Mental Performance, Trauma, Recovery and Overcoming Adversity Expert
Through his life story, keynote presentations, literary work & workshops, Doug Smith demonstrates a simple and repeatable system any individual or organization can use to increase and sustain mental performance across all levels. It is a system that he has used in his own life to break through adversity, reach goals and build adaptive capacity in self and others. All businesses can leverage this awareness as competitive advantage.
At 18 years old, Doug Smith was drafted 2nd overall into the NHL to play for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player ever. The next 11 years he was defined by hockey successes, hockey failures, his lack of awareness and the culture of a collision sport. His career ended suddenly at 29 years old when he shattered his spine in professional game #607 and suffered a high level spinal cord injury. He has since recovered and become a successful business leader, consultant and at the forefront of change for many National Associations, Corporations and Government Agencies.
He is passionate about performance, recovery and the process of change. His presentations provide attendees with building blocks for mental performance by using scientific research for emotional and physical change, and how they work off one another. Today Doug Smith speaks professionally to a global audience delivering a simple and profitable system for increasing mental performance & monitoring continuous improvement. Smith help organizations to do the right things and to do the right things in the right order to build and grow a strong foundation for success. Doug Smith also develops personalized performance curriculum for leaders, managers and their employees.
After suffering a catastrophic, life-altering, injury while playing professional hockey, former NHLer Doug Smith decided right then and there, that if he survived the impact and physical injuries, he would do better emotionally as a human being. It was in that moment, laying on the ice, that the humble beginnings of System 438 sprang into action.
Doug’s incredible story will leave you, inspired, empowered and more aware. He will explain why and how the impact of emotional trauma combined with the “rate of change” is our ticking time bomb in the workplace today. He will show you how to disarm it. Why and how System 438 can enhance human performance through awareness Trauma can hurt our performance without us being aware it is happening to us.
4 – Awareness: The human species suffers from only 4 types of trauma. 3 types of trauma can be easily seen and felt. One type of trauma we are not well-equipped to see and feel. Doug will show you how to see and feel cumulative emotional trauma, so you can lead with confidence, support using empathy and achieve phenomenal outcomes.
3 – Assessment: What controls us? The subconscious brain controls more than 95% of human functioning. The subconscious brain has only 3 priorities. You will learn what these priorities are.
8 – Performance: Revealed through Doug’s story, you will learn the 8 behaviours and performance fueling actions which he used to feed the 3 priorities of his subconscious brain. Playing the lottery with your emotional performance and the performance of others is not a requirement. There is a systematic approach to better manage emotional state.
Let Doug be your guide to System 438.
THE TRAUMA CODE
Unlocking Your Performance
THRIVING in TRANSITION
How to Turn Change into the Opportunity of a Lifetime
- Accountability | Self Leadership
- Attitude | Change of Attitude
- Burnout and Energy
- Business Leadership
- Business Management
- Change Management | Change
- Conflict Management
- Employee Relations | Employee Solutions
- Excellence | Success
- First Responders
- Government | Government Relations
- Health and Safety
- Health and Wellness
- Healthcare | Health Care
- Human Resources | HR
- Leadership | Leadership Development
- Leadership and Change
- Mental Health | Trauma
- Military | Armed Forces
- Overcoming Adversity | Adversity
- Performance | Productivity
- Professional Growth | Personal Growth
- Stress Management
- Teamwork | Team Building
- Work Life Balance | Wellness
- Workplace Culture