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.


You’re too broke to become a business owner!

More often than not, "not having money" is not a good enough excuse to avoid starting a business. There are ways to get it started and make it very successful. If there's a will, there's a way!

Documenting Your Philanthropic Efforts

If you're a company (or person) heavily involved in your local community, are you documenting it? Have you taken the time to showcase your community and exactly how you're involved with it? It's not boasting or bragging, it's real life, and it benefits you and your community.