Dr. Jeff Thompson is co-director of the Global Resilience Institute, a research consortium in 21 countries dedicated to the exploration, expansion, and advancement of the science of human endeavor.
Dr. Thompson is a sought-after coach, consultant, speaker, and teacher by change-minded individuals and groups representing organizations from around the world — leading to substantial international acclaim. Harvard Business School has selected PEAK Learning, Inc., as the creators of the global best practice in assessing and strengthening human resilience. CNN, CNBC, Asia 21, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Executive Excellence, and The Oprah Winfrey Show are just some of the media that have trumpeted the vital role AQ plays in equipping people and their organizations to thrive in turbulent times.
Dr. Thompson develops deep and enduring relationships with his clients, representing a broad range of industries and organizations both domestically and abroad, including (among others): Marriott International, ING, Irwin Union Bank, the Young Presidents’ Organization, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Irving Oil, Procter & Gamble, BP, and Texas Instruments. As a presenter, he consistently receives top marks. His unique brand of refreshingly direct, humorous, interactive, content-rich, practical programs and presentations have resulted in more than 90 percent of Dr. Thompson’s customers becoming repeat clients.
Dr. Thompson holds degrees in Communication and Counseling / Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University. He is on the faculty for the Institute for Management Studies, teaches graduate courses at Cal Poly State University and is a past board member of Creative Mediation (a nonprofit organization which encourages alternative approaches for dispute resolution).
Dr. Thompson resides in San Luis Obispo, CA with his wife, Kristine, and their two children, Zoe and Sam