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Salvatore Tagliareni is an expert in Leadership and has developed the dynamic practice of Roving Leadership, a system based on the principle that every person at some point can lead in the search for outstanding organizational results.

Salvatore J. Tagliareni is a story teller, writer, business consultant, art dealer, and former Catholic priest. For over 30 years he has successfully engaged private and public companies in their search for outstanding strategic performance, and has the ability to create processes for the positive transformation of organizational cultures.

A gifted speaker, he is blessed with a great sense of humor and can invigorate an audience with insights on life and leadership. Salvatore was profoundly influenced by his relationship with Dr.Viktor Frankl, the celebrated psychiatrist and author of Man’s Search for Meaning. He is the author of Roving Leadership, A Narrative of Organizational Transformation and the novels On the Corner, Hitler’s Priest and The Cross or The Swastika and The Architect of Auschwitz.

Salvatore is the former president of Next Step Associates a Strategic organizational consulting firm. For 30 years he has performed strategic planning and organizational design and implementation for many large International companies such as Johnson and Johnson, IBM, Hoffman La-Roche and Boston Financial, as well as nonprofits such as The National League for Nursing and The Independence Foundation.

As a young Catholic priest studying theology in Rome, his life was forever changed when the tragic and unexpected death of his best friend led him to seek and gain mentorship from Dr. Frankl.  Dr. Frankl and other Holocaust survivors changed the course of Salvatore’s life as they shared their personal horrors under the Nazi regime.

After leaving active ministry as an ordained Catholic priest in 1970, Salvatore went on to earn a PhD in Leadership and Human Behavior. He is a sought after keynote and motivational speaker.

Why Work With Me?

I have been a teacher most of my life and that experience prepared me for years of coaching in small, medium and multi-national organizations. The coaching relationships must be based on trust, mutual responsibility and an atmosphere that encourages experimentation, risk-taking, growth, and accountability.

Personal assessment of the client’s strengths and areas that require development, reflection and goal setting enable the client to grow and meet personal and professional challenges. I have spent years developing my tailor made approach to coaching which is based on total confidentiality, mutual respect and the most current academic and experiential evidence.

Books & Publications

Building on his decades in strategic plannin and organizational design, Salvatore provides valuable insights into Leadership and Building Relationships.


Everyone Is A Leader

Roving Leadership is based on the conviction that sustained organizational success is not merely the responsibility of one or a few persons in charge. It is not a quick simple fix, but rather a process that creates positive outcomes by utilizing the skills and talents of the entire organization.


What Matters is Love

Explores faith, family, friendship, the meaning of work and service, and the enduring importance of where we come from.