“Doug’s experience in business and as a lawyer lets him quickly zero in on the specific issues, skills and actions I need to address as I grow my practice. He’s an excellent motivator (i.e., he knows how and when to push me in a particular way) and he’s simply a pleasure to work with. I recommend him highly if you’re serious about growing your book of business.” – Paul Holland. Principal. Holland Law Offices, Groton, CT
“Doug is a captivating speaker. He offers a wealth of practical information on time management, business development and general business skills for attorneys. He presents information in a way that is interesting and easy to understand and apply. Each and every time I have interacted with Doug, I have come away with a new perspective to apply to my life or business.” – Karen J.S. Gallagher. Partner. Ouellette, Deganis & Gallagher, Cheshire, CT
“Doug worked with me to break down the barriers holding us back. He helped me see all of the pieces of the puzzle that needed solving. We are now on a positive path. All team members taking ownership of their areas of responsibility while working more effectively together. Doug also helped us implement a focused approach to marketing and sales. Everyone is focused on the success of the company. With Doug’s help it’s getting fun again.” – Dave Drescher, President, Drescher Insurance
“”Doug takes a strategic approach to any project he takes on. He does not leap before he looks. But, when he’s done “looking” he acts. In my work I often run into people who are either good planners or good executers. Doug is that unusual combination of both.” – Andrea Obston, President Andrea Obston Marketing Communications
“If you are seeking a person who can size up a complex situation, identify hidden problems and opportunities, and then recommend strategies that get results, you need Doug Brown. He is a visionary, an educator, and an excellent business coach.” – Jeff Lefkovich, President, JB Commercial, Inc.
Law Firm, Connecticut. Practice development training session at firm retreat.
$20MM Retail Business. New executive qualification, selection and onboarding process for head financial executive.
Attorneys in Private Practice, Connecticut (multiple). Increasing productivity and clarifying brand messages and networking strategies.
Law Firm, Connecticut. Provided advice on improving productivity, creating unique marketing focus and on succession to new partnership structure.
Financial Advisory Firm, Connecticut. Worked with owners to develop marketing plan and public relations opportunities. Provided insights and advice to improve interpersonal effectiveness.
Startup Technology Company, Delaware. Company provides technology and systems for indoor tracking of equipment in real time with hyper accuracy. Company emerging from R+D stage to production and installation. Selected by Chairman / CEO to do an organizational review and provide advice about growth and building a service function. Startup
Sports Nutrition Company, Connecticut. Company has proprietary energy drink, just moving from R+D to production stage. Selected by company founder to advise on establishing supply chain functions and building-out the leadership team.
Established Packaging Company, Connecticut. Mature company was dependent on only a few customers and needed to diversify. Retained by owners to help them learn and apply sales and marketing approaches to grow and sustain the business.
Established Insurance Brokerage, Connecticut. Established agency with small cohesive team needed new strategies for growth. Retained by owner to improve team effectiveness, business processes and marketing approach.
Independent Film Company. Advice on finding capital, pitching projects and developing team.
- Founding Director, Let’s Think Kids Foundation, Inc., 2009. Facilitating startup of new not-for-profit focused on educating at-risk children and their parents on critical thinking and leadership skills.
- Founding Director, Emerging Leader’s Council, International Warehouse Logistics Association. Co-creator or organization to facilitate enhanced leadership and innovation for industry trade association. Served as chair and ran multiple educational sessions and management retreat.
- Leadership Greater Waterbury. Upgraded curriculum in collaboration with Post colleagues, added online learning and communication component.
- Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel, Connecticut Chapter. Member of association designing educational opportunities for in-house attorneys in Connecticut.
- Vice Chair, Small Firm Practice Management Section, Connecticut Bar Association. Designing and presenting education opportunities for solo and small firm attorneys in Connecticut.
Chair, Young Lawyer’s Section, Connecticut Bar Association. Lead largest single section of Bar Association. Responsible for leadership and mentoring of organization and leaders, including delivery of education and professional development opportunities.