1976-1983 Doug Brand was a student,
staff member and facilitator for the James A.
Takacs & Associates seminars and workshops.
These seminars and workshops were intensive courses
in life management skills including: Creating
Loving Relationships, Communication, Intention
Training, Creative Imagery, Self-Hypnosis, Rage
Reduction/Anger Management, Dream Analysis, Developing
the Alpha State (of Mind) as a Tool of Intension,
Rebirthing, Acupressure, Massage. During this
time, Doug facilitated many of the seminars and
workshops. In fact, when Doug first became a staff
member, Takacs created the “Call Doug”
policy for the students. Takacs observed the talent
Doug had to work with and relate to people and
to articulate the teachings into practical everyday
July 1983 Doug applied his life management skills
to develop and build relationships in the financial
services arena. He became a successful insurance
and financial consultant.
the late 1980’s he co-founded the Men’s
Center of Los Angeles. Doug utilized his skills
and vision to help develop programs to support
men coming together in a spirit of cooperation
as opposed to competition. His vision was to
create a safe place for men to work on and to
work through the myriad of issues they face
in their everyday lives.
1990 Doug joined an insurance marketing firm
where he soon became Senior Vice President.
In 1996 he co-founded Medivest Benefit Advisors,
Inc., a sister company to the insurance marketing
firm. This company manages and administers medical
claims for injured people settling injury lawsuits.
The company is an advocate for the injured (post-settlement),
getting them discounts for all their medical
goods and services. Today Doug is the CEO of
that company. Also, he has turned some of his energy toward assisting in acquiring funding for individuals and companies dealing with green technology, medical breakthroughs and reputable companies who want to grow and bring more employment opportunities to the U.S.
Doug attributes the success in his personal life and the success for almost 30 years in his business life to his training that led to his expertise in developing loving relationships, effective communication, and creating his life with conscious, focused, loving intent.