Guest Profile

Dr. Stephen Stein Ph.D.

Dr. Steven Stein is a clinical psychologist, and the founder and CEO of Multi-Health Systems (MHS), a leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments for more than 30 years. MHS is a three-time Profit 100 (fastest growing companies in Canada) winner and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2013. Dr. Stein has recently won the 2015 “EY Entrepreneur of the Year” award for Health Sciences in Ontario. 

Dr. Steven Stein is the author and coauthor of several books in emotional intelligence including the newly released The EQ Leader: Instilling Passion, Creating Shared Goals, and Building Meaningful Organizations through Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Stein is also the author of international best-seller The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success and is the author of Emotional Intelligence for Dummies. He has also written Make Your Workplace Great: The 7 Keys to an Emotionally Intelligent Organization and co-authored The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success.

A leading expert on psychological assessment and emotional intelligence, he has consulted to military and government agencies including the Canadian Forces©, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, special units of the Pentagon, FBI Academy, as well as corporate organizations including American Express©, Air Canada©, Canyon Ranch®, Coca-Cola© (Mexico), and professional sports teams.

Dr. Stein has also consulted on numerous reality TV shows providing psychological expertise and candidate screening. He has worked with Big Brother Canada© (4 seasons),The Amazing Race Canada© (4 seasons), MasterChef Canada© (3 seasons), Real Housewives of Toronto, Game of Homes (2 seasons), Intervention Canada, Scare Tactics, Debbie Travis© (From The Ground Up I and II), Panic Button and others.


He has appeared on over 100 TV and Radio shows throughout North America, including Canada AM©, Breakfast Television©, The Fifth Estate©, and Fox Business Report©. He has also been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines including The National Post©, Globe and Mail©, and Toronto Star©.

Dr. Stein is currently the Vice President of Jewish Family and Child Toronto (, a charitable foundation that supports the healthy development of individuals, children and communities through prevention, protection and counselling education. He is also Advisory Board Member of Computer Methods (CMic) (, and a past Chairperson of the Psychology Foundation of Canada© (PFC). Dr. Stein is a former assistant professor in the psychiatry department at the University of Toronto© and former adjunct professor of psychology at York University© in Toronto. He is a past President of the Ontario Psychological Association© and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association©.

Since 2012, Dr. Stein has partnered MHS with Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs, a charity that provides a safe haven for at-risk children and youth to develop social, behavioral and educational skills. Each year MHS raises and donates over $25,000 and 600 employee hours. Additionally MHS provides internships in different areas of the business for two young adults from the club.