Hello, my name is Steve Whiteside and I am the Founder of Inspiration by Design

Welcome to the first step on the journey to a better, more effective, growth oriented organization!

My name is Steve Whiteside PhD and I founded Inspiration by Design. We specialize in working with organizations, entrepreneurs, managers, and executives to maximize their potential and success. Whether you’re organization is large or small we can help set a path focused on strategic growth, performance and systems to meet the full potential of your company.

Whether you are a new or experienced, CEO, COO, Entrepreneur or Executive who needs some direction or a President or VP of a large firm who needs to get around some roadblocks, we can help you find the answers you need. We help with business culture, mission, business processes, team building, communication, personal blocks, behavioral or cognitive change, through strategic engagements that work!

As founder of Inspiration by Design my own life experience makes me uniquely qualified to assist you in this process. I am a serial entrepreneur who owns multi million dollar businesses, and I am also a lifelong learner with a Master’s in Leadership and a PhD in Human and Organizational System. I like to call myself a practitioner/scholar, I am a business owner first and a learner/researcher second. There are very few successful Coaches/ Consultants that own Multi million dollar companies and have a PhD to help you accomplish your goals. As well our other team members that work with us are highly skilled and have years of experience working with organizations.

It doesn’t matter which industry you’re in, which stage your business is at, or what the obstacles are (even if you’re unsure), we can help you find the answers that are almost always already inside you or your team!

Steve Whiteside

Client focus

Finding out the needs of my clients, and what they want to accomplish

Digging Deep

Take a deep dive into what you are looking for and need


Accomplish goals in a way that is true to you and your business

Proactive, not reactive

Finding the systems to strengthen your practices, relationships and profits

What if you had a person who you could trust and work with to acomplish your goals?









How can I help you?
Contact me today!


  • It’s all in the body
    Steve Whiteside
    I was negotiating with a business associate the other day and he was giving me mixed signals that made me very uncomfortable to say the least. On one hand he was telling me that every thing I was asking for in this particular transaction would not be a problem,...
  • Asking the question, finds the answer
    Steve Whiteside
    In my last posting I talked about communication—but the listening side more then the talking side of communication. Next, I want to talk about the next part of my definition of sales: Need. This is an important part of the sales process. A customer must not only need your product,...
  • Feedback is only good if you use it!
    Steve Whiteside
    In the past we have all received surveys asking our opinion about a product, a stay in a hotel, or some such thing. The information collected in these types of surveys is useful as long as the information is actually used. In my experience there are two factors that...
  • Make the hard choices now, they only get harder!
    Steve Whiteside
    From canceling a contract to dealing with a team member who is not pulling their weight, it is always better to deal with these situations sooner than later. It makes good sense, but why don’t we do it? It is human nature to put off things that don’t feel...