Excellence with Steven Shultz

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about all that goes into living a life of excellence.

This week’s theme: Excellence

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

The ability you have show up in all areas of your life as fully, focused, and authentically you as possible; this is what will provide excellence in the way you feel, the relationships you build, and the results you achieve. Our guest expert today is Steven Shultz and he has a track record of excellence in how he shows up in business and life.

Steven Shultz

serves as Head of Strategic Meetings Management & Operations at Lincoln Financial Group. He leads the SMM Strategy and is responsible for managing enterprise-wide meeting & event activities, processes, suppliers, technology solutions and data analytics.

Steve is also responsible for developing and maximizing strategic account relationships, while working closely with procurement, legal, compliance, business resilience & security, hotel, DMC, Transportation NSO’s and corporate partners.

Early on

Prior to joining Lincoln in 2013, he served as Director of Events with Global Spectrum (now Spectra) at PPL Park (now Talen Energy Stadium). He helped attract national touring acts to the 20,000 seat stadium, increase attendance & managed a Guest Services Program that achieved top satisfaction ratings by Turnkey Sports & Entertainment.

Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Operations and Game Presentation for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. He earned back to back selections by the AFL to direct ArenaBowl XXI and XXII (2007-2008) Weekend in New Orleans, ranking him among the top in the league.

Steve is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management with a Minor in Marketing and a Concentration in Athletic Administration. He is a frequent speaker at Cvent Connect and serves on the Cvent Customer Advisory Board.

Recent Accolades

In 2019, Steve received the Lincoln Financial Distributors Achievement of Excellence Award for his work in developing the best, most client focused ways to do meetings and events balancing compliance and process with the best experience for attendees.

Steve resides in South Jersey with his wife, Stephanie, and their two energetic children. He is also Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified and Cvent Virtual Events, Hybrid Events, Event Management, Event Management Advanced, Mobile Event App and Venue Sourcing Certified.


Stories are the lifeblood of our shows. And Steve has some beautiful ones. From ways to wow a virtual NSC to fun first dates. Stories of family bonds, and an incredible one of a donor network that will warm your heart.

How to reach Steve

Feel free to connect and message Steve on LinkedIn:


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