"You are a peer, a partner in my journey, but with an ability to see forest for trees. You've got strategies, tools, and ideas up your sleeve to help me get where I want to go."
"Our coaching process has helped me to take the next leadership step in my work - how to reach my goals, how to manage up, and how to become more and more valuable to my organization. You've been a great partner in this process."
-- Director; international health and development organization
"Thank you very much for all your great guidance and help! Extremely worthwhile going through this [strategic planning] process with your expert guidance and open-minded personality."
"Thanks to Manifest, we now have a clear picture of where we’re going, and the language to enroll others."
-- Executive Director; international non-profit
"You're a little voice inside my head, keeping me on track. You deliver the large scale perspective, and then break it down to make it doable, and give me the language to take it step-by-step."
"What would I tell others who want to take on big things? 'Doug is gifted at this work. He's good. He will help you.'"
"Doug's personality, qualification, and facilitation skills matched the high power of our Board."
"[This has been] excellent. I have never been to such a detailed strategic planning process. It's the most productive and effective one I have been involved in."
-- Board members; international conservation organization
"Doug balanced big-picture work with pragmatism. He provided specific tools and frameworks that allowed me to make immediate improvements in my life and work."
"Of all the coaches I have worked with, Doug has been the best. He's an active listener, and he has the rare ability to hear beyond words."
-- Manager; nationally-recognized green building leader
"You picked up on things that were subtle, yet crucial, and asked the right questions."
"It has provided a structured, critical-thinking approach to develop a 3-year plan for [our] program. We had been too close to the concepts and ideas and had become stagnant on where to take them next. You helped us analyze our previous approach and come up with something even better."