Mike Thompson

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  • Navigate Today's Complex Global Business
  • Drive Complex Change
  • Succeed in Any Business Situation

Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, a talent development company on a mission to crate irresistible companies and extraordinary people. Mike and his company, SVI, partner with complex global organizations to engage, train, assess and develop their entire workforce.

As one of the most forward thinkers in leadership, Mike coaches executives and next-generation CEOs at many of the world’s largest companies. He has toured the world and studied leadership in some of the most primitive environments to gain deeper level leadership insights in all types of communities and cultures around the globe.  

Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.  

Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University, serves as the president of the Dallas Chapter for the Association of Talent Development, and has received numerous recognitions, including Business of the Year finalist and the 40 Under 40 Award in his home state of Arkansas.  

Prior to founding SVI, Mike was the founder and president of ThompsonMurray, a leader in in-store marketing. Mike also served six years in the Air Force and Air National Guard as a life support technician providing instruction on land and water survival, and tactical evasion.  

Mike lives in Dallas with his wife, Mel, and their two children. 

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  • Discover Your Authentic Self: Learn to embrace new life perspectives, consider your unique value, contemplate your beliefs and values, and develop your own personal leadership brand. You'll also discover how to lead more consistently and authentically, reduce personal pressure, and build valuable trust.
  • Become a Champion for Your Organization: Based on Mike's book, The Organizational Champion, you'll be taken through a simple yet compelling model known as ECChO (Enlightened, Connected, Change Maker and Opportunity Minded). Learn how to be a Champion by becoming a more Enlightened and Connected leader, capable of driving Change and being Opportunity Minded in pursuit of new possibilities.
  • Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment: Based on Mike's book, The Anywhere Leader, you'll discover how to become a driven-for-progress leader, rather than a leader who is driven by progress. By deepening your curiosity and growing your resourcefulness, you'll acquire the tools needed to be successful, no matter what your business looks like - startup or stable, domestic or international.
  • Forge Your Grit to Persevere Through the Tough Times: If you're leading in tough times, you'll benefit from this keynote. In reference to Mike's book, Forging Grit, you'll be taken on a journey that forces you to feel the weight of setbacks, challenges and fear in order to experience the joy of triumph. You'll be able to identify the root causes and learn how to face any obstacle as a leader to help your team and organization overcome challenges. You'll discover how to persevere through tough times by developing leadership grit.
  • Maximize Your Performance: Maximum performance doesn't just happen when you accidentally fall into a highly productive zone; it's a process that leaders must be intentional about. You'll consider life balance as well as time and resource management while discovering and contemplating a performance theory called Periodization. Leaders who practice the tips and implements the theories shared will immediately improve their productivity.
  • Time Management / Productivity
  • Workplace / Workforce

Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, a talent development company on a mission to crate irresistible companies and extraordinary people. Mike and SVI partner with complex global organizations to engage, train, assess and develop their entire workforce.  

As one of the most forward thinkers in leadership, Mike coaches executives and next-generation CEOs at many of the world’s largest companies. He has toured the world and studied leadership in some of the most primitive environments to gain deeper level leadership insights in all types of communities and cultures around the globe.  

Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.  

Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University, serves as the president of the Dallas Chapter for the Association of Talent Development, and has received numerous recognitions, including Business of the Year finalist and the 40 Under 40 Award in his home state of Arkansas.  

Prior to founding SVI, Mike was the founder and president of ThompsonMurray, a leader in in-store marketing. Mike also served six years in the Air Force and Air National Guard as a life support technician providing instruction on land and water survival, and tactical evasion.  

Mike lives in Dallas with his wife, Mel, and their two children. 

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