Rubber, Meet Road

Advice that works (from someone who's been there)

Doug doesn't share trendy business platitudes and hollow motivations. His tips and best practices were formed over decades of real-world experience.


A practicing psychotherapist
As a mental health professional, Doug has built a successful practice by helping people recognize and break down their own limitations. Doug knows how to engage and motivate people, no matter their situation. It's not heady academic theory, it's creating change in real people.

A successful business owner
While a lot of speakers take their cues from industry trends or "thought leaders" Doug's experience comes from real-life. He's started a business from scratch and grown it leaps and bounds. He's seen first-hand what happens when leadership and employees are not on the same page, and he knows how to motivate both groups to make lasting change.

What people are saying

Your training techniques were engaging and entertaining and were presented in such a way as to encourage me to participate. You walked your talk and taught by example. I walked away from each session with a renewed enthusiasm for my work and my role as a leader. Above all, you reminded me to have faith in the power of the human spirit and to continuously strive to connect with others on that level.

Deann O'Toole-Account Executive, MarketStar Corporation


As an HR Leader, Doug and I worked closely together on developing leaders within multiple organizations to transform our culture towards job ownership and accountability. I hired Doug multiple times because of his effectiveness in diagnosing the needs on an organization, assessing leadership skills and tailoring his approach that consistently delivers the best results. Doug is an expert in addressing core needs rather than one size fits all.

Scot Reid



Book Award-Winning Speaker Doug Nielsen