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About Stephen De Groot

President, Myriad Consulting

Author, International Speaker, Change Architect



Stephen de Groot maintains two vital and purposeful intentions; to enhance the experience and lives of all children, youth, families and communities who are supported by human service systems and; to enhance the meaning, value and quality of the efforts made by the people responsible for serving and supporting those children, youth, families and communities.
Steve’s approach to helping has been informed by a multitude of philosophical, theoretical and technical orientations and developed out of his successful practice experiences and life stories from thousands of children, youth and families and; thousands of frontline workers, supervisors, managers and executives.
For the last 20 years, Steve has worked with more than 200 organizations in a variety of fields and helping sectors. He has provided support, education, and training to caring and helping professionals who live and work with children in child welfare, child and youth care, youth homelessness, justice, education, and health. Steve has instructed in both Bachelor and Masters Programs at the University of Manitoba for more than 7 years. He has occupied and continues to operate in a myriad of roles such as mentor, consultant, trainer, supervisor, author, facilitator, strategic planner and international speaker.
Steve is the author of the Relationship Based Strengths Approach (RBSA) (2003, 2013) to helping and founder of the Getting to Better™ initiative. Steve specializes in the development and implementation of relational and strengths-based interventions at all levels of social service systems from planning to direct service delivery and front-line practice. Steve is the author of Responsive Leadership in Social Services(2015) A SAGE publication.
As a trainer and collaborator Steve has made it his mission not only inspire people but to empower and equip them with the knowledge and tools so that they may be able to inspire themselves; by achieving preferred outcomes for themselves and for the children, youth families and communities they serve.

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