05 Apr Doug Stewart: What walking away from his family business taught him about self forgiveness
Episode 17: Doug Stewart
For most of Doug’s life, he was a victim of his thinking. Being diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities as a child, he thought he had a good excuse. He was told he wasn’t stupid, he just didn’t learn like the other kids.
As a result, Doug put 100% of his focus on basketball. He had a great high school career but struggled in college due to, well, excuses. That all changed when he crossed paths with Sarah (his academic advisor) who disrupted his pattern and caused him to take a deeper look at himself and what he was capable of. That semester, he went from a 1.4 to a 3.4 and never looked back.
He has dedicated his life to giving others the same gift Sarah gave him.
In 2014, he founded Kendall Douglas LLC with his wife. The company gives them the ability to Speak, Coach and train people to realize their best self.
In 2015, Doug became a certified Dale Carnegie instructor and facilitate the Skills for Success course in the Raleigh/Durham market. Dale Carnegie Training has been instrumental in his personal development and it is an honor to watch people’s life change as they interact with the course.
In 2016, he was honored to give his 1st TEDx Talk in Raleigh, NC. Having the opportunity to share his personal story of mentorship has made him even more intentional as he pursue his mission.
Doug is also the Director of Training for MEGA Group USA & curator of The MEGA Business Academy. With over 1700 retail members, MEGA is dedicated to helping independent retailers in the Furniture, Appliance and Bedding industry thrive.
Doug’s Website: http://dougstewart919.com/
Doug’s TedX TAlk about 5 1/2 Mentors