Steve Salee

Steve Salee is founding partner and CEO of the organizational change firm Wildfire Strategies. He has over 20 years of experience as a coach, organizational consultant, and strategist. Steve is particularly passionate about helping high-stakes teams and leaders to work together effectively in service of quality service and results. He recognizes that rapid changes in numerous industries exert additional pressures on leaders and teams, making collaboration both more challenging and more essential than ever. His work helps them meet these challenges by overcoming divisions, building relationships, and strengthening engagement.

Steve has coached dozens of high-stakes leaders and teams, including those in the fields of health care, law, financial services, the nonprofit sector, the arts, and media. A sample of clients include New York City Health + Hospitals, White & Case, UNICEF, and Sageview Capital.

Steve’s coaching style is to engage the client or team in an active, practical exploration of their values, strengths, and opportunities for professional and personal growth. Using aspects of emotional intelligence and appreciative inquiry, Steve helps clients both design their desired state and build the awareness, behaviors, and structures necessary to get there, while supporting the organization’s goals. Steve is also conducting ongoing primary research on what makes team cultures healthy or toxic.