STEVEN KOWALSKI, Ph.D.

Steven Kowalski

President, Creative License™ Consulting Services
Principal, Leadership Development, Genentech, Inc.

Steven is the Founder and President of Creative License™ Consulting Services. Since 1995, he has provided consulting, team facilitation, coaching, and corporate training for clients in the U.S. and Europe. He has demonstrated his ability to activate the creativity and ingenuity of leaders, teams, and entire departments toward the achievement of challenging goals. Clients have included Genentech, Xerox, Monsanto, British Sky Broadcasting, Unisys, Searle Pharmaceuticals, and Andersen UK, among others.

Steven offers a unique approach for helping leaders and teams succeed when results depend on ingenuity, agility, collaboration, and endurance in the face of obstacles. He has over 25 years of expertise in the field of creativity and innovation, a Ph.D. in adult learning and organizational creativity, and is the author of over 100 workplace learning programs. He has received international acclaim for his custom-designed training and learning materials, some of which have been translated into eight languages for up to 20,000 learners.

In his role as Principal, Leadership Development at Genentech, Inc., Steven provides executive development solutions that impact performance and business aims. His responsibilities include:
  • Consulting to executives to define business innovation strategies and organizational leadership strategies.
  • Developing and delivering VP-sponsored leadership programs.
  • Aligning teams around critical and challenging goals.
  • Developing/executing culture-change strategies.
Additional special projects have included delivering innovation programs within Genentech's Product Development function, leading key HR initiatives including Work and Career Flexibility, Manager Effectiveness, and the launching of an employee Career Center. Past special projects have included leading the development of a new competency model for the enterprise, streamlining exit data collection processes, and launching a Genentech Alumni Association.
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