I was born in Wisconsin, live in Houston and I love to build, invest in, and market small businesses! My passion is to share stories about business, mental health, friends, and personal development. I didn’t learn in a traditional manner, so I’m here documenting “lived experiences” to help you on your personal journey regardless of how you learn. Whether it’s helping you take calculated risks, avoiding unnecessary failure, or merely helping you think through your current situation, I love seeing people make the most pragmatic decision!

I am proud to lead a team of motivated individuals at Fountain Forward since 2011. 

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I Write about Business, Mental health
and personal development

- Bob Lanham - Head of automotive - meta -

“He’s straight to the point, knows what works and is not distracted by noise. I greatly respect that and believe it’s one of the main reasons he’s very successful for his Clients.”

- justin furstenfeld - lead singer - blue october -

“When it comes to public speaking I respect him even more because he cuts right to the point and puts feelings aside.”

- Eric Kussin - founder - #sameHere Global -

“Stephen’s dedication to championing Mental Health with his involvement as the founder of the #SameHere C-Suite alliance speaks for itself. He’s your guy.”

What i've got to say about marketing, Investing
and personal development.


Wandering and Wondering…

It seems that wandering isn’t so abnormal as I get older. Things happen and every decision I make becomes a bit more impactful. Seems that wandering becomes just as important as it is dangerous.

Sometimes a chat with Dad is more than enough

Sitting here thinking about the previous week and trying to learn something from the ups and downs. That’s the point of this blog. Even though this was a solid week, I found myself feeling a bit “low” the majority of the week. After writing a few sentences I found myself thinking about one of my bright spots.