Joe Steele resides in New York and has been with Global OD Solutions since 1999. As a Senior Consultant, he works with many international corporations and non-profits on strategically managing their human resource needs in today's global economy. He does executive coaching for senior and middle management focusing on leadership, career development and performance. Joe also designs and facilitates workshops for management and non-management dealing with the challenges of communicating cross-culturally and interacting as diverse individuals and team members in the workplace. In addition, he does the design and implementation for formal mentoring programs. For organizational development purposes, Joe conducts climate surveys of the work environment identifying strengths and areas for improvement to better equip the workforce in adapting to the changing needs of the business. He also reviews employment policies and practices to assess issues of inclusion/exclusion. Joe has delivered his services throughout the United States, England/Scotland, Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and China.
Clients have included AT&T, Ameritech, BP Oil, Deloitte & Touche, Dupont-Merck Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Fleet Bank, Harris Bank, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Hovnanian Enterprises, JPMorgan Chase Bank, M&T Bank, Mellon Financial Corporation, McCormick & Company, Morgan Stanley Investment Bank, Marsh Inc., Motorola, Northern States Power, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Joseph E. Seagram, Sony Music Entertainment, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Tropicana and others. Joe’s non-profit clients have included the Kellogg Foundation, Annie E Casey Foundation, Brandeis University, Boston College, and the University of Wisconsin.
Prior to consulting, Joe held various positions in banking and corporate finance. From 1979-1981, he worked with Chase Bank as an international credit auditor conducting branch examinations in 10 foreign countries. Upon receiving a MBA, Joe joined CBS, Inc. working with the Latin American treasury operations. In 1985, he entered investment banking initially with Citibank and then moving to Bankers Trust, remaining until 1990. During this period, he worked almost exclusively with multinational corporations doing business in Brazil, commuting from New York and eventually living in Sao Paulo. Joe is conversant in Portuguese.
Joe was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended St. Xavier High School. In 1979, he received a BA in Economics from Harvard College. In 1983, Joe received his MBA from Harvard Business School with a concentration in Finance and International Business.
Professional affiliations include membership in the Organizational Development Network of New York and the American Society for Training and Development.