• Developed leaders in over 30 countries
  • Worked for Fortune 500 companies including Starbucks, Motorola, and PepsiCo
  • Former Chief Learning Officer of Starbucks
  • Author of 5 books
areas of expertise
  • Executive Communications
  • Organizational Communications
  • Positive and Impactful Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning and Development

STEPHEN is CEO of Krempl Communications International. As an international trainer, speaker and author, he has worked with thousands of leaders in over 30+ countries. His career spans 25 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as Starbucks Coffee Company where he was Chief Learning Officer (Seattle), YUM Brands Inc. as VP of Yum University and Global Learning (Louisville), PepsiCo Restaurants International (Dallas) and Motorola (Singapore). He is an expert on how leaders can stand out and get noticed in their corporations even in an increasingly competitive global market place. Stephen has also authored five books including The 5% Zone.

His Global Executive MindsetTM (GEM) programs are offered through lectures, in-house and online programs that focus on developing high potentials and future leaders, especially minorities to get noticed in their organizations.

Prior to his current position, Stephen was the Chief Learning Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company. The role requires the setting and implementation of an enterprise-wide learning strategy for the 140,000 partners across 12,800 restaurants operating in 37 countries to enable the planned and systematic growth of the brand across the globe.

At YUM Brands Inc., Stephen was the VP of Yum University and Global training. This entailed taking care of the developmental needs of the top 3000 executives. YUM Brands operates 34,000 restaurants with 850,000 employees in over 100 countries for quick service restaurant brands KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver and A & W.

Prior to joining Starbucks and YUM Brands, Stephen had worked for Fortune 500 companies such as PepsiCo, Motorola, including being a consultant at the Singapore Institute of Management. These senior training and education roles in these companies have enabled him to participate in the development and training of leaders in 25 countries.

He has spoken at multiple conferences and conventions around the world. And has run training programs and spoken in many countries in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.

Some of Stephen’s clients include Applied Materials Inc, Alcon, UBS, OCBC, CBRE, Monsanto, Hisense, YUM, ANZ, CB&I, FMCT, Telkom Indonesia, Mandiri Bank, DBS, Khazanah Nasional, South East Asia, National Parks Board, NUS, WSU, UW, Yum! Brands, LM Ericsson Bangladesh, Kelly Services, Fiserv ASPAC, Fluke SEA, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and Singapore Youth Olympics 2010 Organising Committee.