Steve Bonenberger is a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets online on Zoom on Monday evenings. We will celebrate our 250th weekly meeting on Monday, March 29, 2021, 7 pm ET, 4 pm PT; all Fellow Travelers are invited.


The Business of Genius and Personal Recovery

I’m Steve Bonenberger.

I’m an author, a poet, a novelist, a counselor, a human development expert, a speaker, a teacher and something of a futurist.

My friend Jeff Grant asked me to pen a short note for the 250th meeting of the ‘White Collar Support Group’.

I found this group, or, it found me sometime in early December 2016.

I am its most ardent supporter and frequent attendee.

Jeff Grant is a master of his universe and a Primary Encounter Expert.

Here are my simple thoughts RE: recovery and the pursuit of genius.

Thanks, Jeff, for welcoming me into your universe. You rock my friend.

Some Pieces WCSG has Woven or Wakened into My Soul:

  •       Establish and cherish your banking relationships

  •       Never accept or seek ‘investment’ funds or, dawdle over monies ever again

  •       Refrain from exaggeration

  •       Simplify your story…” I made some awful mistakes…”

  •       Understand and grasp that others may see your mishaps differently

  •       Work for nickels and dimes

  •       Find and cherish simple living quarters

  •       Work on redefining you

  •       Find your genius

  •       See your travails not as punishment but rather, as gift

  •       Imagine yourself different—and most certainly improved

  •       Every equation going forward has to end in, = ‘human service’

  •       Learn to write and start a journal today

  •       Anger and bitterness and regret and continued irresponsibilities are soul coagulants

  •       Consider the lilies how they toil nor spin

  •       Respect the fact that you have sullied relationships

  •       Trust for some may never return

  •       Brick-by-brick…learn this phrase and of-repeat and remind yourself of its necessity

  •       Some pain is valuable

  •       Friends and support systems appear in the unlikeliest manner

  •       Miraculous recoveries are few and far between

  •       Personal reinvention always rises from the ashes and rubble of personal tumult

  •       Genius is a real thing and your genius exists

  •       God now beckons and summons you

Travel Far.

Pastor Steve Bonenberger,

Primary Encounter Expert


Expeditionary Commander

The Genius Path

Join us…



White Collar Week Podcast: An Evening with Our White Collar Support Group. The support group meeting on this podcast is different than most, because all of the 16 group members appearing have agreed to share their names, faces and very personal stories in an effort to reach out to individuals and families suffering in silence. All on the podcast are post-sentencing or back from prison. Watch on YouTube, Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud, link here.