About Steve

About Steve

Steve Langerud is a counselor, facilitator and executive coach. He works with individuals and groups to improve their skills in communication, team-building, leadership and strategic thinking. He has worked with over 15,000 people to facilitate effective professional development, career and life decisions and improve organizational relationships.

Langerud is regularly cited for his work on employment and workplace issues by media including “Morning Edition” on National Public Radio, Voice of America, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, MORE magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN.com, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Post, CNBC, The National Law Journal, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, ABA Journal, The New York Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, CareerBuilder.com, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, LawCrossing.Com, LawJobs.Com, Monster.Com, and The Des Moines Register.

As an author, Steve has contributed work to such publications as Journal of College Student Development, The National Law Journal, LawCrossing.Com, Iowa Commerce, Grinnell Magazine, and Experiential Education. He is also the co-author of an award-winning guide to career planning.

The context for Steve’s work comes from his experience as an archaeologist, street performer, carpenter, president of a bicycle company. An intrepid bicyclist, he and his partner, Karen Veerhusen, were featured in nationally syndicated articles about their year-long independent bicycle and backpacking tour through the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

Selected clients include…

Government: United States Department of Agriculture, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, Iowa Rural Development Council, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa School-to-Work Office, Iowa Division of Tourism

Business and Industry: ASI Signage, American Institute of Architects, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Pioneer Hibred, Inc., American Bar Association, ADVENTIS, Iowa Medical Group Management Association, Alliant Energy, CertainTeed Corporation, Pella Corporation, Surgical Associates, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, American Institute of Banking

Nonprofit: Humanities Iowa, Grinnell Area Arts Council, Association of Fundraising Professionals, High Lakes Leadership Program, Cedar Rapids GLBT Resource Center, Women’s Food and Agriculture Network, Iowa Association of Electrical Cooperatives, Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives, Mothers and More, Iowa Society of Association Executives, Leadership Iowa, Midwest Tandem Association, Imagine Grinnell, Wallace House Foundation, Poweshiek County Mental Health Center

Education: SPEA at IU-Bloomington, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Maharishi University of Management, Albion College, Iowa Association of Independent College’s Annual Fund Directors, Carleton College, Big Green Summer, Grinnell-Newburg Education Endowment, Colorado College, DePauw University, Pacific Lutheran University, Des Moines University Medical School, Drake University, Hollins University, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Iowa State University Extension Service, Drake University College of Law, Cornell College, Grinnell College