About

Doug WilliamsonMy passion is to help create a better future.

My mission is to help executives, and their organizations prepare the next generation of transformational leaders and ensure they are capable of navigating the path to a new tomorrow.

I am the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Group and author of the book Straight Talk on Leadership – Solving Canada’s Business Crisis.

Throughout my thirty plus year international business career, I have been actively involved in initiating positive, transformational change inside many different organizations, of all sizes and across all industries. In the process, I have helped improve the overall performance and effectiveness of countless individual senior leaders and executive teams.

My experience, insight and expertise have been put to work, time and time again, in helping organizations navigate difficult situations, arising from structural change, cultural transformation, market disruptions and/or the need to develop new strategies and new competencies to support sustainable growth.

I have lived and/or worked in Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada.

Here is what I bring to every business relationship I am fortunate enough to have.

Global Mindset

As a Trusted Advisor, I have worked with exciting organizations and demanding senior executives all around the world. I have been inside the board rooms and executive suites in places as diverse as Uppsala, Sweden and Melbourne, Australia. I have had unique and privileged exposure to organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies in the United States, to global giants in Europe and everywhere in between.

Strategic Orientation

As a Change Agent, I have been involved in the very hard and important work of helping transform organizations, build high performance teams, develop creative business strategies and rejuvenate cultures. I have faced the many challenges and overcome the many obstacles which can get in the way of securing organizational success and ensuring sustained relevance. I have the grey hair to prove it.

Insightful Experience

As a Business Leader, I have occupied several senior executive level positions in both the public and private sectors. I have run several unique businesses, from corporate finance to technology. I have begun and built companies. Along the way, I developed a varied and rich experience repertoire which allows me to provide counsel, sage advice and a unique perspective.

Thought Leadership

As a Creative Thinker, I have spent my entire life being curious about the world around me, taking personal risks to stretch my own abilities and travelling extensively to gain new ideas and insights. I have made it a regular habit to write and speak about things that make a difference. I have never hesitated to express bold opinions, even if they might run counter to popular belief or disrupt common perceptions.

My Clients   The Beacon Group