Thoughts, ideas and dialogue matter!

The willingness to expose your organization, and its people, to the joys of fresh thinking, new ideas and vigorous debate are the hallmark of a strong leader.

Doug provides the spark to help ignite the imagination of your people and get them into the conversation.

Whether it is a Management Meeting, a Conference, an Executive Retreat or any other gathering, Doug combines his dynamic speaking style with the wisdom of over thirty years of global business experience. He will provide your audience with a high energy, thought provoking address that will leave them with powerful new insights about the global business frontier and the challenges it poses for leaders at all levels.

Doug would be delighted to tailor the presentation to the specific interests of your audience or draw from the many lessons contained in his book Straight Talk on Leadership. In either case, your audience will receive the benefit of someone who has been on the gritty front lines of business and inside the private world of the executive leadership suite.

Partner with Doug and you will get:

  • Passion – for new ways of thinking about the world of business
  • Straight talk – about the need for fresh thinking and new approaches
  • Practical – suggestions about what you can do to seize competitive advantage

Objective, outside perspective matters!

In a rapidly changing world, no leader can possibly have all the answers all of the time. Sometimes, you need to reach outside to help refresh your thinking.

Doug provides the insights and perspectives that can help you make sense out of the chaos.

Consultants can have a bad reputation - in line with lawyers, bankers and real estate agents. However, there are certain times and specific occasions when a leader, a leadership team or an organization can benefit from the unblemished perspective of someone from the outside. It’s not always about lending them your watch to tell you the time!

Doug has worked with organizations and leadership teams all around the world, across a wide variety of industries, during both good times and bad. He has helped organizations strengthen their culture, build their leadership bench strength and develop forward looking strategic plans. As a realist, Doug focuses his efforts on driving change where it really matters.

Partner with Doug and you will get:

  • Energy – behind the work at hand and a relentless drive to reach the objective
  • Courage – to tell it like it is and shape both the action and the dialogue in no nonsense ways
  • Commitment – to your business, its people and the challenges which make him a 24/7 business partner

Support for growth and development matters!

It’s lonely at the top - and on the way to the top. Leaders struggle everyday to master their current role and the ongoing challenges as they move onward and upward.

Doug provides the personal guidance, support and tools to help leaders reach their full potential.

At the best of times, leadership is a challenging responsibility combining a complex blend of art, science and craft. The truth is, few people are born with the gifts of all three components in equal measure. Most of us need to work on it continually over our career. Quite often, as we transition from one role to another or as the external environment changes, we need help.

Doug has coached leaders, at all levels, from the C.E.O. right on down. No two coaching assignments are the same because each person and circumstance is different. The key to success in professional business coaching is ensuring the fit is right and the goals and objectives are clear. Coaching itself is not the answer but it’s certainly part of the growth, development and discovery process for those who are motivated to make the most of their potential.

Partner with Doug and you will get:

  • Unwavering support – focused on ensuring breakthrough results are achieved
  • Accountability – based on the genuine professional responsibilities of a “Trusted Advisor”
  • Concern – at the human level, for guiding another person to a new and better place professionally

Spotting gaps and identifying trends matters!

Getting to the truth is the first step in creating a high-performance organization and the high-performing talent that you will require to be sustainably successful.

The worst truth is still better than the best lie and getting to the truth is the first step in creating a high performance organization and the high performing talent that you will require to be sustainably successful.

Doug and his team provide customized assessments to measure the health, fitness and effectiveness of your culture, your leadership team and your critical talent.

In today’s world, data science and information insight are new tools that have rightfully taken a front seat in how leaders help ensure their organizations perform up to their full potential. Sometimes getting to the truth can hurt and many times assessments are the only way you can collect objective, benchmarked data to help you focus on specific actions that can drive positive outcomes.

Doug has built a wealth of expertise in knowing how to craft just the right assessment tool to get to the truth and he has the experience to interpret the data to drive performance at all levels. Whether this is a Cultural Assessment, an Employee Survey, a Team Effectiveness Profile or 360° Feedback, the approach is the same. It is to create a customized tool that is built for what your rorganization needs.

Partner with Doug and you will get:

  • Perspective – focused on truth and transparency to do the right thing
  • Accountability – based on the genuine professional responsibilities of a "Trusted Advisor"
  • Concern – at the human level, for helping guide your organization to a better place