Doug is an executive advisor, consultant, and coach with over 20 years of experience in growing businesses and helping others do the same. He works with leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms to help them maximize their effectiveness.
No stranger to the firing line of business, Doug started a 100-person catering company in his early 20’s, followed by several years in the marketing consulting field where his clients included Sony, M&M/Mars, Mattel, and Motorola among others. In 2000, Doug entered executive coaching and consulting to help leaders and their teams break through the barriers that stifle performance in themselves and their organizations.
Doug draws on his experience as a leader and entrepreneur to help clients find practical solutions in complex situations. He co-creates each of his engagements with his clients to ensure alignment with organizational goals. Common areas of focus include:
Stepping into bigger a role that’s more politically complex
Driving a challenging initiative that’s critical to growth
Aligning a senior team that’s not on the same page
Strengthening a senior team that’s not performing well together
A frequent speaker on a variety of business topics including leadership, organizational culture, and strategy, he has delivered talks at Columbia University, New York University, The Society for Human Resources, and The World Research Group conference. In 2005, Doug co-authored The 25 Best Time Management Tools and Techniques, which has been translated into 5 languages and continues to be a bestseller. His latest book, Taking Smart Risks, was published by McGraw-Hill in January 2013.
Doug’s clients include American Express, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Apollo Management, Swiss Re, Chubb, Spectrum, University of Chicago, Harvard Management Company, Weill Cornell Medicine, Publicis Group, and the United States Federal Reserve System among others.
Doug holds a BS in Environmental Psychology from Cornell University and an MA in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University.