Steve Norton gained his project management credentials through a 30-year career in the nuclear industry. As a senior manager for Fortune 500 companies, he directed project management activities, strategic planning, financial planning, scheduling, plant operations, and facility startups. He managed large nuclear waste processing facilities and was the project manager for award-winning fast-track projects. He was responsible for portfolios of projects valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Throughout his corporate career, Steve mentored, coached and guided junior staff. Ultimately, the satisfaction he found in developing project managers inspired him to make it full-time occupation.
In 2010, he established Project Management Skills, LLC. Through his consulting business, he helps corporations and companies lead their people to greater project and personal effectiveness. Demand has grown steadily for his workshops and boot camps, and Steve has become an international speaker and best-selling author.
A Motivating Trainer
Steve Norton is a talented trainer with a gift for motivating people. He is a Certified Instructor and a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As a trainer, he is masterful at engaging students in the learning process. He has trained with America’s #1 Success Coach, Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and author of the best-selling book, The Success Principles. Working with Jack, Steve assisted in teaching students the success principles. Steve is featured in Jack’s acclaimed instructional videos along with James Malinchak (author and star of ABC television’s hit series, Secret Millionaire, Season One) and Timothy Ferris (author of The 4-Hour Work Week).
Steve’s newest book is Focus or Fail, a helpful, easy read that offers “50 tips for organizing your stuff, prioritizing your activities, and becoming more effective.” He also is co-author of the Amazon.com best-seller, The Success Secret: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Success in Business and in Life. Co-written with Jack Canfield and featuring leading experts from around the world, the book offers an inspiring collection of success stories and practical advice for optimizing your potential and achieving your health, wealth, personal and business goals.
Steve is actively involved with PMI® chapters locally and throughout the nation. His PMP® / CAPM® Exam Prep Boot Camps are popular with chapters and project management professionals. He is a frequent speaker at meetings, events and conferences worldwide.
Steve has a Master of Sciences degree in Project Management from Boston University and a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Denise Ciarlo and is a long-time volunteer in his local community, including leadership in the PMI® chapter.