Steve Santore is president and founder of EXCELPATH, with focus on the career choice and change options of clients from high school age to seasoned professionals, using primarily the MBTI®, the Strong Interest Inventory® and the Kerwin Values Survey®. Steve began his practice of career choice and change during his over ten years serving as the managing partner of a regional executive search firm in southern California. His work with thousands of professionals, from senior executives to junior candidates, led to a deep understanding of the critical need for a satisfying career path. He created and implemented the Career CompassTM program for identifying and combining psychological type information, work interests, work values, strengths, skills, knowledge and abilities for individuals and groups interested in career choice and change. Steve provides workshops and presents the topics of psychological type to organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of San Diego, The Boys and Girls Club, Beginning Experience and Grossmont College. He currently serves as President of The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type.
Mr. Santore began his college education at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. After deciding to major in the visual arts, he transferred to Rhode Island School of Design and was graduated with a BFA in Illustration, including significant course work in Industrial and Product Design. He has executed illustration work for BBDO, NWAyer and Chiat/Day, has designed product for Disney, Lenox and Waterford, is an award winning artist and photographer, and continues to rejuvenate his mind and soul as an avid painter.
Currently, Steve is a member of APTi (The Association for Psychological Type International) and serves on the board as President of SANDAPT, the San Diego chapter of APTi. He is also an active member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, serving as the Chair of the Armed Services Committee. For years, Steve was a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, the San Diego Society of Human Resources Management and the North County Philanthropy Council.