About Us

Why should you choose Targeted Motivational Engagement? We all want our lives to be fulfilled and our endeavors to succeed.  Everyday shouldn't be a challenge in getting past our regrets, and making excuses for not stepping into the lives we desire to live. The same holds true for our external engagements.  We want our businesses to thrive, our teams to succeed, our members to want to belong. Targeted Motivational Engagement was founded on the belief that you can overcome any obstacle as long as you “don’t let your mind override your heart.” You will hear Steve say this phrase often.  Throughout his years of experience working with individuals of all ages as a law enforcement officer, Steve has seen time and time again those who lack the confidence and motivation to achieve a better life because they allow what has been told to them, or what they think hold them back, ignoring the drive that is in their heart.

Steve understands that each individual is different and has different objectives they want to achieve.  He uses a very simplistic and direct approach to help individuals achieve his or her goals.  Steve's experiences as a member of highly skilled team, as well as his participation in individual and team competitions, give him a dynamic edge in applying these ideals to sports teams and business groups.


Steve spent 6 years in the U.S. Army in a light infantry unit as a combat engineer. He served as a team leader and also earned the rank of Sergeant after 2 ½ years. After leaving the Army in 1996, he began his career in law enforcement in 1997. For the past 14 1/2 years, Steve has been a member of a major metropolitan area SWAT Team. He currently serves as a squad leader and breacher (explosive, ballistic, exothermic, manual, and mechanical) with specialties in maritime / waterborne operations, airborne operations, shooting, movement, and vehicle take-downs. He has completed over 850 missions in his career thus far. Steve has been involved in planning and conducting numerous high priority complex missions, as well as developing and writing current standard operating procedures for his team. Throughout his career, Steve has taught and trained with other teams both nationally and internationally. He has also competed in individual, team, and national competitions. Steve has earned multiple certifications throughout both careers. He has over 25 years experience of instructing individuals and small groups, as well as large groups at various venues on a variety of topics. Steve was an instructor for the State of Washington's Sniper School for two years. He is currently an instructor for the State's Basic and Advanced SWAT and has been for the past 8 years. Steve is also on the training cadre for the U.S. Department of State providing anti-terrorism training throughout the world.




specific to the individual - targeting career, individual, and self-discipline goals.  Steve is passionate on the development of individuals.  Whether it be overcoming teenage challenges, career planning, life remapping, or optimizing wellness Targeted Motivational Engagement will be your partner.

Groups – sports teams, youth groups, or business groups:


specific to the groups’ needs.  Steve's experience as team member has been forged from the environment where life and death are on the line and success is the only option. Targeted Motivational Engagement believes each team is only as strong as the leadership it follows, the drive for excellence embodied in each member, and the camaraderie around each mission.  Our services include team building, leadership, and morale building.

Parent partnership group:


Steve partners directly with parents to assist them in fostering a vision of their desire for their children’s future.

*A consultation is recommended prior to any speaking engagements to ensure that Steve is the right fit and can meet the individual and group needs.



Phone: 206-423-3747 | Email: steve@3arrowtme.com


Steve Gowin draws upon over twenty five years of experience in the US military and Law Enforcement to bring an exceptional level of energy and commitment to motivational speaking. His straight forward and direct style is particularly effective with the younger audiences. His ability to project a simply stated, yet viscerally appealing common sense approach to self directed improvement forms a cornerstone of his approach. He directs participants towards an attainable and adoptable focus on actual life changes, rather than a simple momentary "feel good speech". The differences he has made with local youth have been truly impressive, and I can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly passionate motivational speaker with a goal towards fostering an environment of empowered life changes in any audience.



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