Steve's Speaking Info


“Steve Baker is quite simply dynamic!

He kept our audience mesmerized,

combining wit and wisdom as he shared his story

along with his philosophy on business and life.

Our organization really enjoyed him and

can’t wait to have him back!”
 - Dr. Thomas Frey, Executive Director
DaVinci Institute


Let me ask you a few questions:

  • Do you know how to build a highly successful business?
  • Can you handle failure along the way?
  • When was the last time you met a guy who was sued for $1.4 Billion?

Well meet Steve Baker.

With his passion for business and a drive for success, Steve and his partners built an incredibly successful company that grew to $500 million in revenue in its first year. 

Steve will share his solid business tips to help make your business more successful and will also show that you that the road to success is often paved in failure. He learned that it’s not if you fail but how you handle failure in your business and life that counts.

As a public speaker, Steve shares his contagious enthusiasm to entertain, educate and inspire entrepreneurs like you.

During this fast paced dynamic presentation, you will learn:

  • How strategic alliances can help your business explode
  • The Real Secret to Success
  • 3 tips on finding the best employees
  • Where to find new great ideas to grow your business
  • How to create great think tanks
  • How to manage Hat Rack Management
  • Why you should embrace Absurd Thinking
  • How to handle failure and go on to the next success

Steve knows that in business and life you can do everything right and it can still go wrong. He learned first-hand that the road to success is often paved with failure and he shares his experiences in his speaking engagements and his award winning book PUSHING WATER UPHILL With A Rake; Memoirs of a Successful Failure”, which was honored with two writing awards in the business book category.

An ultrapreneur who has started many businesses, Steve is a small business advocate and business advisor with a passion for helping startup grow and go to market. He embraces absurd thinking to help create innovative ideas in marketing and business development to help businesses succeed.

He has successfully led companies in every phase of business cycle from startup to exit in both private and public sectors. He guided one of his startup companies through a successful public offering of stock (IPO) and achieved revenues of $500 million.

Steve creates and directs business development and marketing plans, and has operated companies in such diverse industries as international travel, financial software, franchising, manufacturing, ergonomic products, medical devices, migraine headache treatment, an international medical wellness resort, cyber-security and telepresence immersive technologies.

Steve thrives on the challenges of solving problems that impede business growth and success, and champions creativity, innovation, and leadership development in every employee at every level.

He is a Senior Fellow of the DaVinci Institute, a futurist think tank, and for seven years was director and host of the Startup Junkie Underground, a network group that produces programs to educate, inspire and entertain small businesses to help them succeed.

Steve also enjoys writing business articles for Colorado Biz Magazine.
He lives in Littleton, Colorado where he is an avid poor golfer.
Contact Steve about speaking to your group. 


Watch Steve's presentation
"Paving Your Road to Success"