Viewing the world as a game to play creates a direct connection to the limitless source of our creativity.

Without the use of gamification or playfulness, tasks, and goals can become boring, uninspiring, or uninteresting, which ruins engagement and motivation.

  1. When leaders don’t encourage creative thinking or provide opportunities for playfulness, it limits employees’ ability to come up with new ideas or approaches.
  2. Without interactive and engaging learning techniques, people struggle to retain knowledge or become unwilling to learn new things.
  3. Playfulness can encourage collaboration and teamwork, which is often missing in environments without it.
  4. Without a positive and engaging work environment, employee morale can suffer, leading to decreased productivity and increased turnover.

Doug Motel speaks about creativity and innovation.

He is an award-winning painter & playwright. His plays produced in the U.S. the U.K. and Europe include the critically acclaimed SHIVA ARMS, currently streaming on Amazon (LA Weekly and Theatre LA Awards), and MIND SALAD (LA Weekly Award nominee.) He is also a songwriter, actor (Showtime and more), and coach.

He is also the author of two non-fiction books (101 MARKETING TIPS FOR TOURISM and TODDLER WISDOM)

His live events are a hybrid of performance, humor, and tools for positive change.

Doug’s message of using humor and play to achieve our goals has inspired large groups and individuals for over 30 years.

In a world where fear seems to be on the rise, Doug’s work helps us change the game of life to one of joy and play.


Thank you again for a fantastic event!  Your participation helped us score one of the highest overall satisfaction ratings ever!

Doug Motel is an AMAZING speaker! He is one of our most requested speakers with the best reviews. I have had the pleasure of being in his audience at several conferences, he is very engaging and humorous…I’d highly recommend Doug!

It has been a long time since we’ve had such a quick response to one of our offerings. The evaluations turned in were unanimously positive. I am going to recommend your work in future employee training. Because of you, our team has experienced a way to live life more fully. That is a special gift. You had the highest possible ratings. The comments included: “Highly Evolved” “Doug Motel was a great speaker.” “Inspirational.” “The speaker’s use of humor while helping me to reach inside in regards to the inner voice was most helpful.” “It was a great help to my life.”

Doug Motel makes “conscious comedy” he makes us laugh and he makes us think.

The experience of having Doug Motel as a coach has quite literally transformed my life, from a dreamer to a doer, from an artist blocked to an artist on a roll….If you are ready to have your life changed in miraculous ways-Doug helps you do it.

On behalf of the New York State Travel & Vacation Association, I wish to thank you for speaking at the Empire State Tourism Conference. “The Power of the Tourism Industry” theme was a success because of you and because of your session!

There has been nothing but praise and enthusiasm from the staff. I hope you continue to present your wonderful talent to others and return soon.

Doug has an unusually sensitive and compassionate manner. His ability to use humor as a healing tool is evident. We intend to bring Doug back this fall.

Thank you for your excellent presentation. It was just what the doctor ordered! Staff member’s comments include – “thought-provoking, very funny, carrying a meaningful message, assisting in transition, stimulating, invaluable, life-enhancing.” We hope that many an audience will be able to enjoy your talent to use humor as a tool for healing.

Doug’s gift-and it’s definitely a gift-is in supporting you to accomplish your goals by reaching each “next step” with consistent, achievable actions. He cuts the biggest obstacles into bite-sized pieces and helps you maximize your ability to reach your dreams.


Join speaker Doug Motel as he unravels the hidden desire of everyone on vacation: to break free from the constraints of the past and the anxieties of the future, in order to fully savor the present moment.

Through engaging stories, practical strategies, and thought-provoking insights, Doug will empower you to create unforgettable journeys for your visitors, sparking lasting connections and memories that will stand the test of time. Additionally, he will share leadership techniques that inspire innovation and enhance team performance, ensuring your organization thrives in the competitive world of tourism.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master storyteller and transform your approach to tourism leadership.

Explores how creative teams can gamify processes to drive results.

Doug will show you how approaching challenges as if they were games can increase creativity, motivation, productivity, and learning. He offers practical tips for implementing effective gamification techniques.

Whether you’re looking to boost employee engagement or improve overall performance, this talk will give you the tools you need to turn everyone into a star player.

Join acclaimed comedy performer Doug Motel for a funny and insightful keynote presentation designed to refresh your mindset. In this engaging and interactive talk, Doug will share his unique perspective on the power of our inner voices and how they can either hold us back or propel us forward.

Through humorous characters and practical tips, he will help you identify and overcome the “sub-personalities” that hold you back in order to achieve greater success and fulfillment as a leader, and ultimately, develop a stronger sense of self.

Bring a touch of Hawaiian spirituality to your next event with a keynote speech by Doug Motel.

Drawing on the ancient principles of his Hawaiian ancestors, Doug will share insights on how leaders can build more motivated, compassionate, accountable, and sustainable workplaces.

In today’s fast-paced and often stressful business environment, employees may feel disconnected, undervalued, or burnt out. The principles of Hawaiian spirituality, such as Ohana, Kuleana, and Malama, offer a framework for building more positive workplace cultures that prioritize the well-being of employees, the community, and the environment.

By incorporating these principles into their leadership style, individuals and companies can create more harmonious, productive, and successful organizations.


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