Why & How System 438 Can Enhance Human Performance

Doug Smith


After suffering a catastrophic, life-altering, injury while playing professional hockey, former NHLer Doug Smith decided right then and there, that if he survived the impact and physical injuries, he would do better emotionally as a human being.

It was in that moment, laying on the ice, that the humble beginnings of System 438 sprang into action.

Doug’s incredible story will leave you, inspired, empowered and more aware.

He will explain why and how the impact of emotional trauma combined with the “rate of change” is our ticking time bomb in the workplace today. He will show you how to disarm it.


Why and how System 438 can enhance human performance through awareness


Trauma can hurt our performance without us being aware it is happening to us.


4 – Awareness: The human species suffers from only 4 types of trauma. 3 types of trauma can be easily seen and felt. One type of trauma we are not well-equipped to see and feel. Doug will show you how to see and feel cumulative emotional trauma, so you can lead with confidence, support using empathy and achieve phenomenal outcomes.


3 – Assessment: What controls us? The subconscious brain controls more than 95% of human functioning. The subconscious brain has only 3 priorities. You will learn what these priorities are.


8 – Performance: Revealed through Doug’s story, you will learn the 8 behaviours and performance fueling actions which he used to feed the 3 priorities of his subconscious brain.


Playing the lottery with your emotional performance and the performance of others is not a requirement. There is a systematic approach to better manage emotional state.

Let Doug be your guide to System 438.








Doug Smith Why and how System 438 can enhance human performance