We have the potential to live a thousand different lives. The great mystery is, why do we live the one that we do? I agree with Steve Jobs (founder of Apple Inc.): "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life . . . Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
About Stephen Swecker
For more than three decades, Stephen Swecker has been helping individuals and groups find life-transforming meaning and purpose through the application of ethical principles and core values to everyday living.
A pioneer in the use of “ethics coaching” to promote healing and empower effective growth, Steve enables his clients and students to experience the ancient wisdom that the "truth which sets us free" resides within ourselves. The premise of his unique values-based approach is simple but profound: living in harmony with our core values (that which we know to be good, true and right) liberates us to realize our own Impossible Dream. As the lives and teachings of human exemplars such as Socrates, Confucius, Jesus and the Buddha have shown us, this way of living -- with integrity and bold vision -- is a powerful force for personal liberation and inspiring others.
The practice and theory of ethics coaching results in part from Steve’s rich vocational experience as an award-winning editor and publisher, an ordained United Methodist minister and a college teacher of ethics and religion. He holds master’s degrees from Boston University and Wesley Theological Seminary, and is a certified life coach and member of the International Association of Coaching. He and his wife Kathy, a registered nurse, live in a 300-year-old house in Maine, from where Steve conducts most of his coaching by telephone, Skype and e-mail.
A brief introduction to Steve’s framework for ethics coaching can be found at:
In addition, Steve recommends the following books for their practical linkage of ethics to individual and social well-being: “How Good People Make Tough Choices,” by Rushworth Kidder (Harper, revised 2009), “Reason, Virtue and Psychotherapy,” by Antonia Macaro (Whurr Publishers Ltd., 2006) and “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill (Various editions, originally published in 1937).
“Steve’s empathetic demeanor allows others to open up to him in an extraordinary way [and his] extensive professional background brings a wealth of real-world experience to his coaching … If you are looking for solid coaching that will truly change your life dimensions and set you on the road to positive results, Stephen Swecker is the coach for you.” – Terry Neustrom, M.ht, Sioux City IA