Duane is President and Founding Partner of Trammell McGee-Cooper and Associates, Inc. He has been a writer, presenter, and thought-leader in the field of servant leadership since 1982. Duane enjoyed a 35-year partnership with Dr. Ann McGee-Cooper, until her passing in 2016, and participated in her early research on genius/giftedness and combining it with Robert Greenleaf’s concepts on servant leadership. As a business educator and leadership development specialist, Duane’s forté is designing and delivering participant-based learning.
Duane enjoys writing, researching, and developing materials in servant leadership. He has co-authored Time Management for Unmanageable People, You Don’t Have To Go Home From Work Exhausted!, Being the Change: Profiles From Our Servant Leadership Learning Community, Awakening Your Sleeping Genius: A Journaling Approach to Servant Leadership and The Art of Coaching for Servant Leadership co-authored with Deborah Welch and Ann McGee-Cooper.
Duane also recently published a new book, Wisdom from the Woods, Navigating Life’s Unexpected Challenges, co-authored with Virginia “Ginny” Gilmore. Duane’s holds an M.Ed. in Gifted Education and Supervision as well as post Master’s studies with international thought leaders. Educational awards include “Dallas Teacher of the Year”, “The Ross Perot Award for Teaching Excellence”, and “Outstanding Teachers in Texas.” He also recently received the CoreNet’s 2016 Industry Excellence Award—Leadership Development for the project team who built the New Parkland Hospital, a 1.3 billion dollar project in Dallas, Texas.