Former Davy Asset Management head of European distribution Doug Gordon has left the firm after two years to pursue a career in healing and life coaching after a near-death experience.
Gordon joined Dublin-based Davy AM in September 2015 from Columbia Threadneedle where he was an investment sales director for nine years.
He has now decided to leave the industry to focus on his work in healing after suffering a near-death experience in 2012 as a result of complications from a bout of norovirus. This prompted him to scale back his workload and focus on learning about healing and alternative therapies.
For the past five years, he has been training and building up businesses alongside his work in asset management distribution and has now decided to pursue this on a full-time basis.
He currently has a business focused on performance optimisation and sales coaching, which includes speaking and workshops at conferences and in businesses and a second focusing on alternative therapies.
He will also take up non-executive roles at four firms including a blockchain firm and a property investment firm.
In the future, he will look to build healing centres in Ireland and the UK to help clients with stress, depression and other ailments through the use of treatments such as meditation, mindfulness and ayurvedic therapy.
His role at Davy AM has been taken over by sales and relationship manager Tim Kelly.
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