Elevate Your Leadership

Imagine having an experienced guide by your side to help boost your impact and effectiveness.

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Be the Leader You Want to Be

Isn’t it nice having an expert in your corner? We offer business and executive coaching, management training, and leadership development geared toward the specific needs of your business. Tap into our certified leadership experience.

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Are you looking for a top-rated business leader to coach you or your management team? HeadwayExec, founded by former CEO and serial entrepreneur, Doug Thorpe, is a Houston-based Executive/Business Coaching firm that is invested in your success.

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We specialize in Leadership Development, Team Performance, Management Training, and Business Profitability. And we know your industry. We serve individuals and organizations in multiple industry segments, including:

  • Banking
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • General Business Services

Are you an HR, OD, or L&D professional looking to expand your network of proven resources? Or perhaps you’re 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.


Top Executive Coach in Houston

How could your business benefit from 30+ years of frontline experience building and growing companies? That’s what Doug Thorpe, founder of HeadwayExec, LLC, brings to the table. He’s enjoyed a front-row seat watching hundreds of companies of all sizes go through their own growth cycles, downturns, and recoveries. Now you can leverage his understanding of business principles and best practices in your own business!

Consider the banking industry. 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. 64! The disciplines and practices they used to get there have stayed with Doug his whole career. Now it’s your turn to incorporate those lessons into your business.


Why Choose Us?

What does the future state of your business look like? We tailor our Management Training and Leadership Development programs to help you get there.
  • We plot the course.
  • We use tools and methods that have helped hundreds of other business leaders grow.
  • We work with you during the change.
  • We host regular check-ins with stakeholders.
  • We adjust the program to achieve maximum results.
  • At the end of the day, the outcome is measurable and sustainable.

It all begins with you taking the first step of scheduling a 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