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  • My Blog & System 438

    System 438

    The Adaptivity Factor

    There is now a simple systematic approach to mental health and mental performance. Improving mental performance helps you to change faster, be happier, lower stress and most importantly, it helps to stop you from hurting other people. View 2018 BLOG


    System 438 enhances whatever you are doing to get better and if you are leading other people, System 438 is of critical importance for you and your teams to compete on the new landscape of constant innovation. Kick the tires :-) It works every time. It works every time, be sure to sign up for my blog and pass it on.

  • Who Doug Smith is

    NHL Player, Author, Speaker

    Doug Smith

    Change is the indisputable truth we are all facing. Everything will change. The question is, why and how will you change? By chance? By force? Or would you like some say about why and how you will change?


    At 18 years old, Doug Smith was chosen 2nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft. He would play that first year for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player ever and be the only player on the Kings that year to play all league and all playoff games. In those same playoffs, the LA Kings would set a record that holds today. It is called, The Miracle on Manchester and is the greatest comeback in NHL Playoff History.


    In professional game #607, at age 29, Doug went head first, full speed into the end boards shattering the 5th and 6th cervical vertabrae in his neck. He would later wake up in ICU, a quadriplegic. No arms, no legs, no bladder, no bowels.







    Online and face to face today, I demonstrate System 438. It is a system I have used in my life, to achieve high performance and recover from physical and emotiona trauma. System 438 is a simple systematic approach to building mental health and mental performance for you, for your family and for the workplace. It is so simple and it works for everyone.


    I hope you will grab something good from my work and share.


    If you want to improve clarity of thought, if you want to help other people improve their life or if you want to lower stress & anxiety, System 438 can help you.

  • 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"

  • Engage with Doug Smith

    I would be honoured to speak with you

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  • “Bringing out the best is the goal; dignity, respect, empathy, humility, confidence, is the approach. Subconsciously, I was always there, now I understand it better and have made that link with my conscious self. Thank-you for helping me understand that this philosophy on life is not merely an idea or thought, but a fundamental truth to what it is to be a human being.” 


    - Manager & Attendee - Hydro Ottawa Keynote Presentation

    “Doug shocked the hockey world with his comeback to the NHL after his first accident. His second recovery after breaking his neck was unbelievable. Everyone can benefit from reading The Trauma Code.”


    - Ron Maclean, Hockey Night in Canada Broadcaster

    “The Trauma Code is a fascinating read that will no doubt improve your quality of life! Doug Smith not only provides fresh, eye-opening insights into how we, as humans, have a subconscious need to support others, he explains how we can leverage that basic desire to achieve higher levels of health, happiness, and success.”


    - Ivan Misner PhD., NY Times bestselling author, Founder of BNI and Referral Institute

    “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

    "Doug personifies inspiration; he captures audiences easily, and engages them to find their own power to make life better for others."


    - Max Keeping, CTV News

    “Doug Smith is a great example of what someone can accomplish if they set their mind in the right direction. His inspirational message is an excellent supplement to professional health care.”


    Dr. Paul Roumeliotis MD, MPH, Health Communications Pioneer – Public Health leader – President,  Association of Local Public Health Agencies

    “The feedback on your presentation we received from the participants was simply outstanding! You delivered a practical model for organizational transformation aimed at creating a high performance work culture and I would highly recommend this presentation to other organizations.”


    - Major-général/Major-General J.-M. Lanthier

    Commander, Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre

    Department of National Defence/ Government of Canada

    “Doug Smith is an excellent speaker and an amazing human being. Without a doubt his story is inspirational! It will bring both tears to your eyes and energy to your gut. His philosophy is well grounded in scientific research and personal experience which is a welcome change from the garden variety motivational speaker. I would recommend Doug to any of my colleagues and/or clients.”


    - Sommer Christie PhD student in Human Kinetics

    “Doug’s presentation was in perfect alignment with the leadership workshop and strongly reinforced the key leadership themes we delivered to our management team. You delivered the inspiring messages that we hoped for and our entire team got so much more.”


    James S. Paul, President & CEO | Président et premier dirigeant

    Defence Construction Canada | Construction de Défense Canada

    Moving Mountains

    “Through his kindness, his openness, his calm- ness and his skills Doug can move mountains for people. A connector, writer and thoughtful communicator, Doug is a special man to know and a great person to pass onto others.”


    - Penny Power, co-founder, Ecademy

    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


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  • Books

    " 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

    The Power of the Platform e-book
    A collaborative effort with Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Doug Smith, Ron Wiens and Les Brown. Stories of overcoming adversity to reach the top.
    Coming soon
    Thriving in Transition
    Doug Smith’s first book is focussed on transition and how he managed to thriveThis book even provides you the process Doug used to write his first book to helpyou get started on your way to becoming an author. We all have a legacy inside of usand Doug gives you a simple but effective model to build your story and message.
    If you or those you care about are facing the pain of change, this book will
    help you embrace the future and excel through the process of transition.
    Coming soon
    The Trauma Code
    Every person and every organization wants to improve their performance yet very
    few ever examine what is hurting their performance. We all want the people in our
    family to be healthy and happy and 70% of a company’s costs are people cost.
    People are like the oil in our life or business that allows our engine to run smoothly.
    Do you have an oil gauge on your company, on your kids or on yourself? If not, then why not?
    The Trauma Code can be your oil gauge, your measuring stick.
    Coming soon