David J. Thompson, Ph.D.
David has over 20 years of experience of creating and leading individual and organizational improvement initiatives. David has conducted hundreds of workshops to audiences ranging from Amgen to Michelin, Abbot Labs to Target, and the University of Kentucky to the IT Agency of the Sultanate of Oman. His topics and areas of expertise include team building, Crucial Conversations, change management, work/life effectiveness, total rewards, the multi-generational workforce, conflict management, and creative play at work. As the Director of Global Learning & Development for NetJets, he created and led all the leadership development for the 6,000 employees for NetJets Services, NetJets Europe, and Executive Jet Management. Previously. He was the Director of Learning for Resource (the largest independent Ad Agency in the country), and created a comprehensive learning and development program covering a variety of strategic and leadership topics. He also spent several years working as an HR Strategy Manager at Microsoft and the WorkLife Director at Purdue. He has held several positions in the classroom, teaching MBA courses for the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Capital University. He has been tapped for his workplace expertise and interviewed on CNN, and published in Wellness Management, Careers and Engineer and WorldatWork Journal. When he’s not standing at his computer (yes, standing! He doesn’t sit), he enjoys teaching kids how to hit an outside fastball as a youth baseball coach and how to pitch a tent in the winter as a Boy Scout leader.