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Steve Woodsmall

Steve Woodsmall

Retired Air Force officer, author of "It Beats Eatin' Lizards: Lessons in Life and Leadership." M.A. in Business Administration, and currently completing a Ph.D. in Organization & Management with specialty in management education.

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Robert S. (Steve) Woodsmall

Major, USAF-Retired

As a retired Air Force officer, Steve has a unique combination of experience and formal education in leadership, management, quality improvement, and education/training development. He is equally at home whether solving problems or teaching others how, and his client-centered, interactive approaches to consulting, training, and coaching produce tangible results.

Steve retired from the United States Air Force in January 1994, where he served in the both the civil engineering and education and training career fields. He also held several special duty assignments including management consultant; flight commander and chief of curriculum, Officer Training School; budget officer; executive officer; curriculum manager; project manager; quality consultant; and quality advisor. He also held command positions in four separate assignments and was a member of the Air University Command Briefing Team and Inspector General team.

Following retirement from the Air Force, he held various positions including Facilitator/Course Designer; Manager of Corporate Programs and Director, Corporate Training and Communication; Adjunct Faculty at several colleges; Training Consultant for Bishop State Community College; and was one of the first 15 Worldwide Certified Business Skills Facilitators for ExecuTrain, Inc. He also served as Client Services Manager and consultant for PACE Community Action Agency in Vincennes, Indiana, and most recently consulted as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.

Steve is currently working on a doctoral dissertation for a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. He is an avid golfer and has four children and five grandchildren.


  • Author, “It Beats Eatin’ Lizards: Lessons in Life and Leadership,” ISBN 1-4568-6136-0
  • Post-master’s Certificate in College Teaching, Capella University, 2011
  • Member, Academy of Management, 2011
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator qualified administrator, 2007
  • “Master Instructor,” highest US Air Force instructor rating, Air Training Command
  • Observer of Officials, Southeastern Conference women’s basketball, 2009-present
  • Certified open-water SCUBA diver
  • Volunteer Chairperson, course operations, NIKE Tour Championship, 1998
  • Basketball Official, NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA & FHSAA
  • Company Grade Officer of the Year, Air University Center for Professional Development, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, Jaycees, 1983 and 1985
  • Outstanding Airman of the Year, Scott AFB, IL (2 awards) to Shut Down Permanently on December 31, 2017

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