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Business & Executive Coaching

Management Training and Leadership Development

Certified. Leadership. Experience.

Are you looking for a top rated business or executive coach for yourself or those on your management team? HeadwayExec, founded by former CEO and serial entrepreneur, Doug Thorpe, is a Houston based Executive/Business Coaching firm.


winning leaders
happy leadership team, servant leadership

We specialize in Leadership Development, Team Performance, Management Training, and Business Profitability serving individuals and organizations in multiple industry segments, including Banking, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, Hospitality, and General Business Services.

If you are an HR, OD, or L&D professional looking to expand your network of proven resources or a business leader wanting to improve your leadership effectiveness, our programs are documented for results. We can help you achieve the growth and performance you are looking for. Schedule a discovery call


Top Executive Coach in Houston

As founder of HeadwayExec, LLC the programs and solutions Doug Thorpe has created are based on his own 30+ years on the frontline, building and growing companies. His understanding of business principles and best practices was developed during his banking career. He watched hundreds of companies of all sizes go through their own growth cycles, downturns, and recoveries.

He had the privilege of serving with one of the greatest banking legends in Texas banking history, Ben Love. Their bank produced 64 consecutive quarters of earnings growth. The disciplines and practices they used to get there have stayed with Doug his whole career. He now offers those teachings to his clients. 

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to Management Training and Leadership Development, we help you design the future state for what you and your company needs to be.

Then we plot the course for getting there, using tools and methods that have helped hundreds of other business leaders grow.

As we work with you through this change process, we regularly do check ins with stakeholders so that we can adjust the process to achieve maximum results.

The outcome is measurable and sustainable.

It all begins with that first, no obligation discovery call.

Looking for Help with VC/PE Projects?

We can help staff your leadership teams deployed with VC/PE acquisitions and holdings.


  • Interviews
  • 360° assessments
  • Leadership development
  • Assimilation and on-boarding
  • High potential development
  • Career Advancement
  • Succession planning
  • High-performance teams


  • Operations/P&L management
  • Structure and reorganization
  • Organization design and development
  • Change management
  • Strategy design and planning
  • Organizational assessments
  • Recruitment and retention

Board Level

  • Performance optimization
  • CEO/board relations
  • Executive staff development
  • Culture transformation
  • M&A execution and integration
  • Succession planning
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Off-Sites