Sue Thompson is a management consultant and executive coach who helps leaders improve their individual and organizational effectiveness. She is highly skilled in teambuilding, organization survey processes and meeting facilitation.
Sue has more than 30 years of experience in coaching, organization and leadership development. She has worked in leadership capacities at Pan American World Airways and Levi Strauss & Company. She has lived and worked in Europe and has extensive experience with different cultures and global business issues.
Sue served as the Director, Human Resource Development for 21 years at Levi Strauss. She helped LS&CO’s executive management team articulate the company’s values and integrate those values into all aspects of business operations. During this time, Fortune magazine recognized Levi Strauss as one of the 10 most admired companies in America.
Sue started her management consulting practice in 1997. The focus of her work is coaching leaders to ensure the effective operation of their organizations. She values high involvement in problem solving and believes the key to effectiveness is ensuring that management teams work together effectively on the high-leverage problems.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Sue has a Masters in Organization Behavior. She is a graduate of the Advanced Program in Organization Development from Columbia University and is a certified Executive Coach through The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. Sue has been adjunct faculty for the MBA/MSOD programs at Golden Gate University, Holy Names College and The University of San Francisco, teaching Organization Behavior and Global Management.