Common Sense Leadership Coaching for Business Owners and Executives

Business Owners and Executives are under intense pressure to perform both corporately and personally.

“It’s lonely at the top.”

Engaging an Executive Coach can create a private support mechanism to overcome these pressures.

Executive Coaching is not fluff. You want measurable and sustainable results obtained through implementation of well-developed principles and programs.

The coaching provided by Doug Thorpe is designed for mid-stage companies, with revenues up to $200 million, helping Owners and CEOs build more effective leadership teams. Whether you need help in the C-suite or the next several levels down the organization, Doug Thorpe should be your coach. Mr. Thorpe focuses on growing dynamic, effective leadership for your organization. He has refined his own leadership principles and practices with real-time, hands-on experience right on the front lines of businesses of many types. 

Doug Thorpe 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.

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.

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: He is an adviser to business leaders at all levels. He is a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach. His coaching methods include best practices from Marshall Goldsmith “Stakeholder Measurement”, Dr. Thomas Crane “The Heart of Coaching”, and portions of Doug Silsbee’s “Presence-Based Coaching” models.

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.

Mr. Thorpe’s specialties include:

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Audits to Identify Development Needs
  • High Trust Team Building
  • Core Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership for Change and Company Transformation
  • Workshop Training and Facilitation
  • Faith Based Personal Development

“No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.”

 Brian Tracy

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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)


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.

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.

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

Executive DIrector, Physician Leadership Institute

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!”

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