Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of Amazon bestseller Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization.


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, having served as a director for the Association for Talent Development, 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 global 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 to co-create the future of management.

Doug Kirkpatrick



Willamette University College of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.) 


Pacific Lutheran University

B.A.; Field Of StudyEconomics


University of California, San Diego

Rady School of Management

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