Erik Thompson

Founder and Principal, Thompson Leadership, Burlington, Vermont


Erik Thompson, MA is a licensed psychologist who challenges senior executives to build maturity and responsibility in their organizations, beginning with themselves. He coaches and trains CEO’s, presidents, and their leadership teams nationally to develop exceptionally productive and innovative teams. He is a change agent, who has been working with executives for decades.


Erik founded Thompson Leadership Development, Inc. an executive coaching firm.  His professional discipline for the past 25 years has been the application of systems thinking to leadership.  After completing a master’s degree in psychology, he completed a three-year post-graduate training in leadership science at the Georgetown Family Center.  He is a frequent presenter at both business and scientific conferences nationally, and has published peer reviewed scholarly articles on the science of leadership.


Erik is the author of the international award winning "How To Be A Better Mentor" published in the Journal of Accountancy.


Erik volunteers as director of the Vermont Center for Family Studies, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening, stabilizing and vitalizing families by training family advisors, coaches and therapists. 


For 35 years Erik has been anchored by a daily meditation practice.  He resides in the mountains of Vermont, where he enjoys hiking and skiing with his daughters, nieces and nephews."

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