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Steven Kowalski, PhD
Executive Development Consultant
Genentech, Inc.


Steven works with Genentech’s executives and key talent across the company to build leadership and organizational effectiveness. This includes the development and delivery of customized, executive-sponsored development solutions, high-potential development, enterprise-wide innovation solutions, and retention of top talent. In his former role as the Director of Learning and Development, Steven led a team of 8 professionals dedicated to providing corporate learning solutions to Genentech’s 10,000+ employees.

Steven offers a unique approach for helping leaders and teams succeed when results depend on ingenuity, agility, collaboration, and endurance in the face of obstacles. With over 25 years of expertise in the field of creativity and innovation, he has developed tangible, no-nonsense tools for designing organization-wide innovation strategies. Steven also delivers a suite of customizable workshops that build skills for creative leadership and help people capitalize on change – rather than just manage it.

Dr. Kowalski is also the founder and president of Creative License™. He has provided organizational development consulting, training, and entrepreneurial coaching to clients in the U.S. and Europe since 1995. Steven helps clients achieve sustainable improvements in the way people strategize, innovate, work together, sell, and serve customers. He got his PhD in adult learning and organizational creativity from UCLA.