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Dr. Bonita Thompson's groundbreaking research helps leaders focus on the trainable skills to create a collaborative environment in for-profit firms. Her Collaborative Leadership construct is uniquely based on interviews with CEOs and CLevel executives in for-profit companies with a market capitalization of $2 trillion. The research was conducted at the at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, one of the world’s top leading Ivy League schools renowned for expertise in people analytics, social science research, quantitative methods, practitioner inquiry, developmental psychology, and qualitative data analysis. Her research can be accessed at:


Bonita has served as adjunct faculty leading the Advanced Coaching Workshop at the Institute of Coaching Summit @Harvard and John F. Kennedy University and Mt. Mary’s University, where she was also awarded an honorary doctorate during her presentation at the Annual Women’s Summit. 

Dr. Bon has been awarded citations of Special Recognition by U.S. Congress and State of California for her STEM education programs involving behavioral and narrative storytelling to arithmetic concepts to middle schoolers. The groundbreaking clinical research energized kids who were disengaged in math.

She completed her doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. Bonita studied under Treasure Secretary Janet Yellen at the Haas Graduate School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her MBA in management and computer science. She also holds a BS in Industrial Statistics/Psychology from San Jose State University and AA degree in Psychology.  She is certified in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

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