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Douglas has worked with global, regional and local businesses in achieving specific outcomes since 2003. His expertise in many markets brings a deep understanding and respect for the culture and traditions that affect business.

Many of his clients are C-level leaders in Asia, Europe and North America.

Here is a partial list of the clients he has worked with:


Douglas Gerber clients

“Over the last year Douglas skillfully and effectively facilitated two workshops for my leadership team with the goal to develop a mission purpose and identity statement for my organization within Roche. I am impressed by Douglas's ability to quickly understand our needs and the resulting work done, which nicely straddled the space between being comfortable and pushing the boundaries of the team. Douglas's deep understanding of Western and Chinese culture was apparent and I believe instrumental in the success of our workshops. I look forward to continuing to work with Douglas.”

- Malte Schutz, VP & Site Head Product Development Shanghai at Roche

Douglas has worked seamlessly with us on our Leadership Team over the past year. He skilfully aligned the team around values and behaviours, imperatives, and commitments, and a roadmap, while taking us deeper and closer. We now have a clear understanding of our roles and strengths, and how each team member can leverage them for the benefit of the team. I highly recommend Douglas for any leadership team seeking to move to high performance.

- Renaud Bailly, Managing Director, Chanel ​

“The planning day facilitated by Focus One was a huge success. Ahead of the event, Douglas took time to clarify the precise objectives of the day and make sure all members of the leadership team were adequately prepped. The workshop remained focused with a mixture of light touch and firm facilitation (where required) with the result that everyone participated fully – a critical element in ensuring widespread buy in. The day culminated in a clear and concise set of key business objectives for the ensuing year which was, in due course, cascaded to all regional staff.”

- Ken McGowan, Regional Director Asia, Lloyds TSB Bank

“During “Good to Great” team leadership workshops Douglas provided some simple but effective ways to diagnose the team and bring the team performance to a high level. We then worked with Douglas on a teambuilding programme for a new project early this year. It was a highly interactive workshop and was well received by each and every one in the team. We started with understanding our values, to building trust and alignment, and finally developed a fully committed and collaborative road map for continuous implementation. Douglas is great and inspiring executive coach who provides insight and professional support throughout the coaching process. I enjoyed working with Douglas in this programme, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking an effective teambuilding advice or service.

- Desmond Sze Operations Manager, Leighton Asia


Founded in Shanghai in April, 2006, MindSpan is one of the leading Executive Coach networks in Asia Pacific with over 300 experienced coaches, and a market leader in executive coaching in Greater China serving more than 180 global clients including 90 Fortune 500 companies


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