The Book



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

“Do You Remember…?”

“Do You Remember…?” By Stephen Doherty “Time doesn’t really ‘march on’. It tends to tip-toe. There’s no parade. No stomping of boots to alert you to its passing. One day, you turn around and it is gone.” -Heather Babcock With those three iconic words,  “Do you remember…?” Earth, Wind, and Fire cut loose their fabulous […]

My Home Town

My Home Town By Stephen Doherty Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but never our hearts. –Oliver Wendall Holmes I often wonder who made the better choice. Those of us who elected to remain close to our roots in our home towns or those of us who relocated to […]

How Angry is America?

How Angry Is America? By Stephen Doherty “The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.” – Gautama Buddha I recently called into Denver’s most popular and visible radio show to see if I could calm or assuage the host, who had gone absolutely and completely apoplectic, about the current “State of America” in terms […]

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