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Meet Bonita

Bonita Thompson's pioneering work on Collaborative Leadership focuses on practical actions leaders can take to engender a collaborative environment. Organizations with collaborative know-how work more efficiently and innovatively while increasing engagement. Bonita walks leaders through an eight part structure of goal setting and cultural guidelines that focus your team on positive change and improvement. Bonita motivates and accelerates growth and change with her first-person professional experience as a global executive. Her New York Times bestselling books and keynotes inspire audiences with emotional storytelling that engage people to embrace innovation and transformation. Bonita has worked for 25 years in corporate human resources at Bank of America, Levi Strauss, Genentech, Varian Associates and went on to consult at Pacific Telesis and The World Bank.  

Her diverse executive experience includes:

(1) Corporate Executive for 25 years who understands corporate transformation and talent management at global companies. At Levi Strauss, she project managed the team that created the world’s first corporate HR Intranet.

(2) Bonita has been ranked as the #1 Collaborative Leadership Coach in the Thinkers50 Leading Global Coaches and ranked in the Top 3 Educators in the world in the Global Gurus for the third year.

(3) Research Director for the World Success Survey at Wharton, and Adjunct Faculty at Institute of Coaching at Harvard and John F. Kennedy School, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Frances Hesselbein’s Leader to Leader Institute and the Institute for Contemporary Leadership.

(4) New York Times Bestselling Leadership Author of Admired: 21 Ways to Double Your Value.

Dr. Bonita Thompson studied under U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Thompson earned her doctorate in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been awarded Special Recognition by U.S. Congress and State of California for her STEM education programs.

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