Doug is a Professional Motivational Speaker and author of the book, "Silent-Strength." Though he has spoken to organizations of all kinds, Doug specializes in 3 types of presentations, and the Silent-Strength Pledge which honors the life of his profoundly handicapped brother, Chris, is at the heart of all three:
1. Students - Anti Bullying Program
2. Educators - Praise and honor for our Teachers
3. Church Groups - Honor, Praise, and Challenge for our Christian Walk.
If your organization is looking for a positive, uplifting message - like no other - for people of all ages and all walks of life, then the Silent-Strength Presentation may be exactly what you are looking for!
I was pleased to hear Doug speak yesterday at our school opening at Webster County High School. To say the least, the program was fantastic. Doug's message abt his brother and his childhood experiences was funny, inspiring, touching, and thought-provoking. All these things bundled into one man. Thank you so much for speaking to us and for the encouragement. May God richly bless you and your family as you spread Chris' message of unconditional love.
Seminar in Cowen, WV
Aug 16, 2012
Tremendously motivational evening! WOW!
From my first contact with Doug, you could feel his passion and knew every word he spoke was from the heart. Doug served as keynote speaker at our banquet of 400 fire & EMS personnel and delivered an awesome presentation. Everyone left the program with a tear in their eye and smile on their face! Not only did he clearly recognize the service of those in attendance, he was able to inspire them to continue to impact others positively - me, included!
Henry County Public Safety
Awards Night in Martinsville, VA
May 4, 2012
Today you came to our school and told us all about Chris and your journey that began this awesome way of living. You started by saying that it was your first time speaking about your brother. WOW- what an amazing "first" time it was. I was touched and blessed by your testimony and your challenge. I have my bracelet on and I'm excited to begin my Silent Strength day and lifestyle.
Thanks so much!
Workshop in Bristol, TN
Mar 22, 2012
Doug came to our school Holston View Elementary in Bristol, TN to speak to our students and he did an outstanding job. His program was incredible he kept the students engaged while teaching an important life lesson to 400 elementary age students. I would recommend this to everyone. I hope everyone takes the Silent-Strengh promise if everyone did what a different and better world we would live in.
Holston View Elementary
Workshop in Bristol, TN
Mar 22, 2012
Motivational Speaker, Leadership/Success Speaker
Review by Rick N.
We hired Doug as our keynote speaker for our Athletic Awards banquet and could not possibly have been more pleased. I have been listening to speeches of all kinds over my 30 years of teaching and coaching, and without trying to be over dramatic - Doug's speech at our banquet was the best I have ever heard!
- Rick Nester (Teacher/Coach Carroll County Intermediate School, Hillsville, VA)
WOW! That was the word on everyone’s lips after Doug gave his presentation to the folks at the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, WV on April 26,2012. Thank you Doug for sharing your story with us. You are a truly gifted speaker. Your message inspired hundreds of children and adults that attended. If you are in need of guest speaker with a very special message, then stop looking and contact Doug! The message he delivers will leave you mesmerized, inspired and ready to take on any challenges that life may throw at you.
Thank you Doug!
I am a public speaker whose life was dramatically impacted by the life of my severely mentally handicapped brother and by my parents' commitment to caring for Chris every day of his life for 41 years. Upon Chris' passing in January of 2012, our family created a campaign called "Silent-Strength" which is intended to honor Chris' life by challenging people to attempt to do what Chris did - for one day.
The Silent-Strength Pledge states... "Today, my positive actions will speak louder than all of my words... Silent Strength." Chris lived this life for 14,917 straight days - no talking, just unconditional love towards everyone. Can you do it for one day? Take the Silent Strength Pledge - change a life.
As Chris' older brother, I simply share the powerful impact that this little guy had on so many lives and how much more positive all of our lives could be if we could somehow apply the "Silent-Strength" principles that Chris lived by to our own daily living... if only for a day.