I continue to scratch my head on this one. The internet is rife with books, studies and opinion pieces as to why innovators and creative thinkers are central to business success. One need look no further than the landslide of commentary about Steve Jobs. Visionary, risk taker, game changer, etc. So why is it then…
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Have you ever been frustrated waiting for a decision from your boss? Once in a while, it’s OK right? Everyone gets annoyingly behind now and then. It’s pretty much impossible to stay on top of everything all the time. We all know that. But when your boss’s indecisiveness is a pattern, it’s a completely different…
Are you easily distracted? If you are like many (and myself) keeping a tight focus on the task at hand can be a challenge. Oh look, a bright shiny object… In his research on mind-wandering, Matthew Killingsworth shows how losing focus on the job reduces both happiness and productivity. In fact, it appears that about…
The pace has all of a sudden advanced to light speed. Your ‘to do’ pile just doesn’t seem to be shrinking fast enough. Yet more work comes your way. Fun right? Thought not. But what can you do about it? Like many others, I start each day with my to-do list. It’s difficult sticking to…
You have a passion for your work. You are driven to do give your best. You love the challenge of new problems and strive for continuous improvement of your products and services. Well, what happens when that type of drive and ambition is no longer valued at your job? Do you tough it out? Given…
Well, here we are two weeks into 2019. That sure seemed to have whizzed by. Are you still pumped by the prospects of the coming year or are you less than impressed or even bummed about it? If it is the latter, it is time for a change. Getting back into a positive groove is…
No matter what the state of the economy, research shows that the best way to sustain a consistently high performing workforce is to have a happy workforce. In their work on creating sustainable performance, Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine demonstrate the foundation of long term business success. Their message is simple: If you give your employees…
The recent showdown in the oval office between the President of the United States and the leaders of the Democratic party was a reminder of the importance of civility. Why? When our goal is to accomplish as much as we can and be as effective as possible, incivility rarely improves the situation. While politics is…
When you can’t stop moving then you’ve stopped living. My mind did a full stop when I first read these words in Brian Brett’s book Trauma Farm. Yes, I thought, as counter-intuitive as it may sound, learning how to slow down does allow you to experience more. The message struck me as both poignant and…
You’ve worked hard all year. And what a year it’s been. The economy warming and cooling, increased competition and longer hours. So why not reward yourself with some really cool tools to help you optimize your life? Here’s a top 10 list of fresh and leading edge gift ideas to help you be at the…
I just came from a restaurant where I was powerfully reminded of the importance of an often elusive piece of business success – great customer service. For me, it’s like the elephant in the middle of the room. So many companies flout their extraordinary customer service yet deliver the opposite. I’m particularly puzzled about this,…
What would it be like to have a neighborhood ‘feel’ at work? Would it add or take away from your ability to get things done or for your company to be profitable? In a refreshing take on corporate culture, business psychologist Art Markman argues that creating a sense of neighborhood at work can only help it succeed.
Propel Team aligns your people’s personal and professional lives to enable them to maximize productivity and engagement in the workplace. It provides managers and individuals with a foundation for an improved corporate culture and facilitates the development of your organization as a whole.
Personal responsibilities and workplace deadlines can leave you with little time for yourself and feeling completely drained. Propel Self provides you with insights and strategies for busting through the daily grind and sets you on a firm course for a healthy, exciting and fulfilling lifestyle.
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have felt compelled to find purpose and meaning in their lives. Some succeed. Many fail. But it’s rarely for lack of trying.
At Brockway, we present a multidisciplinary approach that moves beyond platitudes and promises and steers people and organizations on a compelling journey to a better future.
Through our signature Propel programs and related practices, we enable people to identify and follow through on critical decisions that will improve all aspects of their lives – at work, at home, at play.
With a blend of productive tools, hands-on training and a supportive environment, our approach is disciplined, accountable and measurable. It’s left- and right-brained. It’s challenging and rewarding. And it works!
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Word on the Street
I feel so fortunate that my company decided to bring Doug into our office for a Propel workshop. The sessions were full of energy and well thought-out, covering a variety of topics from determining career priorities to stress management techniques and sleep hygiene. Propel provided me with ways to make incremental adjustments in my day that would lead to significant positive changes in my work and personal life. The immediate effects were contagious – our team proactively began to prioritize wellbeing. I would highly recommend this workshop to any organization or individual that is looking for an edge. Thank you Doug and Philip for your guidance!
The Propel program really helped me to distill my core values and what changes I need most in my life. I walked away with concrete action plans for 4 core issues and the confidence that these goals were achievable. The depth of self-realization and self-actualization I achieved from this program was immense. I found it to be a very worthwhile use of my time! I highly recommend Doug and the program to everyone!
We recently had the pleasure of hosting the Propel Team program here at Saatchi & Saatchi in the Los Angeles market. This program is insightful, thought provoking, and a great way to help you and your teams get refocused on the important things in your life.
If you are looking for a way to get centered, create a better integration of work and life as well as align your values with your goals this is the program for you. This targeted program will help you create the alignment and focus that you need to be your most productive self (in and out of work)!
I was fortunate to attend a Propel workshop lead by Doug in NYC. He provided the guidance, structure and tools to help connect my personal core values, my skills and my strengths into actionable goals. I think we often overlook the importance of personal satisfaction and happiness and focus on salary and promotions. Doug’s workshop helped me align my personal and professional goals while stressing the importance of meditating and expressing gratitude to be healthy and happy.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Propel workshop in NYC. It was a full day of exercises and discussion carefully designed to help align our personal and professional roadmaps with our core values and well-being. The program is intensive and requires preparation and commitment. Doug is thoughtful and charismatic, a generous and discerning listener with great talent for putting things in perspective. I walked away from the workshop with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
The tools and resources presented at the workshop were thoughtfully curated and organized to keep my attention and to stay on track with the mission of the day.
Since the workshop I have been implementing steps to reach the goals I set in the workshop and I’m feeling confident about successful accomplishment of my goals.
The Propel program is the first program that I’ve seen where the focus is on the employee, the whole employee – focusing on both their professional needs and their personal needs. I appreciate this different holistic approach and believe it is something we will be seeing more of as organizations recognize this type of development program as a way to not only engage and retain employees, but to drive performance.
I was looking for an energetic and professional way to jumpstart my young team. Doug’s Propel workshop was the ideal fit, combining professional and personal development in an interactive 1-day experience. The workshop was run very professionally and my team finished it more focused on their priorities than ever before.
“Being an entrepreneur takes guts and it’s hard. It can be stressful and we all need help on this journey. A person who can offer the available tools to understand what makes you tick, and what drives you to work each day and to a peaceful home each night. Thanks to Doug, the extreme highs and lows on my roller coaster are much flatter today. From simple encouragement, to in-depth self analysis, to the numerous tools I can now pull from my toolbox, Doug’s work keeps me positively pushing forward and my company growing.”
“I first hired Doug to coach a senior manager at the Co-operative Auto Network. I also looked to him to help me build on his work with this staff member and increase my own awareness of work-life balance. Doug was excellent. He was personable, kind and supportive of the change I hoped to make. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for career coaching.”
“I can’t thank Doug enough for his help and support. Everyone needs their own cheerleader and Doug was just that. He helped me see the things I was missing and guide me towards the goals I want to achieve. I sincerely and whole-heartedly recommend Doug!”
“Doug has been an amazing career coach. He helped me to see my previous accomplishments and future possibilities from a new and fresh perspective. His creative responses and generous support have helped me to move forward with energy and enthusiasm in my life and career. I can’t recommend him highly enough!”