Experienced. Certified. Supportive.
Steve has worked with countless clients throughout his experience, each with a tailored plan of action and customized goals. From Fortune-500 companies, to non-profit organizations, to families and individuals, Steve's approach is like none other and hits you in your core. Scroll down to browse through some of incredible feedback he has received over the years from clients, students, co-workers, and leaders and see for yourself.
“If you think you have a healthy organization but find you are still spending time and money in meetings talking about making change happen, then you probably aren’t facing the hard truth. Just because the leader at the helm isn’t narcissistic, doesn’t mean there aren’t closet narcissists throughout your organization creating barriers to change. To make radical change, you must take a radical look at yourself and your organization. This book is a revolutionary and revealing read that will not only heal your organization, but also chart a course for World Class excellence. A must read for leaders, decision-makers, managers, and anyone else seeking personal or organizational excellence!”
Annette E. Craven, PhD, Professor
DBA Program Director
University of the Incarnate Word
International Consultant/Facilitator for Strategic Planning
“Radical Excellence is unique. Business leaders everywhere are seeking that key element that strikes an accord and helps them travel the path towards greatness. World Class Leadership brings into alignment organizational development, strategic planning and project management in an innovative, pragmatic and effective way curiously overlooked by most business schools. I knew about these things before, but now I understand how they work together. This book will challenge your perspective on self and present you an opportunity to overhaul your organizational culture in a radical, positive way! It made me a better leader and a better person.”
John W. Hancock, DBA
“After the loss of a lovely and very ill step-daughter, I found my golden years were not so golden. I found myself lonely and feeling sorry for myself and unable to cope with my feelings. My husband buried himself volunteering in several interests he had become involved with, which left me way down on his radar. My relationship with him waned and our tie to one another seemed to be our daughter whom we loved and took care of for 37 years. The answer for me came in this book about narcissism. Being a small country girl, it was just a long word with no definition. After reading Radical Excellence I learned that the person who needed to change and the only person I could change was ME. The book taught me to be proud of the work my husband was doing and stop throwing wrenches in my marriage with sarcasm, snide remarks and being negative. I decided to pick myself up, be proud of us both and enjoy my golden years.”
Carol from Texas
"Steve excelled in his teaching abilities and as such was awarded the position of Tenured Associate Professor, achieved by only the top 13% of our faculty. He always had a great rapport with his students plus his courses were frequently audited by other instructors desiring to learn special topics from Steve.
"He became well known across the country and was frequently asked to deliver talks ...to many organizations to include the following: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Defense Systems Management College, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Institute of Standards, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, National Aeronautical and Space Agency, Boeing, Rockwell, and Texas Instruments. The complete list is far too long to provide here. Steve is such an accomplished teacher that I even chose him to mentor my daughter. With Dr. Schmidt's assistance, my daughter has excelled in her statistical abilities and is successfully employed today by a major statistical software company. Dr. Schmidt also served as my Deputy Department Head and Director of Research where his efforts positively impacted the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, the State Department, and the United Nations for an estimated $100 million worth of return on investment."
Daniel W. Litwhiler, Col, WSAF
Professor and Head
Department of Mathematical Science USAF Academy, Colorado
“While I have worked for one Fortune 50 and two Fortune 100 global corporations over my 25 years in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry, I was never exposed until recently, to the Radical Excellence program offered by the World Class Quest organization. Radical Excellence took me on a journey of self-exploration personally and professionally. I was afforded the unique opportunity to examine my blind spots and explore sequential radical change in my organization. As a manager of people, I was able to examine my leadership style and how I develop my employees. If you are a business leader or simply want to improve yourself personally and professionally, I strongly recommend the Radical Excellence program offered by the World Class Quest organization.”
Region Business Director - West
"Thank you for Basic Statistics: Tools for Continuous Improvement. The book is excellent. George Washington University will be adopting the text for its 1994 series of courses in Statistical Process Control."
Robert Reid Associates, Inc.
Quality Management Consultants
“Concepts introduced in this book are easy to execute at all levels of an organization. The formula S = (I/e)H immediately grabbed my attention, is transferrable and can be used in any decision making process, both professionally and personally. Humans, by nature, react to change emotionally. This formula promotes discipline, allowing radical change to occur using sound data, controlling emotions, and having the courage to reach beyond what we believe is possible. A great read for all who have the Heart to lead!”
COO San Antonio Shared Service Center
“El Dr. Steve Schmidt claramente ayuda a todos a nivel personal y profesional. Independientemente de donde te encuentres tu o tu empresa en este momento, nunca es tarde
para hacer el cambio hacia la excelencia!”
Translation: Dr. Steve Schmidt clearly helps all of us on a personal and professional level. Regardless of where you or your company is today, it's never too late to start a radical change and achieve excellence!
Lic. Rolando R. González
"Your course was, without qualification, the best industrial course I have taken in my 27 years in industry. It was informative, enjoyable, well paced, and most important of all; relevant and useful...You managed to pack a great deal of interesting and useful material in a short course while maintaining high levels of class interest and understanding."