Doug is based in Merseyside and brings broad experience of organisational effectiveness and change. Currently working as an accredited Executive Coach and Myers-Briggs Practitioner (Step I and II), he has experience of working at all management levels of public, private and charity sectors.
In the last 20 years, Doug has held several senior roles at Liverpool Business School including Director of the School of Business Information and Chair of Faculty Quality.
He is a member of several ‘Communities of Practice’ sharing expertise in Systems, Organisational Development, NLP, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching.
Doug is a Trustee for the Alternative Futures Group (a large social care charity) where he acts as Chair of the Integrated Governance, Audit & Risk Committee. In addition, he is Secretary for Hospice Africa and a Director of SiO (Systems and Cybernetics in Organisations).
Doug’s primary focus is ‘human activity systems’ and how organisational structures, processes, and people combine in an holistic way to produce viable products and services. Critically, this involves a professional understanding of how people are effectively organised, motivated, and utilise information.
Passionate about teams, their development and improvement agendas, Doug is involved in the human dimension of change, working with key stakeholders to learn about their roles and environments and how to be more effective leaders.
Doug brings experience of a vast range of Change Tools which require skilled and sensitive selection and use in any prevailing organisational culture. Embracing both challenge and support, and working at the individual, team and organisational levels, new awareness provides new learning around perspectives and behaviours and widens change options.
Previous industry experience:
• Walton & Fazackerly Hospitals; BICC; Bibby’s Animal Foods; Lever Brothers; NW Water – United Utilities; Manweb – Scottish Power; AEI Cables; Castrol UK – Burmah Oil; European Commission; CSF Decision Support; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – Graham Brothers, Hankinsons, Alternative Futures Group; Manchester Royal Infirmary; LF Europe; Liverpool Community Health Trust.
• BSc. (Hons) Mathematical Statistics – University Of Birmingham
• MA Operational Research – University of Lancaster
• OPP Myers-Briggs (Step I & Step II) practitioner
• PGCert Business & Executive Coaching – Leeds Met. University
Why clients should choose Doug:
• Doug draws on the powerful insights of emotional intelligence as the basis for individual change. Research studies are increasingly demonstrating that good Emotional Intelligence provides critical underpinning for high performance in the workplace. Doug is an accredited practitioner for the MBTI and EQ-i 2.0 and 360 profiling psychometrics which can assist with some (amazing) new insights.
• Having been a lecturer and mentor to university students for some 35 years, Doug has found there is immense power in the coaching process, and has become a huge advocate for coaching as a developmental methodology in all types of organisation, public and private, large and small.
What clients can expect from Doug:
• Doug brings experience and wisdom to the change process. His style is to work through the big issues for individuals in relation to the prevailing organisational culture and environment. Expect powerful insights through the use of powerful systems thinking and emotional intelligence frameworks.
• Challenge and support for those on the front line will bform the key ingredients. By becoming more aware of their strengths and limitations, clients can enhance their performance both in the workplace and by creating a better life-work balance!
• Liverpool Community Health Trust
• LF Europe
• Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust