Empowered Leadership partners with a wide variety of entrepreneurs and CEOs to help them succeed both in and out of the workplace.
We love the unique perspective that each one of our clients brings to Empowered Leadership. With clients ranging from food and beverage to mechanical engineering, our philosophies transcend individual industries and have proven to be an aid in any sector.
Because Doug has been through many of the trials and situations I’ve encountered, his perspective is one I can trust.”
- Brad Johnston
President/Owner, Tryon Distributing
I have known Doug for twelve years in our Executive Forum group. In the Forum you hear all about a person’s business. Doug has impressed me with embracing and using all the things we learn from speakers and programs our leader teaches.
Doug was the typical entrepreneur, who thought his way was the only way or the best way. Once the company stopped growing, he had a decision to make… Do it yourself, or hire employees who could do it better. This decision marked a turning point in his career. Doug’s advice has been personally helpful in making decisions as a CEO. Because Doug has been through many of the trials and situations I’ve encountered, his perspective is one I can trust.
The day he was able to step out of the Executive Forum Meetings was the day that I knew he was working on the business and not in the business.
As a successful entrepreneur, Doug has put into practice what he believes.”
- Chad Hollingsworth
I have known Doug both professionally and personally for over 10 years. I have seen Doug grow and evolve, take risks with wins and losses.
As a successful entrepreneur, Doug has put into practice what he believes – that people are the foundation of an organization’s success. Doug is an inspiration to those he leads and creates value by unlocking the potential of those around him.
Doug has proven himself in all aspects of his professional life through his own hard work, dedication, and commitment.”
- Jeff Frushtick
Chairman & CEO, Leonard Automatics
I have had the privilege to work with Doug for the past 20 years. I have watched him operating as a business owner, growing his company from his home garage into a regional power, and finally to the sale to an international mega corporation. Doug has the first hand, hands on experience of creating a team, growing a company, and maintaining a quality personal life at the same time.
Doug has a high EQ which allows him to understand how entrepreneurs manage their companies. His experience is intuitive to helping other CEOs like myself. One of the best pieces of advice Doug gave me was to hire a CFO and let the CFO run the daily operations. I did, and it freed up my time. Consequently, it allowed me to allocate my time in the areas I enjoy the most and for our company to be more successful and for me to realize free time to enjoy my family.
Doug has proven himself in all aspects of his professional life through his own hard work, dedication, and commitment. His observations of my company and his advice have been very welcome and extremely helpful for reaching my professional goals with my company.
Doug has provided me with valuable insights that have assisted me and our company.”
- Tom Onsrud
CEO, CR Onsrud
Over the years I have known Doug, he has provided me with valuable insights that have assisted me and our company. As an entrepreneur, I can relate to Doug.
He has an affinity for understanding how to help other entrepreneurs get out of their own way, so they can focus on working on their company as opposed to in their company.