"Leadership Brevard class of 2016 will benefit from Stephon's leadership development presentation later this year; as did the class of 2015! We enjoy his professional and thought provoking session". Kristin Bakke President at LEAD Brevard

"Stephon took 30+ accountants on in the middle of busy season for a team building event at our office. It was one of the best events we've had yet...and I've been with the firm 16 years! I would highly recommend him as a motivator and team builder" ​Gina Rall, Partner at Carr, Riggs, & Ingram

"Stephon is a great colleague to work with and learn from. He provided great insight and expertise during the leadership training I attended and his facilitation style is nothing short of outstanding. Stephon has the ability to present the material in a manner that not only allows you to enjoy it by getting involved, but also makes you think more introspectively about your own leadership style..."

Chris Butts, EdD,  Vice President Careerstone Group, LLC

"Stephon is a passionate and captivating teacher, speaker, storyteller and leader. His own personal story is a testament to his desire to teach others the importance of personally overcoming life’s obstacles while creating inclusive organizational environments for teams and organizations". Greg Jenkins, Sr. Partner - Diversity & Inclusion - Veteran Services Practice at inQuest Consulting




​As a highly accomplished consultant with an outstanding record of leadership performance in the United States Marine Corps, Stephon has amassed extensive experience in the areas of Organizational Leadership, Group Development, Human Relations Training and Diversity Management & Inclusion over the past 20+ years. 


Stephon has conducted world class Leadership Seminars and Diversity Training for senior executives within the Department of Defense, all branches of the military services, and various small businesses. Stephon served as the senior Instructor/Facilitator/Trainer for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) and the Deputy Director of their Mobile Training Team (MTT). He holds a host of credentials such as studies in Organizational Management, Department of Defense Certified Mediator, Certified Small Group Facilitator, Certified Workshop Facilitator, Certified Facilitator Evaluator/Trainer, Leading Diverse Teams Trainer, Diversity Trainer, Equal Opportunity Advisor (USMC), EEO Counselor, EEO Specialist, Disability Program Manager, International Student Management Officer (ISMO), Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Motivational speaker.​.


Stephon's passion, knowledge, and success with transformational leadership and group development has created high performing environments throughout the Department of Defense and within various organizations. This success prompted him to start his own company, Having A Better Understanding (H.A.B.U.) Leadership Development Training, LLC and him being coined "The Leadership Cultivator". Since the company's inception he has become highly sought after by many small businesses for his charismatic delivery and hands on approach to training.        

H.A.B.U. Leadership Development Training, focuses on enhancing the leadership and interpersonal skill sets of managers and supervisors at all levels. By taking a employee-centered approach in development, business leaders are able to tap into their workforce's true potential; foster a healthy work environment; enhance creativity and employee engagement;  while simultaneously minimizing attrition rates and workplace conflict. 







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