Doug Kirkpatrick

Author, BEYOND EMPOWERMENT | TEDx Speaker | Educator | Coach | Organizational Advisor

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Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of BEYOND EMPOWERMENT: THE AGE OF THE SELF-MANAGED ORGANIZATION, available on He is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and educator. He is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) with the Society for Human Resource Management, and currently serves as a director for the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD), the world’s largest talent development association, with over 40,000 members in 120+ countries.

He played the first season of his business career in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company of Sacramento, California, a world leader in the food industry, as a financial controller and administrator. He now engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management.

He enjoys travel in rough parts of the world and appreciates the perspective he gains from it.