Seana Lowe Steffen, PhD, is founder and executive director of the Restorative Leadership Institute (RLI), which cultivates leadership and enterprise that fulfills humanity’s potential to thrive in balance with all life. As a certified B(enefit) Corp, RLI received a 2013 global “Best for Community Impact” award among all B Corps in the world. Seana brings nearly 25 years of experience in strategic consulting, capacity building, leadership and organizational development. Her clients span sectors and continents including Tostan, The Sustainability Consortium, National Civilian Community Corps, Hewlett Packard, Denver Water, and the Carter Center.
Seana has trained and consulted throughout the United States and the world in settings such as Senegal, Mexico, and Rwanda. Her awards include ETown National Public Radio’s “E-chievement Award” for making a lasting difference in the community and beyond, and Mortar Board’s “Outstanding Professor” award. She also was a nominee for the Ford Foundation “Leadership for a Changing World Award,” but is most proud to have received a customized “Most Likely to Remind Us of Our Greatness” award from her university students. In public service, Seana co-founded Explore Expeditionary Learning School, which received the first Colorado Education “Commissioner’s Choice Award for Getting Results,” and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, the first rural regional youth corps in the country and a recipient of White House recognition for positive development in the Southwest. Currently she chairs the World Pulse Global Advisory Network and serves on the B Corp Colorado Leadership Council.