Patricia Thompson, PhD
Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant who is passionate about helping her clients to achieve better outcomes by cultivating talent and making smart hiring decisions. Patricia has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, and a variety of businesses on topics such as building trust in groups, emotional intelligence, and developing leadership competencies. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for excellence in research. She has been consulting to CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies all across North America since 2004.
Dr. Thompson enjoys helping others to achieve greater success by drawing on the science of positive psychology. As such, she is the author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, and has been a featured expert in CNN.com, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The Network Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Monster.com, CareerBuilder, and other sites. In addition, she was named by MindBodyGreen and Athleta as one of 100 Women to Watch in Wellness.
Originally from Alberta, Canada, she 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 a predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University’s School of Medicine.