From the Baseball Field To The Corporate Board Room
baseball career of Steve Sax spanned 18 years and featured many
impressive moments. This five-time All-Star was named "National League
Rookie of the Year" in 1982 and continued to improve his game with each
passing season. Steve played second base with intensity and toughness
for the Los Angeles Dodgers until 1988. During his years with the team,
Steve's defensive play was a key element in the team's winning two
World Series. He then played for the New York Yankees from 1989 to 1991
and then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s.
After his retirement from baseball in 1994, Steve went on to express
his love of the game contributing commentary on ESPN and as Major
League baseball analyst for Fox Sports' Prime Time.
Steve has some impressive theatrical credits as well. He has appeared
as a guest star on several television shows including, Sabrina the
Teenage Witch, Naked Truth, Good Morning America, Howard Stern, Hannity
and Combs, and Who’s the Boss?. He appeared as a characterization of
himself on The Simpsons and was a guest on Late Night with David
Letterman. He booked a recurring role on Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach
and completed a supporting role with Keifer Sutherland in the feature
film, Ground Control.
He was published in the WALL STREET JOURNAL for an article he authored
on personal responsibility and self reliance. This article was
recognized by The President of the United States for its candid and
thoughtful remarks regarding character building in our children.
Born January 29, 1960 in Sacramento, California, Steve has been a
Northern California resident most of his life, always returning to his
off-season home when baseball season came to a close. Growing up in the
middle of a five-sibling brood fostered his competitive nature and
drive to excel. A lifelong skilled athlete, Steve has a black belt in
Shotokan karate and in kickboxing as well.
In 2001, realizing that he had accomplished his professional baseball
aspiration; he rededicated his talents to helping individuals and
families to manage their finances as Vice President of Investments for
the Royal Bank of Canada. Steve is the author of the book Shift, a
motivational and inspirational book that outlines action steps to
change your mindset and to become a success. Steve has two children,
Lauren and John.
It all starts with a big dream. Never underestimate the will and
passion of the human spirit. The value of motivation transcends all
boundaries. Always known as a gutsy and passionate player on the field,
Steve brings this same dynamic motivation to the stage. Also, he is
able to draw from his success on the baseball field and in the world of
finance to link this ultra important tangible to his audience.
Always by example. Drawing the distinction between talkers and doers.
People will always follow the ultimate professional. Steve’s gripping
personal testimony on leadership is one of the reasons he consistently
receives standing ovations. There are many elements and styles of
leadership-and Steve specifically targets this to his audience. Also,
Steve draws from his extensive knowledge of American history, including
the Civil War and early twentieth century.
Grasping the importance of winning as a unit. Selflessness, Integrity,
and Never compromising core principles. One of these core principles is
humility. Being the leader that exemplifies charting a course with a
humble heart is the ultimate in putting others first and why your team
will follow you.
Real life experiences dealing with overcoming a career on the verge of
collapse. This is an example from Steve’s personal testimony as a
professional athlete dealing with ridicule, self doubt, humility, and
near collapse before a national viewing public. Sports are a mirror of
life, and Steve directly links this enormous triumph to his audience
and their personal everyday challenges.