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.


If he brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it

I spent the last week in Wisconsin. Amidst everything going on at work, I suppose you could say I was really looking to escape reality.

How do you act when you’re stressed the fuck out?

People act differently when shit hits the fan. Things get really hard, protective nature takes over, and people often fold like lawn chairs. I’m speaking from experience, both in dealing with others and also from my own actions. Especially from my own actions.