What do you get when you combine a Marine Captain, a Financial Consultant, and a Martial Arts Practitioner with a twenty-five year track record of
disciplined sustainable growth?


Doug is an Executive Coach who works with high achievers who want to create sustainable growth for themselves and their organizations. As the creator of the Sustainable Growth Operating system, Doug helps his clients develop nine specific disciplines that enable them to run their organizations without running themselves into the ground.

The Nine Disciplines of Sustainable Growth evolved as a result of his expriences in the Marine Corps, the financial services industry and martial arts. The son of two teachers, Doug found it natural to articulate the principles he had seen at play and to coach others in their development.

“I want my clients to be fully engaged in mastering their own chosen craft,” says Doug.” The work I do with my clients centers around working with their talents and what is natural for them rather than working against their weaknesses.” In additon to coaching high achievers, Doug continues to practice and teach Shaolin Kung Fu, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, and Tai Chi in Tustin, CA. In 2006, Doug had the good fortune to be invited to compete in the World Cup Championship Tai Chi Chuan Tournament in Taipei, Taiwan, winning First Place Overall in both group and individual events.

Doug is a graduate of The University of Southern California. His dog, Tasha the German Shepherd is highly trained and well behaved while his Abyssinian cat named Kaya is living proof that some things are just not meant to be controlled. But, for things that can be, there’s coaching.


Imagine the trickle down effect in an organization in which the CEO thinks and behaves in a way that is oriented on Sustainable Growth. The impact is huge.


Executives are in a unique position to influence the direction of their organizations. They lead from the top down and sometimes they have to manage up. In a very real sense, they can be caught in the middle between the CEO and the human capital that gets things done in the organization.


Attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, doctors, and technical practitioners of all kinds share something in common. The work they do is usually very complex and takes advanced training to develop proficiency.

Professional Women

In working with successful professional women, one of the first things to become readily apparent is that high achieving professional women really don’t want or expect to be treated differently from men in similar roles.