Steve GottliebSteve Gottlieb brings a diverse background and skill set to the task of helping organizations promote change and innovation. A graduate of Columbia University College and Law School, Gottlieb practiced environmental law in private firms and the federal government, where he served as Assistant General Counsel of the federal Office of Management and Budget. He then became Environmental Director of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation. In these jobs, he represented major corporations, managed a professional staff, reported to a board of directors, testified before congressional committees and served on White House task forces.

In a mid-life career shift, Gottlieb became an accomplished photographer, producing advertising and annual report images for many Blue Chip clients, such as Chase Bank, IBM, NASDAQ and Pfizer. He is the photographer—as well as author and designer—of six coffee-table books, including American Icons; Washington: Portrait of a City; FLUSH: Celebrating Bathrooms Past & Present; and Abandoned America; the latter was selected "Gift Book of the Year" by both People Magazine and USA Today. Shutterbug magazine refered to Gottlieb as "a gifted photographer and author." In 2005, Steve established Horizon Photography Workshops, which American Photo magazine recognized as one of the "12 Outstanding Travel Workshops in the United States." ( Steve has trained and motivated hundreds of adult students to expand their vision and produce more powerful images.

Gottlieb has been the number one ranked tennis player in the Middle Atlantic States in four different age divisions. Father of two grown sons, he divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Chesapeake City, MD. (

Steve has been interviewed on more than 25 radio and televisions stations {including NPR, FoxNews and various regional stations}. Click here for a selection of videos and interviews.