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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

The Gift Of Time…

The Gift Of Time… by Stephen Doherty “When something bad happens, you have three choices. Either you can let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.”–Dr Seuss I was on a Zoom call a few months ago, with a men’s group I belong to, when one of the participants said […]

Letting Go….

Letting Go…. By Stephen Doherty July 25th, 2020 “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Lander I recently returned from a 4,295 mile motorcycle trip with […]

The Face of Courage!

The Face of Courage! By Stephen L Doherty June 28th, 2020 “The mob is the most deadly of all critics in that it thinks critically only towards critical thinkers.” ― Criss Jami Years ago, when I was a kid, I recall a particularly poignant scene from an old episode of Gunsmoke. The otherwise peaceful townfolks […]

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