"Having worked with Steve Long, I know he has spent his entire career working with high performers from the playing field to the board room. I've experienced Steve's passion, energy and commitment. He knows how to get the most out of each client's performance, be it an executive, and athlete or a student. Steve's concepts and strategies enable people to execute at their best where it matters the most: the competitive arena."
"Dr. Long has been a tremendous help to us as coaches as to how we can improve our coaching effectiveness. His availability and counsel has resulted in improved performance of many of our players. Steve's program was a significant contributor during a time when we had the third highest winningest percentage in the country.”
Hall of Fame College Football Coach
"My vision for bringing in Dr. Steve Long into my program was to build consistency to our on-field performance. Steve exceeded my expectations where we went undefeated during the regular season, ranked #1 in the nation most of the year and secured a first round bye in the NCAA championship tournament giving my team the rest they needed. His practical, yet unique strategies were well received by both my coaching staff and players."
FCS National Coach of the Year - Football
"I thought I had a better handle on my mental game than I did. However, my performance was affected greatly by working with Dr. Long. It was the turning point of my athletic career. Where before I experienced doubts, since working with Dr. Long I knew I could perform regardless of the situation.”
All-American - Football
"By working with Dr. Long I was able to sort through things and separate personal life from the on field things. I didn’t come to him soon enough. I don’t think people
realize how valuable this resource is.”
All-Conference - Women's Soccer
“It turned out to be something really valuable. By working with Dr. Long I was able to relax off the field, then fully concentrate on the field. It added an element of consistency.”
All-Conference - Football
“The program gave me an understanding of how to do things. Dr. Long helped me to control and realize how to be confident.”
National Champion - Boxing
“Dr. Long initially helped me to deal with the pressures and the successes. However, it turned into something much more. I realized how I was not in control of myself. Dr. Long taught me how think, and therefore ultimately perform with consistency, no matter the situation."
All-American - Lacrosse
"I worked with Dr. Long when I was racing personal watercraft professionally. The year I started working with him I won the World Title. If you work with Dr. Long you will get results. His work made a profound difference in my athletic and my professional career. I recommend him whenever possible!"
World Champion - Women's Jet Ski
"Just when you thought that you had maximized your productivity, along comes Dr. Steve Long. An impressive list of professional athletes, fighter pilots, military special operations personnel, top salespeople, and corporate executives have permanently raised their personal productivity by putting his expertise to work for them. If you want to realize that same increase in productivity at an organizational level, join the many organizations that have realized significant increases in performance after engaging Dr. Long. From management team execution to breaking through performance plateaus to change management, Dr. Long knows the essence of performance and how to take it to the championship level."
Tommy Thomas, PhD, CEO - Opposite Strengths, LLC
Whether it's business or sports, winning is the objective. Motere has a consistent record helping organizations achieve their goals.
"I have used Stephen as a career coach and now as an executive advisor, and have found his help invaluable. He is able to cut to the main issues, and to efficiently work with me to maximize my performance potential."
"Essentially, Dr. Long is about maximizing potential through competitive intelligence. Competitive intelligence, or the ability to think in stressful situations -- when it really matters, separates professionals with otherwise similar natural abilities. This has to do with specific principles that govern preparation (learning) and execution (doing). Dr. Long has been instrumental in helping maximize my potential as well as with others I know. From a high school athlete with only one scholarship offer to AP All-American and 10th in the Heisman Trophy balloting and from getting fired as a professional to being the top performer for four years running in my previous company, Dr. Long's methods produce results. Now that I run my own company, Dr. Long's principles are even more important. As a consultant and coach for high performers, Dr. Long is the best. He has my highest endorsement and utmost respect."
"You get a sense that Dr. Long is a winner, that he has achieved his goals and speaks from experience. I see no downside to working with Steve. In my terms, I would say the risk is 'dead money' and there's just upside potential."
Wall Street Trader
"Stephen is a visionary that uses real life experiences to inspire and motivate individuals to success. His leadership principles guide not through intimidation, but what really motivate us to the core. Ordinary people have used them to achieve extraordinary accomplishments. I was able to witness Stephen in action speaking to a group of individuals who at the beginning were skeptical, but by the end were nodding their heads in agreement and walked away with the knowledge to lead their teams to success. I highly recommend Stephen as a coach, mentor and speaker. He is extremely professional, well spoken and a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for someone to help bring real, lasting change to your organization - look no further."
Organizational Development Executive
"Dr. Long is a valuable resource for ANY organization that hires people or manages a team. Whether managing change, improving communication skills, identifying and coaching A players, or facilitating behavioral or performance improvement, Dr. Long has a strong and diverse list of experience to face any need. He is personable yet firm and he pushes hard to yield results. Dr. Long will unlock potential and provide value. I would definitely consider Dr. Long in the future and I strongly urge Board Members, Owners, Principles, Coaches, etc to consult with him. He is worth every penny and any skeptics regarding his services should definitely contact him to discuss what he can do for you."
