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!
Business is a human endeavor. Strip away the factories, the stores, the office towers, the systems and analytics, and what’s left are people looking to do something meaningful and feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves.
And yet, shockingly, so much strategic business planning has little to do with developing people personally and professionally. Processes and systems are over-emphasized and outcomes feel more like a cold and impersonal chart or statistic. Employees may see the the byproduct of all that work and planning but they simply don’t feel valued in the bigger picture.
At Brockway, we help clients uncover strategies to build an environment and corporate culture that not only feeds your bottom line, but also impacts each individual that reports to your company for work.
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!”
“I had the pleasure of using Doug’s services. Doug was outstanding at assisting in me in both my professional and personal life. He found ways to make me think of things in a different way and to try new ways of accomplishing tasks that I was struggling with. I found myself very comfortable with him even in the first meeting and I had never used an Executive Coach before so was unsure of the process. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Doug.”
“I first met Doug while volunteering together at the World Cup Freestyle and he quickly showed not only is he a people person, but as his skills at organizing and getting things done are impeccable. I later engaged his services to speak to our SWAN networking group and he was so well received we had him back a second time. Later I hired him as a Coach and Doug was professional, offered great insight, gave me clear concise guidance and held me accountable for what really needed to be done. I would recommend Doug for coaching, training and public speaking… a dynamic energy about this man, he is not someone you would soon forget!”
“Doug has been working with me as an executive coach for the past 12 months and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. By connecting personal sustainability and resilience to the leadership equation, he has been instrumental in helping me develop personally and as a leader. He has been able to offer strategies at key moments that have provided personal breakthroughs and perspective. His executive coaching has taken me to the next level of development and I recommend him highly.”
“Doug was hired as an Executive Coach to help me get to the next level. The results were remarkable. If you are open, ready to learn, and willing to try different exercises or ways of thinking, Doug can guide you to breakthroughs in areas you are struggling with – including dealing with aggressive co-workers unwilling to change. He really knows behavioral dynamics well and cares about the outcome.”
“Doug is a very thoughtful and knowledgeable coach who I have engaged for both individual and team coaching. He is passionate about employee well-being and has provided us with innovative and insightful ideas on managing stress, increasing employee engagement, and building personal and team sustainability. He has definitely helped us positively manage increased pressure and demands.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Doug in a team environment as well as one on one. He provided exceptional insight and direction for me as I transitioned through a career and life change. His perspective was of great benefit as I settled into a new job, different management culture, and a new country!”
“I have had the privilege of receiving executive coaching from Doug and have greatly benefited from his expertise and thought-provoking questions leading to new insights and concrete actions to implement. His style and approach made me feel very comfortable immediately allowing me to move quickly to core issues without hesitation.”
“Doug Brockway’s session was extremely well received and I believe it will spur quite a few participants into action. I think it is a great example of the sort of leadership skill sessions we strive for.”
“Doug – his energy – the moment he spoke – I became completely engaged. He acknowledged our room and created an interactive session rather than a lecture.”
“Doug arrived in London in the midst of critical and difficult contract negotiations with my company’s largest client. He quickly got up to speed and helped me to identify additional strategies to communicate the value of our work and our hopes for expanding this relationship. Doug sat in on our negotiation meeting the following day and facilitated the conversation , ensuring the client fully understood what was being proposed … Not only were we successful in renewing our original contract but two additional ones as well. Thanks Doug!”
“It’s hard to know where to turn when you and your career, organization, or professional goals reach a ‘disconnect’, for whatever reason. Consider turning to Brockway Services, where you’ll find integrity, ethics, and energy.”