Stephen Okunowo

Senior Facilitator

Stephen’s insight and integrity has benefitted Nokia, BASF, and Merrill Lynch

2 Truths and a lie

Here are some facts about Stephen – which one do you think is a lie?

  1. I can recite “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” from memory.
  2. I was a gold medalist at the British Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship in 2013.
  3. I flew in a helicopter across the Falkland Sound during a severe storm that grounded all other aircraft.

With a multi-pronged approach, Stephen addresses the strategic, behavioral, and emotional aspects of an organization in order to accelerate and sustain performance. With 16 years of training and facilitation for clients like Merrill Lynch, Nokia, The Food Standards Agency, BASF, and Bradford Teaching Hospitals, he is known for his professional and pragmatic style. He’s also the only futurethink trainer whose skill set includes “survival specialist” and “disaster manager,” which may explain why he never leaves home without a Leatherman.

Having previously founded Now Consulting, Stephen is a seasoned entrepreneur. He has provided coaching support for executive teams by defining strategy then cultivating leadership behaviors to support and enhance the strategy. In addition to consulting, Stephen is an experienced behavioral assessor who is certified with the British Psychological Society in a variety of interview and facilitation techniques.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Liverpool University and is a former officer of the Royal Air Force. Mildly obsessed with Brazilian jiu jitsu—which he describes as a 3-D version of chess—Stephen has won multiple medals at international martial-art competitions. Challenge him to a puzzle and he’s a force to be reckoned with, but Stephen finds his Zen through mountain biking, walking his dogs, and practicing yoga.