Doug is an international public speaker, profit-strategist, and award-winning business and executive coach, with multiple years of winning national and global ActionCOACH awards, beginning his first entrepreneurial experience selling holiday greeting cards door-to-door. This early drive for success led him to become a very successful business owner, now on his 9th successful business.
Having been the coach for over 200 business leaders, Doug has had the rare privilege to work in a diverse range of business industries, to name a few, automotive, technology, food service, real estate, franchise, medical, veterinary, and oil and gas - and with an equal range of executives! Doug earned his degree in Management Information Systems and International Finance from the University of Houston. Soon after graduating, he started his own award-winning, rapid-growth company, which grew to over 60 employees generating over $25 million in sales with profits exceeding $250,000 per month.
After semi-retirement at 42, he was enticed to buy a business coaching franchise to teach others what he had been teaching himself for 28 years. From an inauspicious start as the 1,181st franchise owner across 60 countries, Doug reached the #1 franchise within four years, becoming the fastest inductee into the ActionCOACH Hall of Fame. More recently, Doug won the "Marshall Goldsmith First 25" Award out of 12,000 applicants, an honor that included a seat at the table and professional association with Marshall Goldsmith.
Having been the owner and manager of 3 multi-million-dollar companies, Doug understands the challenges, the pressures, and the pleasures associated with being your own boss. He has diligently worked as a consultant, coach, trouble-shooter, and director while also enjoying a wonderful journey! As a business coach, the opportunity to facilitate and assist other business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve amazing results is his mission. Doug was professionally trained by multi-millionaire, author, and world-class entrepreneur Brad Sugars. With the support of ActionCOACH global resources, Doug's coaching, training, and development programs are world-class.
Doug's strong belief is that having a certified business coach is the single most positive investment a business owner can make in themselves and for their business.
"Doug's writing leverages 10 years of business coaching at ActionCOACH and the additional 20 years of owning businesses. It helps everyone easily understand critical business concepts and how to implement these strategies in a way that allows every business owner and every team member to really get it. This is a must-read for any business owner who wants to become more successful."
-Bradley J. Sugars, International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and the World's #1 Business Coach
“There isn’t just one area of the business that Doug has helped us in. He’s helped us in almost every area and has made a
huge difference in the success of the shop. I know that by following the systems and methodologies he’s given us, we are
way ahead of the competition and worthy of being the prototype store for the entire franchise.”
— Mike Simon, Owner, Shipley Donuts
“Having been out of the corporate world for the last 6 years,
this has made me realize all the things that I’ve forgotten. I
need to apply myself in many, many different ways.”
— Moose Rosenfeld, Owner, Network in Action
"Without the help of Doug and his whole ActionCOACHTM team, there is little chance I would be in business today. He not only showed us how to get our company out of chaos but to learn how to turn it into a true business. He truly is a passionate and an amazing coach. He really cares deep down about our success and every time we leave his office, we feel like we are helped a little better down the right path to success. Anyone that has the slightest desire to be successful in their business would be crazy not to have Doug and ActionCOACHTM on their team.”
– Steve Rozenberg, co-Owner, Empire Property Management