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Steve Beazley Faculty Profile

Steve Beazley

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Steven Beazley is the Founder and President of Lean Forward Coaching, providing Executive Coaching services with a concentration on non-profit executive and manager development. He also provides business consultation services in areas of strategic planning and event management.

Along with currently teaching in the MA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology programs at Pepperdine (after initially teaching from 1998-2002), he is core faculty in the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Southern University, teaching masters and doctoral courses in a 100% online education environment. Beazley also sits on Board of Trustees of California Southern University where he serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and Academic Affairs Committee.

Beazley served for 10 years as Senior Vice President and four years as President & CEO of the OC Fair & Event Center, a blended government and non-profit education and entertainment, learning and event center in Costa Mesa, Ca. He retired in 2012 and began providing consulting services with several non-profit organizations including the Pacific Symphony, Discovery Science Foundation, Orange County Great Park and the Simon Foundation for Education and Housing.


  • PsyD, Pepperdine University
  • MA, Pepperdine University
  • BA, California State Univesity, Long Beach