The Business of Me, a profile of Steve Holmes
The Business of Me, a profile of Steve Holmes

Community and their Villagers + Immmunology-NGS Molecular Profiling -Mutational Match-making, a business profile like no other

A Business profile like no other

Contact Details
Social Handles
  • My name is Steve Holmes
  • Resident of Main Beach for 15 years (ex Waikanae NZ)
  • Married to Claire, we have 2 Children 25 & 30yrs old
  • Claire owns “tech by Girls,” a collective of techie girls working remotely from their homes. Techbygirls created my Professional Profile – see www.steveholmes.net.au

I have 2 primary functions. 

1- Community

The business of people and their village, I help people build their Village –

2- Cancer Immunology

I also specialize in immunology, NGS molecular profiling, and mutations, as it relates to a terminal and seriously diagnosed cancer patients.


Further explanation


Community

Destination Main Beach 
www.destinationmainbeach.com.au
The Postmodern Villager Revival – a Village by the Villagers for the Villagers.

  • A Solutions and Innovation based culture.
  • Villagers are people who come together around shared values, visions, and aspirations – then build a Village around this – I help them achieve this.

Villager to Village is a rinse and repeat model that can be rolled or added to any business. The model has also been discussed with other Gold Coast Villager Communities – see www.destinationvillages.com.au


Cancer Immunology

Cancer is a challenge that resides in the shadows just beyond the conscious measure and understanding. 

  • I help Newly Diagnosed terminal cancer patients receive and understand potentially lifesaving information.
  • I specialize in immunology, mutations, and molecular profiling as it relates to a terminal and seriously diagnosed cancer patients.
  • Co-partner with US tech team developing a patient to patient biotech health platform for Mutational Matchmaking. 

I am one of the 1% of the 1%, in modern medical history –

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Jim Allison’s CTLA-4 Checkpoint pathway breakthrough became the biggest medical event since the discovery of penicillin – the greatest breakthrough in modern medical history, and the first time the word cure and cancer has been used in the same sentence.
nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2018/allison/facts

Destination Main Beach
www.destinationmainbeach.com.au
A Village by the Villagers for the Villagers, a modern-day Villager revival story.

Destination Villages 
www.destinationvillages.com.au
A Network of Villagers that have adopted the Villager to Village model.

Tech by Girls
www.techbygirls.com.au
Partnered with Claire Holmes
A Collective Network of techie girls working and earning remotely from home. The model’s primary focus is on building enduring communities (villager ecosystems) around work from home environments (or similar).

Molecular Profiling – Application

Co-partner with US tech team developing a patient to patient biotech health platform for Mutational Matchmaking. 

I would describe myself as the Classic modern-day active lifestyler

A Post-Modern Villager –

Bold-ish statements that could simply mean I am over 50 and clinging to a diminishing youth. Or, it could mean that I have found the nirvana of life.

My favourite reminder –
Happen on Life or Life will happen on you. 

My day begins at 4:45 am (A little later in the winter) with a 1 hour of bike, run or swim. I follow this up with a 45 min coffee, to jot out all the stuff that filters through as important. I make it a rule not to check social media or emails at this time, as I need that fresh quiet creative space to enhance me. Then it’s home for a shower, a bowl of Oat-bran and I am ready for work at 8:30. I shut my workday down at 5 pm with a glass of pinot-gris to transition into that special creative space, that feeds my opportunity called life!.

Married with Children

But I ain’t no Al Bundy

Claire and I are both from Waikanae NZ and married way back in 1989. We have two children Zach (1990) who lives in London and Georgia (1994) lives in Vancouver.

  • Zach:  College TSS – University – Bond. MD for a global business based in London.
  • Georgia: College St Hilda’s University – QIT. Senior Operations leader for a Health Biotech in Vancouver Canada
  • Claire and I live in Main Beach (Central Gold Coast) We have been co-entrepreneurs since 1985

1990 to 2012
Manager of Doneiga – A Commercial Property Trust (family)

  1. Hospitality and mixed-use retail precincts.
  2. Industrial mixed-use villages.

This combination proved to be a very successful mix in terms of property demand cycles. Project operating band – $3ml to $15ml range.

