Doug is a sought-after keynote speaker at national conferences. He has an active international training and workshop schedule. From the Middle East to Asia to Europe and throughout North America, Doug teaches executives how to lead groups in difficult decision-making. He also teaches advanced mediation and conflict resolution skills and master negotiation workshops. Doug is a keynote speaker on listening and emotional intelligence, violence-reduction, and relationship building. has trained populations as diverse as inmates serving life sentences to middle and high school teachers to church groups to mental health professionals.
His approach is grounded in neuroscience and cognitive psychology. As a lawyer turned peacemaker, Doug has studied how the human brain processes decisions and problems in the face of uncertainty, high risk, limited facts, and stress. He has taken 40 years of experience and education and distilled down the principles into webinars, live workshops and keynote addresses.
Problem-solving difficult and intractable problems is almost always about emotions before rational thinking. Unless emotions are de-escalated, no amount of logic will shift to solutions. Doug’s most powerful workshop teaches you an entirely new way to work with emotions. Whether you are a parent, teacher, supervisor, or in any type of relationship, learning how to core message and affect label will open you eyes to the people around you. As you master these skills, your emotional intelligence will grow. Your ability to stay calm, connected, and empowered no matter what the situation will become your norm.
“Oh man, where do I start?! Absolutely life-changing! Thank you, Doug!“–2015 Workshop Participant
Negotiation, Decision-Making, and Leadership
Doug also offer talks and workshops on negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and leadership. Doug has taught Fortune 500 company executives the secrets to winning in serious business negotiations. He has taught thousands of lawyers across the US and overseas how to obtain better settlement outcomes for their clients. The key is to recognize that all negotiations are emotional.
Decision-making is also mostly emotional. Human brains are born with the ability to make fast, effortless decisions. However, this capacity is deadly if you are not aware of its limitations. Drawing on his experience in thousands of negotiations, he explains the best ways to make certain your executive decision-making will lead to optimal results.
Based on the comments Doug receives from his participants, he am confident that his workshops will change forever the way you look at the world.