The Official Bio

Dr. Patricia Thompson is an award-winning psychologist, management consultant, and author who draws on her expertise in psychology and business experience to help her clients flourish. For over a decade, she has worked in a variety of settings, assisting a range of clients to cultivate their innate talents and achieve success.

Based on her passions and a strong sense of purpose, she founded Silver Lining Psychology to share her knowledge about how to use the science of positive psychology to transform people’s personal and professional lives. She also wrote The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, to teach how a mind-body approach that is grounded in research leads to career success. She has been featured in, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The Network Journal, MindBodyGreen, iVillage, Elephant Journal, The Yoga Journal, Tiny Buddha, Investor’s Business Daily,, CareerBuilder, and a host of other sites, sharing her expertise to help others to live fulfilling lives and accomplish their goals.

On the way to earning her PhD in psychology, Dr. Thompson was educated at the University of Toronto, Georgia State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Emory University’s School of Medicine. She has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, and various community organizations. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for excellence in research. When she is not coaching her clients, you can find her practicing Pilates, playing the piano, enjoying tennis, or visiting the park with her basketball-obsessed husband and their exuberant toddler. Check out her stories, career tips, and helpful videos at

Recently I had the amazing honor of being named by MindBodyGreen and Athleta as one of the 100 Women in Wellness to Watch.

Being selected amongst the ranks of such notable women as Arianna Huffington, Lena Dunham, Gabby Bernstein, Kris Carr, Jessica Alba, Jane Goodall, and a host of other fabulous ladies was an incredibly humbling experience.

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I’m happily available for interviews, media appearances, and expert commentary. Some of my favorite topics to discuss include:

Leadership Development

How to become an exceptional leader, and how to help foster that in others.

Emotional Intelligence

What emotional intelligence is, how to increase it, and why it’s so important.

Purpose + Workplace

How to craft a professional life that is meaningful and fulfilling.

Workplace Productivity

How to make the most of your time.

Mind-Body Link

Why attempting to compartmentalize the different facets of your life is a mistake; you take your whole self wherever you go.

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