Since the 1970s, Douglas Arnold CTACC, has been a leader and counsel within some of America’s most respected organizations. He is a certified life coach with the Coach Training Alliance, an International Coach Federation accredited coach training institute. He brings wisdom, vision and creative insight to his coaching from more than 35 years experience with some of the most dynamic and fascinating business executives throughout the nation and around the world.
As VP of Marketing & Communications for United Way Suncoast (formerly United Way of Tampa Bay) Douglas is responsible for building brand awareness and preference in a region serving more than two million people. We are responsible for raising $24 million annually. I was also Director of Marketing for The Bar Plan, an insurance company specializing in risk management services for attorneys.
As president of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau in Alton, Illinois, I helped support tourism throughout Northern Madison, Calhoun and Jersey Counties. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, I have focused on integrated marketing communications. I attended the CASE Institute on Communications at Notre Dame in 1985.
His career path is paved with such companies as McDonnell-Douglas, ITT, Bi-State Development and the world renowned Missouri Botanical Garden. I was chosen to represent McDonnell Douglas´ MCAUTO division in Europe in the early 1980´s, where he served as their first International Marketing Communications Representative. While at Bi-State Development, he innovated the award-winning AQ Card Ozone alert promotion with KMOV (CBS-affiliate). a nationally recognized environmental awareness program.
Douglas’ media relations work at the Missouri Botanical Garden put him in constant contact with such noteworthy media as the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Washington Post, Time Magazine, National Geographic and NBC resulting in hundreds of media placements throughout the nation and around the world.
In addition, he has managed a number of public and private events that have included service to such dignitaries as the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the late Capt. Jacques Yves Cousteau and the Dalai Lama of Tibet, During 2009, Douglas participated in the Tampa Chamber’s Leadership Tampa program and formerly chaired their Community Outreach committee.
Douglas brings much to the coaching arena and the breadth and depth of his experience makes his coaching technique rich and enriching to the clients he serves.