Meet Steven D. Brand
Adventure Travel Coach | The Wilderness Coach
Steve Brand has over 25 years of experience in leading, mentoring, counseling and coaching individuals to be their personal best.
Careers as a minister, a psychotherapist and a Adventure Travel Coach have refined Steve’s listening skills and leadership style to meet unique individual needs. He is able to direct participants into a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey. He uses the wilderness environment to teach participants to listen to their spirit and soul, thus getting in touch with buried passions and dreams. Combined with the testing results from the PRO-Development clients are directed toward becoming their personal best.
Back in 1971, Steve Brand was given the tag “Mountain Goat” while on a two week Boy Scout camping trip in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Colorado Rockies. The nickname was a badge of honor for the flatlander from Illinois. Several years later, as a graduation present to themselves, Steve and his best friend rewarded their high school labors with a ten day hiking and camping trip to Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
Then, like many urban warriors, Steve turned his attention toward earning masters degrees at Boston University, building a career and raising a family, with only an occasional trip to the great outdoors. Fast forward to 1998, after moving to Atlanta, Steve rediscovered his need and love for a balance with nature. He was inspired by a colleague and medical doctor at the hospital where he worked who would come in after the weekend with tales of the Appalachian Trail.
In 1999, Steve cut the umbilical cord to corporate America and opened his private practice as a psychotherapist in Roswell, Georgia. Since he worked four long days to accommodate his working clients, he could take Fridays off to go to the mountains. He soon discovered that after a day on the trail, he had more energy to give to his marriage, his children and his clients.
Soon the idea of Adventure Travel Coaching™ was born through endorphins produced on a vigorous hike in the Cohutta Wilderness. Later, as Steve began to take men on trips into the North Georgia Mountains, he was inspired to brand himself as the “Wilderness Coach”.
As The Wilderness Coach, Steve has taken clients on Adventure Travel Coaching Expeditions to destinations ranging from North Georgia to Montana to Nepal. Choose your bucket-list destination now!