I am an American educator and entrepreneur and am the creator of Multiple Natures. I spent 21 years in India, co-founded Jiva Public School, and Jiva Ayurveda, the world’s largest telemedicine center treating over 8,000 patients per day.
Over the past 30 years, I have counseled and guided thousands of students, parents, and professionals, helping them to attain enduring happiness and well-being.
My work has taken me all over the globe—twenty-one years in India, 3 in Japan, and 3 in Cambodia. I’ve synthesized Eastern wisdom with Western science, creating a unique approach to personal understanding and professional development.
I’ve served as an educational consultant to Apple, Microsoft, Intel, the World Bank, the UNDP, and the Richard Gere Foundation.
Here's what clients said about Steven Rudolph and MNI:
"I really enjoyed my Multiple Natures exploration. It helped me see more clearly where I currently focus my time and energy, and where I should be focusing my time and energy in order to best fulfill my potential, aka find my "flow". Already I have made small adjustments in my daily tasks to balance my energy throughout the day and re-prioritized what items I delegate to others that aren't in my natures so they are most effectively completed. Next, I plan to use this tool with my Store Managers to make sure I am best utilizing their natures and challenging them in ways that engage them for the long term. Thanks for the new tool Steven!"
Jacob Meltzer Co-Owner of Keep It Cut from Phoenix, AZ
"The premise the MN system is built on is unique in diagnostic world. Rather than treating symptoms of problems, or working on merely changing external behaviors, the MN program takes a personalized approach to (re)discovering your unique design as an individual and charting a path to return to a rhythm of life where every aspect of your human blueprint is able to function with maximum effectiveness. It focuses on “What makes you feel alive?” more than “What bad things are you doing?” You can’t mimic your way to significance and fulfillment. Your path won’t look like anyone else’s. MN will help you find a path for life improvement that is simple and, dare I say it, fun!"
Erik Fish Writer, Workshop Leader from Phoenix, AZ
"Steven was extremely helpful at a crucial juncture in my professional journey, as I had just graduated with a law degree, and was trying to figure out what to do with it. By breaking down my personality into intelligences and natures, and matching those with careers and specific day-to-day tasks, Steven was able to guide me in identifying areas of work that I would be likely to enjoy. He deftly combined my desires with what's feasible, to give me a few career choices to work with. Both sessions with him left me with more insight about myself. I would highly recommend MI-MN and conversations with Steven!"
Sampada V. Law Student from UK
"I am in a point in my life where I find myself confused about which career path to dive myself into and how to apply my interests into that magical job or position we are all searching for. I was introduced to Multiple Natures through one of my best friends. By taking the test and working closely with Steven, I was able to have a clearer understanding of who I am and my natural talents. He helped show me my natural abilities and get closer to my path in life. His tools are like a GPS system that helped me feel more aligned with my purpose. Steven offered such a unique perspective on how to approach my professional life. I am forever grateful for the experience and truly recommend it to anyone who is curious to find out where their "tigers" lie. This is a MUST stepping stone experience in everyone life! I can't recommend it enough! Thank you so much Steven!"
Mari Bagos New Jersey, USA
"Steven is rare type of a person you might be given an opportunity to meet in your life. True professional brimming with brilliant ideas and deep insights; exhibiting incredible working capacity and ability to push through the project until its fruition; displaying exquisite language and catching subtle movements of the heart in a quick drawing… And first of all, true human being and compassionate friend you want to spend hours and hours together – exploring ideas, discussing highs and lows, or simply sharing the moment in resonant silence. I recommend Steven’s Multiple Natures methodology as strong backbone for strengthening your own professionalism through adopting the art of creating sustainable human relationships."
Paulius Rate PCC, Business and Team Coach Lithuania
"From a chance encounter to a respectful friendship for life. That’s been my experience with Steven when I met him almost 14 years ago at Ed Leadership conference. He impressed me so deeply with his knowledge and perspectives about ‘Multiple Natures’ and its huge impact on the life of a student to a leader both personally & professionally. And Steven's passion and humility is like the toppings on the cake. He is one of the most versatile person I have ever met with his professional expertise and the ability to connect with people genuinely... His love for his work is extremely inspiring, like a true master who competes with Self to bring out the excellence. Steven is gifted to be a systems thinker, story teller, insightful and a deeply caring human being who values human relationship being truly precious gift of life. As a professional, he will delight you by bringing immense value and insights, more than you would have bargained for!"
Mrunal Lamge PCC, CPF Leadership and Team Coach Mumbai
"I came to know of Steven's work in 2012 when we were seeking career counseling for my elder daughter. She was keen on studying Biology and it was Steven's sharp insights that helped her choose a teaching and research career in Biology, over the option of becoming a doctor. Steven based his recommendation on her Multiple Natures Report. He connected her relatively high scores in the 'logical' and 'linguistic' intelligences and in her 'educative' nature to a career in research and teaching. Ten years later, we are so grateful that my daughter followed this advice. She is now in the final leg of her D.Phil in Genomic Medicine & Statistics at the University of Oxford and is very happy with the choice she made a decade ago. Buoyed by this experience, we have now sought Steven's advice for my younger daughter too. Steven has deep specialisation in career counseling, arising from his more than two decades of study and practice in this field. He has lived and worked across the western and eastern hemispheres and is able to relate to the cultural sensitivities across the world. He has useful frameworks to arrive at practical choices. He is up to date with emerging careers and has an engaging style with the student. The clincher for me is his ability to match the Multiple Natures profile to the career options, gently nudging the student without being overbearing. Steven's advice can go a long way in helping students and professionals who are at various stages of their careers to take the right turns, thereby leading to happy and successful careers and lives."
Sudheesh Venkatesh Parent Bangalore, India
"Working alongside with Steven has taken me to places I had never even imagined. Places in which you can not only be yourself but praise your differences and help the people around you feel and find their own true DNA. Doing so, you do not only see yourself in a brand new perspective but you are also able to literally touch your heart and soul and see what is made of, and how it took that shape and no other. Identifying yourself is not only necessary but also capital in today's world where differences seem to be polished for a better gleam when we should all claim to be ourselves and no one but who we are. In this quest, Multiple Natures is not only the best tool I have ever heard about but also a vibrating experience with our own depth and roots to see how high our canopy can grow. I wish you all to meet Steven one day and I hope you will share that taste for authenticity and find your own way in the world. Devotion to help others meet their true selves is a rare trait and I have been looking around a lot, Steven has this as a backbone in life. Thank you dear Steven!!!"
Stephane Bachmann MN Practitioner, Founder of l'Ecole Buissonnière and Co-founder of Pluriels et Singuliers Geneva, Switzerland