Tom Douglas, Self-Starter Super Star

In Secrets of Self-Starters, we profiled Tom Douglas, award-winning chef and restaurant owner from Seattle. Douglas shared his secrets for success as a self-starter, especially self-motivation and seizing opportunities. He described himself in our interview as “someone who knows how to use an alarm clock.”
Douglas clearly knows how to open, operate and maintain restaurants.

And in 2012, he was honored as the nation’s Outstanding Restaurateur by the Beard Foundation. The award represents his achievements for a body of work in the restaurant business instead of success at any single endeavor. Douglas owned 5 restaurants when we spoke with him and said he had plans to open five more. Ttomdouglas  Today, his website lists 11.Douglas is the author of several cookbooks, co-host of a local radio show and owner of Prosser Farm in the Yakima Valley, along with his wife Jackie Cross. With the farm, Douglas has shortened the gap between farm and restaurant table.
Douglas also has demonstrated several secrets of self-starters, and how passion, vision and a little risk-taking pay off personally and professionally. Learn more about the secrets of self-starters like Tom Douglas and take a self-starter assessment right from the link on our home page .