Doug helps novelists and other writers (memoir, self-help, creative nonfiction) break through personal, creative and technical barriers to their best writing. Since founding Write Life Coaching in 2008, he has worked with hundreds of writers at every level of experience, many of whom have gone on to secure literary agents and publish traditionally or in electronic formats.
Underlying Doug's work is the conviction that we all possess the power to self actuate, to overcome internal and external obstacles to full self-expression, on the page and off. His coaching integrates spiritual, psychological and creative techniques that address both the writer and the writing, reflecting his belief that writing and personal challenges are often related. His clients have called him "a gifted coach, "an amazingly perceptive reader" and "one of best teachers I've ever had."
Doug's novel Mosquito was published in 2007; his next, Hunter's Island, is nearing completion. His fiction, articles and columns have appeared in numerous online and print publications, and he has worked as a copywriter for Expedia and other nationally recognized companies. Doug has taught creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is currently on faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. He has a MA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado and is a certified life coach through Coach Traning Alliance (CTA). Doug has served on the board of the Colorado Author's League (CAL) and is a member of the International Coach Federation ICF) and the International Membership of Profesional Coaches, Advisors and Trainers (IMPACT).
When he's not writing or coaching, Doug is spending time with his family in Boulder, Colorado. He is a voracious reader of novels and self-help books; an avid trail runner and hiker; and can often be seen flying above the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on his bright blue paraglider.