Our Vision

The StephenK Group exists to transform, empower, and equip businesses throughout the nation and the world, enhancing their ability and capacity to positively impact not only their organizations, but every aspect of their lives, bringing about awareness to the powerful catalyst that great businesses can be to a community, a nation, and the world.

Our Mission

The StephenK Group’s mission is simple: To positively affect every business, and every business owner, in San Diego, in California, in the United States, and in the world. We are driven by the desire to reverse the currently accepted statistical trend of business closures. We will accomplish our mission by providing world-class growth focused programs designed to create real and lasting change. Our mission will pave the way for a new generation of business owners, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs to follow hard after their dreams without the fear of losing everything in the process.

Founded by Dr. Stephen Kalaluhi, the StephenK Group, comprised of StephenK Consulting, StephenK Coaching, StephenK Leadership, and the StephenK Leadership Team, focuses on equipping business owners, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs to grow their businesses continuously. Stephen’s passion for teaching and developing others is rooted in a deep-seated desire to eradicate those things that prevent businesses from maturing and scaling effectively. Stephen and his team of certified consultants, coaches, and trainers use a formulaic approach to building powerful strategy and structure that removes the overwhelm, stress, and frustration of building a business.

Dr. Stephen Kalaluhi

founder & ceo

Stephen is an organizational transformation coach, an authority on business growth, and a leadership expert who earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and his MBA from Ashford University. Stephen is an adjunct professor in Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business, a certified John Maxwell Team leadership speaker, trainer, and coach, and an executive business coach with a proven track record of increasing profits while reducing overall frustration and overwhelm.

Stephen possesses the unique ability to break down complex business growth and leadership constructs into elegantly simple, yet highly effective systems that are easily implemented into organizations of any size. Bringing more than a decade of formal leadership study to the table, Stephen sets the bar for training and development, and can improve the culture and performance of any organization willing to become better than they are right now.

our story

The StephenK Group is a business growth and leadership training and development company 20 years in the making. Our founder, Dr. Stephen Kalaluhi, desires to make business owners great because he believes that pursuing and following hard after a dream is the key that unlocks all life’s successes.

Stephen enlisted in the U.S. Army right after graduating from high school in 1993 after coming to the harsh realization that the university experience was not a financial possibility. But it was during his 6 years of service that he realized that all leaders are not created equal. The differences in leader capability, capacity, and execution intrigued him so he set off on a self-guided journey to better understand the intricacies of leadership. Rising quickly through the Non-Commissioned Officer ranks, Stephen found himself in a unique position to positively influence not only those he was charged to lead, but his peers as well.

This motivation powered his desire to read, study, and grow as often as possible. It wasn’t until 2008, 9 years after being honorably discharged from the Army, that Stephen saw the importance of formal education and the correlation between earning a college degree and continued success. Stephen earned his bachelor’s, then continued on to earn his MBA. Right before completing his master’s program, something clicked – in order to affect the maximum amount of positive change, Stephen knew he needed to become an expert in all things leadership. So he made up his mind to earn his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership.

Now armed with 15 years of executive leadership experience within the corporate setting (primarily within the biotech / pharmaceutical supply chain industry), 6 years of leadership experience as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, and a doctorate in organizational leadership, Stephen’s vision is to transform leaders, and their organizations, into the community-building, life-altering organizations they have the potential to become.

There is no such thing as having arrived as a leader, and no one understands this concept more than Stephen. In addition to his formal education, he also holds a leadership speaker, trainer, and coach certification through the John Maxwell Team. Maintaining this certification requires Stephen to continuously grow and increase, which he uses to help others grow and increase.

Our story is not unique. We desire increase; we desire growth; we desire building and sustaining organizational cultures that support and push for leadership training and development because the connection between success and leadership capacity has been made.

Whether you recognize it or not, no single asset affects the success of your organization like its leaders. But effective leadership isn’t something that automatically happens because someone has the title. It must be developed, it must be trained on, and it must be practiced. Where most organizations fail is when they expect their leaders to lead well, but do nothing to equip them to succeed. This does nothing but set leaders up to fail.

That’s why our company is so adamant about the importance of training and developing each and every one of your leaders. Your organization’s growth and success is capped and limited by how well your leaders are capable of leading. Wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to ensure your leaders are pulling your company forward, instead of being the reason it fails?