Motivational Speaker and Mentalist

Revealing the Illusions of Knowledge

Daniel Boorstin once said; “The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

What makes Doug’s programs so effective is with his unique blending of the message with entertainment.  As a professional mentalist and motivational speaker Doug has studied psychology,human nature, and the neuroscience of the mind.  His goal in all his presentations is to help his audience break their illusions and understand what they see isn’t what is always “real.”

As a San Francisco motivational speaker, not only is he entertaining but he also provides  information that his audience can put to immediate use.  He reinforces specific points of his programs with amazing demonstrations of psychology, influence, clean humor, relevant stories, and respectful audience participation.  This unique blend of information and entertainment, combined with his interactive style allows Doug to connect with any audience.

Watch below a clip of Doug’s presentation “Stuck in Patterns – How Your Mind Fools You Every Day” that was presented at the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco.

San Francisco Motivational Speaker presents at RSA Conference

Daily Deceptions

Most people believe what they see with their own eyes, and believe their own memories. However, what we “see” isn’t necessarily what is there. What we “remember” isn’t necessarily what actually happened. We are all convinced of what our minds tell us is real, but knowing how the mind fools you will help avoid the consequences that come with it.

 Impossible Is An Excuse

Doug teaches that achieving what we want requires a change in our thinking, and he shows how we create the greatest obstacles in our paths. Doug combines real-world management experience (Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health) with magical and theatrical skills to create a unique blend of entertainment and insight.  Magicians approach challenges in unique ways in order to achieve what appear to be impossible feats. Where does this way of thinking come from? Can others learn to approach problems with that kind of creativity? These questions are examined in this interactive, fun, and memorable presentation.

 You Believe What?

Doug takes the audience through an examination of why we believe the things we believe?  In this deep look into the science of how and why we have certain beliefs, your own belief system will be challenged.  This program helps the audience understand how belief systems get in the way and how to avoid the traps of believing something too intently.  Some audience members will learn that there is no real-world basis for some of their beliefs.  A truly eye-opening experience for all involved.