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April 6, 2021

062 | Rise Up and Excel; Stress Management – with Douglas Pflug

As we continue to face the effects of COVID-19, it can be hard to stay positive. Our guest today is Douglas Pflug, executive leadership coach, counsellor, mentor, motivational speaker, and leadership instructor, who is here to help us face the fog of COVID that has overcome our world.
Doug retired as a Sergeant with the Guelph Police Service on September 28, 2017, after 28 years of exemplary service. He holds certificates from Cornell University in Executive Leadership, High-Performance Leadership, Change Leadership, and Managing for Execution. He has also received multiple awards, including the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers in 2020, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and the Governor General-Police Exemplary Medal in 2010. Doug was also an elite athlete at the University of Guelph playing both varsity football and wrestling. In 1994, he started IRONWILL 360 Strength & Conditioning, where he parlayed his talents and experience and began to coach, counsel and mentor young athletes in the NHL, AHL, NCAA, and OHL.
Mentioned in This Episode
What you will learn:
  • Dealing with the stress of COVID (2:43)
  • Stress – a symptom of a greater picture
  • Doug’s 4 core values (4:39)
  • Honour, integrity, passion, accountability
  • The value of knowing your why
  • Managing the work/life balance (11:11)
  • Money’s not our whole existence
  • How can business owners find their why? (13:52)
  • 10-15 great leaders – exploring other people’s successes and failures
  • How do I ask for help (16:34)
  • Vulnerability is a super power
  • Words to live by (22:33)
Doug Mentality – Quotes From the Show (max 6 quotes)
“We have to figure out who we were, who we are, and who (we) want to be
“Vulnerability is a super power”
“Lead with your best self”
“Model the behaviour you seek of others”
“Always create an environment for other people to succeed”
“Take care of yourself before you take care of others”

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