29 LEADERSHIP | How to evolve your leadership beyond your business goals. w/Author Stephen D. Rodgers.

Stephen D. Rodgers, Founder of Alchemy Advisors, shares insights from his new book Lead to Gold: An entrepreneur’s guide through transition, transformation, and evolution. Stephen talks about his journey from managing successful real-estate startups to serving as President and CEO of Prudential California Realty, a division of Berkshire Hathaway where he lead over 4,600 agents to generate over $25 billion in sales at its peak. Discover the wisdom that Stephen has learned from working with Warren Buffett, Marshall Goldsmith, and other legendary business thought leaders, and get a free preview of his new book.

About Lead to Gold

Lead to Gold by Stephen D. Rodgers, is a remarkable book describing in detail how anyone can effectively use the energizing power of transitions, forced or chosen, to their advantage. It provides you with the tools necessary to take the challenges we face every day and turn them into positive forces that enhance growth rather than diminish it. Through Lead to Gold, you will learn how consistent transitions lead to greater transformations and evolutions, with the end result being a more fulfilling career and life.

Lead to Gold shares Stephen’s success, while highlighting some experiences and situations that could have spelled the end for others. He describes his journey from a career as a residential real estate agent, then manager, to becoming the CEO of a major corporation owned by billionaire Warren Buffett, and then he discusses his personal transition from CEO to author, speaker and in-demand consultant. While his can-do attitude, vision and entrepreneurial spirit made it possible for Stephen to reach the sky, the true secret of his success lies in strong spiritual and family values. With his beloved wife Mary Lou at his side, Stephen is able to balance opportunity and effort in a true expression of teamwork.

Lead to Gold is intended to inspire all those in transition—in life or business—whose aim is to be a winner and evolve to the highest level possible, in everything they do!

About Stephen D. Rodgers

Business and lifestyle consultant and author, Stephen D. Rodgers has a knack for bringing out the best in people. As he sees it, “I am a leader helping others discover, maximize, and increase their highest good and purpose in life and business.”

Steve’s sense of commitment is strikingly evident in the business sphere. Embracing challenges big and small, he consistently finds a way to maximize the inner workings of companies. But you needn’t be a powerhouse business to share in the good fortune. Many a first-time entrepreneur has discovered the road to success thanks to Steve’s rock-solid guidance. Every positive impact he makes is a windfall from his overriding goal: find the best ways for companies or individuals to increase their happiness and fulfillment on all levels.

A passion for nurturing success always has been Steve’s hallmark. While he was CEO/President of San Diego’s Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate franchise, his inspiration helped ignite the company’s phenomenal growth. Steve also served as President and CEO of Prudential California Realty. A division of Berkshire Hathaway affiliate Home Services America, Prudential California had generated over $25 billion in sales at its peak. Steve was a major force guiding the company and its 4,600 agents to this milestone. Steve started with Berkshire Hathaway as a branch manager, rising to the CEO position in only 14 years. During this period, he had repeated meetings with Warren Buffet and the numerous associates and high-caliber leaders that form his inner circle.

When not inspiring and motivating others, Steve enjoys giving back to both the business and civic communities. He has served on several National Association of Realtors committees, as well as the boards of various title, escrow, and mortgage companies. On the civic side, he contributes year-round to schools, charities, community events, and many other worthy causes. In 2009, the North San Diego Chamber of Commerce named him Corporate Citizen of the Year.

An accomplished speaker, Steve has shared the stage with a diversity of acclaimed leaders such as noted author and Fortune 500 International coach Marshall Goldsmith, and Allan Dalton, the former CEO of Realtor.com. The esteemed list also includes John Assaraf, Brian Tracy, Greg Reid, and Mark Victor Hansen, all of whom have distinguished themselves as authors, speakers, thought leaders, and filmmakers.