Dr Janice Doucet Thompson

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I help emerging and established executives step into top-level leadership roles with all-in confidence. As an organization development practitioner, I have the passion and knowledge to optimize leadership effectiveness and resiliency within my client organizations.  My purpose is simple: “I believe in helping people be their best so they can live more productive, happier lives."

With more than 30 years of experience as an internal/external consultant, I understand what it takes to deliver results in challenging and complex environments. My areas of expertise include executive leadership coaching, succession planning and talent management, and strategic visioning.  

My coaching practice includes a diverse spectrum of industries. My client work includes projects with Raley’s, Teichert, City of Sacramento, MBK Engineers, Larry Walker Associates, Teichert, Cathay Bank, Farmers’ Rice Cooperative, Fat Family Restaurant Group, Tri Counties Bank, The State Compensation Insurance Fund, Lam Research and Autodesk. I also provide coaching and consulting to non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish, HOPE Cooperative and Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP). I am a Channel Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies and a Certified Coach for individuals and teams with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

My corporate career included leadership roles with Sutter Health, Raley’s, The Ken Blanchard Companies, The Juran Institute, First Union/Wachovia, Capax Insurance Services, Blue Diamond Growers, and San Jose State University. At Sutter Health and Raley’s, I designed and launched executive development and leadership programs to build the leadership bench and drive succession planning efforts. At Juran I worked as the Change Practice Leader helping clients implement strategic large-scale change initiatives in the healthcare practice.

I am passionate about teaching and I serve as an Instructor at UC Davis Extension working with California state agencies, and as Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego, where I facilitate Culture at Work: Putting Principles into Practice for the School of Business Administration, Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.

A lifelong learner, I have a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the USF, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University. My dissertation was a published study on Leading with Emotional Labor, which addressed how managers who practice leading with EL can affect their subordinates’ work performance, job satisfaction and engagement in service-related work. 

I'm certified as a facilitator and coach for DiSC, Clifton Strengthfinders, Learning Styles, and Voices and Benchmarks 360° assessments, as well as a 4MAT trainer and curriculum designer. I also facilitate Blanchard workshops on SLII®, Situational Self Leadership®, Building Trust and Leading People through Change.