Member of the President's Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation

Stephen Graziani is the managing partner at Mastery Studio, LLC, which provides technology-enabled executive coaching, retained talent search, and workforce advisory services. His clients include executives at Apple, Google, Facebook, PwC, UCSF, Peet’s, and many tech startups.

Before establishing Mastery Studio in 2014, Stephen had 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley’s tech scene, both within startup environments and publicly traded companies. At 28, he co-founded a medical software and services company, delivering solutions tailored to the Apple product suite.

Midway in his career, he gravitated towards the people side of the tech industry; he led organizations that staffed 13,000 professionals on technology projects. Here, Stephen learned about mastery in the digital world and created the Mastery Wireframe to guide people on the Path of Mastery. He offers workshops on the subject and guidance in his 2017 book Hack Mastery.

He provides pro bono coaching through the Mastery Studio Scholarship Program and USF’s MBA coaching program. In the past, Stephen has been an adjunct professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry and Golden Gate University master’s degrees in Public Administration, teaching courses on health information and practice management systems.

Stephen received a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco. He earned his coaching certification through Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program. Working at the intersection of talent, workforce, and technology has led Stephen to pursue a human capital strategist certification, Human Capital Institute, a Contingent Workforce Professional Certification from Staffing Industry Analysts, a purpose coach certification from Imperative, and a yoga teacher certification from the Yoga Teacher Alliance, alongside continuing education in personal development and spirituality.

Stephen is a third-generation San Franciscan, where he lives with his wife. They share the blessing of three children and a granddaughter who lights up the room. They fill their house with music, jostling to play the piano—him with jazz and her with classical.