Headway is led by Doug Thorpe. Through his 25+ years in executive leadership, Doug has served in numerous senior roles, growing businesses, building teams, solving problems, and nurturing new management talent. He has a diverse view including the military, Fortune 50 financial, entrepreneurial, and non-profit sectors. His first passion is helping people face serious challenges in their professional or personal lives. He is driven by an abiding faith in God and His Word. He has been a trusted adviser to over 100 executives since 2000, providing coaching and development.
Professionally, Doug has spent the recent years in financial services, earning a reputation of excellence and innovation. His business savvy and leadership presence has been vital at the forefront of several recent national banking situations. In his early days, Doug served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, managing logistics as a quartermaster officer at Ft. Rucker, AL. Upon leaving the service, Doug joined Texas Commerce Bank, a $27 billion regional bank holding company, where he worked with Ben Love and Marc Shapiro.
In the depths of the financial crisis started in 2007, Doug saw a need in his community. He founded a non-denominational, faith based career transition organization called Jobs Ministry Southwest. During the next few years, over 3,500 clients attended training, joined work groups, and participated in job search coaching programs sponsored and hosted by the organization.
Today, Doug provides executive coaching and business consulting services for companies and executives seeking fresh ideas for development of high potential leaders, C-suite one-on-one, and team development. In particular, anyone thinking about achieving work, life, and faith balance should contact Headway Executive Coaching.
Competency Based Qualifications
• Servant leadership theorist and practitioner
• Executive coach
• Serial entrepreneur
• Proven manager in multi-layered organization in excess of 250 employees
• Technology innovator with numerous enterprise controlling solutions developed and implemented