Doug Griffiths, Community Therapist

Challenging people to think differently about their communities and their role in its success.


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Latest from our Blog

Questions That Matter

By Doug Griffiths, Community Builder The only way to find the right answers is to start by asking the right questions. The right questions are difficult to ask though, because they require us to look deeper and more meaningfully into ourselves. That is why most of us start off with what we want the answer […]

The Problem is Not the Problem

By Doug Griffiths, Community Builder When we have problems, most of us immediately invest our energy into the search for answers, often without fully understanding the problem, or focusing energy on doing something constructive about it. As the cute quote from Jack Sparrow goes: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude […]

Your Welcoming Little Lie

By Doug Griffiths, Community Builder If I were to visit your community, attend a town hall meeting of average folks, and pose the question, “Is your community a welcoming place?”, I have no doubt the answer would be a resounding “yes” from the crowd. Unfortunately, that is likely a lie. It may be a deliberate […]