Doug Nielsen, Certified Speaking Professional
"Aligning People and Performance Through Personal Ownership."
With seventeen years experience as an expert in peak performance, Doug has been instrumental
in assisting thousands of individuals and organizations gain a distinct competitive advantage by
aligning people and performance through principles of personal ownership and accountability.
Doug’s mantra is:
Own your situation!
Own your solutions!
Own your success!
Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Psychology and later his Master’s
degree in Behavioral Science in 1993 from the UNLV.
Leaving a successful career in 1998, as Chief Operating Officer for a company servicing Fortune 500 companies, Doug began his own company, Doug Nielsen Communications, where he provides customized speaking, training, and executive coaching services to business and organizations across the country.
In 2008, Doug joined the ranks of the top 10% of speakers when he was awarded the designation
of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, from the National Speaker’s Association.
His first book, Take Life By The Helm: Proven Strategies for Gaining Control, was released during
the summer of 2009. Hall of fame speaker and best-selling author, Joe Calloway wrote:
"Doug Nielsen's new book is a reality check for anyone wanting more out of life. It's
challenge is simple and straightforward - the quality of your life is your own responsibility.
Doug makes me look carefully at the choices I make and take ownership of the results.”
Doug infuses every presentation with energy and enthusiasm through interaction, challenging
discussion, motivational examples, sleight of hand magic, and his favorite guitar. In working
with Doug, participants learn how to gain control of their lives and develop the motivation to
consistently succeed personally and professionally.