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Doug Smith: TEDxColumbus: Living Abundantly

Doug Smith

Author of "Happiness", Former CEO of Kraft Foods Canada and Best Brands

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Columbus, OH, US
About Doug Smith

Doug Smith was a successful business executive serving as CEO of Kraft Foods Canada, Chairman/CEO of Borden Foods Corporation and most recently Chairman/CEO of Best Brands Corporation. Since 2004, he has dedicated himself to learning about, practicing and sharing that which enables people to live and lead abundantly. For the past seven years, he has taught the most popular winter term course at DePauw University: The Skills of Happiness.

He frequently lectures at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA and ...

Your story is very inspiring and certainly struck a chord with our members. Countless members commented to me that your keynote was among their favorite conference presentations of all time. You have been one of the most pleasant and easy-going speakers that I have had the pleasure of working with.

David McCabe, Senior Director of Education - Club Managers Association of America

While I have had many speakers present to my tenured sales team over the years, never have I had so many on the team thank me for bringing in someone with such a wonderful message - how to find and develop the skills that lead to "happiness." Beyond that, Doug is a pleasure to work with, which is not always the case with outside speakers. For all of these reasons, I highly recommend Doug Smith for your next keynote presentation.

Andy McFetridge, National Sales Manager - John Hancock Investments

Doug Smith ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. His presentation and focus on helping individuals live and lead more abundantly, really hit home with all those in attendance. I recommend Douglas A. Smith and his keynote without reservation. He delivered valuable perspective and experiences in an inspiring and entertaining manner. We could not have made a better selection.

Hannah Perrone, Marketing & PR Coordinator - First Central State Bank

His content is clear and impactful; his delivery is touching yet challenging. One by one, each of the CE O's shook loose decades-long behavioral patterns keeping them from becoming effective leaders who can operate from a position of joy and happiness. Even the most skeptical leaders found a new way to view themselves and their organization. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the principles Doug has introduced. Although I know it's a journey, I can safely say that I have found greater happiness in my life and career because of Doug and what he has shared with me and my colleagues.

Tom Krouse, President & CEO - Donatos Pizzeria

Doug's authenticity, wit and wisdom combine to draw in the audience and keep them engaged. He stands out among speakers I have heard by anchoring his findings and theory in personal experiences all could relate to. He provides a simple framework to develop the skill of happiness that all can understand and apply. I highly recommend Doug to any organization looking for an inspirational speaker that can lift the room and connect with each individual. Donating all of his speaking fees to cancer research adds a special element to the speaking engagement. Doug has been well received by our entire organization and we now view him as an extension of our corporate family.

Dave Kaufman, President & CEO - Motorists Insurance Group
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