Meet Your Community Therapist

Doug Griffiths retired from politics in January 2015 to actively pursue his passion of helping communities, organizations and businesses grow stronger. In his best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug identifies challenges and opportunities that all our communities’ face. The lessons that come from those stories are applicable to all type of communities, whether they are towns, organizations, or businesses.

 

“My mission is to push communities to face their challenges to find their unique path to success.”

What is 13 Ways?

Doug Griffiths is a community therapist. He uses custom-designed tools to aid communities in identifying what is holding them back. Most communities, organizations and businesses fail not from a lack of planning, vision, purpose, strategy, values, or resources but because of the attitude that precedes them. Doug works with his clients to change destructive community attitudes and to convert their aspirations into actionable strategies for success.

Book

13 Ways to Kill Your Community

Doug Griffiths, MBA

Testimonials

“The live presentation is inspiring. Doug gives concrete action steps that communities can take to work toward a renewed sense of local pride and economic control. Turning small towns into attractive places for business, families and the elderly is possible with Doug’s passion, energy and inspiration as a guide. Read the book. Invite him and his team to your community. It will make all the difference.”

Tony Kulbisky
DEVON, ALBERTA

“Extremely accurate. Whether people choose to believe it or not, Doug nails it. Those who want to be inspired should hear him speak. Those who need a helping hand should call on 13 Ways, Inc. But, everyone should read this book.”

Glenn Turner
SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA

“I’ve seen the presentation four different times, and at the conclusion of each and every one of them I feel inspired and charged.”

Kristin Wilton
NEW WATERFORD, NOVA SCOTIA

“Last week our five local municipalities were treated to a unique, thought provoking experience by the 13 Ways facilitators. Their diverse experience gave us a deeper layer of knowledge, as well as a heightened awareness of the power and potential that elected officials hold, by choosing to focus on their greater community’s challenges in a collaborative and cooperative way.”

Reeve Molly Douglass
COUNTY OF NEWELL, ALBERTA

“Representing hometowns of all sizes, it can sometimes be difficult to find a keynote who speaks to everyone. But Doug Griffiths’ 13 Ways were relevant to every hometown, and his candid and honest presentation resonated with members. I have referenced his talk and book in discussions with my own town council and in conversations throughout the province.”

Gordon Barnhart, President
SASKATCHEWAN URBAN MUNICIPALITIES ASSOCIATION

“Relevant, energetic and compelling – everything we need to build community success in a two hour session.”

Frank Moe , County Commissioner
MOFFAT COUNTY, COLORADO

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