Gene Douglas is a lifelong teacher, coach, and artist who began his career as an acting professor at UC Irvine. He continued to teach acting on the university level for 10 years, and worked as an acting coach and performer, traveling the country bringing Shakespeare to life in theatres and classrooms.
Since becoming an executive coach and facilitator in 2013, Gene has helped improve the skills of clients ranging from JP Morgan Chase and Microsoft to Sony Pictures and Human Rights Watch. Although Gene’s main focus is interpersonal communications, he also has a passion for helping clients with influence and persuasion, negotiation, leadership skills, personal brand and networking, critical thinking, diversity/equity/inclusion, and understanding unconscious bias, among others.
Gene has a BFA in acting from the University of Oklahoma (where he received the Van Heflin Award for most promising graduate) and an MFA in acting from the University of California, Irvine. He loves Stevie Wonder, Stereolab, Steely Dan, and lots of other bands that don’t start with the letter S.