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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

Kindness-the Ultimate Superpower!

Kindness-the Ultimate Superpower! by Stephen Doherty “We rise by lifting others.” –Robert Ingersoll I was walking out of my high-rise apartment building last week and heading for work. Now, while indeed I do live in a “tower,” any notion of luxurious surroundings is quickly dispelled in a dozen different ways-not the least of which is […]

The Awesome Power of Friendship

The Awesome Power of Friendship By Stephen Doherty “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” –Thomas Aquinas I count myself fortunate to know so many exceptional people of good will and sincere love of life. The world would be a pretty awful place without the underpinnings of the good […]

A Man Now Stands Where a Boy Once Sat

A Man Now Stands…Where a Boy Once Sat by Stephen Doherty “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” –Thomas Paine A few weeks ago, I was having dinner with my 22-year old son when a chill ran through my body-signaling me that something extraordinary was happening. As […]

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