Steve Pederson

About Steve Pederson

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Steve Pederson has been inspiring audiences since 1981. He has performed for tens of thousands of people on such highly celebrated stages as the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, Chicago, the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.

He has shared the stage with elite motivational speakers such as Eric Frady and a host of legendary music artists such as Speech, Chuckaluck and Ron “Big City” Goodwin.

Steve’s Mission:

“My mission is to motivate and inspire people to feel empowered, to believe in themselves and their possibilities, to dream big and awaken to their truth and to bring that truth more fully into the now, to challenge the beliefs they’ve been programmed with and to produce, grow, be successful and prosper in every area of their lives.” – Steve Pederson

Steve has made a difference…

As a Motivational Speaker

Steve is an award-winning speaker. As a motivational speaker, Steve has delivered a message of positivity for groups of all ages – elementary students, high school students, college students as well as for entrepreneurs, companies, churches and civic groups. Click here to find out more about Steve’s speaking and keynote concert programs.

As a Musician

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Steve has been featured as a Top 10 artist on ReverbNation, and his music has been critically reviewed on Broadjam.com.

Steve graduated in 1992 with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Minnesota. In addition to appearing on recordings of other people’s music, he has produced 3 full length CDs – Au Naturale, Twelve Songs of Christmas and Through Water & Fire. He describes his sound as a mixture of Tom Petty,  Chris Tomlin and Andres Segovia. His music is healing and inspirational, uplifting and transformational.

What makes Steve unique is his combination of classical music training, rich musical diversity, comedic relief and a big heart.

zhanna“While you are listening to Steve’s music, you hear not only his song but his beautiful soul. He touches the hidden strings of your heart with the sounds of his tender and yet strong voice.”

– Zhanna Shpits, Owner – The Kidz Universe

edv“This guy is AMAZING!!!! If you want to hear a blues guitar WEEP, MOAN… ROCK? He does NOT disappoint, I have had the absolute pleasure of working with this fine gentleman, one the BEST in Chicago, Illinois honestly…

– EdVette Wilson Thomas – Storyteller

As a Coach

Steve has helped several individuals pursue their dreams and get over obstacles and hurdles. Click here for more information on Steve’s coaching.

As an Author

In addition to authoring numerous blog posts and online training programs, Steve has published two books; 101 Daily Christian Affirmations and Instant Fans on Autopilot: Email Secrets for Busy Musicians. He is currently working on his next book – You Are the Difference.

As a Teacher

Steve has made a difference as a teacher. He has taught Environmental Science as well as Band and Music Appreciation at the high school level. Steve has also taught private music lessons since he graduated from college.

As an Entrepreneur

Steve is not only a very creative people-person, but he is also a very technically savvy web developer and online marketer. Steve began building his own business as a freelance web designer in 2001. He still helps other entrepreneurs and small companies build their businesses through smart web design and online marketing strategies.

As a Family Man

Steve’s main pride and joy is his family. Married in 1999 to his lovely wife Stephanie, Steve and his wife enjoy life with their two amazing, talented, beautiful and brilliant daughters; Christa and Carley.

Hobbies and Passtimes

Steve is an avid fan of the outdoors. He enjoys going for walks outside, yes, even in the bitter cold Chicago winters, bike riding as often as possible, listening to podcasts (Snap Judgment, Robcast), playing billiards, cribbage, listening to classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, Steely Dan, Radiohead) and Classical music (Beethoven, Mozart). He loves grilling, cooking, making fresh salsa, herbal tea, Arnold Palmers, Belgian wheat ale, merlot, photography – especially of the outdoors, reading, journaling, meditation and a good Bible study.