W. Douglas Frost, Ph.D.
Dr. Doug Frost specializes in senior executive coaching and organizational consulting, with a primary focus on team effectiveness and senior leadership.
Doug has worked in leadership development with corporations, medical and legal practices, and state and federal government agencies for two decades. He has assisted hundreds of executives and their Boards in businesses ranging from Internet startups to multinational corporations. Throughout his career, Doug has continually explored what differentiates highly effective leaders and their teams from less effective ones. Doug brings a wealth of experience, excellent listening skills, a trained eye, and the ability to ask powerful questions that aid individuals and teams in identifying and breaking barriers to their effectiveness.
In particular, Doug' s methods are process-oriented, yet nonlinear, and draw upon insights from the new science of complexity. He is an action-oriented facilitator committed to high quality leadership, powerful communication and teamwork.
Doug has wrestled with complex decisions in business planning, sales, marketing, budgeting, and employee relations. He has prior experience as vice president of a metropolitan medical center and as the chief operating officer of a national health promotion organization. These roles have enhanced his understanding of organizational issues, including working with Boards of Directors from an executive's perspective.
Dr. Frost was an adjunct staff member at the Center for Creative Leadership for 15 years. Serving senior executives from across the globe, he facilitated experiential learning activities and in-depth coaching sessions. These coaching dialogues integrate an extensive battery of assessment tools including psychological tests, 360-degree evaluations, and management/leadership skill measures. He also provides training and coaching for Federal government leaders through the Office of Personnel Management. He has taught highly regarded MBA courses concerning human behavior in the workplace through programs at Regis College and the University of Phoenix in Denver.
Doug received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. He is a past president of the El Paso County Psychological Society and former chairperson of the El Paso County Interdisciplinary Committee. Now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he enjoys time in the mountains and can often be found biking, hiking, skiing, or climbing on rock and ice. His favorite mountain top so far is the summit of Ama Dablam at 22,500 feet in Nepal.