Jeff Thompson, EdD

For the past 22 years, Dr. Jeff Thompson has co-developed the AQ theory, products, programs, and methodology currently used by industry-leading companies worldwide.
Dr. Thompson collaborates with client teams to create a new breed of transformational programs and conferences that are compelling, inspiring, learning-rich, and memorable. Some of his top clients regularly outsource their creative conference design and much of the delivery exclusively to him.

Dr. Thompson leads PEAK’s AQ Program Division, delivering customized AQ programs for a broad range of applications, clients, and cultures.

Dr. Thompson is a sought-after coach, consultant, speaker, and teacher by change-minded individuals and groups representing organizations from around the world — leading to substantial international acclaim. Harvard Business School has selected PEAK Learning, Inc., as the creators of the global best practice in assessing and strengthening human resilience. CNN, CNBC, Asia 21, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Investor’s Business DailyExecutive Excellence, and The Oprah Winfrey Show are just some of the media that have trumpeted the vital role AQ plays in equipping people and their organizations to thrive in turbulent times.

Dr. Thompson develops deep and enduring relationships with his clients, representing a broad range of industries and organizations both domestically and abroad, including (among others): JPMorgan, Discovery, Inc., Marriott International, Mars Chocolate NA, AT&T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Irving Oil, P&G, U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service. As a presenter, he consistently receives top marks. His unique brand of refreshingly direct, humorous, interactive, content-rich, practical programs and presentations have resulted in more than 90 percent of Dr. Thompson’s customers becoming repeat clients.

Dr. Thompson holds degrees in Communication and Counseling / Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Higher and Adult Learning (emphasis in Leadership and Policy Studies) from Arizona State University. He is on the faculty for the Institute for Management Studies, has taught graduate courses at Cal Poly State University and is a past board member of Creative Mediation Services (a nonprofit organization that encourages alternative approaches for dispute resolution). Dr. Thompson resides in San Luis Obispo, California.


Dr. Jeff Thompson