• Practicing with System 438 improves your Emotional Performance

    System 438 is for family, friends, and the workplace. It is simple, memorable and easy to manage

  • Is Trauma controlling you or are you managing Trauma

    System 438 can help you and others

    438 - Increases awareness

    438 - Reduces resistance to change

    438 - Raises your risk tolerance

    438 - Lowers your risk

    438 - Cultivates trust in self and others

    438 - Accelerates the building of belief in self and others

    438 - Stops you from hurting other people

    438 - Arms you against negative influences

    “The feedback on your presentation we received from the participants was simply outstanding!


    Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, CMM, MSM, CD
    Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, DND, Government of Canada
    Former - Commander, Canadian Army, DND, GOC




    "It is rare that personal achievement & the science to back it up are demonstrated in the same book, Doug Smith has done it"


    Jack Canfield, Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

    I will help you find an answer. Change begins with a conversation! Doug

  • Testimonials

    National Defence

    “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.”


    - Lieutenant-General JM Lanthier, CMM, MSM, CD
    Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, DND, GOC
    Former - Commander, Canadian Army, DND, GOC



    Network Building

    “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

    PhD, Human Kinetics

    “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, Human Kinetics

  • Breaking Down Performance & Trauma

    System 438

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    USA talk show

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  • Who Doug Smith is

    NHL Player, Author, Speaker

    Doug Smith

    Doug Smith grew up in Canada's capital city on the south shore of the Ottawa River. At 16 Doug was drafted by the Ottawa 67s from the Nepean Raiders into the OHL.


    At 17 Doug was awarded the Ontario Hockey League's top award for Academic Achievement and at 18 years 2 weeks old, Doug was drafted 2nd pick overall into the National Hockey League. Doug would play his first year for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player ever.


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


    Today Doug transforms and advances audiences by sharing his remarkable story of Trauma, Healing & Renewal while at the same time delivering System438. A systematic approach to improving emotional performance in any workplace.  


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  • Engage with Doug Smith

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  • Books


    " The Trauma Code is 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 tells the story of an unlikely kid going from ankle to hip leg braces as a child to getting drafted to the NHL, 2nd overall, by age 18. It is a story about the reflection of a passion and a life of stardom, the culture of a gladiator sport and the reality of life when it all came to a sudden and tragic end.
    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, Unlocking Your Mental Performance
    ***"The Trauma Code" is now in Canada's National Parliamentary Library***

    "The Trauma Code" Unlocking your Performance, presents the #1 problem we are facing in the workplace today. Cumulative Emotional Trauma is a ticking time bomb for managers and leadership in corporations around globe. This type of trauma is invisible to most.
    Gaining a better undertanding of this invisible cost is today's #1 Competititve advantage in business.
    The Trauma Code delivers priceless awareness that you, your employees and your family can use to be happier, make more $ and continuously get better :-)
    Coming soon

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