Challenging Our Teams To Grow

"Erik’s thought provoking sessions guided our senior management team back to the proper focus. I would recommend Erik’s leadership sessions to any CEO interested in challenging old mores and raising the bar for their organization."

Chris Rutledge, President / CEO
Gulf Winds Credit Union, Pensacola, FL

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Erik Thompson

Erik helps senior leaders in thriving organizations sharpen their people leadership, build exceptional teams, and overcome high stakes relationship challenges.  

In 2006 he founded Thompson Leadership Development, Inc. where he has served as a trusted leadership advisor to executives and their senior teams nationally.

After becoming a professional licensed psychologist in 1994, Erik developed expertise in a broad theory of leadership called Bowen theory, an influential model for business coaching and organizational excellence.  He has been long-term colleagues with senior thinkers who use this science in their work with executives and family businesses. He has published peer-reviewed scientific papers on leadership using this model. 

Erik also helped found, and now volunteers as the executive director of the Vermont Center for Family Studies, a non-profit dedicated to training expert family therapists and organizational advisors. He is a member of the national Network for the Advancement of Bowen Theory. 

Erik has been practicing an advanced form of transcendental meditation daily for over 35 years. He enjoys teaching his daughters, neighbours, nieces and nephews to hike and ski the mountains of Vermont.