Doug Kirkpatrick

Author, BEYOND EMPOWERMENT | TEDx | @Forbes | Educator | Coach | Organizational Advisor

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Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of Amazon best seller BEYOND EMPOWERMENT: THE AGE OF THE SELF-MANAGED ORGANIZATION and joined Forbes Books in 2017 to write about the future of work. He is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and educator. Doug is also a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) with the Society for Human Resource Management, and served 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.