Patricia Thompson is passionate about helping her clients to flourish by cultivating talent, making well-informed hiring decisions, and developing a positive organizational culture. She has been consulting to organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies across North America for over 15 years. Patricia also enjoys educating others about how to apply psychological principles to achieve greater success. As such, she has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, and Georgia State University, while her online courses on leadership, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness have been taken by over 20,000 students. Her advice has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Wharton Business Radio, Inc., Time, ABC News Radio, and a host of other media outlets.
Originally from Alberta, Canada, Dr. Thompson completed her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. As part of her training, she completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania and her postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University’s School of Medicine. As a coach, she takes a collaborative and behaviorally-based approach to help her clients to create lasting change.
In her free time, Patricia enjoys playing tennis and classical piano, working out, reading, meditating, and spending time with her family.