"Hell is to drift. Heaven is to steer.”

George Bernard Shaw


Doug Smith
Co-Founder & Guru

In his previous life, he served as CEO of Kraft Foods Canada, Chairman/CEO of Borden Foods Corporation and Chairman/CEO of Best Brands Corporation.

Doug suggests he loves this stage of his life. “For so much of my career I think I was driven by the twin fears of ‘I won’t BE enough’ and ‘I won’t HAVE enough.’ Now I find myself inspired, rather than driven. Inspired to help people live their lives to the fullest. To help people experience the joy of doing meaningful work, have healthy relationships, letting go of past hurts, facing the future with confidence and living in the present with joy.”

Doug’s interest in positive psychology led him to author a best-selling book entitled Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence, and Joy (released January 2014). He teaches an undergraduate course at DePauw University and leads sessions at Canyon Ranch on “Flourishing in the Second Half of Life.”

Doug has a BA and an honorary doctorate from DePauw University and an MBA from Dartmouth College. He and his wife Phyllis have two grown sons and live happily in Columbus, Ohio.

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