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


Each summer Northwest Bible Church provides a week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience for the Preschool-Elementary age children of the Enumclaw Community. This free VBS experience for the kids of our community now attracts 400+ children each year, needing dozens of teams of volunteers to serve our kids… and all those volunteers need specialized training on how to make the experience an enjoyable one for all.

This is where our good friend Steve Gowin comes in! Steve possesses the talent and experience to speak directly to all ages, providing the tools necessary to make leadership of young children a joy rather than a burden. As a law enforcement officer, he has experience in dealing with all kinds of young people, understanding which tools work best with which types of challenges. Not only does he have the expertise but he communicates ideas in a clear and concise manner.

Yet the best thing about Steve is the character that supports his understanding. Steve is a dedicated husband and father, devoted to his wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. The adage “Kids won’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care” could have been written about Steve. His concern and love for all kids is the most compelling thing about him. While I cannot speak to his theological convictions (as we have not had time to discuss those deeper subjects), I can speak to the dedication, loyalty, compassion and selflessness that he shows to all those around him.

If you are looking for someone to speak to the issues of self-discipline, goal setting, team building or tough love, I willingly and enthusiastically recommend my friend Steve Gowin.


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