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How do you define what is truly a champion, a hero, a great American?

Steve Doherty is a native of Denver, Colorado, A 30-year tax and general business consultant, an author, and a sought-after speaker on the power of peak performance. His book, To Father a Champion, was a thoughtful and deliberate roadmap for his son Braden and daughter Julia to follow should he ever be absent from their lives, and has gone on to guide readers around the world to live their own Championship Life, both at work and at home.

His father James, a World War II vet, inspired Steve’s iconic phrase “Because Show Beats Tell!” with a life epitomized by actions taken, not merely words spoken. His writings and speeches are designed to remind his readers and audiences that we will long be remembered, not for our words, but for our actions and deeds. He believes everyone is capable of bridging the gap between vision and reality and uses his speaking and writing skills to assist and support those efforts.

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Recent Blogs

A Tribute To An Angel

A Tribute To An Angel By Stephen Doherty “It is only our fear or doubt that makes us blind to the presence of our angels.” Once upon a time, there was a man who had become broken and dispirited from the burdens of vice and excess. On the brink of his own destruction, God saw […]

Success in 2020? The “Trade-Off!”

Success in 2020? The “Trade-Off” By Stephen Doherty “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” —Vern McLellan I have big plans for 2020! 2019 ended with huge momentum but more importantly, I was introduced to a new way of approaching life and […]

A Christmas Prayer…

A Christmas Prayer… By Stephen Doherty December 22nd, 2019   We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm..” –George Orwell Many  years ago, after 9-11, I was searching for a Christmas Prayer that captured the spirit of that particular […]

To Father a Champion

What is the essence of greatness, as it relates to raising children to become future heroes and champions?

To Father an American Champion… provides a roadmap for any father who wants to raise his children to become American Champions. The stories are upbeat and inspirational, utilizing anecdotes from great American legends and their families. My life is dedicated to honoring all fathers while encouraging them to be better fathers. The world will always need champions and heroes and American sons and daughters have historically answered that call because American fathers have instilled in them the seeds of tradition, honor, and purpose. By teaching them to live up to the word citizen – we preserve our common good.”

– Stephen L. Doherty, Author