grilling for friends and family.





"Herding Porcupines: How to Turn Disruption into Your Competitive Advantage" - Industry Disruption. Innovation. Managing Chaos. The new expectation of every leader and industry is to rethink and retool their approach to business if they want to be relevant, see results, and increase revenue. How individuals and organizations respond to this new business culture will determine if they thrive or die. Steven Iwersen presents the 4 essentials that the best leaders of large corporations and small businesses are using every day to stay ahead of the crowd and to help avoid getting stuck. Discover how turning chaos into an advantage is as easy as herding porcupines.  

"Leading the Reluctant: How To Move Prickly People to Preferred Outcomes" - Leadership Lessons from the World Championship Porcupine Races Leading others to accept change can be as challenging as persuading a porcupine to race! How do you handle those moments when you encounter uncooperative (prickly) people? More importantly, how do you direct them to a successful outcome when they are resistant to the changes necessary for relevancy in a changing marketplace? This fast-paced and interactive session provides practical methods for communicating and building trust during uncomfortable times. Learn how to work with others to a shared success without getting stuck.


“I can, without hesitation, attest he is an outstanding presenter and communicator.  

We partnered with Steven for a special onsite program for our entire leadership team. He presented an engaging program that helped to address the value of creating a culture of respect, improved communication, and cooperation while processing difficult challenges. He presented practical ideas in a very memorable way. Our team members are still talking about the concepts he introduced.  

Steven is a perfect choice if you are looking for a speaker that can make a connection and make a difference!" - Donna Ferguson

Steven Iwersen

Keynote Speaker, Author