“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.”
Lieutenant-General JM Lanthier
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, DND, GOC

The Building Blocks of Human Performance

Doug Smith is a father, husband, and NHL hockey player from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since his career-ending injury, Doug has dedicated his life and story to helping other people learn about the achievement of Recovery and High Performance.

In 2017, Doug’s books (The Trauma Code & Thriving in Transition) were inducted into Canada’s Parliamentary Library, and today his meditations, courses, and books are available online and deliver a competitive advantage to thousands of people safely and logically.

At just 18 years old, Doug was drafted 2nd overall into the NHL to play for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player ever. In professional game # 607, at age 29 Doug went full speed into the end boards shattering his spine into hundreds of pieces, ending his professional sports career instantly.

Doug understands because he has done it, how to build and maintain mental performance through transformation. It is this experience and learning that Doug brings to his clients. 

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The Magic of Trauma and Being Trauma Informed

TEDx Doug with Video

There is a type of trauma we suffer from but we cannot see it or smell it.

Cumulative Emotional Trauma is like carbon monoxide to our brains. It can cause us to get depressed, lose energy, hurt others and hate our workplace. When I was a teenager in the NHL I experienced this. 

The good news for employees and employers is there is a simple fix that my story of perseverance reveals 

Remember this – Trauma will always be with you but trauma does not need to control you. 

The more you learn about ‘trauma’ the better your performance will get.