September 2012 – Curve Ball: Broken Neck
An instant life-changing moment. Crashing in a cycling race, I became paralyzed from head to thigh down my right side for 9 months.

2013 – Adapt
Still paralyzed, I began to retrain into new skill sets. With the use of one arm, I began to learn technology and coding.
I developed and founded Cycleevents.com and then Ride Gold Coast

2014 – Technology, Networks, and Villages.
Many years of cycling had inadvertently taught me, that the successful cycling networks, were in fact Villages of cyclists in-kind working together. This highlighted a similar theme that ran through all my successes within building commercial property environments. Understanding the influential differences between a Network and a Village, became and important driver. Villages are a living thriving ecosystem that is typically in sync with your efforts, whilst Networks are more inert with no such ecosystem at their centre.

2016 December: Terminal Cancer
Diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) – Life expectancy of less than 6 months.
CCA av survival 6.7 months. My younger brother Graeme had previously succumbed to this in 2014.
CCA is the most hostile and aggressive of all cancers, alongside pancreatic. Crude 5-year survival of less than 8% –  1% if metastatic as I was.

2017 Surgeries, Aneurysms, Trials then Miracles
After 25 hrs of high stakes surgeries, ICU’s and 2 international trials, I am miraculously still here. I am one of three people globally to officially survive this cancer from a metastatic setting. CCA is the most hostile of all cancers alongside pancreatic. It begins in the bile ducts within the liver and directly impacts the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, duodenum, and major arteries – these are also the organs they removed from my body over 25 hrs. View my story 

2018: The terrain – Dark Holes, Treacherous Swamps, and then Everest.
Having successfully survived the unsurvivable swamps of Cholangio, I began a new journey and challenge to digest and apply all that had happened on me. Getting to this point was been beyond what I thought I was capable of, yet there was more. Mentally and physically I was knackered, but I knew I had to adapt and grow out of this horrendous chain of broken necks, terminal cancer, and near-fatal aneurysms. You carry this stuff with you for life, but it all comes down to how you choose to carry it.  The romantic ideal of mental toughness and just dust yourself get on with it is for those that have never been there – you need a plan and that begins with creating a new reality and then get busy building it, otherwise, the opportunity of life will be lost.

2019 to present

  • I now specialize in understanding my success, which means immunology and immunotherapy, in particular, the “Checkpoint Inhibitor Pathways”
  • I have become an integral cog in the evolutionary Cancer Cure Equation.
  • I mentor terminal cancer patients around the world. The people I would never have met if not for cancer, has astounded me – I am so very grateful.
  • I write and contribute my knowledge, experiences, and wisdom to the Globally Connected Patient, a collective of patients, and Caregivers.
  • I distill, simplify and deliver the collectives Knowledge to the Newly Diagnosed patient and caregiver.
  • Development of a revolutionary Biotech patient health platform for mutational matchmaking, and co-partnered with US/global tech team. This will save many many lives in real-time.
  • I also found a non-cancer vehicle to get me back on the entrepreneurial paddock of life once again. Main Beach needed help, so I developed “Villager to Village” – a postmodern villager revival, a grassroots model that rebuilt the ecosystem within the inert community. It’s very rewarding.

A Business profile like no other

A consistent pursuit of perfection has kept me honest and on direction. It has evolved me forward and fed my potentials. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it works for me. A Business profile like no other Perfection is most definitely in the eyes of the beholder.

Connect with me
Cheers Steve
steve@steveholmes.net.au
+61415153522

A Business profile like no other

A consistent pursuit of perfection has kept me honest and on direction. It has evolved me forward and fed my potentials. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it works for me. Perfection is most definitely in the eyes of the beholder.A Business profile like no other

Connect with me
Cheers Steve
steve@steveholmes.net.au
+61415153522
A Business profile like no other

A Business profile like no other
The Business of Me, a profile of Steve Holmes