*my 4th book being published November 2012, SIGNIFICANCE Starts Now - How We Live Our Life Matters'...
As President and Founder of Booker Training Associates, Doug is a Professional Trainer / Facilitator, Management 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. The idea for this endeavor came to Doug after realizing the ‘challenge’ of organizational leadership and acquiring a passion for leadership, training, as well as helping people and organizations improve!
A strong believer in the need for continued learning and all of us ‘growing’; he has attended numerous professional development courses and schools and has earned a Masters degree in Management. Doug preaches to NEVER STOP LEARNING; witnessed by his continued efforts in completing an Executive MBA program, as well as a Lean Business/Manufacturing certification. He considers his strengths to be his understanding of leadership, training development, challenging human relations, causing individuals to think creatively, along with a natural sense of humor. He possesses a unique ability to relate and challenge people’s thinking, causing behavioral change.
Doug possesses a vast amount of leadership, resource-management, facilitation and coaching experience. He has worked with industry in Midwest US,…helping to improve individual and organizational leadership, and what he refers to as organizational ‘people-systems’. He provides honest consultation and advice to clients along with specific Executive Leadership Coaching. He also writes and distributes a series of leadership articles and briefs (Leadership Moments) and is authoring his first book.
Doug regards his two children, family and helping people as the best aspects of his life, along with being able to work in a field that he loves and considers his passion. His recognition as the U.S. Army’s Officer Leadership Developer of the Year in 1990 was the result of one of the most rewarding positions of his career…the development and mentoring of hundreds of future leaders as an ROTC Mentor and Faculty member. Along with growing from one of the great learning experiences of his life, Doug was recognized by the Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C., after being selected as the sole Army designee from over 350 nominees nationwide.
He continues this love of learning, facilitation and the study of leadership through his involvement with three Adult Learning universities, classroom and Online modalities. For the last seven years he has taught management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He currently resides outside of the Kansas City area with his wife, assisting small businesses, communities and churches in leadership as well.