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Stephen Fairley is President of Today's Leadership Coaching, Inc, one of Chicago’s premier executive coaching and training practices. He has eight years of experience coaching, training, consulting with and counseling executives and management teams.

Stephen has assisted with coaching, training and recruiting individual executives, top-level managers and leadership teams. He has worked with executives, managers and professionals from numerous small businesses and more than 22 Fortune 500 companies.

Stephen has been interviewed or profiled by several national magazines, trade publications, and radio programs including: Fortune Small Business Magazine, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Business Advisor, Advantage Magazine, American Management Association, Entrepreneur National Radio Program, The Coaching Show, CoachVille.com, International Coaching News, and the Society of Human Resource Management.  Click here to listen to Stephen's radio interviews.

Prior to founding TLC, he was CEO of TechMaven, a boutique organizational development consulting firm in Virginia. Since moving to Chicago 7 years ago, he co-founded and was the CEO at WorldCast Technologies, a hi-tech B2B startup in the health sciences field while serving as President at Touch Media, a technology-based company in the restaurant industry.

Stephen regularly speaks at regional and national conferences on topics related to effective leadership styles, executive leadership development, high performance team building strategies, small business marketing strategies. He is the author of three books including: Practice Made Perfect (2002), 6 Keys for Successful Leaders, and his newest book Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching (2003).

Stephen is a Registered Corporate Coach through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), has two masters’ degrees, is in the final stages of obtaining his doctorate, and in his spare time enjoys traveling all over the world, fishing, and his home theater.


Thomas A. Horne is the former president, CEO and Chairman of Guernsey Bel, his family¹s business and a world-renowned ice cream ingredients manufacturer in Chicago. Advancing from General Manager to President to CEO and Chairman, he built revenues up from $700,000 to over $30 MILLION in 1995 prior to selling the company. Since then, he has managed various consulting assignments in privately owned businesses. As a partner, he developed a new soy foods ingredient and soy milk business named Signature Ingredients.

In 1999, he began applying what he has learned in life, business, and executive leadership in the focused area of CEO and executive coaching. His expertise is with CEOs and executives of privately owned and family owned businesses. He works with clients as a change agent, having as a goal their internal and external growth and transformation.

He is a visionary leader, has a keen sensitivity of interpersonal relationships and motivations in private businesses, and understands firsthand the fears of personal growth and change. He lives through and according to his values in the practice of CEO and Executive Coaching. He assists clients in rediscovering the energy that supports their growth beyond perceived boundaries.


Biff is the Vice-President of Today's Leadership Coaching and as a Business Coach he specializes in sales coaching. He has a diverse professional background having owned and operated several small businesses in six different industries. He has also held sales, leadership and management positions in the communications, manufacturing, financial, mortgage, and education industries. He has spent over 18 years in corporate America and is an expert in sales coaching and management development. He is a Registered Corporate Coach through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaching with expertise in Business and Sales Coaching.

Biff specializes in coaching leaders, small business owners, managers, and sales teams to significantly increase their performance and rapidly improve their revenues.


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