Testimonials

135 scores on a rating of 1-5
The information presented was useful: 4.73/5
The facilitator was effective at holding my interest: 4.84/5

Fitness is a way of life for Steve Wize. Whether it’s completing an Ironman 70.3, running in the Boston Marathon, or simply playing recreational softball with friends, being in top shape matters to Steve. But not only does Steve work hard to stay in shape, he helps and motivates others to do so. He has a passion to help people improve their physical health and have a better quality of life. Steve is an encourager. He has a gift to motivate you, even as he walks alongside with you.

As a former professional counselor and current professional life coach, Steve has spent his career helping individuals overcome their addictions and improve their mental health. So it’s no surprise that Steve came up with the idea of Mental Fitness- a total system to keep our minds in shape, just like we need to keep our bodies fit.

Steve not only developed the idea of Mental Fitness, he lives it. Each day he works to improve himself. He strives to be more positive, loving and authentic. He values and invests time in his relationships with his family, friends and clients. He works out to be in the best physical shape possible, while also challenging himself to grow intellectually, mentally, and spiritually. Steve does an amazing job of putting into practice the ideals he espouses. Steve genuinely cares about people, and his desire to help people achieve their potential is evident in everything he does.

If you want to see results, you need to put in the effort. If you are willing to try, I can’t think of a better person than Steve to help you achieve your goals. Steve is an excellent coach who won’t give up on you, an inspirational and engaging motivational speaker, and a great mentor who can help you face the challenges of life. So what are you waiting for?

–Rev. Howard Irwin, MDiv., MSW, LCSW

When I first started working with Stephen I was recovering from serious health issues. I am not a stranger to counseling but when I asked Stephen what I should do his reply was that he will not tell me what I should, ought, or need to do but that we could work together to find a solution. This was a new concept for me; I had spent my entire life following the rules that someone else had laid out for me. I had lost my own voice. Stephen challenged me to use my psychology background, read and outline several books, and complete worksheets to figure out what my values were and what goals I had for myself. There are many “Stephenisms” or key phrases that I have learned:

*You are the expert of yourself

*Do not make decisions based in fear disguised as practicality

*Emotions are your GPS allow them to guide you

*Have a smile on your face and a song in your heart

*What you resist persists and what you accept transforms you

Through these mental mantras I have learned that it is important to listen and trust myself. I was even able to return to graduate school and complete my master’s degree. I am grateful for all that I have learned and continue to learn. Stephen challenges me to continue to learn, grow, and become a better person. I am thankful for having him in my life.

-Adriane

Since I started going to my coaching sessions with Steve, I have learned that he is such a dedicated counselor and hard worker. He is one of the most down to earth people I know and actually cares about me. There is nothing at all fake about what he says. Since the first time I went and talked with Steve, it was like talking to an old friend and it didn’t take any time at all for my defensive walls to go away. I would recommend Steve over any other counselor I have had in my life hands down. He is just an awesome guy!

-Angelo

Steve has done a really good job letting me open up and share my story with him. He has created a great atmosphere for his clients to grow and strengthen themselves mentally through various exercises. Since I started going to Steve I have felt better handling anxious and stressful situations with the tools he has taught me.

– Chad

Having Steve as my coach has been great. I feel like I can talk about anything with him because he’s not a judgmental person. He pushes me to have goals and to do things for myself. When I’m having a hard time he always seems to know how to make things seem better. He’s a very positive person. He sees the good in me and I can tell he really cares.

-Janet

Great session. I am a project manager and will use this with my teams.

Stephen gave a very insightful and motivating presentation! I took lots of notes. Thank you!

Facilitator set the tone right away and created a room full of energy. Thanks!

This had to be one of the best presentations I’ve been to in a long time.

Very fun! So much good information. I definitely learned some better ways to approach things

Steve is a great presenter. Third time attending his sessions. He’s engaging, relatable and adds humor. Strongly recommend him for more sessions.

Steve had genuine stories from personal experience and was totally giving and compassionate. His guidance was exactly what I needed to hear. I can’t be more satisfied with today’s training.

Steve is awesome. This is the second workshop that I have taken with him and it is always great. Good info, great attitude, and good reference material. Would love to have him do a session for our college staff.

Excellent workshop. I wish it was longer than one hour! Presenter was enthusiastic and engaging.

Enjoyed his perspective- effective materials and examples for an audience of young professionals

Thank you very much! Feel I just had a positive therapy session. The information you presented was beneficial, relatable, and had amazing takeaways. Can’t wait to apply the tips in works and life!

Steve is awesome! I always enjoy and learn from his talks. Please bring him back more often.

I would have been interested if the presentation were even longer. Great tips, great stories/examples. Really actionable information and guidance. Thank you!