About Us

Unleash the full potential of your team with proven leadership tools for big results. At Thompson Leadership Development, we make good teams better. Our executive coaching guides leaders through the intricate landscape of senior management, equipping them to conquer the toughest relationship challenges and build collaborative, success-driven teams. With years of unparalleled expertise, we arm your executives with the skills and strategies to unlock peak performance within your people, propelling your organization to new heights.

Meet Erik Thompson

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We make good teams better.

Erik Thompson is the founder and president of Thompson Leadership Development, an executive coaching firm designed to assist high performing teams in becoming exceptional leaders together.

Trained as a leadership psychologist, Erik Thompson’s focus is on the DNA of successful teams. He uses this knowledge to challenge high-performing leaders to expand their impact.

For 20 years Erik Thompson has brought precision tools from the science of leadership development to his executive clients.. He developed the “Leading by Managing Self” course, which has been embraced by over 40 companies across the United States.

Through thousands of meaningful conversations with senior leaders, Erik was inspired to launch the LeaderSight interview podcast. LeaderSight explores topics ranging from CEO succession to the art of coaching and the profound lessons we learn from personal loss.

Beyond his work in leadership development, Erik Thompson is deeply invested in family health and well-being. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Family Studies, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering family leaders to cultivate stability, maturity, responsibility, and effective communication within their families.

As a 40-year practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, Erik understands the value of presence in leadership. When he’s not immersed in the world of leadership development, you might find him playing pickleball, cheering on his daughter’s high school basketball team, or reading on his porch. The picturesque mountains of Vermont are his home, where he enjoys hiking alongside his wife Sarah, and their daughters, nephews, and nieces.

Let’s work together

Our approach is for those with an exceptional passion for leadership development. We seek a high level of commitment from our senior executives, and in return, we provide ROI that exceeds expectations.

If you’re ready for unique leadership training experiences that will accelerate your growth, we’d love to connect with you. Reach out today to set up a 1:1 meeting and get started on your leadership journey.

Client Testimonials

"Erik helped me master candid conversations which drove business growth in both our US and UK teams. All our team members brought outstanding talents and behaviors that decreased individual and team performance. His work with my direct reports expanded their performance through self-awareness, leadership maturity, and coaching of top directs. Erik helped release tremendous opportunities. The bonus surprise was that the skills we learned were remarkably helpful in our personal lives."
Arleen Thomas executive coaching client
Arleen R. Thomas, SVP
“Erik is one of a kind. It’s rare to find someone who is able to truly connect and is able to provide insights that are actionable and lead to smarter decisions and healthier teams. Erik helped us prevent some trouble, make our business stronger, and strengthened the future of our family bonds. Working with Erik was a win-win-win!”
Ernie Pomerleau executive coaching
Ernie Pomerleau, CEO
Pomerleau Real Estate
“At our first meeting I didn’t know what to think of Erik. He asked lots of great questions but didn’t give any answers. A curious tack to take in selling ones services. The questions engaged me and made me think about our business like never before. He intrigued me enough to hire him to ask us all the really hard questions, to push us out of our comfort zone, to challenge us in ways we’ve never been challenged. Erik has helped us forge our culture and hone our leadership both in our offices and our homes. With his help, we are ready for the challenges ahead. I highly recommend Erik, but only if you are up for the challenge. It ain’t easy, but it’s worth every penny, minute, and tear. I wonder if you’re ready?”
Christopher Cordaro executive leadership coaching
Christopher Cordaro, Owner
Regent Atlantic Capital