ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Steven Sylvester BSc.(Hons.), MSc. CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Psychologist, Speaker and Author of
          ‘Detox Your Ego

Steven began his career in professional sport, playing Academy football for Oxford United when Jim Smith was the Manager and Ray Houghton and John Aldridge were the best players. He then went to University to complete the first of two psychology degrees. At the completion of his first degree, he played First Class cricket for Middlesex and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Clubs, with the likes of Mike Gatting, Mark Ramprakash, Desmond Haynes and Angus Fraser. His love for playing sport also led to him qualifing as a coach in both football (FA qualified) and cricket (ECB Level 3).

He felt very fortunate to have played football with individuals that went on to play in the Premier Division as well as playing with and against International cricketers. It is these experiences that stimulated his desire to understand his own inconsistencies in his sporting performance.

Steven then undertook a Master’s  degree in Occupational & Organisational Psychology to further understand what was missing from his game. He began exploring how he could help himself and others learn how to consistently express themselves freely whilst under intense pressure. He became incredibly excited when he was able to increase the consistency and freedom of his performance by lowering his level of Ego orientation. 

As a result, he began to share his findings with numerous elite athletes, across a variety of sports from Olympic to non-Olympic environments, helping them develop into world-class performers by learning how to operate withoutEGO.

A number of ‘defining moments’ occurred when several of these elite athletes became World Champions. This yielded new important data on the impact of Ego orientation on those that ‘become the best in the world’. The withoutEGO philosophy® was born.  

Over the last 15 years, Steven has integrated The withoutEGO philosophy® back into business with a great deal of success. He has consulted at Board and Senior Management level with global organisations, across a variety of sectors, on how to enhance leadership, culture and performance.

Now for the very first time, Steven will sharing this philosophy and the stories of his work with World Champions and Leader of Industry in a new ground-breaking book called ‘Detox Your Ego’.  The book is available now in all the major retailers online and will be in stores from the 7th January.

‘Detox Your Ego’ takes you on a deep journey of self-discovery, a process that enables you to build self-esteem and gain a higher degree of freedom when performing.  

The withoutEGO philosophy® helps to:

  • Shift Transactional Leadership to Transformational Leadership
  • Capture the ‘Hearts and Minds’ of staff
  • Deliver High Performance

Steven is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

He is also a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is recommended by the BPS as a media psychologist for both radio and television.  Steven also delivers keynote speeches to corporate and industry seminars on The withoutEGO philosophy®.

All consultants working with Steven Sylvester are bound by strict Codes of Ethics and Conduct through both the BPS and HCPC in relation to Services.  

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