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Doug Colbeth

Being a Bipolar Husband, Father, and CEO

I picked this title because the first thing you do after your acceptance of a bipolar condition is to focus on your own treatment (not others). However, after you have developed your own program for managing your condition, it is very worthwhile to reflect on those three critical types of relationships in life.

Doug Colbeth

As a hi-tech CEO for over 25 years I led the evolution of two companies (Spyglass Inc. and Kinaxis Inc.) from start up ventures to public companies worth billions in market valuation. These two innovative companies both had to be reinvented (multiple times) in order to survive and then enjoy success. The notion of reinvention is also related to my other interest of Mental Health in the Workplace. Our open discussions and approach to mental health created an environment of trust - where employees were then comfortable with us making significant changes.