Coaching and Consulting Experience
Doug Thorpe is an accomplished executive coach and consultant with over 30 years of experience in military, corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit leadership roles. He works with executives and owners who are seeking fresh ideas for the development of their C-suite talent, high potential leaders, and team. Doug has senior management experience in all major sectors; the military, Fortune 500, entrepreneurial, and non-profit. He has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 clients including ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, Fluor, Bank of America, Houston Society for the Performing Arts, and the US Army.
Doug’s passion for coaching started during his consulting years, but grew in 2008, when he created a non-profit to help people in career transition. During the next five years, his organization served over 4,500 clients.
As a Houston native, Doug has developed a deep understanding of oil and gas, medical services, real estate and banking. He is also an author and speaker, producing the widely followed program “Leadership Powered by Common Sense”, a series of blog, vlog and podcast content seen by 100,000 subscribers.
Business and Career Background
Doug developed his leadership expertise with over 25 years of experience in executive roles across several major sectors. As a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, Doug managed large logistics operations at the Army Flight School in Ft. Rucker, AL. Upon entering civilian life at a large regional bank, Doug earned the title of Division Head, leading hundreds of bank employees who were responsible for multiple support functions of a $27 billion bank holding company.
After 20 years of working in banking, including the leading of three mergers, Doug transitioned into the private sector and established an independent consulting practice. His firm provided guidance to financial service companies across the nation. Doug’s clients realized significant cost savings, more effective operations, and higher profitability by utilizing his business and coaching expertise. In addition, Doug has started three other entrepreneurial ventures and one regional non-profit.
Education and Certifications
Doug holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University’s Mays School of Business and an MBA from Troy University. Doug has also attended coach training and received certifications from John Maxwell and Marshall Goldsmith. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and an associate member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.