Stephen Blair Venable, J.D.

Principal & Founder

Stephen Blair Venable is a management consultant, corporate/business attorney, author, speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, former nonprofit executive, and respected community stakeholder. Read more >

Karl Mülle, M.A.C.P.

Trainer

Karl Mülle graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and holds an M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in Chicago.  He has over 25 years of experience as an adult educator, and he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa as a speaker and trainer.
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What We Do

Surgo Consulting Training & Development has a dual mission:

1. Help Transform the American Workplace – Reverse-engineer, untangle, and remedy the dysfunction that exists in today’s constantly changing and stressful workplace so that it can: (A) be a healthy, meaningful, and productive environment for employees, and (B) be an efficient and profitable instrument of value creation and economic growth.

We provide many products and services to organizations and their employees in furtherance of our mission to transform the workplace:

A roadmap for fixing the workplace: The Commencement Odyssey
Keynote presentations that are motivational and thought-provoking
Employee training seminars in more than twenty-five substantive areas
Consulting on all of the “human” issues of business
Personal assessment tools and related analyses

2. Help Make Post-Secondary Education More Meaningful – Make the Real World Studies™ Program a mandatory part of every post-secondary education in America.  Students need to understand the conflicts and perils inherent in the real world workplace before they enter it.  With this knowledge and understanding, they will make better choices about their careers; they will be happier, healthier people; and of the graduates who decide to enter the corporate workplace at all, many will enter the workplace with the determination, insight, and impetus to actually change it.

We offer many products and services to institutions of higher learning and their students in furtherance of our mission to make post-secondary education more meaningful:

A critical analysis of the transition from college to the workplace: The Commencement Odyssey
Keynote presentations that are motivational and thought-provoking
The Real World Studies™ Program, which is custom-built for an institution’s needs
Consulting on a wide variety of issues relating to the transition from college to the workplace
Assessment tools and related analyses that can be helpful in plotting a career path that “fits”