Erik Thompson, MA
Family Advising Coach, Trainer
Erik Thompson is a Licensed Psychologist-Master whose professional discipline for the past 20 years has been the application of systems thinking to human behavior and leadership. After earning a graduate degree in psychology, Erik completed a three-year post-graduate training in systems thinking at the Georgetown Family Center. He leads workshops and presentations nationally on leadership and high-functioning relationships. Erik has published peer reviewed articles in the area of family systems and leadership.
Erik is Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Family Studies, an organization dedicated to strengthening families by training family therapists.
In 2004 Erik founded Thompson Leadership Development, Inc, an executive coaching firm whose focus is the growth of transformational leaders. He has coached CEO’s, Presidents, and their leadership teams in fields such as medicine, accounting, finance, manufacturing and advertising. He consults with family businesses on a wide range of issues from succession planning to relationship management.
Erik helps his executive clients negotiate critical relationships with exceptional skill. He builds rapport by talking about what matters most, including family leadership challenges. He helps clients build exceptional teams and overcome high-stakes relationship challenges.
Life is a sacred adventure with unbounded possibilities. Erik considers it his privilege - and responsibility - to help clients unfold their full potential as leaders and become stronger forces for progress in the world. Erik has a sustainable and satisfying marriage and is the happy father of four daughters. He has maintained a daily meditation practice for over 30 years.