• Doug's Story and his System 438

    From leg braces as a young child, to the NHL by age 18

    *****The Building Blocks of Mental Performance; A Systematic Approach*****


    *****Cumulative Emotional Trauma; Ticking Time Bomb in the Workplace*****


    *****The Power of Culture; Why is Culture Your #1 Competitive Advantage*****


    "Once we know better, we are bound to do better"




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  • 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.”


    - General J.M. Lanthier

    Commander Canadian Army, Department of National Defence


    Former - Major General & Commander, Canadian Army Doctrine & Training Centre



    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

    A Simple, Memorable, Repeatable Process

    TEDx – Doug Smith

    USA talk show

  • My Blog & System 438

    Your Competitive Advantage

    With no downside

    There is now a simple systematic approach to mental health and mental performance. You can change faster, be happier, lower stress, exceed performance expectations or recover from trauma.


    Go to my blog to see the impact of trauma on you and your family.


    If you are currently leading and/or managing other people or climbing the corporate ladder, System 438 will help you. Start now with the System 438 online Playbook

  • 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, head first 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's literary work and seminar series presents and teaches an approach to emotional trauma that any individual, team or organization can use to protect, build and maintain extremely high levels of human performance.


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  • Engage with Doug Smith

    "Change begins with a conversation"

  • 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


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