Travis is the Founder and President of Strategic Leadership Consulting, Inc, a management consulting firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has 28 years of management consulting experience as an executive coach, senior leadership and organizational effectiveness consultant, focusing on change management and creating organizational culture by design. Before founding Strategic Leadership Consulting in 2004, Travis was a Senior Consultant at Maxcomm Associates (currently known as The Full Circle Group), an international management consulting firm, based in Salt Lake City for 15 years.
Travis specializes in partnering with Visionary leaders, executive teams and coaches to create culture by design, not by default, resulting in exceptional leadership alignment and bottom line results.
In addition, he regularly leads groups of executives, entrepreneurs and business owners on high-adventure teambuilding expeditions around the world, partnering with Jeff Evans who guided the first blind man to climb Mt. Everest. The last executive high-adventure trip Travis and Jeff led was summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Over a period of three years, Travis has consulted with the Denver Broncos,, helping the Broncos reach the 2014 Superbowl, and winning the 2015 Superbowl, facilitating high impact, experiential retreats for their top players. He has also had the opportunity to work with several division 1 College sports teams, including the University of Utahfootball and basketball teams over the last several years in developing their winning culture through intensive, outdoor experiential leadership retreats with players and coaches. The U of U football team’s incredible undefeated 2008-sugar bowl winning season and #2 ranking in the country attests to the power of a winning culture.
Travis has considerable national and international experience, including a major joint venture initiative with IWS, a management consulting firm based in New Castle, Australia, as well as large-scale leadership/culture building initiatives in the Philippines.
He has consulted numerous fortune 500 companies as well as fast-rising multi-million dollar start-up companies. Client engagements range from high-impact one-on-one executive coaching/ leadership training to multi-year organizational development consulting projects.
Travis received his BS in Psychology from Utah State University and MS in Organizational Communication from the University of Utah. He was a faculty member at the University of Utah, Department of Communication, and currently is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix. In 2000, Travis was a recipient of the Professional Achievement Award from Utah State University.
Steve Cleveland has had thirty-six years of “Culture Building” experiences as a Head Basketball Coach at the High School, Junior College, and Division One Level. None were more Challenging then his Collegiate Experiences at BYU & Fresno State.
BYU was coming off a “one” win season and eight years later, Coach Cleve and his staff were able to establish a Culture and Identity that included Three NCAA and Two NIT appearances, Three MWC Championships, #1 graduation rate in the MWC and two NBA Draft picks, and several European League players.
Restoring a Culture, Identity and Credibility at Fresno State during a five-year period of NCAA Probation, Sanctions and Scholarship reductions was Coach Cleve’s greatest challenge as a head coach.
His vision was to develop a Culture of NCAA Compliance, Academic Integrity, Institutional Support, and Recruiting Credibility.Six years later Fresno State would see the highest APR (Academic) increase in NCAA History, no Probation or Sanctions, and a Restoration of the programs Integrity and Credibility. Along the way there was one NIT Bid and two NBA Draft Picks. The establishment of a “New Culture” set the foundation for the programs on court success today.