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

Lost Letters…

Lost Letters… By Stephen Doherty January 16th, 2022 “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so, I wrote a long one instead.” -Mark Twain I recall in college, spending countless hours penning letters to my girlfriend back home. A man once said that “letter writing is the only activity that combines solitude with […]


Redemption! By Stephen Doherty December 19th, 2021 “No man can walk so long in the Shadow that he cannot come again to the Light.” -Robert Jordan Christmas is always a reminder that salvation and redemption are always close at hand for those who choose to grasp it. Few (if any) of us have lived lives […]

“The Five!”

“The Five!”by Stephen Doherty11/27/2021 “The energy of the mind is the essence of life!” ~Aristotle I lost my mother to cancer and my father to Alzheimer’s Disease. The latter was infinitely more difficult and heart wrenching. While my mother was able to laugh and cry – reminiscing until her last moments – my once intellectually […]

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