As president and founder of ‘Booker LEADERSHIP’ - Doug is a Professional Trainer / Facilitator, Change Agent, Executive Coach and Organizational Developer. Booker Training Associates is a business that Doug began after a successful military career, retiring as a Major from the Army in 1992.
He has attended numerous professional development courses and schools and has earned a Masters degree in Management. Doug preaches to all to ‘Never Stop Learning’; personally completing an Executive MBA program, as well as Lean Business/Manufacturing certification. He considers his strengths to be his understanding of leadership, training development, human relations, people-systems (along with facilitation skills with humor).
Doug possesses a vast amount of leadership, resource-management, and training experience. He has worked with a variety of industries in the Mid-West in recent years; in Organizational Developing, Supervisor/Management training, Team improvement and Human Capital - Performance overall. Additionally he teaches with four different Graduate-level Universities. He writes and distributes a series of leadership articles and briefs (Leadership Moments) along with authoring his books.
Doug regards his two children and family as the high point of his life, along with being able to work in a field that he loves and considers his passion, and maybe even a ministry of sorts. Doug was selected as the Army’s Leadership Developer of the Year in 1990; receiving this recognition from the Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C., (being selected as the sole Army designee from over 350 nominees nationwide). He currently resides in the Kansas City area, where he continues to serve clients through his consulting, but moving to Woodstock May 2018.
Doug’s favorite quote, (which he asks people to hold him to personally/professionally) is:
“ People don’t care how much you know, until they first know how much you care.”