"Steve has a keen sense of what the issues are. He put himself in my shoes and saw what my barriers were. He then showed me how to affect the things I could control and drop the rest. It's worth the money and I strongly endorse Dr. Long to anyone who is committed to taking their career to the next level."
Fortune 500 Executive
"I began working with Dr. Long on a career path and development plan in the area of executive leadership. What I like about working with Steve, was his approach in using an innovative tool set that looked at opposite strengths and behavioral competencies. Dr. Long met with me for a series of conversations getting to know me, what I wanted out of the program and then gave me a series of assessments to better understand through a quantifiable approach, where I really was. After a period of meeting regularly over the next several months, he was able to provide a set of tools that I could use to become the leader I was meant to be. He then conducted a post coaching assessment, where I not only felt like I made progress but was able to quantifiably see where I made progress. I highly recommend Dr. Long to work with anyone who seeks to become a better leader that likes to see results and appreciates a no-nonsense type of coaching."
"Most successful people gain a healthy level of confidence as we advance through our careers. We become more comfortable with our subject matter knowledge and our decisions. Success breeds confidence, however having the “right confidence” complimented by our personal attributes is very important. Over the past year I have worked with Dr. Steve Long through a process of discovery. I learned to have a better handle toward pressures, my reactions to various conditions and managing the relationships comprising of vast personalities that exist in the business world.
I admit that my initial reaction to coaching was 'I don’t have time in my schedule. I really am doing fine. This is not a good use of our company money.' My expectations for improving performance were minimal. However, the results have been wonderful. Through my coaching experience with Steve, I now understand my weaknesses and how to compensate for them. I also better understand my strengths, the strengths of others, and how to develop win-win relationships for top performance. I have always been a hard worker, yet now my productivity has dramatically increased. The results are great for me and my firm. Thanks Steve!"
Corporate Development Executive
"Steve is a man of high integrity, in-depth knowledge, and he's an interesting and engaging person to work with. Steve coached me through a period of my career and worked with me to refine my approach to the competitive aspect of my business. I found Steve's research and ideas to be practical, focused on both strategy and tactical aspects, and most importantly, beneficial for me in increasing my business and my productivity. I would highly recommend Steve's consulting and coaching services to either individuals or corporations in need of organization development training or creative and helpful training on competing at a high level."
"In my opinion and experience, Stephen is one of the worlds leading experts in personal performance. I had the pleasure of working with Steve just after he left the Acadamy and I am proud of, but not surprised by his accomplishments. I would reccomend Steve to any organization or individual seeking to improve their performance."
"It is my pleasure and privilege to recommend Dr. Stephen Long. Personally, references usually do not carry much weight in my opinion because they are almost always all positive. I rarely give a reference for this reason and the services I receive are seldom above satisfactory. However, I must make an exception in Steve’s case. Steve not only assisted me with how to be more efficient at work, but with my entire life. He showed me how to take the stress out of work, be disciplined and be a well rounded individual. Today, I feel less pressure, have more energy and overall have a better balanced life. It was not just about making more income — although I achieved goals that I believed to be impossible before I met Steve. His coaching taught me how to do the hard thing, reward myself, work less, increase my current income and be happier so I do not get burned-out, especially in my high turnover career. I’d recommend Steve to any individual or organization who is looking to improve their performance and lifestyle. You’ll make more money and have more time off!"
"Steve Long has been a positive influence and I greatly enjoyed the chance to work personally with him. Unlike other performances coaches, Steve uses plain language and real world examples and is not full of himself. He is also confident enough to let me apply his concepts in my own way, and not try to force a cookie cutter solution that will not work for me and result in dissatisfaction. It was a privilege to partner with Steve and I highly recommend his work—I’ve seen the positive results firsthand."
"My company hired Stephen to diagnose why I was having a slump in performance. Through his counsel, I was able to dramatically improve my performance and sustain that performance during a very trying time for companies in general. He taught me it is not about what happens to you, but your response to both failure and success that drives high performance. It is a lesson I continue to relearn."
"I was pleased with the performance of my company until I realized Dr. Long could take us to the next level. It was amazing to see the results that were obtained when an already successful company or person invests in high performance. We not only met our stretch goals for the year, but we are now competing in a whole new arena that we never before thought possible."
Financial Services Executive
"Steve is truly a leader. His level of commitment, dedication and passion for his chosen area continue to drive insight and breakthrough thinking. Steve's drive and vision were evident from the early days on the ballfield through his current global success."
"I am very happy to be a friend and business partner of Stephen's. He is a man of impeccable character and ethics. As a resource for helping people and companies achieve their potential he is unparalleled. I wholeheartedly endorse Stephen's services."