Joe Steele

Joe Steele

Joe Steele, MBA has been consulting to USAID since April 2011, co-delivering the Programming Foreign Assistance (PFA) course in the U.S. and overseas locations. This course has extensive professional and organizational development modules and tools to support the managing for results requirements under GPRA/GPRMA, in alignment with USAID Forward, PPD-6, QDDR, USAID Policy Framework, and USAID ADS. Also, the course touches on financial management requirements for the COR/AOR per FAR, 2 CFR 200, USAID AIDAR, and GPRMA. At the mission and bureau levels, Joe has assisted Operating Units and Development Objective Teams to generate and then utilize the Results Framework, Performance Management Plan, and Project Design Guidance, while reinforcing the linkages to the CDCS. Joe is also quite adept at applying a gender lens to the USAID work. Joe also has the cross-cultural sensitivities to understand and appreciate the inter-agency influences, and the need to build collaborative relationships with implementing partners – essential in managing and reaching the desired results. In addition, Joe does executive coaching with managers in a myriad of organizations to behaviourally develop their leadership competencies along with understanding and navigating the unwritten organizational norms (“unwritten rules”). He also delivers with the SME the Acquisition and Assistance courses for USAID staff. These two courses cover the certification requirements for Level II COR/AORs along with the enhanced skills course for CLPs.


September 1991-Present, Independent Consultant and Executive Coach
Currently provides executive coaching to middle and senior level managers. Designs and facilitates workshops focused on Global Leadership Development, applying a diversity and inclusion lens for governmental agencies, non-profit, and for-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Liberia, Kenya, Guinea, Australia, China, Brazil, and United Arab Emirates. The timeframe for the workshops vary from 4 to 64 hours per session with group sizes ranging from 6- 120 participants. Also, provides support to establish and maintain formal mentoring programs, employee resource groups, train-the trainer to develop internal support, and executive coaching directed toward hiring, engagement, and retention of mid-level and senior staff. For monitoring and evaluations purposes, designs and implements assessments of workplaces and for project management.

June 1979-Sepetember 1981, Credit Auditor, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Traveled throughout the world assessing the bank’s loan portfolio. Both as an auditor and team lead, developed extensive experience with determining sample sizes, review processes of relevant and required documents, and summary report write-up and delivery sensitivities.

June 1983 – April 1985, Manager of International Finance, CBS, Inc., New York, NY
Worked for the Corporate Treasurer handling FX management and budgets.

April 1985-June 1988, Assistant Vice President, Citibank, New York, NY
Responsible for selling investment-banking products to multinational corporations with operations in Brazil.

June 1988 – June 1990, Vice President, Bankers Trust, New York & Sao Paulo, Brazil
Led team of analysts responsible for selling investment-banking products to multinational corporations with operations in Brazil, initially working in New York and then relocating to Sao Paulo, Brazil.