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Stephen Milburn

Paterson LifePlan and StratOp Guide

Stephen is a Colorado native, born in Boulder, and raised right there in the bubble. He grew up with three brothers and a sister who taught him to be himself.

He holds the 8th grade record for traversing the pegboard, and a Masters from Denver Seminary in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. As a kid, he was voted most likely to run with scissors.

For seven years, he directed the street outreach and the transitional housing program at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.

He competed in the first inaugural Boulder Ironman.

He’ll read anything by Henri Nouwen, David Benner, and Bill Waterson.

He considers strangers simply friends he hasn’t met yet.

He’s the proud uncle of six nieces, four nephews and a boxer-mastif named Ali. He’s married to the most aggravatingly attractive woman in the world, inside and out.

He’ll admit to a short list of vices, but thinks they’re all worth it. He’ll try anything twice.

He likes bicycling and beef jerky.

He’s an INFP. He’s a Type 4. He plays scratch tickets.

He’s thoughtful, passionate and nurturing. He loves each season but has a special appreciation for the rain.

Above all, he believes that beauty is found in the contrast of life, and the secret is finding the hardly unusual to be extra spectacular.

Today, Stephen longs to guide others through the LifePlan Process. To recover the subtle intricacies of life and help expose the greater narrative that is lurking within; to weave together the details of life and find continuity in experiences that can otherwise seem disconnected and irrelevant.

Additional Paterson Offerings

LifePlan for Individuals or Couples

We use proven tools and questions to lead you to clear perspective, the discovery of truth, and then create a plan and map to move towards your desired future vision.

StratOp for Nonprofit

The Paterson Process, StratOp has helped not-for-profits and churches, professional sports teams, and even the government of an entire country.

LifePlan within Organizations

Contact us to learn more about how LifePlans can benefit your valued employees within your organization.

StratOp for Business

StratOp is a strategic system that helps your team clarify where you are, where you’re headed, and how to get there. It’s used by organizations big and small, from billion-dollar global corporations to entrepreneurs and startups.

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We believe in

Stephen’s ability to guide you well.