Steven Fage Engineer sitting in chair in front of equipment


I started out my “real world” career as an Electrical/Robotics Engineer. I worked for a robot manufacturer Yushin in RI and then went on to join the team at Canon building manufacturing lines.


I quit my job and moved to Tampa to attend USF for Grad school. I started an equipment brokerage in July 2012 and have been running it ever since. 

Steven Fage sitting in chair headshot
steven holding a book

I was Troubled

All the adventure and accomplishments still couldn't bring me peace. I was still searching for my purpose.

Running on EGO

I spent much of my life chasing accolades trying to convince everyone that I wasn't a nobody, that I wasn't someone who had been diagnosed with a Mental Illness or worse; “CRAZY”.

(pictured, an award I self-nominated myself for..)

Steven Fage sharing his story on how to deal with Imposter Syndrome
Steven Mindmapping in front of fireplace

Until one day it stopped working

I had crashed and burned enough times to make me realize I could no longer run on EGO. I was tired of wearing the mask that showed the world that everything was ok…

My secret was out

So I got on stage and told the world “my deep dark secret”. I decided that no matter how people reacted, I could no longer live this lie, this diagnosis that had been running my life for 17years.

Steven Fage speaking on Mental Health at Startup Week Tampa Bay

About Steven Fage

Founder, Engineer, & Podcast Host

Steven began his career as a robotics engineer and in 2012 turned his experience into starting and still running a manufacturing equipment brokerage.

He loves to practice Improv and is a consistent performer/instructor at a local comedy theater.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with a mental illness which lit his fire to seek out and better understand the human experience. Steven offers Mental Performance Coaching that utilizes his knowledge of engineering principles and practical psychology to help others establish and master agency over their thoughts and emotions.