Doug Thorpe

Transforming Leaders in All Walks of Life

Doug Thorpe is founder of HeadwayExec Executive Coaching and Consulting, a national leadership, executive coaching, and consulting firm based near Houston, Texas.

With more than 30 years of experience with some of the world’s largest and most successful companies, Doug is one of today’s most sought-after executive leadership coaches and leadership consultants.

Doug has worked with a top-tier roster of clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies and organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including banking, financial services, military, government, construction, nonprofits, and startup entrepreneurs.

Doug uses a unique, and extremely effective common sense based leadership approach designed to help people achieve their full potential while making a real difference in the world around them.

This philosophy comprises the foundation of his coaching, consulting, and speaking assignments. He combines his extensive personal and professional experience with a deep commitment to helping others—producing truly exceptional and successful outcomes.

As a LEADERSHIP COACH: Doug Thorpe is an adviser to community business leaders at all levels.

As a CONSULTANT: Doug specializes in helping executives and leadership teams reach their full potential through cohesive organizational change, strategic planning, and process transformation.

As a FACILITATOR: Doug’s workshops and programs are customized to drive results that are measurable & sustainable.

As a SPEAKER: Doug speaks to business and professional organizations about personal and professional growth. He offers an amazing keynote address developed from his heart and from years of experience, leading others.

As an AUTHOR: Doug has written thousands of articles and columns for a variety of online media. He is also author of the book, The Uncommon Commodity: The Common Sense Guide for New Managers.

Doug Thorpe’s specialties include:

Executive Leadership Coaching
Leadership Development
Employee Retention and Engagement
Team Building Design and Delivery
Core Communication and Conflict Resolution
Change Leadership
Workshop Training and Facilitation

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Executive Coaching

Speaking and Workshop Facilitation

Executive Coaching

Helping business owners and leaders make decisions to take their current situation to new levels of success and growth.


Trusted advisor for independent business owners wanting to make strategic change happen in their business.

CEO Roundtables

Mastermind groups, helping business leaders in peer group setting, to exchange best practices and encourage one another.


Presenting workshops inside and outside companies; team building, group implementation, and leadership development.

The breadth and  depth of Doug’s experience encompasses decades of leader  development and learning.  His ability to articulate the  succinct, and often simple, character traits that leaders must possess to be successful in whatever endeavor they are  pursuing is easily understood and effective.  The most  important thing leaders can do is to develop other  leaders.  Doug’s skills in coaching, mentoring, and  leading other leaders is superb and he has established a  successful record of making a difference! Louis W. (Bill) Weber

US Army BG (Ret)

I am so impressed by Doug Thorpe and the valuable service he provides. Watching him work, it is immediately clear that his broad array of business and interpersonal skills have come together beautifully to create an excellent product for those he serves. If you are looking for a coach to help you navigate the difficult waters of searching for new employment, Doug is definitely the person you should call! Wes Avants

I know Doug. He speaks with a servant’s heart and from an authentic manager’s real-world point of view.  A superb combination! “The Uncommon Commodity: A Common Sense Guide for New Managers” is your foot up against the competition. Step up. Now. Rick Gillis

Careers Expert, Speaker, Author “PROMOTE!” & “JOB!”

Doug has developed mastery in the field of management and leadership through years of hands-on experience supplemented by a desire to understand the best practices in these fields. With his book “The Uncommon Commodity”, he is opening the vault of his own experience and insight so that others can benefit for what he has learned.  Take this guide and put it to work at once! Cathy Nunnally

Executive Coach, Nunnally & Co.

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