Who Doug Smith is
NHL Player, Author, Speaker
Best Selling Author of “The Trauma Code” & “Thriving in Transition". Doug is an expert on disarming the ticking time bomb within today’s organizations; Cumulative Emotional Trauma in the Workplace.
Through his life story, keynote presentations, literary work & workshops, Doug demonstrates a simple and repeatable system any individual or organization can use to increase and sustain mental performance across all levels. It is a system that he has used in his own life to break through adversity, reach goals and build adaptive capacity in self and others. All businesses can leverage this awareness as competitive advantage.
At 18 years old, Doug was drafted 2nd overall into the NHL to play for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player ever. The next 11 years he was defined by hockey successes, hockey failures, his lack of awareness and the culture of a collision sport. His career ended suddenly at 29 years old when he shattered his spine in professional game #607 and suffered a high level spinal cord injury.
Doug Smith is about
Increasing a person's or team's level of awareness of the value of change
Preparing teams and individuals to make informed decisions
Taking positive, informed
action at the right time, for the right reasons
"Once You Know Better - You are bound to do better"
Helping You Engage the Change
Elevate your Adaptive Capacity
Build Trust and Belief in Others
Work Culture as Competitive Advantage
Thousands have been inspired by Doug
“After hearing Doug Smith speak I went full force into working towards my own dreams. People told me that I would never own my own gym ... on the 15th of October, I move in as the owner of the Phaze1 Fitness Centre. I am going to take on some medically releasing soldiers and pass on the same encouragement I got from seeing and hearing Doug at Algonquin College. Thank you so very much.”
- Erica Murphy, Former Canadian Armed Forces Officer
The Ottawa Network
“You provided me with clear options I did not have before I attended your presentation. As
a CEO I am always looking for the hidden competitive advantage and you delivered it to me in 45 minutes. Thank-you”
Robert Saric – CEO, WhyHireMe
Doug has been featured in...
" Doug's books are a must read for those studying personal development, recovery and performance. It is rare that personal achievement and the science to back it up are demonstrated in the same book. Doug Smith has done it! "
- Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Engage with Doug Smith
Doug would be happy to inspire, motivate and focus your executive team, your department or your organization to do better.
Tell us a little about yourself or call us directly at: (613) 294-3766
Ask about Doug’s “Quick Start Coaching Program”. It is simple, logical and effective.
“Use your own natural abilities to perform a little better every day and make a positive difference in your family, your sport or your business career.” - Doug Smith