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Invisible Stories: Write to be Seen

Jun 8, 2021

Today’s Invisible Stories guest is Steve  Disselhorst, the founder and principal of a consulting firm that specializes in personal and professional leadership development and consulting for diversity equity and inclusion. Steve draws on his MBA in marketing and his 25 years of experience in corporate America to help each client achieve their unique goals. He specializes in working with underrepresented communities, such as the LGBTQ community, people of color, and women. Steve is also the author of his memoir, Determined to be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience, and Love.


In this podcast, Steve and I discuss his journey to becoming an author, and how drastic life events led him to reevaluate and decide what he wanted his legacy to be. Ultimately, he decided he wanted to help other LGBT+ families. Steve delves into: 

  • How he learned to recognize his own value and worth and to overcome Imposter Syndrome and really focus on what he had to offer as a leader. 
  • The rituals and routines he developed to get words on paper for his first draft, even if it was a messy draft, and realizing he needed to add in all of the details: the good, the bad, and the ugly, to relate to his readers. 
  • The ways in which his book transcended his intended readership, and some of the incredible feedback he got from unexpected readers.