For the past twenty years, Dr. Jeff Thompson has co-developed the AQ® (Adversity Quotient®) theory, products, programs, and methodology currently in use by industry leading companies worldwide. He is co-director of the Global Resilience Institute, a research consortium in 29 countries dedicated to the exploration, expansion, and advancement of the science of human endeavor.
Dr. Thompson leads PEAK’s AQ Program Division, delivering customized AQ programs for a broad range of applications, clients, and cultures.
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, 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, Scripps Networks Interactive, Mars Chocolate NA, the Young Presidents’ Organization, Deloitte & Touche, Irving Oil, Procter & Gamble, BP, and the National Park Service. 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, has taught graduate courses at Cal Poly State University and is a past board member of Creative Mediation Services (a nonprofit organization that encourages alternative approaches for dispute resolution). Dr. Thompson resides in San Luis Obispo, California, with his wife, Kristine, and their two children, Zoe and Sam.