Vogel, Steve 1951- (Steve Gregory Vogel)
Vogel, Steve 1951- (Steve Gregory Vogel)
Born September 11, 1951, in Lawrence, KS; son of John Joseph and Anne Meredith Vogel; married; children: two sons. Education: Lehigh University, B.A., 1973, M.B.A., 1974; Arizona State University, C.P.A., J.D. (cum laude); New York University, L.L.M.; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, C.M.A., M.B.A.; University of Pittsburgh, postgraduate courses; attending University of California at Berkeley toward Doctor of Juridical Science. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Learning new words, interval treadmill training, and Olympic lifting.
Home—CA. E-mail—[email protected]
Entrepreneur, life coach, and financial consultant. Ford Motor Co., Pennsaucon, NJ, financial analyst, 1974-76; Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, plant controller, 1976-79; Ryder System, Inc., Buffalo, NY, controller, 1979-81, Detroit, MI, group controller, 1981-82, Bloomfield Hills, MI, division planning, 1982-83; Guardian Industries, Inc., Upper Sandusky, OH, group controller, 1983-85, Llodio, Spain, 1985-86, director of finance, chief financial officer, Detroit, MI, acting chief financial officer, 1986-87; Bush Industries Inc., Jamestown, NY, vice president of finance, 1987; Nastec Corp., Southfield, MI, vice president of finance and administration, chief financial officer, 1988; Dale Carnegie, Buffalo, NY, teaching assistant, 1981-82; Sanguinity, LLC, cofounder and CEO. Registered CPA in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Michigan Society of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, National Association of Accountants, Financial Executives Institution, Mensa.
Take Control of Your Life: A Story of Wrestling with Personal Growth (novel), Sanguinity LLC (Frenchtown, NJ), 2006.
Steve Vogel was born September 11, 1951, in Lawrence, Kansas. Highly educated, he holds a number of degrees, including his bachelor's degree from Lehigh University, which he followed with an M.B.A., both his C.P.A. and his law degree from Arizona State University, an L.L.M. from New York University, and his C.M.A. and a second M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. In addition, Vogel has taken postgraduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh, and has taken classes toward his doctor of juridical science at the University of California at Berkeley. Vogel has worked in a range of jobs, including as an accountant, a financial planner, a controller for various major corporations, and as a life coach. He is the cofounder and CEO of Sanguinity, LLC. The company was founded so that Vogel could focus his life coaching skills with personal training. His clients consist of a range of individuals with a focus on athletes, students, and professionals who are seeking to improve their existing skills and to take their achievements to the next level. His clients' goals include everything from getting better scores on their college entrance exams to losing a large amount of weight or meeting new business goals or simply achieving more in their personal lives.
Vogel's interest in determining the best routes to success and to achieving one's personal goals began when he was still in high school. A dedicated wrestler with a desire to join his school team, he set out to lose weight in order to meet the necessary weight class. Although he dropped forty pounds, he failed to meet his ultimate goal and never made the team, quitting before he could lose the necessary amount of weight. This feeling of failure to make the grade repeated itself in later years when he took the MCATs prior to applying to medical school and earned less-than-stellar marks, forcing him to reexamine his ambitions. Vogel became frustrated with his seeming inability to take his goals to the final stage, and so set out to develop a system that would allow him to fulfill his dreams and meet the goals he set for himself. The result was a steady improvement in his own performance. Having previously failed to gain admittance to law school, Vogel not only was accepted when he tried again, but he ultimately graduated cum laude. This was just the first of many more successes on his road to personal achievement. Sanguinity was formed so that Vogel could pass his proven system along to others.
In addition to his business, Vogel has written a book to help spread the word. Take Control of Your Life: A Story of Wrestling with Personal Growth may sound like a self-help book, but in actuality it is a novel that Vogel has written to help impart his methods for success. The story follows high school senior Greg Gurist, a friendly, likeable guy who nevertheless cannot seem to get ahead due to an inability to focus on his goals. Greg faces important junctures in his path all the time, from an important wrestling match to college applications, a new girl friend, and issues with his family, yet he is never quite sufficiently prepared for the situations and he often meets with failure or disappointment as a result. Then Greg is fortunate enough to meet a mentor, one who espouses the steps of Steve Vogel's own plan for success, including identifying one's goals and the key steps to achieving a balance in one's life, which in itself is one of the keys to happiness. Vogel's book stresses the importance of priorities and goals, and then offers readers the path to success.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Sanguinity Web site,http://www.sanguinity.org (March 26, 2008), author's corporate site.