Facilitator, Coach, Leader, and Human
Known as a passionate and interactive facilitator and speaker, Doug focuses on helping leaders and teams increase their effectiveness through self-discovery, authenticity, adapting, and connecting. With over 29 years of experience in the Learning and Development industry and 19 years with Insights, Doug has worked with a variety of teams at all levels in a variety of industries including high-tech, pharmaceutical, biotech/life sciences, energy, health care, real estate, and more. Doug’s approach and style is to help teams find the answers themselves by asking the right questions. Doug has worked with groups of people from 1 to 1,000 given his significant experience as both a coach and keynote speaker. 

Doug is currently the Chief Learning Architect, Emeritus for Insights. Prior to this he was head of Learning and Leadership and worked closely with the Executive and Regional Management Teams as a Strategic Consultant. He was also Head of Community Development/Chief Learning Officer for 5 years. Doug joined Insights in 1999 when he started the first US office in Austin, TX. In 2003, he became CEO for North America looking after the US and Canada Regional Office Support. Prior to joining Insights, Doug spent 10 years in the IT training industry including two years as the Executive Director of the IT Training Association, (ITTA).

He is a foodie and Disney geek. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
–  Brené Brown 
Most of all, Human
One of Doug's fundamental beliefs is that being human is how we will succeed in the disrupted world we live in today.  Skills like curiosity, empathy, bravery, vulnerability, and authenticity are in all critical demand today.

So who is Doug the human being?  

A 3rd generation Houstonian, Doug split the first half of his life between Houston and Austin.  Doug and his partner, Chuck, now makes their home in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon. This is Mercedes, one of their two rescued poodle mix dogs.

Doug is passionate about depth psychology, mythology, learning, and spirituality. 

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You can find me on my LinkedIn page or on my Facebook page.  
For information about Doug's Coaching or Intuitive work, visit Practical Soul.