Who Is Hegele?

Education & Career

Steve Hegele is the founder and CEO of Hegele, Inc. He has degrees in Communications and Psychology, a unique combination which grants him the ability to uncover the challenging, nagging and dysfunctional issues in an organization, and to impactfully articulate his discoveries and his solutions.

Hegele’s career path has provided him insights into a diverse set of organizations: He held positions with Northwestern Mutual company, a Fortune 100 company. He worked with The Boy Scouts of America, a small and highly innovative privately held company, and Dale Carnegie Training — the world’s most successful training franchise. Hegele understands all types of businesses, and the common problems that prevent them from functioning at 100%.

In 2004, Hegele founded his own company focused on helping individuals and organizations improve relationships, communication, energy and commitment. Since 2004, he has spoken across the country and internationally. Some clients have retained Hegele’s services for more than a decade using him as a resource for Training, Business Development, Strategy, Leadership, Sales/Selling, Organizational Development, and almost all core functions within any organizations. These long term relationships ensure that Hegele continues to build and expand expertise to remain relevant and outcome driven.

Personal Story

Hegele is no stranger to success, setbacks, crisis, challenge, and the unforeseeable blows life can throw at us. When Hegele’s wife Angie passed away from cancer in 2010 at the age of 42, he was left to raise his four young children on his own. Every aspect of who he is as a person as well as the company he founded was about to be put to the ultimate test.

As time passed, Hegele realized that what started out as an unimaginable and epic challenge of loss and change only strengthened his mission as a person, a business owner, and a dad. What he realized is that this challenge fueled him and his business in a powerful way as a provocative and effective business coach, advisor, facilitator and mentor.

Working through a challenge this intense and broad allows Hegele to work from a place of deep and powerful understanding, and for him to have an intense commitment to help others strengthen their critical relationships, improve the quality of their communication, and leverage the genuine emotion in life (be it positive or negative) to drive desired results.

Hegele understands the valuable opportunity crisis and challenge present to people, personally and professionally. He helps others live and experience the rewards of overcoming difficult situations and of learning and discovering new, powerful insights in the process.

Hegele’s expertise in these four areas is what differentiates him from every other consultant, speaker, coach, trainer, and organizational development firm on the market.


“We live up to or down to the expectations of those with whom we live and work”. Life’s greatest joys and pains are linked to our most critical relationships. The quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships.


It is the life blood of quality relationships. When we have quality communication (clarity, frequency, honesty) we have a chance at a quality relationship. Without effective communication, we cannot have a quality relationship.


“Feelings, Emotion, and Attitude”. The fuel of all things productive and destructive in our lives.


Making our own decisions for our own reasons. When we do things because we believe that’s what others want us to do, we are “complying” our way through life. When we make a habit of doing what others want us to do to keep them happy, we end up resenting them and making ourselves miserable. The solution is to discuss mutually beneficial outcomes and set clear expectations.


Hegele, Inc. has an impressive portfolio of clients, and their words of gratitude for the change and influence Hegele brought to their organizations are inspiring. Hegele’s method is proven to elevate organizational culture and overall success.

“Steve worked with me, our management team, and eventually the entire workforce, to move us to the desired culture. A culture of trust, engagement, accountability, and at the top of my list, one where our employees love to come to work. In discussing Hegele with a member of my board, I told him Hegele does not care about making a buck, he cares about making a difference.”

– CEO, Energy Industry

“If you have a problem within your organization and you can’t figure out how to solve it — Steve Hegele can laser focus the individual or group to identify, direct, and resolve the issues within.”

– Owner of National Automotive Products Company

“Steve helped our company through a most difficult time of owners separating. After the breakup we continued to work with Steve to form a new management team with new goals and priorities. We were all so close inside the business that we needed Steve to provide a fresh look from the outside which inspired us to think in new ways and move forward leaving the past behind us.”


“Steve is a dynamic facilitator as he is able to swing in seconds from joking to serious to challenging; all to keep the audience engaged. Steve is effective in conflict resolution. He is able to cut to the chase, deal with the issues and help team members see issues differently.”

– CEO of $1B Bank

“Steve is very passionate when interacting with his clients and this translates into 110% engagement. His unique approach to training and leading planning sessions results in thorough and exceptional outcomes.”

– Steel Industry Executive

“Steve is a no nonsense cut to the chase type of guy. I feel that with his expertise in communication and his ability to triage any situation, Steve has helped our company get through situations that had gridlocked our organization in the past. His simple systems and thought process he developed has helped bring a different level of thinking to all that are involved.  Highly recommended.”

– National Sales Executive

“I’m glad we had the chance to work with you all year. In my 16 years working here… we never had a single meeting with all of us thinking about the future of the company. That was our normal, now, because of you, it’s not. Our communication has improved 100%. Everyone has noticed and made comments about it… Our whole company culture has changed for the better this year. I think you have really helped [the president] gain confidence and figure out what he wants. I’m sure we will see you again. I’m not worried about that. And, really, thank you for everything that you did for us.”

– Sales Manager

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People Are Talking About Hegele

“A direct, no nonsense communicator that can rock your business world for success.”
- Owner of National Automotive Products Company
“Hegele helped us to see things from the outside looking in!”
- Banking Senior Credit Officer
“Steve is effective in conflict resolution. He is able to cut to the chase, deal with the issues and help team members see issues differently.”
- CEO of $1B Bank
“Our communication has improved 100%… Our whole company culture has changed for the better this year.”
- Sales Manager