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"Customer service is a voluntary act that
demonstrates a genuine desire to satisfy,
if not delight, a customer."

~Steve Curtin

The Revelation Conversation

The Revelation Conversation

Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose

Discover a breakthrough way to link employees’ daily job duties to the organization’s purpose, and watch employee engagement, productivity, and customer satisfaction soar!

About Steve

Steve has 20 years of experience between hotel operations, sales and marketing, training and development, and customer service roles working for Marriott International, one of the premiere customer-focused companies in the world.

Since 1992, Steve has delivered hundreds of interactive and engaging presentations to tens of thousands of people across the globe.

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Going above and beyond is voluntary

For many years, I’ve gone on record saying that the reason you and I, as customers, consistently receive predictably poor ...

The presence of purpose – Part 2

I was talking with my daughter about a friend of hers who had applied to work at the reception desk ...

The presence of purpose – Part 1

I routinely ask groups of managers, by a show of hands, how many would consider themselves to be a purpose-driven ...

Does purpose resonate with your team?

“That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business ...

Blue ocean thinking

I was thinking about the widely-read business book Blue Ocean Strategy, which was published 20 years ago, and the application ...

Inspire employee engagement—on purpose

According to a recent Gallup article, by the end of 2023, 33% of U.S. employees overall were highly engaged, meaning ...


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What clients are saying about Steve:

“I wanted to let you know that my region received the region of the year award…BACK TO BACK! My team produced the highest sales in the chain and held the number one customer satisfaction score! Just wanted to share the good news with you because your book and presentation has helped us keep the momentum going.”

– Claudia W., RVP

“Thank you for your guidance, professionalism, and extraordinary quality of work. I’m a Steve Curtin promoter. When it comes up, I tell fellow business owners about our engagement and how happy I am with the results.”

– Todd G., CEO

“NPS is remarkable. We have been at the 50 mark four months in a row. And frankly the four individual months are records for those months. We are five points YTD above where we were 2 years ago and momentum continues to build.”

– Richard M., EVP

“The customer service and sales program you developed for us based on Delight Your Customers is outstanding. We had record sales this year: month end, year end, you name it!”

– Jim F., VP, Store Operations
“Thanks for your assistance in creating our customer experience! Partners like you make the difference … I’m grateful to have found a partner like you.”
– Lisa D., EVP/COO

“I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Curtin speak at an all-employee rally. His message, and the service behaviors associated, was so simple and sincere that we eagerly incorporated it into our daily routine at the hotel. The impact was immediate and the response was grand. We saw increases in guest satisfaction and our hotel was among the top hotels in guest satisfaction in the country within our brand.”

– Kim R., Front Office Manager
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